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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a night before embarking on a liveaboard dive trip. Arrived late but staff were friendly and efficient at check-in. Got a better room than I'd expected. Nice view of the hills and city. Bathroom was clean and water pressure on the shower was fine. Free internet. If checking in late remember to talk to reception about the breakfast... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cairns is a great city to start trips to the Great Barrier Reef. A vibrant city that only misses a beach. You can take a dip in the public pool though. Many goog bars and restaurants. The Rydges is located a bit further down the Esplanade, but still good to walk the short distance. + spacious room + great city... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed firstly in mountain view room then upgraded to oceanview room..that was the best thing to do Rooms were spacious Staff were very pleasant and conscientious The travel consultant was well versed in all trips available and gave us food advice A lovely stay

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West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balcony room overlooking the ocean and hotel pool with good restaurant and very good food. Buffet breakfast and staff were outstanding as were the evening buffets. Concierge serviced first rate and arranged all our trips

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Thank Woody838
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Woody838, Thank you for such wonderful feedback. The team here will be thrilled to read that they made a difference to your stay. It was also pleasing to read that you enjoyed the "fire & ice" dining experience. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the oceanview room on level 11, the balcony overlooks cairns city which is spectacular during sunset. The beds were extremely comfortable, once you sleep you don't ever want to get up. The resort has plenty of facilities available to their guests such as free wifi, mini bar fridge,a spa, tennis court, gym, sauna, pool bar, lap pool... More 

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

Dear jennifer y, Thank you for such wonderful feedback. It was very pleasing to read that both the facilities and accommodation met your expectations - our "dream beds" are certainly just that and never seem to disappoint. We trust you enjoyed our overall holiday in the Cairns region and hope to get an opportunity to welcome you back in the... More 

Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend a lot of time in Cairns with work. And this is one of the best places I stay. Staff room’s food A1. This place is always spotless. Great parking and handy to anything you need. Can't wait to come back.

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Thank GabboFNQ
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear GabboFNQ, Thank you for such positive feedback - we work hard to make each stay a memorable one and its pleasing to read that we have have been able to match your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Cairns in early November for a short family holiday. The Rydges Esplanade was the perfect place to stay. The hotel room was spacious, clean, comfortable, and very reasonably priced. And the ocean view from our room was spectacular! The pool is nice and the decking was getting a makeover and looking very good, however, the pool deck needs... More 

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

Dear Clint F, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your personal recommendation. It was pleasing to read that the team here had a positive impact on your stay and that you enjoyed both the location and facilities on offer. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back on your next... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled to Cairns for an anniversary with my wife and had 4 wonderful nights in the hotel. The building showing signs of needing Reno both inside and out but the room very comfortable and spacious. We enjoyed meals from the restaurant, swam in the pool which was great and had under cover car parking. Would definitely return when we go... More 

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

Dear iiironman, Thank you for such a wonderful review and the personal recommendation. It was pleasing to read that we met your expectations. The hotel itself will commence a refurbishment program early in the new year and we look forward to the enhancements this will bring to the overall guest experience. We look forward to welcoming you back on your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Cairns with a group of friends, to see the Armour and Artillery museum, and this hotel was picked by the person that planned the trip. The hotel was very pleasant to stay at. Upon arrival we checked in and this process was quick and easy. When we got to our room, it was a delight to walk... More 

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

Dear wanabetraveler56. Thank you for such a positive review and your personal recommendation. We trust that you enjoyed your visit to the Artillery museum and the time spent in Cairns. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager. More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This property was lovely to stay at. The staff are friendly, the pool was very nice and the rooms are comfortable and clean. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast. It is conveniently located to the airport and city centre as well.

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Thank MIssNic74
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear MissNic74, Thank you for your wonderful comments. We trust you enjoyed your time in Cairns and that we get an opportunity to welcome back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre 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 )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €90 - €155 (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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#15 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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“As high as possible”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose the oceanview room, it is definitely worth it”
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“Top Floor :)”
 of 5 bubbles GabboFNQ, 23 Nov 2016 | 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.”
 of 5 bubbles wanabetraveler56, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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