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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

4.0 of 5 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed 3 nights at the Rydges, on checking in and out they were attentive and friendly. There was a mix up with my book with no fault of the Resort, and they managed it very well, even calling me by phone to check. The room was plain but clean and the bed very comfortable. We stayed in room 405... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we didn't pay the rate on the major hotel sites. We booked for 7 and paid for 5. Check out www.cairnsholidayspecialists.com.au The hotel room is a bit worn and tired. Torn shower curtain, mould on tile grout & old chrome finish on toilet. Service staff are friendly, although a bit understaffed and waited ages for drinks at the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for 7 nights in December 2014 with 12 year old child. During Christmas period. I have booked Ocean view room (Hotel tower) from the very beginning. After reservation was made, requested upper floor and twin bedding. After reading some reviews here, I was cautious. When we arrived at 1pm, our room was ready and we were given top... More 

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

Dear Julcat, We really appreciate your lovely review about Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and loved the room and services. Unfortunately, our pool bar was closed due to maintenance work, however, it is open again and we would like to welcome you back to enjoy drinks there. I am sure your... More 

Annandale, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing to dislike about this property great service the food in the restaurant was amazing especially the buffet alacarte dinner...room great Rydges pillow top beds are what keep brinig me back...but the service the DONT seem to be able to do enough for you they know the local area and are happy to share this information with you...I know a... More 

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

Dear Kellie D, Thank you for a nice review about your recent stay at Rydges Esplanade Cairns. Glad to hear you enjoyed our comfy Rydges Dream Beds and wonderful views from our rooms. Look forward to see you soon. Regards, Chinmay & Rydges Esplanade team More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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153 hotel reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last night in a sea view room . Greeted by two great front of desk kids who were really helpful sadly the only staff in the hotel who had any type of service culture ! So our room other than the view was ok but bathroom tatty and mouldy round the bath very much needs a re... More 

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

Dear Droopydrawrs52, We appreciate your time to post a review about your recent stay. We have 3 different Rydges properties in Cairns; and based on your comments above, I believe that you stayed with Rydges Tradewinds and not with Rydges Esplanade. Having said that, I would like to apologize for the service you received during your stay with them. Let... More 

Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We had an Ocean View room which was very clean and extremely spacious with a wonderful view and a cot and linen was happily supplied for our son. The enjoyed the ‘Fire and Ice’ buffet dinner on one night and the buffet breakfast was delicious with an extensive range. A... More 

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

Dear traveldreams1980, We always love to read such fantastic reviews about Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns. I am glad to know that you have 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 future. Regards, Chinmay & the team @ Rydges... More 

Colorado
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353 reviews 353 reviews
77 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here one night. Location is great. The hotel is dated but it was great for one night and the shower water pressure was great. The gym is huge and one of the best I have seen at that size of hotel. The only odd thing was we could not get any sort of food on Christmas Day between 9... More 

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Tauranga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a two bedroom tower apartment in Cairns for 13 nights. This covered the Xmas and New Years holidays. We traveled with our two teenage daughters ( 16 and 17). The apartment was large and in fact was two adjoining apartments with a shared entrance way. The main problem was the age of the furniture - a saggy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Rydges. The room was a great size and very clean. The ocean view did not disappoint either. You do need to walk into the main centre but it is an easy, flat walk along the esplanade which we actually enjoyed doing after over indulging at dinner at the many restaurants on... More 

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

Dear oioisaviloy, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Rydges Esplanade Cairns. We are very pleased to know that you very much loved your recent stay with us and had a great time in Cairns. The board walk along the Esplanade in evening time is simply beautiful. We also provide a courtesy shuttle bus... More 

South Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times now. We like the rooms looking down to the Esplanade and out to sea, very beautiful. I noticed beautiful new soft curtains which are wonderfully block out to keep out the very hot sun in summer. I did miss however paintings on the walls and a long mirror which I thought used to be... More 

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

Dear Robyn K, Thank you very much for taking time to post a nice review about your stay in Rydges Esplanade. As you would have noticed during your stay, we are undergoing our rooms refurbishment program and the room you always like to stay in, was undergoing the same. The mirrors and paintings in the room will very soon be... 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*
Number of rooms: 240
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