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

Would receive a 4 if the mattresses were updated - the ones in room 417 are too old and have lost their firmness.

July 21, 2016

Shelley neilsen

Was very happy with the staff and service but not the room itself sorry

As was mentioned above I was so grateful for the help and assistance of the staff and the fact we were acconodated with the disabled parking at no charge in the basement and allowing me to have access for my ... more

July 16, 2016


Big room

The good room size with 3 beds. And nice easy location with sea view. Swimming pool sounds perfect.

July 15, 2016


Going away for the warmth

Hotel room needs upgrading especially the bathroom. During our stay of 5 nights we never was happy with the cleaner. We thought they just replaced the towels when we put them in the bath. They took away the rubbish that ... more

July 09, 2016


Great location and reasonably comfortable.

Rooms although comfortable and affordable are dated and in need of a major makeover. Furniture is old as is the linen (although clean) and pillows need replacing. Would have been good to have nicer, more comfortable furniture on the balcony ... more

July 09, 2016

Hooshang Nassery


Good and clean , improvement is required in the following area: 1. Bathroom/toilet need exhaust. 2. Aircondition too noisy and work strongly in the corridors. 3. Pool facility can improve, for example towel supply and shower.

July 03, 2016


A good average, reception always greet with a pleasant manner, but food quality requires improvement.

The above statement pretty much says it all.

July 02, 2016


Fantastic staff, mouldy rooms

Staff were great, really made our stay special. Bathrooms have a ventilation issue and outside the spa by the sea smelt like mould/wet carpets.

June 29, 2016

Don Hope

Stayed there many times before

The only things that needs improvement is TV Stations are constantly out of tuning with those Phillips TVs, Maybe change the Boring FOXTEL Channel's Provide Please No Sport channels as some other Hotels Provide may be Foxtel Movie Channel's & ... more

June 28, 2016


A big let down

The hotel room was not up to standard, first time I've stayed at Rydges resort I thought it would be one if the better hotels, from mould on the roof dirty aircon vents which kept me up all night coughing ... more

June 24, 2016


Nice, simple rooms.

Standard hotel. Rooms were good. Clean and nice. Comfortable bed. Shower head was pretty wild. Handy location.

June 22, 2016



Room was nice, there was an empty conditioner left on the bathroom counter. We had to call reception to get a kettle in the morning. The worst thing is I tried to call the hotel to ask a question but ... more

June 21, 2016


Friendly,close to restaraunts

Very clean,friendly.Meals are very good,service was quick and courteous.Short walk to all esplanade ammenities.

June 21, 2016

Karen Whittley

Very dissapointing!!!!

Quite surprised with cleanliness in room. Stained chairs, stain of old blood on sheets, dirty mirrored doors. The buffet breakfast was also very disappointing. Terrible and disgusting coffee, no plain green tea, doesn't cater for vegans

June 21, 2016

Kate Davis

No Fuss and Hassle Free - Exactly what we want when travelling

Rydges you make traveling EASY! Having previously worked for a competitor brand I have never had to choose where to stay in Cairns (as the hotel we usually stayed at was with the Brand I worked with). Having quite a ... more

June 16, 2016


Enjoyable and easy

All staff were very helpful. The room was clean however the bathroom was a little mouldy, particularly in the grout.

June 15, 2016

Supriyo Sarkar


good experience

June 15, 2016


Prime location

We don't holiday very often so this was a real treat. The staff were amazing and the rooms were large enough to accomodate our young family (3 yr old and 1 yr old). The beds were comfy and the view ... more

June 10, 2016