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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The hotel looks better in the pictures,the only things really nice are the hall and garage with a lots parking,but the rest at the hotel looks old and neglected,rooms and bath are big but need a lot works inside...stuff is nice but for sure we are not coming back in this hotel for the same price

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

A back ally like a bad chinese takeaway! They seriously had the business pay for this and put me up in a room like this for 3 nights. A business booking and the room doesn't even have an iron! The crappy room that was located in another building suite, called apartments, was not even 2 star. Cats roamed the hallway,... More 

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

Hello Cazitup, we were disappointed to read that your stay was "crapola and a nightmare". The apartments are mixed use, some are part of the Hotel and some are owner occupied or permanently tenanted. I’m not sure an owners cat sneaking out while a door was open classifies as cats roaming the hallway's, however we certainly would have been able... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2015

we got a newly refurbished room on level 12. beds soft, not too soft- lovely. bathroom nice, but not renovated. its a bathroom with toilet and shower and bathub....i don't spend much time in there! about a 10 min stroll along the water to main street of town. which suited us well as we needed to walk off every meal!... More 

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Thank erinandbrendon1
Kassandra S, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear erinandbrendon1 Thank you for sharing on TripAdvisor and for letting us know you enjoyed your stay at Rydges Esplanade Resort. We are delighted you found our location idyllic, and the newly refurbished room and Rydges Dream Bed comfortable. I will pass on your compliments of the food and service received in our bar and restaurant to our Food and... More 

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Reviewed October 22, 2015

We did not get to spend much time at the hotel because of all the sightseeing opportunities available nearby. The hotel is not that close to the dock where you need to go, to take the boat into the ocean to see the Great Barrier Reef. Its about half hour walk. We were told 10-15 min. We took a taxi... More 

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Kassandra S, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Lyagushka123 Thank you for reporting back on TripAdvisor following your recent stay at Rydges Esplanade Resort. I am glad you enjoyed your day tours to the beautiful reef and rainforest and found transfers to and from the hotel convenient. We hope to be welcoming you back to our resort in the near future. Kind Regards Kassandra More 

Cairns, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great location, skate park, bike paths across the road for the kids. View from room is magnificent . The Resturant has great food. It was our 3rd stay here. We love it. Great pool area for swimming and relaxing. Warm spa out the back of hotel. A small set of chairs and table would be good for the balcony area.... More 

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South Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

The location is fabulous, the staff are friendly and very helpful. The property needs a refurb. The deck is old and tired. The towels, sheets and pillows supplied were old and threadbare. Fluffy towels, and quality pillows make a hotel stay. The breakfast was standard....no interesting features...the bacon cooked mass rather than individually. I'd rather see some interesting additions like... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Room was ok. Pool nice and clean, bit cold and in shade in the afternoon. Would come back and I recommend specially for family's. My kids loved the waterpark that is only 2 minutes walk away. Nice breakfast and dinner

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed October 19, 2015

My Family and I stayed here for 6 nights and had a room with an Ocean view on the 10th floor. The view was beautiful and I took many photos of it, over the course of our stay. Our room had recently been updated which was a nice surprise.It was large, clean and tidy with 2 queen beds. Bed was... More 

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Thank Ruth C
Kassandra S, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Ruth C Thank you very much for sharing on TripAdvisor and I am delighted to read that you and your family had a fantastic stay at our resort. I am pleased that we were able to accommodate you in one of our refreshed Ocean View rooms for your 6 night stay and that the kids had a great time... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

The views over the water and even the west facing rooms have views of the escarpment are lovely. Across from the parklands and boardwalk into Cairns, a short 10 minutes easy stroll to take in the sights and enjoy the tropical plants along the way. Breakfast was lovely, a lot of choice and good quality food. The free bike hire... More 

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Aitkenvale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Booked a 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment was quite spacious but very dated. Aircon was clunky (old box style). We were out the back and had to walk through the car park which we thought was a bit of a dudgeon. Water everywhere. It was fine for a night but I would look elsewhere for somewhere a bit more modern.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus 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: $98 - $166 (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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“As high as possible”
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“Choose the oceanview room, it is definitely worth it”
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“Top Floor :)”
 of 5 bubbles GabboFNQ, 1 week ago | Read review
“I would suggest other travellers ask for a ocean view, even with a ocean view I did not notice any or much noise.”
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