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Excellent value for money, good with kids

The Rydges Esplanade hotel has that typical Cairns troppo feel; is very welcoming, friendly and easy to check in and airy. We stayed in a family room the bunks and TV/xbox for the kids was a very cool move by ... more

January 07, 2018


Good property, great service

We recently stayed for 3 nights in a family room (full sized bed + bunk beds in semi private room) with breakfast. Reasonable price for basic hotel. The hotel is a bit outside the main Esplanade area however there is ... more

January 07, 2018


Great room, fair priced, amazing food

I liked that the restaurant food was available for room service. The staff were great, there was one girl in the restaurant, young, long brown hair... she was so helpful to us, the restaurant looked busy but she still made ... more

December 01, 2017

Mr C. D.

A-grade service!!

Easy as to book via internet and on arrival during stay a-grade assistance was applied in assistance to me.

November 13, 2017


Great for the kids and family

The hotel is great the staff are fantastic , the food is great. Highly recommend the family rooms if u have kids . We stay here quiet regularly it’s our choice of hotel in cairns

November 07, 2017


Verry relaxing and pleasurable experience

Would stay here again verry nice modern rooms great veiws excellent food and awesome pool area with drinks service

November 07, 2017


Very good

Great location, good service

November 07, 2017



the staff make the hotel. some improvements are needed-particularly room maintenance and in room supplies but overall it was a good experience

October 20, 2017

Mick C.

Always feel welcome

Good room clean tidy staff welcoming and polite fire /ice buffa worth a visit

September 20, 2017

Kevin W.

very enjoyable

Our room on the 10th floor was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The view of the mountain and surrounds was great. The staff were courteous and helpful and we would not hesitate to stay again if we return to Cairns ... more

September 03, 2017

Lorraine M.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

The room and its location was excellent as was the location of the hotel itself - on the Esplanade, a short walk to the waterfront. All of the staff were efficient, helpful and courteous. We would love to stay there ... more

August 25, 2017

Sean R.

Mr sean R. priority black member

Disappointing bed no dooner. Blanket was dirty and dusty

July 22, 2017

Gayle R.

Loved the view from my very comfortable room.

Good service. Helpful staff. Clean, tidy room.

May 30, 2017

John L.

Everything good. Didnt eat there, but ocean view room was great

Bit far from center of town but staff all friendly

May 30, 2017



bar tender was great. room was clean and room service was great. would definitely stay again

May 18, 2017



I have really enjoyed my stay at Rydges resort Cairns, the staff were great and my room and view was amazing. I loved when I would leave the room for the day and return to a clean bed and new ... more

May 17, 2017

Arthur P.

Great Room, Great Service, Great View

Rydges Esplanade really looked after me. The room was in terrific condition and the view of the water with the sunrise was to die for. Highly recommended.

May 11, 2017

Maria S.

Great Stay

Great Stay, Excellent Location, Amazing Service, Spacious Rooms. The hotel was little older but it had everything we needed. Thanks

April 16, 2017