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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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Sunrise Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Like most Rydges Hotels this one is shabby and in need of a spruce up. You could probably overlook this if you had a view of the bay but the back of the hotel overlooks a scruffy car park and the back roads to the centre of the city. The hotel itself isn't quite on the Esplanade and it's about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Amazing everything! Such great service from management and the staff. The buffet breakfast is better than the new 5 star soul hotel on the gold coast. The ocean view room is breathtaking. The water pressure is the best i have had at any hotel!! Especially after swimming all day and needing to wash long hair. Room service was great. The... More 

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3 Thank Tonia E
Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Tonia E, Wow, that is a really lovely review you've written about your recent stay with Rydges Esplanade Cairns. We are thrilled to read that you've had a wonderful experience and you enjoyed your stay. I will definitely share your sweet comments about breakfast and room service with the kitchen team. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards,... More 

Perth, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a nice hotel to stay in with spacious rooms and seems to be overall a very clean hotel. Reception staff pleasant and helpful, the only downside is the family pool area near the tennis courts could do with some updating. This hotel is a little further to walk to city centre but worth it as has nice views.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Quite close to the city of Cairns (Walking distance) and the staff were very helpful. We found this hotel close enough to walk and enjoy the sea frontage across a grassed area. Not all rooms face the sea, but quite good never the less.

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

Dear vernagittins, Thank you for your positive feedback. Feedback both positive and negative is always welcome as it gives us an opportunity to review our product and service. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back to the resort. Regards Chinmay & the team @ Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Flew into Cairns 5am and within 30 minutes we were being checked in at the hotel by a very courteous and helpful staff member. Our family room was perfect and as breakfast started promptly at 6am that's where we headed. The food items were delicious and staff were all pleasant. The location also proved to be spot on, quiet but... More 

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

Dear travellingal02, Thank you very much for taking time to post such a lovely review of your recent stay at Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am very thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful stay. I am very pleased to know that we were able to accommodate your early arrival during busy season. I will definitely pass on your warm... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Good location, hotel is gradually being renovated - it is OK, but needs to a bit of love and attention. Room service was practically non-existent while we stayed there. We stayed Friday - Tuesday, and only had one room service...when I asked about it, they told me they were 'very busy..booked out... but I didn't think that was a very... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Being in cairns regularly for work, the Rydges gives the best access to both the esplanade walkway / parkland and restaurant strip without being affected by the crowds and noise. I think this was the 5th stay here. This trip i got to stay in the room with the children's bed/play room which was totally amazing. The bunk beds even... More 

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

Dear LetsStopAtThatBakery, Thank you very much for a such a lovely review about your recent stay at Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and loved staying in one of our family rooms. We look forward to have your stay with us again with your family. Regards, Chinmay & Rydges Esplanade team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Back at Rydges after 4 days of reef diving. Love this hotel for clean, comfortable, large room. Friendly, helpful and pleasant staff. Had great view of ocean for many beautiful pictures of sunrise and sunset. Celebrating bday on this trip. Wine from Shannon Craig & team very classy & nice touch. Thank you for memories!

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

Dear Chona F, Thank you very much for a five star A+ review about your recent stay with Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am very pleased to hear that your stay was memorable and you enjoyed it very much. We always strive to deliver exceptional service in a great environment. I am delighted to hear that staff looked after you very... More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fifteen day stay which was very comfortable. Staff are excellent, always willing to help. Food is good without being spectacular. Rooms are in need of refurbishment but that is currently underway. Very good location, handy to city, with an enjoyable walk to all shops and amenities, and handy to airport and northern suburbs and beaches. Stayed here two years ago... More 

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1 Thank Clive M
Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Clive M, Thank you very much for such a nice review of your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to read that 2 weeks you stayed with us, were very comfortable and you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcome you again for your next visit in one of our newly refurbished rooms. Regards, Chinmay & Rydges... More 

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We booked a last minute getaway to Cairns and accommodation was scarce. Flight Centre booked at room at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns. It was our first visit to Cairns so we were novices. There are several Rydges in Cairns, this one is situated approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the main drag. It is a pleasant walk along the boardwalk and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront 12-story hotel towers, 3 blocks from city center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Address: 209 - 217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $104 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 240
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Hotel Style:
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#15 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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