$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 28, 2014 Check-out: Aug 30, 2014

Rydges Plaza Cairns

4 stars
Cnr Spence and Grafton Sts, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
41 reviews
good

in the city and near the sea. good location. not very high price. See full review

  • petersydney
  • Jun 12, 2014
Great location

We visited this hotel due to convenience to an event we were attending within walking distance .... See full review

  • rolling stone
  • Dec 2, 2013
Hip downtown décor extends to rooftop swimming pool

Rydges Plaza Cairns' rooftop pool is a cool scene during the day. Things really heat up at night when the pool glows with lights. The hotel has a youthful feel to it but it is, by no means, just for the young and single. The Rydges chain's legendary level of service helps make all hotel guests feel as though they are at home. The on-site restaurant, Lilo, serves a full breakfast buffet. The dinner menu fuses Asian, Italian, and Australian cuisines. Outdoor poolside dining is available.

Highlights
  • Modern décor with a downtown feel
  • Rooftop pool lit for the night swimming
  • Lilo restaurant marries Asian, Italian, and Australian cusines
  • Rydges Dream Beds in every room
Rooms

Recent upgrades to Rydges Plaza Cairns' 101 rooms and suites included the addition of the hotel chain's signature ultra-plush Rydges Dream Beds. Contemporary décor with more of a youthful, downtown vibe than many Cairns' lodgings. Amenities include high-speed wired or wireless Internet access and 32-inch flat-screen televisions. Some rooms have balconies. Several bed configurations available with queen, single, and sofa beds.

Features

Lilo restaurant, serving a fusion of Asian, Italian, and Australian, offers indoor and outdoor seating options. Private cabanas are available. The restaurant's bar, Lilo Wet Bar, is decorated in dark woods and bold patterns and provides hotel guests and Cairns locals with an attractive setting for a date.

 

Function areas fit up to 160 guests in banquet-style seating -- great for a destination wedding. Lilo's tropical terrace gardens are perfect for a cocktail party reception of up to 200 guests.

 

Guests receive complimentary access to an off-site health club. Other amenities include laundry facilities and airport transfers.

Transportation

Cairns Airport (4.5 mi/7.2 km)

Nearby attractions
  • Cairns shopping center (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Reef Fleet Terminal (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • The Esplanade Lagoon (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (8.3 mi/13.4 km)
  • Daintree Discovery Centre (71.6 mi/115 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • High-speed wired and wireless Internet access
  • Conference rooms

Hotel Map

-16.9246 145.7761
Area served
Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic/International Airport.
Area description
Located in the heart of town and only 2 minutes walk to Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Esplanade Lagoon and Markets.

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Rydges Plaza Cairns Rooms

Standard Bed and Breakfast
These spacious rooms feature either 1 or 2 Queen Rydges Dream Bed, private step out balconies and an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms. Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Includes full buffet breakfast for two. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed
Deluxe King
Spacious City View rooms located on the upper floors of the hotel feature 1 King Rydges Dream Bed, comfortable double sofa, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms, Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed
Standard Room
These spacious rooms feature either 1 or 2 Queen Rydges Dream Beds, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms. Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed
Deluxe Twin
Spacious City View rooms located on the upper floors of the hotel feature 2 Queen Rydges Dream Beds, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms, Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities.
Deluxe Bed and Breakfast
Spacious City View rooms located on the upper floors of the hotel feature either 1 King or 2 Queen Rydges Dream Bed, comfortable double sofa, private step out balconies, an ergonomic work station complete with complimentary Wifi internet in all rooms, Also boasting 6 Austar channels, fully stocked mini bar, iron & ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. Includes full buffet breakfast for two. Bedding configuration is a request only and not guaranteed

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.2 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.2 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.3 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.3 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.8 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.2 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.2 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.3 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.3 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.8 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • Cominos House: 2.1 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 2.2 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 2.5 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 3 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.2 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 3.7 mi
  • Machans Beach: 5.4 mi
  • Undersea World: 6.1 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 6.5 mi
  • Tjapukai: 7.4 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 7.5 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8.8 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 9.4 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 11.2 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 13 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 13.2 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 13.7 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 15.6 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 20.9 mi
  • Paronella Park: 51.9 mi

Dining

Lilo
Lilo is the place to be! The newly refurbish restaurant and bar, located level 3 Rydges Plaza, has received rave reviews for its stylish lounge bar and contempary Australian cuisine. Enjoy a cocktail by the bar or relax by the pool...the choice is yours but a must do in Cairns.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
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 (41)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Plaza Cairns

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
petersydney
sydney
Jun 12, 2014

good

in the city and near the sea. good location. not very high price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Paddy in Oz
Business
Remote Australia
May 11, 2014

Hotel somewhat Jaded

Air conditioning smells musty and damp. Hotel needs a revamp. Noisy for guests above the bar/pool area

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many restaurants close by

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelling North
Cairns F N Q Australia
Feb 7, 2014

Perfect location right in town..Great for all ages

Have stayed several times before raved about breakfast. Sadly this time it was less than average. cold very sad. Needs BIG upgrade in the kitchen area. Chinese New Year people were let down badly Not good for the Cairns Area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Seems safe to walk around both day and night

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mrs heritage
Tully
Dec 8, 2013

highly recommend

from the quick friendly check-in to checking out all was wonderful. bed was perfect, so comfortable. room was clean and fresh. pool was wonderful breakfast was wonderful. staff were magic only down was the two ladies drinking in the pool and rinsing their glasses in the pool between drinks and other people drinking out of glasses in the pool area even though it said no alcohol or glass in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rolling stone
Yungaburra
Dec 2, 2013

Great location

We visited this hotel due to convenience to an event we were attending within walking distance . Room was great, bed so comfortable. If we did not have to attend the event we would have stayed at the pool deck and had dinner, best views of cairns . will stay again , walking distance to everything in CBD thanks team . Nin

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

book ahead for undercover parking as metered street parking during the day. after 5pm free parking to 830am .

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Estrella
Brisbane
Oct 9, 2013

Friends holiday

The guy on the reception was so unhelpful. He didnt even help me and my friend carry our luggages to d trolley . He just watched beside us although he can see us struggling to lift our luggage . 4 pm and our room was not ready . The spare bed (sofa bed) is broken. Room 1007. I will never book in this hotel again. I wont recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nightbreeze
New Zealand
Sep 1, 2013

good value for money

Good location. Handy to other facilities. Good value except the bathroom is not so clean. It is the same as the room carperts.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The staff are very helpful.

Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hevsabear
Bribie island
Jul 4, 2013

location location

Great location to everything,transport,buses and trains very handy as for the water for boat trips. Staff couldnt have been more helpfull.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mazda
rockhampton
Apr 28, 2013

great location

We stayed for 5 nights, nice sized room, comfy bed. Feels slightly dated the hotel, but staff were helpful and its location was great for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Rydges Plaza Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Linny
Not Provided
Jul 24, 2012

Central to everything in the city.

The staff were friendly and very helpful at all times. Saturday night disco's in Cairns can be noisy for those who do not participate therefore requesting a room on the side facing north [looking toward Shield and Grafton street] makes for a quiet Saturday night and a good nights sleep.

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