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“Good Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Rydges Tradewinds Cairns
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
Rockingham, Australia
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“Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The best thing i found with this hotel was simply the location. The staff were accommodating but not what i would call welcoming. The rooms were good but they werent any better or worse than other hotels but the location made it a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matthewgm, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Hello Axell33,

Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns!

It gives us great pleasure to hear our guests love our location as much as we do - we find its the perfect location as we are in walking distance to the Reef Terminal, Cairns Esplanade, CBD, restaurants, bars and Shopping destinations, but still away from all the hustle and bustle of the Centre of the City.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Tradewinds in the future and are glad you had a wonderful stay!


Kind Regards,
Samara
Rydges Tradewinds
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Recently spent a couple of nights here on the tail end of a stay at Port Douglas. Had 2 fabulous nights sleep in a very comfortable bed. Location is excellent - just a short stroll along the Esplanade to a myriad of eateries. We stayed on the 6th floor and had a terrific view across the water. Noise from the air-conditioning towers was not an issue from our room (601). Yes the decor is a little dated, but the room was certainly clean and the price and location were definite positives. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthewgm, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Hello kav994,

Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to gorgeous Cairns!

We are excited to hear you loved our famous Rydges Dream Beds and the stunning views of the Surrounding areas, also the location and our rooms!

We love to hear our fabulous guests will recommend our hotel, and for that we would like to give a huge Rydges thankyou!

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future,

Kind Regards,
Samara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed 5nights.it was our 50th wedding anniversary .the staff treated us very well and even sent chocolates and card to our room.what a pleasant surprise.the staff were exceptional and nothing was a trouble.I
the hotel is in a fantastic location,but parking is not the greatest.tours person jenny was great and very pleasant.would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthewgm, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Hello Alvin S,

Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us for such an exciting time in your lives!

We would like to congratulate you on 50 years of Marriage - that's such a wonderful and exciting time to be celebrating and we are so thrilled you enjoyed your 5 night stay! We love to treat guests every now and again with small surprises.

At Rydges Tradewinds we pride ourselves on the service of our staff, we are glad to hear we exceeded expectations and you felt welcome here at all times.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future, and once again - Congratulations!

Kind Regards,
Samara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A nice hotel, right in the heart of Cairns and 50m from the boardwalk.
We stayed in a reef view room.
Great view of Cairns harbour and Green island.
The boardwalk, just metres away, links you with all the attractions and restaurants.
At the end of the boardwalk is the free swimming pool, and follow the path to the marina precinct.
We received a late checkout on our departure (1pm) which was great.
The price is affordable and the pool is nice for the kids.

Room Tip: Do you like a pool view or a harbour view. Both are great.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthewgm, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Hello David D,

Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to Sunny Cairns!

Our team are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay, we see you stayed in our ever popular Ocean Front room and loved the gorgeous views Cairns has to offer,

We are also glad to hear you enjoyed your late check out and the beautiful pool,

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future,

Kind Regards,
Samara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had 6 days here & could not fault, even room service food was good. Perhaps only thing is room carpet will need replacing soon. I could have stayed another week as all so nice. Staff great, nothing too much & all done with a smile. Lovely spot on seafront, nice gardens, bar/restaurant, short walk to shops. They even accommodate smokers with 2 discreet tables in lovely spots in the garden --20 out of 10 for that.
One of the best holidays/accommodation ever----simple but impeccable service. No shares in hotel ! Recently had dinner at very famous, re-furbished top London hotel which was appalling & they embarrassed my hosts------London hotel staff could take some lessons from the Rydges Tradewinds staff on what makes an enjoyable customer experience.

Room Tip: Didn't explore other floors, 5th Fl. great. Hot on balcony of Nth facing room, no shade/umbrell...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthewgm, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Hello Lyn M,

Thankyou for your recent review on Tripadvisor and choosing to stay with us during your visit to beautiful Cairns!

This is such a positive and fantastic review, it sounds like you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and at Rydges Tradewinds, nothing makes us more happy! Our staff pride themselves on service and we are thrilled they delivered.

We hope you enjoyed your time in Cairns and hope to see you again soon!

Kind Regards,
Samara
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Romsey, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We love this hotel the service is great the staff are wonderful very helpful food was great rooms clean very comfortable bed nice view will be going back have already told family and friends were to stay.

Room Tip: We had a waterview room on the 6th floor the views were wonderful
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthewgm, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Hello Elizabeth!

Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to beautiful Cairns!

We are happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay here, we want our guests to check out with a smile on their face each and every time they stay!

We will be sure to pass these wonderful comments onto our staff!

Once again, thankyou for such kind words, and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

Kind Regards,
Samara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

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.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Matthewgm, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hello Chele D!

Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to beautiful Cairns!

It is always fantastic to get informative feedback from our guests, we always love to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and we were so thrilled when we read so much positive in your review!

From the rooms, view, location and staff it sounds like your trip was one to remember, and we couldn't be more happy to hear you will return to see us again. We will be sure to pass on such great comments to our staff..

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Kind Regards,
Samara
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Address: 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Cairns
#14 Family Hotel in Cairns
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Tradewinds Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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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