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.

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

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