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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed two nights at this hotel and my first impressions felt very short of what was described on the website. The lift was grotty and looked like it hadn't been touched since 1982! The corridors were also grubby and needed at least a vacuum! The bathroom had mould on the door and ceiling and the bed had springs poking... More 

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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a weekend having secured a good room rate. Hotel is in good location on the esplanade. Grounds are very well maintained. Credit to the grounds guys. Great place to relax by the pool in the gardens or on the grass. Pool has walk in beach area so good for the little ones. Bar overlooks the water... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed one night recently in July 2016 - Was quite impressed with the kind service on first impression. However It changed after that. I paid for an Ocean View Studio King room (back in January!) and when I walked through the doors my main view was the adjacent hotel (with a slight ocean view) and a queen bed. I went... More 

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2 Thank courtneymh19
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear courtneymh19, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and my apologies for the initial disappointment with your room allocation. I trust that you enjoyed your overall stay and that we have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. Executive Assistant Manager. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

See my husband's review below. "Rather disappointed" . I spoke to a helpful man at reception, he worked hard to move us to a much nicer room after our first night. The breakfast was of a good standard, and the hotel is in a great location with ocean views and an easy stroll to all the eateries.

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Thank FRANCES L
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear FRANCES L, We appreciate the time taken to update us on the fact that the team here were able to offer you a room move and ensure your concerns were addressed. We hope to get an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. Executive Assistant Manager. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Previously stayed in ocean view room (personal visit) and although older style was quite happy. Travel desk handy, booked some great tours and staff friendly......but this time round.... It's a year or two later I find myself here again although for work purposes and accommodated in a standard room. Staff still friendly but that doesn't remedy the fact that each... More 

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Thank kefi_11
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Kefi_11, Thank you for your recent review and my apologies that we fell short of your expectations. Such honest feedback does gives us an opportunity to review our service standards and look at ways in which we can improve on the overall guest experience. We are currently in the process of reviewing the lighting options in the rooms and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great outlook and the staff in the front desk were very welcoming. Fabulous view but the rooms are pretty dated and the beds are terribly uncomfortable. Air con is loud. Breakfast was atrocious. Restaurant was dirty with lazy staff. Sign says wait to be seated but the girl looked at us and walked away. Pretty ordinary selection of food. So... More 

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Thank Lisa P
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Lisa P, Thank you for your recent review - pleasing to read that you found the team to be welcoming and that you enjoyed the outlook form the room. I will certainly share your feedback concerning the restaurant, breakfast is an important start to any day and it was disappointing to read that we fell short of your expectations.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had arranged a few days here to meet up with my wife on the way home after we'd been apart for a while. Was assigned a room with twin beds. Asked if this could be changed. Was told if you book with Expedia that's what you get. Will it ruin the holiday? I hope not, but it leaves a sour... More 

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Thank Aurinkon
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Aurinkon, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. My apologies that the bedding configuration was not as expected - bedding configuration booked via a third party are on a request basis only and for any future such stays I would encourage you to book direct so that we can ensure all is in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rydges beds are always great but rooms very tired, neglected, grubby, mouldy and unmaintained Views great too from ocean front rooms but there is no where pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the view from your room Locations great but no TV. Promote free wifi but it doesn't work so when TV doesn't work couldn't watch a movie on laptop.... More 

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Thank Jennie055
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Jennie055, Thank you for your recent review and apologies that we fell short of your expectations. Your comments will be shared with the team as it gives us the opportunity to address the concerns mentioned and look at ways we can improve on the overall guest experience. I am uncertain as to which member of the team you discussed... More 

Ringwood, Australia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed here with my family on the top floor with pool and ocean views. I was a bit worried after I had booked and paid online as I then saw the reviews on Tripadvisor. I couldn't have been more impressed with a Hotel/Resort, it wasn't 5 start but I wasn't expecting that. The Family room we had was... More 

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1 Thank jack2melbourne2016
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear jackmelbourne2016, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us - we certainly appreciate the positive feedback and your personal recommendation. We trust you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns and hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. Executive Assistant Manager. More 

Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent three days at the Tradewinds this month. Excellent check-in experience, very helpful staff. This is a large resort-style hotel right on the tropical waterfront within easy walking distance of the restaurant strip on the Esplanade. Views from rooms can be excellent. The rooms are reasonable, but looking dated. Elevators are small, corridors and air conditioners could be cleaner.... More 

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Thank FlyingEmu
AndrewEAM, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear FlyingEmu, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor, particularity in relation to the helpfulness of the staff and views from the rooms. Over the upcoming weeks we will be introducing a range of new and exciting menu options into the restaurant and have started on a detailed maintenance program to refresh the hotel rooms. We trust you enjoyed... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Cairns hotel suites are convenient to Cairns lagoon precinct, where guests can take a dip in the clear, blue water or enjoy sunning on sandy shores. Nearby departure points for The Great Barrier Reef make it easy for guests staying in our Cairns hotel accommodation to explore its incredible natural beauty. The Cairns city centre is also within walking distance and offers premier area shopping and dining hotspots. We offer 246 Cairns hotel rooms exceptionally equipped with desirable features. Most rooms open onto a private balcony overlooking scenic views of the ocean, tropical gardens and swimming pool. All rooms are en-suite and boast complimentary WI-FI, a mini-bar, iron and ironing board and secure safe. Rydges Tradewinds is also pleased to offer recently released movies and games for hire on tablet computers. The cost is just $15 per 24 hours for a tablet which plugs directly into your room TV. Our Cairns hotel executive suites and ocean front rooms include luxurious signature Rydges Dream Beds where guests can rest from the adventures of the day. A variety of Cairns hotel rooms are available to perfectly suit those seeking business, leisure or family accommodation. Dining is available at the onsite restaurant, Drift on the Esplanade, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the Coral Sea. Spa by the Sea offers guests seeking relaxation luxurious onsite spa treatments. Those staying at the hotel for a Cairns event will appreciate its conference and events facilities, capable of hosting up to 500 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

Address: 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $99 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Tradewinds Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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#18 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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