US$86 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 20 Mar 2015 Check-out 21 Mar 2015

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

4 stars
View map of Cnr The Esplanade and Kerwin Streets, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
95 reviews
Cairns Sunlander Trip

Hotel is well located near The Esplanade and very comfortable. The only issue we had was the hotel... See full review

  • T n C
  • 24 Aug 2014
Pleasant hotel

Friendly and helpful staff. Location is a little out of town but a pleasant 25 minute board walk to... See full review

  • Steven F.
  • 9 Feb 2015
Set close to Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention Centre, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns makes for an ideal starting point for discerning travellers exploring Queensland. While in Cairns, tourists can check out significant artefacts on display at Cairns Museum or marvel at impressive artworks at Cairns Regional Gallery. Guests can also explore the iconic Great Barrier Reef or stop by World Heritage Rainforest Areas.
General

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has conference facilities, business centre, 24-hour reception, tour desk, shuttle service, airport transfer (fees apply) and parking. On-site recreation facilities include three swimming pools, children's pool, two tennis courts, Health club, Aerobic classes, spa, sauna and masseuse services.



Location

Rydges Esplanade Resort is on Abbott Street in Cairns overlooking Coral Sea, four kilometres from Cairns International Airport. Vacationers can visit Cairns Wildlife Dome or catch shows at Cairns Civic Theatre.



  • 1 km to City Centre
Dining

Coral Hedge Brasserie at Resort Rydges Esplanade offers full breakfast and Fire & Ice Dinner Menu featuring a fusion of a la carte dining and traditional buffet. Patrons can have drinks at the lobby bar.
Rooms

All contemporary rooms and apartments have air conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, iron/board and hairdryer. Apartments have kitchen facilities and separate dining room and living area.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Rooms

Standard Room
Each room has its own private balcony city scape views of Cairns and the Trinity Inlet and complimentary Wifi. Enjoy all that Cairns has on show, especially at night time when the city comes alive. Averaging 32 m2 the rooms are spacious available in either queen bed configuration or 2 double size bedding configuration. Rate covers 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 using existing bedding (2 x double or 1 x queen bed). Maximum adult occupancy is 3 - additional adult charge will apply.
Mountain View Room
The Mountain View will take your breath away! Enjoy the stunning rainforest views on the surrounding mountains from your very own private balcony. Our spacious rooms feature complimentary Wifi, a queen size bed and a double foldout sofa bed or 2 double size beds and an optional rollaway bed (charges may apply). Rate covers 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 using existing bedding (2 x double or 1 x queen bed). Maximum adult occupancy is 3 - additional adult charge will apply
Ocean View Room
Sit back and relax on your own private balcony overlooking the Coral Sea and picturesque Cairns Esplanade and offer complimentary Wifi. Averaging 32 m2 the rooms are spacious available in either queen bed configuration or double/double bedding configuration with a double fold out sofa. Rate covers 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 using existing bedding (2 x double or 1 x queen bed). Maximum adult occupancy is 3 - additional adult charge will apply.
2 Bedroom Studio Apartment
2 Bedroom Studio Apartments are in the Studio Complex and boast 1 Queen & 2 Double Beds. With street & garden views these apartments are semi self-contained with a kitchenette, open plan living area and private balcony. No daily service provided.
2 Bedroom Tower Apartment
2 Bedroom Tower Apartments are in the Tower Complex and boast one Queen room with ensuite and a separate bedroom with 2 double beds & second bathroom. Fully self contained with full Kitchens, internal laundry & separate living area. All rooms come with a private balcony with ocean views. No daily service provided.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-16.9141 145.7704
Area served
Cairns
Nearby airports
Cairns International and Domestic Airports
Area description

Rydges Esplanade Resort is on Abbott Street in Cairns overlooking Coral Sea, four kilometres from Cairns International Airport. Vacationers can visit Cairns Wildlife Dome or catch shows at Cairns Civic Theatre.



  • 1 km to City Centre

Nearby points of interest

  • Civic Theatre: 0.7 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.8 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.9 km
  • Regional Gallery: 1 km
  • Shields Street: 1.1 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 1.1 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 1.2 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 1.3 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 1.3 km
  • Reef Casino: 1.4 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 1.5 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 1.6 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.6 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.8 km
  • Cominos House: 2.2 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0.7 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.8 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.9 km
  • Regional Gallery: 1 km
  • Shields Street: 1.1 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 1.1 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 1.2 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 1.3 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 1.3 km
  • Reef Casino: 1.4 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 1.5 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 1.6 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.6 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.8 km
  • Cominos House: 2.2 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 2.3 km
  • Cazalys Stadium: 3.3 km
  • Flying Doctor Service: 3.7 km
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 4.7 km
  • Trinity Inlet: 5.4 km
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 6 km
  • Machans Beach: 7.4 km
  • Undersea World: 8.5 km
  • Holloways Beach: 9.1 km
  • Tjapukai: 10.7 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 10.9 km
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 12.9 km
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 13.8 km
  • Kewarra Beach: 16.8 km
  • Clifton Beach: 19.6 km
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 20 km
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 20.8 km
  • Ellis Beach: 23.8 km
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 32.3 km
  • Paronella Park: 84.8 km

Dining

CHB Restaurant
CHB Restaurant serves a sumptuous full buffet breakfast, all day dining snack menu for lunch and in the evening, the "Fire & Ice" Seafood Dinner Menu. The Fire & Ice Dinner is an innovative concept mixing the style of a la carte dining with traditional buffet. Diners select from a choice of freshly prepared meats, poultry, fish and seafood that are then cooked on the flame grill, right in front of you and exactly the way you like it.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (95)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
95 out of 95
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.2

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Steven F.
Business
Curl Curl
9 Feb 2015

Pleasant hotel

Friendly and helpful staff. Location is a little out of town but a pleasant 25 minute board walk to the main piers. Is used as a conference hotel so be aware in can be busy at times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lesley weekend traveller
Business
Sydney Australia
25 Nov 2014

Great location

Great position staff helpful. Travell staff very knowledgeable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to local shopping centre all shops available

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
T n C
Business
Sunnybank, Brisbane QLD 4109
24 Aug 2014

Cairns Sunlander Trip

Hotel is well located near The Esplanade and very comfortable. The only issue we had was the hotel WiFi didn't work in our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robby
Business
Gold Coast Queensland
22 Aug 2014

Superbly relaxing stay

We stayed at the hotel for a family birthday party. Our room was actually an apartment and was extremely comfortable and spacious with a beautiful view of the esplanade. We found the staff, amenities and buffets to be excellent and would definitely return- IF - we could get the same price deal of $98 per room. For a higher rate we would expect top quality decor , fittings the room was obviously water damaged and looked a bit tired.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

City restaurants are further than a walking distance but still close. Would need a car to carry goodies fro Rusty's or if it was raining after dinner.

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
goodies
Business
NZ
2 Aug 2014

good location easy access to City amenities

Staff were very helpful, and knowledgeable. Dining room was clean, and meals presentation plus buffett scored well Staff in Ding room very helpful ,quick & efficient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

the walking distance from City back to Rydges, is excellent when one has had a fulfilling meal and wine or 2

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Herby
Business
Sydney
30 Jul 2014

very average on this price but it is cairns

first time to cairns and picked this hotel, can't complain too much while i didn't pay top dollars but i will pay extra $30-$50 for a better one next time.. overall is ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shazzo
Business
Melbourne
7 Jul 2014

travelling stop over

Front desk staff were very helpful and full of information.. cabt say same for restaraunt staff but I guess we all have bad days!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not Happy Chappy
Business
Glenelg South Australia
4 Jul 2014

Not Four Stars

Definitely not a Four Star 'resort' - very tired rooms, with tacky shower curtain, mould around the bath tub grout, all up very disappointed. Will not trust these 'star' ratings again. By the way, I travel every week in my work and have stayed at literally hundreds of hotels- this one was quite poor - even the lifts were filthy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fayse
Business
Perth
29 May 2014

Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

A lovely hotel with great service and amenities. Lovely gardens. The location was perfect with a short walk along the boardwalk into town and some good eating places

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel serves nice food with a fabulous outlook over the sea

Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NicD
Business
Melbourne
25 May 2014

Great Place to Relax

Large rooms, mountain view is great and good service. Unfortunately swim up bar closes at 6pm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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