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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rydges Esplanade was a nice place to stay, clean room with a fantastic view through panoramic windows. Good food at breakfast and in the bar in the evening, David in the bar looked after us really well. Free Wifi all day was welcome and not always available in all our hotels.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Using the web check in was a breeze.After a long flight from Tasmania i was able to pick up my door card and go straight to my room, no delay. The easy access to the Esplanade walkway was great. Car parking also very handy. Suits my requirements fine.

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Lancashire
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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was really pleasant and our room was great with fantastic views over the sea (we had paid extra for this) However the hotel was in need of modernisation, the pool area was old and as we were staying there was a workman replacing the wood slats. Hardly making for a relaxing poolside experience. Also the sun beds were... More

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

Dear angela143, Thank you very much for taking time to put a good review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would also like to inform you that Rydges Esplanade is undergoing refurbishment and the program commences in October this year. Hope to see you back again. Regards, Chinmay & the Rydges Esplanade team More

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Rydges Esplanade for only 1 night while transiting through Cairns. It is situated about 4 blocks from the main esplanade restaurant/bar area so there wasn't any issue with noise/music. I arrived late and left early but check in/out was quite quick and easy. Although the room was clean and the bed was comfortable, it was a little... More

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

Hi ScubaJim34, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor, you will be glad to note our refurbishment program starts in October this year, so we do have a more modern offering in the pipeline. We hope to see you on your next transition. Warm wishes Shannon Craig More

Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the rydges and was told I had an upgrade to an apartment, if they ever offer you an upgrade to an apartment from the hotel do not take it! It's only an upgrade as they charge more for one of their apartments, the apartments are truly awful. To get there you either need to walk through the garage... More

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

Hi Nat_Thorpe, Disappointed to read you did not enjoy your stay in the Apartments, please contact myself or the Hotel directly to discuss. Kind regards Shannon Craig More

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been on a 10 day camper holiday in and around Cairns and the Daintree and had decided that our last night in Cairns should be a bit more comfortable, wow what a pleasant surprise. We arrived too early for our room but were able to store our baggage with the friendly porter at the front door, the reception... More

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

Hi Adventurer201008 , Thank you very much for such a nice review. I am really pleased to know that you had a great experience during your stay with Rydges Esplanade Resort. Very much pleased to know that our team looked after you very well and you enjoyed FIre & Ice dinner with us. Look forward to welcome you back again.... More

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed our last night in this hotel. Very disappointing the bed was shocking! My partner and I booked on line with my son, he arrived at the hotel a day earlier as planned and they did not have a room for him! So the next day I thought I'll check before we return from the Daintree's. I rang the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a really good deal staying 3 nights in a hotel room and the 2 kids stay free in existing bedding. The size of the hotel room was good, lots of floor space. The 2 double beds were small and uncomfortable - no good for 2 adults to share. Maybe we have just out grown being all in the... More

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

Hi Samantha P, Thank you for your feedback, have to love a great deal... We do have fantastic family rooms with xboxes, bunk beds, kids mini bar and more, might be perfect for your next stay, hope the kids enjoyed our new water play area. Warm wishes Shannon Craig More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 and stayed in the tower appartments, they smell old, carpet is dirty, bath towels were so thin and not fresh at all. Will never stay here again. Room keys didn't work had to get new ones. Parking was always full had to drive around just to get park.

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

Hi Nae17, disappointed to read about your stay in the North Shore Tower apartments, not sure what that old smell is? but we will investigate and action it. If you would like to email me or the Hotel directly, with the details that would be very much appreciated. Thank you Shannon Craig More

Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

comfortable bed,good tv,but shabby carpet and old furniture in our room on the second floor. Bathroom really lets it down with no fan,weak hot water and small and tough towells. Fire and ice seafood buffet was good with excellent service though.

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

Hi emteecee, thank you for the shout out for our Famous Fire & Ice buffet, glad you enjoyed it and that the staff looked after you. You will be pleased to note our refurbishment program starts in October this year, it will take some time to get all the way through, but we are on our way. Warm wishes Shannon... More

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Address: 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns 4*
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