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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Townsville, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our stay at the Rydges Ctairns Esplande resort was found to be nicely placed and comfortable. While out from the centre of town a nice walk along the esplanade gets you to the centre with the restaurants and shopping. Very good breakfast range and we enjoyed the Tapas in the bar. The days we spent were nice and sunny and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our last night of a two night stay now, although not fussy and I don't ever like to complain I am not overly impressed by our room and room service. Arrived friday afternoon and ordered a mezze plate although it was lovely the prosciutto still had deli paper on but I didn't worry as mistakes happen. I was very... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I came here as it was a discounted price through flight centre. It was a great experience. Friendly staff, comfortable beds, beautiful view. The restaurant below is a tad too pricey but it did have an amazing dinner buffet which gets discounted if you have a priority rewards card. Only down side is that the washroom area... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel offered amenities, great location, great views and most of all, great people. Louise at the front desk was so helpful contacting the airline about my lost luggage. And, Kevin, the concierge, was always available to suggest attractions and places of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Read a mixed review about this hotel however we were greeted with exceptional service from all the staff here including the reception, restaurant and housekeeping. At all times they have gone above and beyond to satisfy us. Situated right across from the esplanade, it's a great location for a short walk from the shops and many restaurants. Would absolutely stay... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here over Easter in the Tower Apartments. We asked for a two room unit as we needed space for my wife and I, mother in law and daughter (all adults). We actually got two rooms (84a&B) and the set up was just perfect. The facilities for both rooms were excellent with the bonus of views out over the city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 6 nights. Before arriving the hotel was very attentive, even sending my partner a text stated when our room will be all ready and if there was anything else they could do. We got a lovely sea view across the esplanade. We got advised to sign up for a free membership card, that allowed us 20% off... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just come back home after having 7 nights in this hotel, fantastic location 10 min walk on the sea front to all the restaurants shops and sea front spa. really friendly and helpful staff nice restaurant although we only had our breakfast there this was a buffet with plenty to eat both hot and cold. would definetly come back here... More 

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

Dear weehen63, Thank you for a nice review regarding your stay with Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful week. I am proud of my team and glad to know that they all looked after you. We look forward to welcome you again. Regards, Chinmay & Rydges... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hunted around on trip advisor looking at reviews for this hotel and after reading some "meh" ones and some great ones I thought I'd stay as it had more facilities than other places. I chose the hotel mostly because it was on the esplanade, had a jacuzzi, three pools and a sauna. But I was so disappointed with my... More 

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Shannon_Craig_Rydges, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Hi Kaylie035, we will get in contact with you directly as we were so disappointed to read about your stay with us. We are currently undergoing maintenance on the spa and pool deck and I apologise that it had such a detrimental effect on your stay. We will investigate the other aspects of your stay as a priority. The team... More 

Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, I have to say I won a weekend for two including meals, in the executive suites through a raffle run by Peninsula Sport. First time I have EVER won anything this good. So I was excited at the prospect, and I wasn't let down. We had an ocean front suite, which was spotless and well appointed. You can see... More 

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

Dear Tamara R, Firstly, congratulations on winning the raffle. We always love to read such fantastic reviews about Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns. I am glad to know that you very much enjoyed your stay with us. I am very proud of my team and would surely pass your lovely comments to them. Look forward to welcome you back in near... More 

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