$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 17, 2015 Check-out: Jan 20, 2015

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

4 stars
Cnr The Esplanade and Kerwin Streets, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
11 reviews
Clean and comfortable room

The buffet was excellent the room was very comfortable. The internet worked well and was easy to... See full review

  • chinookpilot
  • Apr 17, 2014
Nice Place

Nice place to stay but getting a bit expensive. Have stayed there many times but this time when I... See full review

  • chinookpilot
  • Aug 7, 2014
Waterfront resort hotel offers the Coral Sea -- and three pools

With a complete resort environment, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers guests plenty of recreational activities. Tourists can sit back, relax and enjoy while at Rydges Esplanade, a haven of relaxation and a place to unwind from busy schedule.At Rydges Esplanade Resort, vacationers will discover three superb resort swimming pools, one children's pool, two tennis courts, a complete Health club, Aerobic classes, spa, sauna, masseuse services, all set within the lush tropical surroundings.Located conveniently on the Esplanade, Rydges Esplanade Resort is within walking distance to an array of dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities at Cairns. The resort is also the perfect base to explore the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest Areas.

Highlights
  • Three pools, including a lagoon pool with a swim-up bar
  • Two full-size tennis courts
  • Private balconies with stunning views
  • Fitness center with aerobics classes
Rooms

Rydges Esplanade is home to 242 spacious rooms and 34 apartments -- all with private balconies. The accommodations feature simple and traditional décor that helps focus the eye on the stunning view from most of the rooms. Amenities include in-house movies and, in the hotel rooms, broadband Internet access. The Tower Apartments have full kitchens, and washing machines and dryers.

Features

Guests in search of constant new tastes find plenty of options -- breakfast through dinner -- at The Coral Hedge Brasserie. The restaurant's cooking stations give guests the chance to interact with the chefs. Throughout the day, the lobby bar offers a full range of beverage options -- including an impressive international beer menu -- and light snacks.

 

The fitness center -- also open to the public -- offers fitness classes including aqua aerobics and yoga. For families with younger children there is also a children's wading pool.

 

Guests in need of a haircut or essentials from the store will find their needs met as well. A hair salon and convenience store are both located within the complex.

Dining

CHB Restaurant serves a sumptuous full buffet breakfast, all day dining snack menu for lunch and the "Fire & Ice" Seafood Dinner Menu in the evening.The Fire & Ice Dinner is an innovative concept mixing the style of a la carte dining with traditional buffet. Diners select from a choice of freshly prepared meats, poultry, fish and seafood that are then cooked on the flame grill in front of the patrons! Visitors can savour the variety and choices on the buffet and indulge with the deliciously tempting dessert and cheese selections.

Transportation
  • Cairns Airport (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Great Barrier Reef departure point (0.25 mi/0.4 km)
  • Cairns Civic Theatre (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (8.3 mi/13.4 km)
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (8.3 mi/13.4 km)
  • Fitzroy Island (18.6 mi/30 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Conference facilities can accommodate up to 250 people

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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Rooms

Standard Room
Each room has its own private balcony city scape views of Cairns and the Trinity Inlet and complimentary Wifi. Enjoy all that Cairns has on show, especially at night time when the city comes alive. Averaging 32 m2 the rooms are spacious available in either queen bed configuration or 2 double size bedding configuration. Rate covers 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 using existing bedding (2 x double or 1 x queen bed). Maximum adult occupancy is 3 - additional adult charge will apply.
Mountain View Room
The Mountain View will take your breath away! Enjoy the stunning rainforest views on the surrounding mountains from your very own private balcony. Our spacious rooms feature complimentary Wifi, a queen size bed and a double foldout sofa bed or 2 double size beds and an optional rollaway bed (charges may apply). Rate covers 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 using existing bedding (2 x double or 1 x queen bed). Maximum adult occupancy is 3 - additional adult charge will apply
Ocean View Room
Sit back and relax on your own private balcony overlooking the Coral Sea and picturesque Cairns Esplanade and offer complimentary Wifi. Averaging 32 m2 the rooms are spacious available in either queen bed configuration or double/double bedding configuration with a double fold out sofa. Rate covers 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 using existing bedding (2 x double or 1 x queen bed). Maximum adult occupancy is 3 - additional adult charge will apply.
2 Bedroom Studio Apartment
2 Bedroom Studio Apartments are in the Studio Complex and boast 1 Queen & 2 Double Beds. With street & garden views these apartments are semi self-contained with a kitchenette, open plan living area and private balcony. No daily service provided.
2 Bedroom Tower Apartment
2 Bedroom Tower Apartments are in the Tower Complex and boast one Queen room with ensuite and a separate bedroom with 2 double beds & second bathroom. Fully self contained with full Kitchens, internal laundry & separate living area. All rooms come with a private balcony with ocean views. No daily service provided.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Civic Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.5 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.7 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.8 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 1 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.1 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.4 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.5 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.7 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.8 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 1 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.1 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.4 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 1.5 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 2.3 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 2.9 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 3.3 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.7 mi
  • Machans Beach: 4.6 mi
  • Undersea World: 5.3 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 5.6 mi
  • Tjapukai: 6.6 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 6.8 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 8.6 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 10.4 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 12.2 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 12.4 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 12.9 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 14.8 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 20.1 mi
  • Paronella Park: 52.7 mi

Dining

CHB Restaurant
CHB Restaurant serves a sumptuous full buffet breakfast, all day dining snack menu for lunch and in the evening, the "Fire & Ice" Seafood Dinner Menu. The Fire & Ice Dinner is an innovative concept mixing the style of a la carte dining with traditional buffet. Diners select from a choice of freshly prepared meats, poultry, fish and seafood that are then cooked on the flame grill, right in front of you and exactly the way you like it.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chinookpilot
Business
Washington
Sep 5, 2014

Nothing fancy

No soap in the room but was delivered pretty fast after I called the front desk. No mini bar in the room. all the other times I have stayed there was a mini bar setup. I guess the staff doesn't realize it isn't an amenity for a more expensive room that is free but you have to pay for the items in it. I guess they didn't want to make more money off the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Not to far from shopping.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chinookpilot
Business
Washington
Aug 7, 2014

Nice Place

Nice place to stay but getting a bit expensive. Have stayed there many times but this time when I checked in before 2:00 p.m. was told my room was not ready. Waited a few minuets as other people where checked in before 2:00 p.m. and talked to a different person and was checked in immediately.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good buffet.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coral Lover
Business
San Diego, California
Jun 9, 2014

Nice Place to watch the sunrise

Was a great stay after bush camping for a week! Loved watching the sun come up every morning over the bay. I enjoyed my stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Daintree

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Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chinookpilot
Business
Washington
Apr 17, 2014

Clean and comfortable room

The buffet was excellent the room was very comfortable. The internet worked well and was easy to connect too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dan Pal
Business
Washington, DC
Jan 21, 2014

Decent room at a good price

Good location, not great. Room is a good size and has all the basic amenities. Price was good. Overall good deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dorkat
Business
Placerville, California
Nov 18, 2013

Could have been better

Our room had a stagnant smell as if the carpet had been cleaned but never dried. We had to keep the patio door open and fan on to sleep or stay in the room. Asked for 2 double beds, got 1. Reservation made with aggregator was for complimentary breakfast and we were told we were not eligible for this perk. Only stayed 3 nights. Never in the room during the day. Staff was friendly and professional

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kauai Guy
Business
Kauai, Hawaii
May 19, 2013

Barrier Reef Stay

Nice hotel, good value. Ranked it lower because no free hotel shuttle, no free wifi and you needed to rent towels to borrow to go on the reef excursion. However I believe this is standard fare in Cairns. Overall would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Green Island Excursion.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Francisco Discriminating
Business
Wisconsin
Apr 29, 2013

Hotel Review

Our stay was very satisfactory. The room was spacious and the location was ideal-not too far from the lagoon & restaurants, but far enough to enjoy some privacy. The hotel service was also very good and everyone was very helpful. We definitely would recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mary326
Business
upstate ny usa
Feb 14, 2013

met expectations

large room, comfortable bed, huge bathroom and great view of city and waterfront. easy 10 minute walk into town. it was difficult to track down the concierge who was rarely at his desk, sometimes he wasn't even in the building and we were told to come back later (aparently he was also the driver for the shuttle bus into town). once we tracked him down though, he was polite and adequately answered our questions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

we were not informed at checkin that the hotel provided a complimentary shuttle bus into town at designated times. ask about it if you're interested.

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Review of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Melbourne Austrlia
Apr 18, 2011

Awesome place

Driving and Sight seeing, Markets and went on the skyrail over the daintree, Snorkling at the great barrier reef, Will go back soon ,Just loved it, right up there withother places we have been

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

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