US$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 16 Mar 2015 Check-out 17 Mar 2015

Rydges Plaza Cairns

4 stars
View map of Cnr Spence and Grafton Sts, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
35 reviews
Great location

We visited this hotel due to convenience to an event we were attending within walking distance .... See full review

  • rolling stone
  • 2 Dec 2013
highly recommend

from the quick friendly check-in to checking out all was wonderful. bed was perfect, so... See full review

  • mrs heritage
  • 8 Dec 2013
Rydges Plaza Hotel Cairns enjoys a fantastic location in the Heart of Town and is one of Cairns' truest CBD Hotels. The property's convenient access to numerous shops and businesses makes it a top choice for both leisure and corporate travellers. Cairns City Cinemas and Cairns Central shopping complex are few attractions nearby. Notable attractions within the hotel's vicinity include The Cairns Wildlife Dome, where guest can experience native Australian Wildlife, the Esplanade Lagoon and Foreshore Promenade.
General

Rydges Plaza Hotel Cairns has outdoor pool deck, complete with outdoor gazebo style areas is a perfect place to relax. Visitors here on business can also make use of the various spacious conference facilities located onsite.



Location

Rydges Plaza Hotel is located on the corners of Grafton and Spence Streets. This hotel is within walking distance to the Trinity Bay and Great Barrier Reef departure terminals. Cairns Regional Gallery and Cairns Historical Society Museum are some of the nearby area attractions.

Dining

The hotel's Lilo Bar with terrace garden serves delicious Australian cuisines. The restaurant features picturesque views of the mountains and also offers a selection of ice cold beverages.
Rooms

Rydges Plaza Hotel boasts 101 spacious rooms, each offering views of the Cairns City Centre. Air conditioning and Internet access is available in each room.

Rydges Plaza Cairns Rooms

Standard Room
These spacious rooms feature either 1 or 2 Queen Rydges Dream Beds, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms. Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed
Deluxe King
Spacious City View rooms located on the upper floors of the hotel feature 1 King Rydges Dream Bed, comfortable double sofa, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms, Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed
Standard Bed and Breakfast
These spacious rooms feature either 1 or 2 Queen Rydges Dream Bed, private step out balconies and an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms. Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Includes full buffet breakfast for two. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed
Deluxe Bed and Breakfast
Spacious City View rooms located on the upper floors of the hotel feature either 1 King or 2 Queen Rydges Dream Bed, comfortable double sofa, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms, Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Includes full buffet breakfast for two. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed
Deluxe Twin
Spacious City View rooms located on the upper floors of the hotel feature 2 Queen Rydges Dream Beds, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms, Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

-16.9246 145.7761
Area served
Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic/International Airport.
Area description
Located in the heart of town and only 2 minutes walk to Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Esplanade Lagoon and Markets.

Nearby points of interest

  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.3 km
  • Shields Street: 0.3 km
  • Reef Casino: 0.4 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.4 km
  • Regional Gallery: 0.4 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.4 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.5 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.5 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.6 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.7 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.7 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.2 km
  • Cazalys Stadium: 3.1 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.3 km
  • Shields Street: 0.3 km
  • Reef Casino: 0.4 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.4 km
  • Regional Gallery: 0.4 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.4 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.5 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.5 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.6 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.7 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.7 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.2 km
  • Cazalys Stadium: 3.1 km
  • Cominos House: 3.4 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 3.6 km
  • Trinity Inlet: 4.1 km
  • Flying Doctor Service: 4.8 km
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 5.2 km
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 5.9 km
  • Machans Beach: 8.7 km
  • Undersea World: 9.8 km
  • Holloways Beach: 10.4 km
  • Tjapukai: 11.9 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 12.1 km
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 14.2 km
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 15.1 km
  • Kewarra Beach: 18.1 km
  • Clifton Beach: 20.9 km
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 21.3 km
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 22.1 km
  • Ellis Beach: 25.1 km
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 33.6 km
  • Paronella Park: 83.5 km

Dining

Lilo
Lilo is the place to be! The newly refurbish restaurant and bar, located level 3 Rydges Plaza, has received rave reviews for its stylish lounge bar and contempary Australian cuisine. Enjoy a cocktail by the bar or relax by the pool...the choice is yours but a must do in Cairns.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
13:00
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 (35)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Plaza Cairns

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bob G
Business
Kairi
16 Feb 2015

Disappointing ridges plaza cairns

We had a standard room on the 5th floor. As soon as we got out of the lift there was an overpowering smell of mustiness / mould from the carpet in the passageway. Our room smelt musty also. The room was a good size and the 2 double beds were very comfortable. It was a pity the fridge didn't work and the shower dripped constantly. Aircon was very very cold and could not be adjusted. Overall,a tired looking room that could do with a makeover. I felt the price of $150 per night was way in excess of true value. All the staff we spoke to were very pleasant & courteous.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Paddy in Oz
Business
Remote Australia
11 May 2014

Hotel somewhat Jaded

Air conditioning smells musty and damp. Hotel needs a revamp. Noisy for guests above the bar/pool area

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many restaurants close by

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelling North
Business
Cairns F N Q Australia
7 Feb 2014

Perfect location right in town..Great for all ages

Have stayed several times before raved about breakfast. Sadly this time it was less than average. cold very sad. Needs BIG upgrade in the kitchen area. Chinese New Year people were let down badly Not good for the Cairns Area

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Seems safe to walk around both day and night

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mrs heritage
Business
Tully
8 Dec 2013

highly recommend

from the quick friendly check-in to checking out all was wonderful. bed was perfect, so comfortable. room was clean and fresh. pool was wonderful breakfast was wonderful. staff were magic only down was the two ladies drinking in the pool and rinsing their glasses in the pool between drinks and other people drinking out of glasses in the pool area even though it said no alcohol or glass in the area.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rolling stone
Business
Yungaburra
2 Dec 2013

Great location

We visited this hotel due to convenience to an event we were attending within walking distance . Room was great, bed so comfortable. If we did not have to attend the event we would have stayed at the pool deck and had dinner, best views of cairns . will stay again , walking distance to everything in CBD thanks team . Nin

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

book ahead for undercover parking as metered street parking during the day. after 5pm free parking to 830am .

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Estrella
Business
Brisbane
9 Oct 2013

Friends holiday

The guy on the reception was so unhelpful. He didnt even help me and my friend carry our luggages to d trolley . He just watched beside us although he can see us struggling to lift our luggage . 4 pm and our room was not ready . The spare bed (sofa bed) is broken. Room 1007. I will never book in this hotel again. I wont recommend this hotel.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nightbreeze
Business
New Zealand
1 Sep 2013

good value for money

Good location. Handy to other facilities. Good value except the bathroom is not so clean. It is the same as the room carperts.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The staff are very helpful.

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hevsabear
Business
Bribie island
4 Jul 2013

location location

Great location to everything,transport,buses and trains very handy as for the water for boat trips. Staff couldnt have been more helpfull.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Linny
Business
Not Provided
24 Jul 2012

Central to everything in the city.

The staff were friendly and very helpful at all times. Saturday night disco's in Cairns can be noisy for those who do not participate therefore requesting a room on the side facing north [looking toward Shield and Grafton street] makes for a quiet Saturday night and a good nights sleep.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rosco
Business
Thirroul
22 Jul 2012

Perfect position for a great look at Cairns

This hotel was in the centre of town & within walking distance to all places of interest

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

Great brekky deals thruout the cafes & restaurants, especially The Casino at Flinders Bar & Grill

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