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.

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 at ... more

October 08, 2016


A beautiful hotel.

Perfect location,it is really convenient to go to the shops, resterants and whalves. And there is a beautiful swimming pool surrounding by verious plants. Besides, the stuff are very patient and friendly!

October 07, 2016

Lynne and Vince Matthies

Very comfortable. Only complaint is that the lights from the park shine through the bedroom windows and I needed to buy a sleeping mask. The room needs block out curtains. Service was excellent. Suite was very roomy. We will be ... more

October 01, 2016


Clean, friendly and helpful

Positives: Room was very clean and well presented. Beds were comfortable. Staff were very helpful, especially Alex. Negatives: TV wasnt working and needed to be rebooted. Channel variety is woeful. No pool towels available when we wanted to swim. Pool ... more

October 01, 2016


Very good


September 25, 2016

Miss S Pearson


This is my favourite hotel in cairns from the beautiful ocean views from your balcony to the ambient chilled vibe of the outside restaurant where u can enjoy your favourite cocktail and people watching on the esplanade and boats on ... more

September 20, 2016

Summer Stuart

Disappointing compared to Rydges Esplanade Cairns

Found the experience disappointing compared to our stays at Rydges Esplanade Cairns. Room rates are higher. Staff not as welcoming and helpful. Restaurant was not to the standard of other hotels

September 19, 2016

S de Jongh


My review of the hotel is not a pleasant one I'm sorry. The hotel is dated compared to the Rydges next to the hospital . I rang the restaurant to ask for some glasses and some slices of lemon and ... more

September 07, 2016

M. Putting

exceeded expectations

The experience was excellant. Only downside was the pillows were too flat and firm. The instant coffee sachets were not too good. I think Nescafe or Moccona sachets would be better. The air conditioning is very noisy. Plus side; Nice ... more

September 07, 2016


Comfortable and convenient

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, it was clean, comfortable and being on the esplanade, it was close to everything. The staff were friendly and helpful.

September 07, 2016


Fantastic place

Very nice , beautiful views and wonderful staff

September 04, 2016


A very enjoyable venue, at a great location in relation to the Cairns CBD and Trinity Bay.

Very happy with the location! Enjoyed the pool, front lawn area, and Drift Restaurant. The employees were very pleasant and accommodating. The daily service of the room was very professional. I would have appreciated a greater effort on the day ... more

September 01, 2016


Excellent location and friendly staff

Great location and easy walking distance to the wharf, casino and restaurants. Our third stay and was very impressed when we complained about building noise and were moved without fuss. The staff are always helpful and friendly. The seniors breakfast ... more

September 01, 2016

Valerie Wohlers

The overall experience was satisfactory but not memorable.

The view over the water was delightful once the ugly empty block below the window was overlooked. The sleeping arrangements were clean and comfortable. The bathroom was adequate but very out dated.

September 01, 2016

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