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Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

4.0 of 5 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I disagree that this hotel is dated. It's a bit old fashioned but it comes with old fashioned service. If you are in Cairns you don't have time to notice the carpets! All the staff I have had dealings with have been cheerfully doing a good job. The buffet breakfast sets you up for the day until dinner time.

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Darwin, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is nice and quite spacious with well cleaned and maintained bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the service was great. This hotel provides car park, swimming pool & sauna and free wifi which doesn't have great connection. The biggest and only let down would be the carpet on the hallway out of your lift and on the way... More 

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England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel is in a good location overlooking the water, close to restaurants/shops, with an attractive garden/pool area. Our room, which had a very strange smell, which we finally decided was due to having been painted very recently (day before possibly), was a good size but in dire need of updating, as was most of the rest of the hotel. Bed... More 

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Sydney
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266 reviews 266 reviews
62 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rydges Tradewinds has become my hotel of choice in Cairns. Our fishing group travel through Cairns on a regular basis as we fly out of Cairns to various locations in the top end. The staff there are just exemplary and have a way of making everything seem so easy. I have found they go out of their way to... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello klkh2002, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns! We understand you are a returning guest - so welcome back! What a fantastic review! To hear we are first choice for you and your fishing group makes us smile - it's a Rydges standard to provide friendly... More 

Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk to all the stuff. Nice view. Staff super nice at front desk and restaurant. They kindly upgraded us for our 25th anniversary to a very spacious 1 bedroom on top floor. Avoid breakfast buffet. Overpriced, chaotic and I had to ask for things to be refilled. Also, the rooms are quite outdated and carpet was really gross. I... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello there travelitaMinnesota, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to Beautiful Cairns, We are so glad to hear our staff at Front desk were friendly and accommodating, it's a Rydges standard to provide top of the line service throughout every part of the hotel. We do hope you enjoyed... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Cairns for a brief holiday and decided to stay with Rydges mainly because that was a decent hotel in the better part of Cairns. Check in process was good with the email sent out the day before for us to do the 'Express check in' which gave me the opportunity to request a portacot for my 11 week old... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello there Lance W, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in Cairns! We love reviews such as yours - we get a great idea of every aspect of your stay , and with more feedback, we can improve and grow in more areas of our hotel. We are so... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Rydges Tradwinds Hotel in Cairns on January 2015 for 4 days. It was a lovely hotel, very clean, albeit a little tired and perhaps due a refurbishment. I had an ocean view room with great views. The staff were all very pleasant and friendly. I did not eat in the hotel as there were lots of great... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello GillHelena, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns, Thankyou for your positive feedback, including your comments about our rooms being clean, comfortable. Our staff will be very pleased to see another happy guest leaving feedback. It's a Rydges standard to be friendly, courteous and helpful at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could. It fault tradewinds. The staff there were amazing! The king room was huge with plenty of room for our Porta cot! I highly recommend there for a family. The restaurant was also Devine. The room was well priced and the view beautiful! We will be staying again next time we go to cairns.

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hi there bellahbear, Thankyou for such a wonderful review - we love seeing 5 stars! We are so thrilled to hear you had a large spacious room, and that you loved our onsite restaurant 'Drift on the Esplanade'. We pride ourselves on service, and our staff are always friendly and helpful, we believe good service makes for the perfect stay.... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Rydges Tradewinds on the night of the 5th and then 9th and 10th of February. The hotel is a little tired and is due a refurb, but the friendly staff and the clean rooms made up for the tired look of the hotel. It is ideally located for a few nights stay in Cairns and is reasonably... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello AnitaMckinlay! Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns! Hopefully you saw a little bit of sunshine during your stay, and didn't end up staying in the entire time (although, it does sound quite relaxing to laze about in our beautiful rooms, on our ridiculously comfortable beds!)... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked 2 nights at the Rydges Trade Winds through Peter Pans. The hotel is a little bit dated and could use a bit of modernisation but the location, the friendly staff and the big rooms with a sea views made up for the tired feel of the place. The hotel is spotless, the beds comfortable and... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Good Morning John P! Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in Cairns, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our large, beautiful rooms, and of course our friendly and helpful staff! Hearing guests say our hotel is 'spotless' makes us smile from ear to ear, and knowing you loved... More 

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Address: 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Tradewinds Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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