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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk to city centre 10-15 minutes. Walk along waterfront nice. BUT, we were surprised and disappointed to find our bed fitted with very old sheets that even had a few holes. We had to ask to have the sheets changed after 4 days! Something we have not experienced in all our travels. The shower is over the bath and the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent we stayed in 2 bedroom apartment very large and we had a fantastic view would highly recommend short walk to lagoon but is nice because it is not right in all the busy areas...we would stay here again lovely pools and restaurant is reasonably priced with good meals

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at Rydges Esplanade at around 7pm, to a rather unwelcoming check-in. We were unsure initially which of our names the room was booked under, and the reception clerk seemed irritated by this. After eventually figuring it out we were given our keys (two keys - not because there were two of us, but so we could use one... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had to move rooms and they were very good at helping us with that and they are in the middle of doing renovations on the 10 11 and 12 floor which i was already aware of before going there. Its alittle way from town if your good walkers its ok the pools looked nice but not warm enough for... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Close to plenty of good eating places and shops. Free under cover parking and free wifi. Very cheap considering what you get and the area you are visiting

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Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear hoss_13, Thank you very much for a quick and nice review. We are pleased to hear that your stay was fantastic and you enjoyed the stay and facilities resort had to offer. Look forward to welcome you again soon. Regards, Chinmay & team @ Rydges Esplanade More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ro start with there is 3 Rydges in Cairns so be careful because we made that mistake The room is old and ajoins to others and hard to get sleep!!!! old and run down..... but the gym is good and no one else seems to use it :-)

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seemingly one of the better places to stay in Cairns. Most people at the front desk were helpful in confirming tours and assisting with questions. Although our booking included free breakfast we had to go through two embarrassing attempts to satisfy our reservation. Breakfast was a basic continental which did not meet with my expectations. Tried the seafood all you... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a layover, staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms have been refurbished however not the bathrooms. Rooms are good sized well appointed clean and tidy. Bathroom needs to be refurbished however good water pressure, hot water and clean. Good location, on site parking. 24hr reception. Would definitely come back.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is probably around 30 years old and it shows. Stayed at the family room. The kids loved the little room-in-a-room with the bunk bed. The only problem is the xbox that was by the bunk bed could not log onto the hotel's wifi despite our repeated calls to the front desk so it was pretty much a white... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of three Rydges hotels in Cairns, this one is slightly out of the main area, near the hospital but still overlooking the Esplanade. It's a 15 minute walk from town, but on a nice day it's quite pleasant. Being opposite the esplanade it's handy to go for the early morning walk or runs. The staff are very friendly and... More 

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Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Wallaby_tour, Thank you very much for taking time to post a thorough review about your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that the overall stay was pleasant and staff catered to your needs with a smile. It is sad that your stay on this occasion was not up to the standards and our apartments did not... More 

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