US$102 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 30 Sep 2015 Check-out 1 Oct 2015

Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

4 stars
View map of 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
183 reviews
Perfect Family Getaway

I travelled with my two children 10 & 12 to Cairns this year and can total recommend the hotel. The... See full review

  • Wedge
  • 13 Dec 2014
Great location

Check in/out super quick! We had a room on the 5th floor with view of sea. Furniture in room has... See full review

  • prisky
  • 3 Sep 2014
Holidaymakers and corporate travellers looking for comfortable accommodations and top-notch facilities in Cairns find suitable base at Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns. While in this part of Queensland, visitors can learn more about rich local history at Cairns Museum or marvel at beautiful works of art at Cairns Regional Gallery. Vacationers also view the exhibits at Cairns Wildlife Dome or hop aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Cairns Convention Centre is found close by.
General
Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns offers eight conference rooms for up to 200 persons, Internet lounge, wireless Internet in the lobby (fees apply), 24-hour reception, laundry/dry cleaning, valet parking and shuttle service to the city. For on-site leisure, guests have relaxing massages at Spa by the Sea or dip in the walk-in pool with spa and waterfall set.
Location
Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa is five kilometres from Cairns International Airport overlooking the Coral Sea. Cairns tourists stroll along Esplanade Boardwalk or tee off at Cairns Golf Club.
  • 6 km to the International Airport (Cairns)
Dining
Sea Level Food & Wine and Drift on the Esplanade at Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns serves mouth-watering cuisines all day. Patrons can also have drinks on site.
Rooms
The hotel offers beautifully decorated rooms and suites with air conditioning, private balcony, mini bar, coffee/tea maker and safe deposit box. Some rooms have wired Internet access (fees apply).

Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns Rooms

STANDARD ROOM
Spacious rooms with some featuring their own private balcony with tranquil views of the tropical resort pool or gardens. Each room features private facilities, writing desk, complimentary Wifi and a choice of bedding configuration. ($50 Extra person charge applies)
DELUXE WATERVIEW
Spacious and beautifully appointed with teak wood finishes, relax on your furnished private balcony with far reaching water views across the resort pool, gardens and Coral Sea. Room features complimentary Wifi. ($50 extra person charge applies)
OCEAN FRONT
Spacious and beautifully appointed, with a variety of bedding configurations to choose from. Boasting Sweeping uninterrupted 180 degree views over Trinity Bay and the Coral Sea. Room features complimentary Wifi.($50 Extra person charge applies)
EXECUTIVE SUITE
Spacious and beautifully appointed, with a variety of bedding configurations to choose from and complimentary Wifi. All Executive suites are located on the top floor of the hotel with views of the Coral Sea and Trinity Bay Inlet. ($50 extra person fee applies)

Amenities

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

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Hotel Map

-16.9166 145.7731
Area served
Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Port Douglas
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic / International Airport
Area description
located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking the Coral Sea. Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa is just a few minutes walk along the Cairns Promenade to the Cairns Lagoon precinct, City Centre

Nearby points of interest

  • The Esplanade: 0.4 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0.5 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.5 km
  • Regional Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Shields Street: 0.7 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.7 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.9 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.9 km
  • Reef Casino: 1 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 1.1 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 1.2 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.4 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.5 km
  • Cominos House: 2.6 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.4 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0.5 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.5 km
  • Regional Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Shields Street: 0.7 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.7 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.9 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.9 km
  • Reef Casino: 1 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 1.1 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 1.2 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.4 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.5 km
  • Cominos House: 2.6 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 2.7 km
  • Cazalys Stadium: 3.3 km
  • Flying Doctor Service: 4.1 km
  • Trinity Inlet: 5 km
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 5 km
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 5.8 km
  • Machans Beach: 7.8 km
  • Undersea World: 8.8 km
  • Holloways Beach: 9.4 km
  • Tjapukai: 11.1 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 11.3 km
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 13.3 km
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 14.2 km
  • Kewarra Beach: 17.2 km
  • Clifton Beach: 20 km
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 20.4 km
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 21.2 km
  • Ellis Beach: 24.2 km
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 32.7 km
  • Paronella Park: 84.5 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

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.

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
183 out of 183
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephen L.
Couples
N/A
11 Aug 2015

Well placed but slightly dated.

This place is almost perfectly located. Far enough out of the township to be out of the main hustle and bustle but close enough to walk there. Ocean views are great from the ocean front rooms and the balcony's are a nice touch to eat or just relax on. The rooms are dated but that won't bother all people. Pool area, lobby and outside are very nice. Air con was noisy and not very effective and the free WiFi was virtually non existent on our room. Free all day public parking was mainly out around perimeter of hotel. Sometimes you may have to park a small distance away until moving your vehicle closer to hotel later on in the afternoon/night. Room was of a good size and was fairly clean. There were frequent knocks and bangs heard throughout the night but they were bearable and more odd than anything. The girl at reception wasn't very useful, didn't explain how to get to our room, how free WiFi worked and didn't seem to know a lot about the parking situation (we just had to figure this all out ourselves) which didn't bother me to much but it is disappointing to know others less familiar and not as confident may be left having to deal with these issues that basic customer service should cover. Apart from this all other staff were great. May consider staying here again but it would probably have to be at a much lower price than the already lower price I paid.

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

Couples

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elizabeth D.
Friends
N/A
4 Jun 2015

Getaway

Hotel was very nice, the only real issues were the internet was below average, and the alarm clock screamed out at 4 AM. Might have been a good idea for cleaning staff to make sure alarm was switched off. Staff friendly, rooms clean, overall good value.

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

Friends

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wedge
Family
Tugun Queensland
13 Dec 2014

Perfect Family Getaway

I travelled with my two children 10 & 12 to Cairns this year and can total recommend the hotel. The service was great, the food yummy and the pool relaxing. Thanks for a great stay, we will be back again soon.

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

Family

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zivi
Family
Brisbane
8 Oct 2014

Room with a view

The rooms were very comfortable especially the beds which is where it counts after a long day out. We stayed in one if the ocean front apartments so the view was great and a pleasure to wake up to in the morning. The staff were always very friendly and helpful. I would certain ally stay there again

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

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

Don't eat buffets that have been sitting out all day in hot trays.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Slim 1
Couples
Caloundra, Australia
4 Sep 2014

Great Location

Our room was very clean and comfortable. This hotel is in a great location. We really enjoyed our experience

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many fine bars and dining experiences close by.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
prisky
Family
Sydney NSW, Australia
3 Sep 2014

Great location

Check in/out super quick! We had a room on the 5th floor with view of sea. Furniture in room has seen better days but its functional. Bed was firm but comfortable. Great location minutes from kids playground ( Muddys) and metres from restaurants on the esplanade. Good value for money!

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

Family

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Macbethal
Couples
Melbourne. Victoria
26 Aug 2014

Good Place to Relax

we stayed here for four days then went further up the coast for another 8 days, enjoyed our first stay very much so decided to book in for another two days on our way home. it was a last minute booking. The stay was still good but room seemed to be a little older. The staff excellent, all very helpful. Breakfast good.

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

Couples

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mrhobbs
Single
Australia
26 Aug 2014

Can do location for holiday

I opted to do the eat out at cheap places so I did not experience the food. However for any queries about locations and assistance to get boarding passes printed the staff, Stuart and Charlie, were very helpful. I also used the pool which was nice. A handy location to the esplanade and all amenities.

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

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

there are plenty of food shops within 500m of the hotel.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Suebi
Couples
Central Coast NSW
24 Aug 2014

Fantastic

Great awesome service very friendly staff,would highly recommend this hotel.

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

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to everything.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
first time Carns visit
Friends
Cairns
18 Aug 2014

Good but tired

Was so looking forward to staying here after reading reviews of previous holiday makers. Good location to water and walking to main centre. However room was tired, spa water was cold, telephone didnt work (was fixed). Rooms need a reno - would have been greatly disappointed idf I didnt get a descent deal. Would prefer to stay at the Esplande building next visit

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

Friends

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