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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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Ranked #30 of 66 hotels in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here on our honeymoon and stayed in an ocean view room . It's worth every penny if you ask me. The morning sunrise and the afternoon sunset are to devine. The staff are helpful and always greet with a smile. Restaurant is not bad and its a lovely walk down the esplanade to the towns restaurants. It's definitely... More

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

Dear KD Explorer Firstly congratulations on your recent marriage and what I trust was a fantastic honeymoon. Indeed the sunrise and sunset is magnificent from the Ocean View Rooms and the large majority of guests prefer this option. The resort hosts a lot of wedding each year and has a very experienced and dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator to make each and... More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Great pools, 5 mins stroll to town, balconies with great views, yummy breakfast and great service. This place has it all

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

Hello Dave D, Many thanks for taking the time to post your experience. Always pleasing that we have provided a great breakfast to start the day! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards Steve More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Wonderful location, staff and facilities. The views are lovely out to the ocean last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Following a wonderful graze at a great breakfast spread, it is a short and truly enjoyable stroll along the esplanade. The bar area is relaxed and the staff and management extremely friendly. Very easy to spend time... More

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

Dear 1VO It’s always great to hear when our guests have had a fantastic time, enjoyed the area and the team have made them welcomed and relaxed, success! We are sincerely pleased we could make your holiday away from home a memorable, relaxing experience. Once again, many thanks. Best regards Steve More

Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I initialy booked directly through Rydges as a priority member but discovered it was cheaper using a third party booking agency. 8 night stay on 12th floor in a room with two very comfortable double beds,no noise, view of city was spectacular at night and room was cleaned to a very high standard daily although each day we had to... More

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

Dear Ridge 1 Thanks very much for the review and your positive reflections of our Hotel. I agree the higher the floor the better view and it is great to wake up to. I appreciate the comment in relation to third party website offers as our Rydges website should always offer better rates if not equal to the most attractive... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We arrived late to a very smiley person behind the desk, who kindly upgraded us to an Ocean View Room.  The name of the room certainly reflects correctly.  As we arrived at night when we woke up from what was an amazing sleep, could have been because we were so tired or a great bed, but the view was like... More

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

Dear Sonya T I was sincerely pleased to read your review and that you enjoyed the service and offerings. Our famous Pasta lunch is a ritual we conduct each and every Friday, I am regular myself! The selection is large and as you point out, the friendly team cook it right in front of you. You just don’t get any... More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

We stayed in the Ocean View room, &, the views are great from up there. The food is real good. We thoroughly enjoyed the pasta lunch (served only on Fridays) which was cooked in front of us with our choice of pasta, other ingredients & sauces. The sea food buffet dinner was out of the ordinary. The pools offered a... More

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

Dear Ben B It’s always pleasing to receive a positive and fair reflection of the Hotel and its facilities, thank you for sharing your feedback. We pride ourselves on being a resort based in Cairns that is close to the CBD yet within walking distance to relax and unwind. We have just released a new beverage menu, food menu and... More

Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

We booked a 'mystery room' through a well-known accommodation website, and was initially delighted to find out that we were going to be staying at the Rydges Esplanade. However, we were given a very dated room with old furniture (unfortunately, we didn't experience the 'dream beds'), old furnishings and no mini-bar. The aspect was lovely, but we did feel like... More

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

Dear Schnupe Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate the ‘aspect’ of the Hotel was correct. As the Hotel has a range of options as you have highlighted we aim to accommodate a variety of travellers. On your next visit to Cairns we would appreciate your custom and I would suggest an Ocean View room as a preferred experience. You... More

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

hotel too far from centre and no shops or cafes near by. Never got a smile or a hello from any staff member. Not even a toaster in the room. Stayed on top floor and all night it was noisy (probably from air conditioner system).

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

Dear Soula_Kar I appreciate all feedback about the Resort and only wish we had the opportunity to address your issues whilst you were here. I have the Engineering team investigating your noise concerns as we have never received any such feedback in the past, hence our very genuine concern. You are welcome to contact me directly to discuss any additional... More

Taveuni Island, Fiji
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights and we were not disappointed. The friendly staff at the desk were very helpful and courteous. Our room was huge, and had a lovely view of the mountains. The gym and pool are also lovely. We have been traveling around Australia for about 2 months and and this great resort was actually the least... More

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

Dear LilFlatFoot Many thanks for taking time to post your positive experience of the Resort. I trust you have had a great time exploring Australia and in particular Tropical North Queensland. The Resort has received an upgrade of Rydges Dream Beds and LCD’s mid way through the year with improvements to the Gym and guest areas; hence the value for... More

Saint Charles, Missouri
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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We stayed 3 days, 2 nights at the Rydges Esplanade. The room was nice and we had a great view of the ocean. They have a nice pool area and tennis courts are near the pool. The breakfast and dinner buffets were OK. Members of the she staff were very friendly. They are in walking distance of a lot of... More

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

Greeting DJH2010 Thanks for posting your experience with Rydges Esplanade Resort up here in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns. From your comments it’s great to see you enjoyed some day trips out on the water. Clearly waking up each morning with the warm weather and seeing the Ocean is a large incentive to get out and enjoy it. The Hotel’s shuttle... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns #19 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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