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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Rydges Tradewinds a couple of times now and have had quite a few different experiences. Its a great location and the ocean views are lovely, rooms are quite spacious for what you pay and the location. Like the fact that valet parking is on offer. Staff have varied we have had super nice ones who are...

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Justin M, General Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Lauzzy0523, Thank you for your review of Rydges Tradewinds from your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read you had noticed the improvements in staff customer service. Kind regards Justin Murfet General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are very friendly and accomodating, restaurant food was nice, location is good however the experience and highlights stopped there. We paid $194 for a king ocean view room, we got 2 queen beds on the first floor, rooms are tidy but very very outdated, 1990 style carpet, furniture and I think it's about 1990 since they done any repairs...

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Justin M, General Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Jit70499, Thank you for your review of Rydges Tradewinds on Trip Advisor. Please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations during your stay with us. Please be rest assured I have followed up the issues you have raised with both our Maintenance Manager and the Executive Housekeeper which they have assure me they will have them rectified....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in an Ocean view King Room which had stunning views of the Coral Sea and Marina in the distance, as well as the esplanade. The room was very spacious, decently and comfortably furnished, free WiFi and the location was fantastic...very short walk to some excellent restaurants and the supermarkets and shops and Cairns city attractions, as well as...

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Justin M, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Selma C, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor from your recent stay at Rydges Tradewinds. We really appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Justin Murfet Executive Assistant Manager

Cairns QLD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recent visit to Cairns taking the opportunity to stay at Rydges Tradewinds on the Esplanade Cairns. Thought everything was going to be nice. Hoping the venue is looking to upgrade its facilities as the toilet leaked constantly when flushed, the air conditioner was noisy and the bathroom dated, not even a shower cap provided .Rydes are generally good and this...

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Justin M, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Tracey G, Thank you for providing us with feedback from your recent stay at Rydges Tradewinds. It is through guest feedback that we can constantly improve our service and product and I would like to take this opportunity to apologies for the inconvenience that was caused during your stay with us. Please be assured that I will be following...

Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's good hotel, middle of the town, rooms are also good, staff are co operative, free WIFI, swimming pool is very good, Breakfast area is very very good as it's very close to Beach area, BUT breakfast is OK, we were in group but hotel has not taken care of Indian breakfast, they have to when we have booked more...

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Justin M, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear hkoza, Thank you for your feedback for your recent stay at Rydges Tradewinds. Please be rest assured that I have discussed your comments with the Executive Chef who will be looking into the opportunity to have a better selection during breakfast. Once again thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to Rydges Tradewinds again...

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the setting of this hotel, fronting the esplanade and the water. The pier is an easy walk to get to the boats going to the reef. The many restaurants and fun venues start just one block away. The view from our lanai and the Drift restaurant was so relaxed and laid back. Nice, secluded pool in the interior...

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Justin M, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear luvit258, Thank you for your great review of Rydges Tradewinds. We are glad you had such an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel again soon. Kind regards Justin Murfet Executive Assistant Manager

Randwick, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

.... close proximity to the central of town. Room was tired, carpets near entrance of the door was badly worn down. and there was a large dent on the wall. , though rooms were clean and large. I have stayed in hotels, where you could not "swing a cat" and paid more for this privilege Enjoyed having the chairs and...

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Justin M, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear lmhomes1, Thank you for your review of Rydges Tradewinds from your recent stay with us. It is through guest feedback that we can constantly improve our service and product and I would like to assure you that your concerns have been discussed with the Executive Housekeeper and Maintenance Engineer to have the areas you have identified rectified. Once again...

Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Many people have mentioned the excellent location of this hotel, its proximity to the main dining & shopping strip as well as the reef fleet terminal. I wish to add that this hotel offers great value-for-money. This was my 3rd visit to Cairns, for my previous 2 visits I stayed at the Novotel Oasis resort and Hilton Cairns respectively. I...

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Justin M, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Wei Bing L, Thank you for your great review of Rydges Tradewinds on Trip Advisor. We are glad you had such an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to Rydges Tradewinds again soon. Kind regards Justin Murfet Executive Assistant Manager

Gold Coast
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I always try to stay at Rydges as I am a Black Member. This hotel is old and badly needs a Reno. The air con is set for the entire hotel and not near cool enough and that was October. There is only a handful of car spaces otherwise valet only. The staff are lovely and very helpful and friendly....

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Justin M, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Dear SuzyHGoldCoast, Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. Please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations regarding the lack of cool air generated from the air conditioning system. Please be rest assured I have discussed your concerns with the Maintenance Engineer who has since rectified this issue. Once again thank you for your...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This would have to be the worst Hotel myself & my wife have ever stayed in because of the following - Staff are rude The rooms are old, dirty & falling apart Tv stopped working twice Breakfast was disgusting at Drift As you walk in the door of the room the first thing you saw was the toilet Mould on...

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Dear jamespT1314GO, Thank you for your review of Rydges Tradewinds from your recent stay with us. Our hotel prides itself in its service delivery and I would like to assure you that the Managers, Supervisors and staff in the Reception team have been brought up to speed with the inconsistencies and lack of service you had experienced. We will be...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €89 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Tradewinds Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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#8 Spa Hotel in Cairns
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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“Try to get the room in the higher floors have better views.”
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“Good view of the sea & close location to cruise pick-up”
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“Ring the hotel direct and negotiate before you book.”
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“Executive suite was great”
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“Ocean view higher rooms with balcony are great!”
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  • View of the Cairns Esplanade from the balcony
  • King Size Bed and Ocean View Room
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