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.

adam gablonski

Absolutely Great

Once again Rydges put on the best. Great service from start to finish. Always a place to feel like you are at home.

August 26, 2016

Geoff dickinson


Great staff and hospitality highly recommend

August 26, 2016

Mark Cooper

very good

looked all good for me

August 26, 2016

Steven F

Ok but showing its age

Rooms 519 and 525 were each clean and comfortably set up. Beds ok to very soft. Why not a queen sized bed and a double? Offering in the room at least two firmness's of pillows would raise my overall opinion. ... more

August 24, 2016

Steve Beck

Great staff

Nothing to improve - keep on doing what you're doing the same way!

August 20, 2016

Judith Ehling

Wonderful as always.

Great Breakfast and even better that its free with my W.Australian transport card for seniors. My granddaughter loved it too last time she was there with me. Like the idea of getting $10 off your food or drink bill if ... more

August 15, 2016

David Kelsall

Rydges Tradewinds stay w/c 8/8/16

I stay at the Tradewinds often and have always found the experience very good from reception service , room standard and cleanliness to restaurant/ room service quality. On this trip I noticed a change in the restaurant menu and must ... more

August 14, 2016

Frances Pearce

room was terrible!

On August 2, the room we were given had water pouring from the ceiling onto the floor and the cupbpard with an electric kettle in the water (a definite fire hazard?). We were told that there may not be any ... more

August 14, 2016

Nicholas Bayly

Pleasant, helpful, relaxed, enjoyable

Staff were helpful and lovely, premises were great, restaurant was good. Enjoyed my stay

August 10, 2016


Was expecting better.

Room was big, staff were ok. Bathroom was very mouldy. AIrcon old, noisy and left black soot like stains on the stucco ceiling. Bed mattresses were old worn out spring types. Paint chipping in several places. Carpet old and worn. ... more

August 08, 2016


Good location

It was good but it needs a bit of an update. I was a bit disappointed that it said there was a gym but it wasnt on site same with the parking. Most was on the street which is fine, ... more

August 08, 2016

Les Preston

Great service, average to poor room.

Fantastic service from staff, would certainly stay again, regularly. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the room, minor items which need to be fixed. Grouting in bathroom was mouldy/cracked. otherwise, excellent service.

August 08, 2016

Mdm Tan YH

Stay at Tradewinds

I am very impressed with your "Go Green" programme where $10 F&B vouchers were given to reward those who participated in the programme. Only flaw is since most guests took part in water sports and requested for bath towels, we ... more

August 02, 2016


Overall - Adequate

Rooms are well priced. On my latest stay the room was relatively clean however I was without Hand towel and Face towel despite asking for two days. Reception and Housekeeping rarely answer calls in the evening. Room Service has a ... more

July 27, 2016


Average for what you pay

Pool area and staff really good. Hotel quality very average. Room was so outdated, beds really uncomfortable and pillows the same. Bathroom had a bit of mould on the walls and you did get the smell of mould every now ... more

July 27, 2016

Tatra Palfery

A qualified success

Location is good, and staff were helpful. Spacious ocean-front room at a very reasonable price. On the down side internet access and speed were unacceptable,, TV had few channels, and the rooms and hallways need an update...very worn and tired. ... more

July 27, 2016


That's not bad choice.

The location is very good, close to the night market, face to the sea. Clean and tidy.Such quiet in the night. Hotel staffs are very nice. there is a beautiful swimming pool in the back. you can bring a towel ... more

July 27, 2016


refreshing, comfortable and very friendly. a short walk to anywhere!

great customer service, earlier check in so pleasantly surprised after a long flight, room with a view of the ocean very comfortable and clean. overall loved our short stay with a great view, dip in the spa and pool, an ... more

July 27, 2016