Guest Reviews

See what vacationers are saying about our hotel in Cairns

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Bob G.

Mr Bob G. and Mss Julie G.

Firstly, we arrived in a car that wed only just parking available. Secondly, the hotel was very dated with major rennervation needed. Thirdly the standard of cleanliness in the rooms could only be rated 3 out of 10 (We ... more

October 03, 2018



Great location good service tidy room but more 70’s than the tv show ‘chips’ I think it’s time for a makeover especially with the new hotels opening soon in Cairns

October 03, 2018



Good location. Ordinary rooms

September 21, 2018


Not what you would expect for money.

Room was very tired and bathroom was horribly outdated. Would expect that condition paying $80 for an old motel not $170 with a decent name like Rydges behind it.

September 09, 2018



Rooms were so run down, bathroom was just disgusting! Would have got a nicer bathroom from the backpackers across the road! Not worth the money we paid, will not stay again.

September 04, 2018


Rooms need update but location is great and prices are competitive.

The rooms/bathroom were older and needed an update. Nothing broken or dirty just outdated. Location was great though. within 10 minute walk of the reef terminal to see great barrier reef and nice restaurants nearby.

July 11, 2018


Very good staff were always helpful and welcoming

Very welcoming,room was spotless ,beds very comfortable we have stayed here last year that was why we were back

July 11, 2018

A &. M. H.

Great as aleays

Have been staying with Rydges for a few years now and never fault their customer service, always busy, reception always clean and and any issues are always quickly resolved. I love having Priority Guest Rewards with Rydges.

May 30, 2018


Not comfirtable

Cold. Could not adjust air con

May 21, 2018

Contessa C.

Budget option with Great Breakfast in Cairns Centre

The staff was very friendly in this hotel close to everything. Quite noisy from outside and the rooms are very dated. Clean room and bathroom. The breakfast buffet was amazing and the price for the room was budget. Excellent budget ... more

April 30, 2018


Well kept hotel in prime location.

I've stayed at Rydges Plaza quite a few times now. Its in an excellent spot, right in the heart of the CBD so most things are within walking distance. Beds are extremely comfortable and rooms are well kept. Prices are ... more

April 18, 2018


Was nice for a one night stay

Overall, the hotel rooms are seriously outdated for the price. 2 tiles were completely loose on the small balcony and a tripping hazard (this was reported to reception on check-out). I feel like the breakfast that I paid for the ... more

March 14, 2018

Robert Q.

a 4 star hotel with overtones of 3 star

The good: It was well sited in Cairns. The room was comfortable and the service was generally good. The not so good: I was dismayed to find in a 4 star hotel that its restaurant was not open for lunch ... more

February 23, 2018


Friendly and helpful staff

Front desk staff give very clear instructions when answering enquiry, all of them are very helpful, friendly, cheerful and efficient Bed in general is comfortable and cleanliness is acceptable Suggestions: provide a reusable flip flops to use in room is ... more

January 22, 2018

Sandra T.


This is NOT a 4 star establishment as advertised. Bathrooms has module on it, room was dirty, every aspect of the hotel is dated. Reception I’ll manned, pool has no service until 5:30pm!! Extremely disappointed.

November 01, 2017



I called ahead to confirm car parking and attempted to book a room only to be informed they had nothing available and therefore should book online. I paid $180 for the room, however when I arrived I was told a ... more

October 11, 2017

J A. R.

Friendly staff and very handy location

Friendly staff and very handy location to walk to shops, attractions, waterfront and train. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are very clean. the foyer is a smart and friendly space. The bathroom was very old and dated ... more

October 08, 2017

Barry L.

As usual my stay was with on problems and the staff also as usual were excellent .

Value for your money, best staff and the hotel is clean and tidy central to Cairns and the people area's.

October 08, 2017