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Friendly and welcoming staff made our stay wonderful!

All credit to the friendly and welcoming staff made our stay wonderful! We travelled with children and the staff went out of their way to speak to the kids, offered them Xbox games for the room, talked about what they ... more

October 19, 2016


Friendly, comfortable and convenient

Right beside the heart of Cairns, Rydges Esplanade offers modern accommodation, friendly and helpful staff and great facilities.

October 13, 2016

mick carr

clean tidy friendly staff

good value fire/ice dinning excellent

October 13, 2016

Craig Heron

Very pleasant but new wifi service is very very poor.

We had a good stay... we had chosen the hotel on the basis of wifi availability, as promoted, and the connection in our room was completely unworkable and disappointing. I'm one of those people who would have been satisfied with ... more

October 07, 2016


Family room good, bathroom bad

Great pool, good he'd. Family bunks and x box and TV's great. Good view. Bathroom needs immediate update. Dark over shower, mold and out of date. Bar expensive.

October 07, 2016

Tiff Kinsella

Lovely, relaxing stay.

Excellent service from all staff. Beautiful lagoon pool & deck area. Great buffet breakfast. Family room was well designed & practical. Some xbox games for younger children would be great - the ones available were not appropriate for my 5y/o ... more

October 06, 2016


Always very satisfying

We always stay at the Esplanade whenever we stay in Cairns. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, and the towells and pillows are GREAT! Staff are very helpful, and the restaurant is excellent (particularly the a la carte).

October 03, 2016

Russell lourdes


Very good great staff and great hotel

October 01, 2016

Deb Wright

Staff were very friendly and we enjoyed our stay.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and the view fantastic. We are very happy to tell our friends and we will come back again.

September 26, 2016


Quiet hotel with great views but in need of upgrades

Exhaust vent in bathroom 1122 clogged. I tried to clean it out. Loves the room and view. Why do kids under 12 have to pay for breakfast buffet? Most hotels don't. We ate at Muddys on morning Many thanks Simon.

September 02, 2016

raffi kherlopian

Good location and very pleasant staff

very comfortable beds and helpful personel.

September 01, 2016

Peter Nelson

An absolute pleasurable stay with no hassles.

From arrival to check out there was no real concerns with the stay. Both the family and myself had a great time with exceptional food and service from the resteraunt. We had a slight problem with parking due to the ... more

September 01, 2016

Sandy Willison

We always stay at this hotel and have always found the rooms to be clean ,roomy and comfortable. Also the Rydges offer to Seniors Online is a very welcome bonus to have breakfast included. Keep up the good work .

September 01, 2016


A good hotel, nothing to flash

The hotel was nothing more or less than expected. The reception staff when I arrived were great, but as aways its the little things... The rooms iron wasn't woken.. a staff member checked and supplied another iron. This iron worked, ... more

August 29, 2016

Mia-Bianca Vaudrey

Dated room, uncomfortable bed.

Previously staying here, I have been very happy. However, this time the room was dated and dirty- marks on carpet and all furniture, holes in the bath enamel. There was no minibar (this property always has had one previously) and ... more

August 26, 2016


Very nice

Very nice hotel. Dinner was very tasty in the hotel restaurant. Thank you!!

August 26, 2016

Michael windley.



August 22, 2016

W & P Boekeman

Just one small thing we missed was no drinking glasses in our room. Lighting over our beds was exellent. So thankyou for a good stay. W& P Boekeman.

August 20, 2016