Guest Reviews

Honest reviews from real guests help travellers plan future trips to our Cairns hotel

We encourage our guests to give us honest feedback about their stays in our Cairns hotel accommodation – whether good, bad or indifferent. Our Verified Guest Review Finder lets you read what real people are saying about their vacations at Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns. Use their Cairns hotel reviews to help plan your next stay.



Good location, has a nice resort feel about it. Nice size pool. Had an ocean view room which was nice. Rooms are a bit dated compared to some others but fine. Staff are all good. Helpful friendly with 1 exception. ... more

November 30, 2016

Richard Waters

Staff and comfort were good but TV and technology support was poor.

I was disappointed in the fact that the Wi Fi signal was weak and dropped out so it made it difficult to do business while at the hotel. The TV signal also kept dropping out so it was difficult to ... more

November 18, 2016

Karen Geary

Convenient location and friendly staff

Although the location was excellent and the room large, the breakfast buffet left a lot to be desired in terms of its appeal. Half empty baskets of muffins and bread etc. Large Bain maries of hot food did not look ... more

November 18, 2016

Angela Conquer

Brilliant I didn't realise I had booked the executive suite it was a great surprise

Enjoyed our stay at the Rydges right on the ocean front lovely comfortable bed after being five weeks in a camper van.

November 12, 2016

Kim Woodward

A very comfortable base for exploring North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef

Friendly and helpful staff. Good housekeeping. Comfortable clean room with a magnificent view. Central location on the Esplanade. I'd recommend highly.

November 12, 2016

John Chew


See previously submitted comments on the room form at the hotel addressed to Manager. I haven't had a reply yet!!

November 07, 2016


Beautiful view

Stayed in room 638. Lovely room. Great being able to see ocean from the bed. Great reception staff - especially on booking in. Breakfast not as good as previous times we have stayed here. Wish there was some way to ... more

November 06, 2016


Great view great room great location

We loved our stay - top floor in family room, it was HUGE. Most comfortable king bed ever. great views of Cairns and the sea. Pleasant inclusions such as a spa, bathrobes, lounge area. Big balcony.

October 31, 2016

Simonette Randall

Feel at home

We live locally and have been coming here for years The reception and bar staff are so accommodating and friendly

October 31, 2016

Sue Adams

Very helpful in arranging our stay& our early departure due to medical emergencies.

In Cairns to see very unwell granddaughter in Hospital. Taken by emergency Royal Flying Doctor to Brisbane. Now having more treatment at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. New arrangements seamlessly organised by front office staff. Thank you.

October 31, 2016


Good to have the environmental option for cleaning but the bed was too soft and the pillows lumpy. Excellent position Easy walking distance to facilities and attractions. Staff attentive

October 26, 2016


Nice stay with a splendid view from the hotel room

My room was spacious and had a great view on the esplanade and the water. The hotel is situated quite nearby the city center. We also enjoyed the Drift restaurant for breakfast, lunch and just a drink because of its ... more

October 25, 2016

Carol Summers


We stayed for 3 days and were given an upgrade to a better room Drift food good On our return what a surprise to be able to check in after getting off the boat at 8.30 am I left my ... more

October 25, 2016


not bad.

service was good. staff were happy an friendly. bed was saggy on one side so we ended up sleeping in different beds.

October 25, 2016


Good stay

I find it difficult to get in and out of rooms when the door won't stay open as here is limited room to even hold the door open for the other person to get in with bags, etc. The interconnecting ... more

October 25, 2016

Doreen Cook

Mrs Cook

always love staying here although just think some of the furniture is fairly well worn may-be needing a up date , beds are fine other wise very happy

October 19, 2016


Good staff but carpet and air-conditioning need updating.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food is limited but good onsite, but with plenty of choices available within a short walking distance. The air-conditioning is quite limited and very noisy, also the carpets are somewhat stained. But I ... more

October 11, 2016

Alistair Parkin

Not as good as previous visits

Stayed here a number of times. Last two occasions I have had to recharge my room key a couple if times which is a little annoying. This visit I arrived at 9.15pm to be told that meals were not available ... more

October 08, 2016