We stayed here for 1 night after the resort we were staying in couldn't extend our stay by 1night without charging us a small fortune.
As a regular Rydges customer I found a great priced room here.
As we checked out of the resort early in the morning we went to see if we could leave our luggage with Rydges until our room was ready and to my surprise we were actually able to get into our room with no delay!
The room was quite nice (a little dated) and the bathroom was ok (due for a refurb) the beds were not the unbelievably comfortable Rydges Dream Beds but weren't too bad.
I saw on another review that mentioned the room/hall smelled musty (which it does) which they try to cover with room deodorizer, but having stayed in at least 4 different hotels in Cairns they all have this problem and they all try to cover the smell with fragrance - it has more or all to do with the Cairns climate and is not due to lack of hotel cleanliness.
As a rydges priority member I received a free drink voucher on check-in, and that night I went to the bar to use it, and all the staff at the restaurant/bar were very friendly.
The hotel is in a great position and it is not far to walk to the lagoon, esplanade restaurants, Cairns Central and the boardwalk is just across the road.
The view from the ocean view room was great also.
All staff I encountered at Rydges Tradewinds were very friendly, helpful and knowledgable and I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imposing, 7-story Multi-winged Resort Hotel situated on large single site on the Cairns Esplanade directly across from Trinity Bay ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Tradewinds Cairns Hotel Cairns
- Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns
- Cairns Rydges Tradewinds Hotel