$101 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 8, 2014 Check-out: May 11, 2014

Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

4 stars
137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
31 reviews
Almost ideal

Had a room facing the ocean, so terrific view. Staff was friendly and helpful. Walking distance to... See full review

  • Teacher Queen
  • Dec 24, 2013
good place

there is in the town, good place. good value for stay in cairns. See full review

  • petersydney
  • Nov 13, 2013
Spa hotel overlooking the Coral Sea

Guests looking for a resort-like property find their needs fulfilled at Rydges Tradewinds. The spa hotel has stunning views of the Coral Sea, tropical gardens, sun lounges, a pool, and hot tub. The menu at the on-site Spa by the Sea offers a selection of facials and body treatments featuring Elemis products. Located on the Cairns Esplanade, guests need only walk out the front door of the hotel to jump into the city action or to be on their way to adventures on the Great Barrier Reef and other attractions.

Highlights
  • Spa with three treatment rooms, including a dual treatment room and Vichy shower
  • Many rooms have views of the Coral Sea
  • Tropical gardens
  • Centrally located on the Cairns Esplanade
  • Wi-Fi access in the lobby (fees apply)
Rooms

The 246 airy and spacious rooms and suites at Rydges Tradewinds tip toward the traditional when it comes to décor. The room colors are as soothing and comforting as a massage in the hotel spa. All rooms have private balconies overlooking the water or the hotel's tropical gardens. Some of the hotel's best views are from the ocean front rooms, with uninterrupted, 180-degree views of Trinity Bay and the Coral Sea. Rooms above the fourth floor come with wired Internet access (fees apply).

Features

Sea Level Food & Wine offers a relaxed atmosphere nestled beside lush tropical gardens where one can sit back, relax and take in the views around the resort style pool and across the Esplanade Boardwalk towards the Coral Sea. Enjoy your meal Alfresco or by the pool for a tropical dining experience. Open daily for breakfast from 6am until 10am and from 11am until 9pm.


Spa By The Sea, a spa retreat overlooking the Coral Sea. Elegant, personal & ambient where the simply decorated treatment rooms promote tranquillity and harmony.
Enjoy the sanctuary of our serenity room which offers amazing ocean views.


The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle for guests who want to explore downtown Cairns.The Hotel also features a resort style walk-in pool with spa and waterfall set amongst tropical landscaped gardens furnished with sun lounges.

Transportation
  • Cairns Airport (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Complimentary shuttle to downtown Cairns
Nearby attractions
  • Cairns Golf Course (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Northern Beaches (12 mi/19.3 km)
  • Fitzroy Island (18.6 mi/30 km)
  • Daintree Discovery Centre (71.6 mi/115 km)
Business
  • Eight conference rooms and outdoor settings accommodate up to 200 people
  • Internet kiosk
Policies and fees
  • Complimentary towels are available at the pool.
  • Valet parking available (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns Rooms

STANDARD ROOM
Spacious rooms with some featuring their own private balcony with tranquil views of the tropical resort pool or gardens. Each room features private facilities, writing desk, complimentary Wifi and a choice of bedding configuration. ($50 Extra person charge applies)
DELUXE WATERVIEW
Spacious and beautifully appointed with teak wood finishes, relax on your furnished private balcony with far reaching water views across the resort pool, gardens and Coral Sea. Room features complimentary Wifi. ($50 extra person charge applies)
OCEAN FRONT
Spacious and beautifully appointed, with a variety of bedding configurations to choose from. Boasting Sweeping uninterrupted 180 degree views over Trinity Bay and the Coral Sea. Room features complimentary Wifi.($50 Extra person charge applies)
EXECUTIVE SUITE
Spacious and beautifully appointed, with a variety of bedding configurations to choose from and complimentary Wifi. All Executive suites are located on the top floor of the hotel with views of the Coral Sea and Trinity Bay Inlet. ($50 extra person fee applies)

Amenities

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

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Hotel Map

-16.9166 145.7731
Area served
Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Port Douglas
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic / International Airport
Area description
located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking the Coral Sea. Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa is just a few minutes walk along the Cairns Promenade to the Cairns Lagoon precinct, City Centre

Nearby points of interest

  • The Esplanade: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.4 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.6 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.6 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.7 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.9 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.9 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.6 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.4 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.6 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.6 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.7 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.9 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.9 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.6 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 1.7 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 2.5 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 3.1 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 3.1 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.6 mi
  • Machans Beach: 4.8 mi
  • Undersea World: 5.5 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 5.9 mi
  • Tjapukai: 6.9 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 7 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8.2 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 8.8 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 10.7 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 12.4 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 12.7 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 13.2 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 15 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 20.3 mi
  • Paronella Park: 52.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

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 (31)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Overall score

3.9 / 5
31 out of 31
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
LHew
California
Mar 30, 2014

Great location

My friends and I stayed here for three nights while visiting Cairns. Location was terrific. The pool was nice, too. I think we arrived right at the start of the off-season because things seemed quiet. We had a nice room with a balcony facing the sea. It was about a 10 minute walk to the boat terminal, where we caught our reef cruise. They have free wifi here and it was fairly decent. FYI the cab from the airport to the front door was $22. The third night we had a rental car and there is a lot of free parking all around the complex. Would stay here again for sure. tip: go to the grocery store and buy stuff to BBQ on the free grills along the esplanade's walkway, which runs right by the hotel.

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

Reviewer score

4
Lovn travel
California
Jan 28, 2014

Perfect for our visit

Everything was very comfortable in our room, and any problems we had, the staff was cheerful (!) and helpful and took care of them. The pool was a bit disappointing, though, and the breakfast was very expensive.

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

Ask for the two for one discount on the breakfast - it make a good breakfast a good deal, too.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

5
Teacher Queen
Chengdu, China
Dec 24, 2013

Almost ideal

Had a room facing the ocean, so terrific view. Staff was friendly and helpful. Walking distance to reef tours pier, great cafés, and night market. Nice pool. Room was clean, but hallways could have used attention. Would stay here again!

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

"Lagoon Vue" restaurant -- superb food at decent prices.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
Mulwala
Cairns. Australia
Dec 23, 2013

Cairns, australia

Very clean and comfortable. Have no regrets. Staff was awesome. The restaurant food was a surprising treat. The price for value was one of the best for my trip in Australia.

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

The Kuranda train and skylift excursion is a must one day trip from Cairns.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

5
petersydney
sydney
Nov 13, 2013

good place

there is in the town, good place. good value for stay in cairns.

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

Reviewer score

4
Ann Edison
Chicago
Oct 27, 2013

Stop off for scuba diving boats.

Close to city center and wharf, across street from ocean. Large gracious lobby and greeted by helpful registration personnel. Large room with minimal view. Good amenities. Good pool. Restaurant was expensive. Happily stored our luggage.

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

Reviewer score

4
Udit
Guam, USA
Jun 30, 2013

why do they charge for internet?

This hotel was better than average. Location is excellent. Cleanliness and service are good. The food is too expensive. But the only thing I really minded was that there is no free internet!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

The breakfast buffet costs $25, but if you pay in advance at the front desk, it's only $19.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

3
super traveler2013
Tokyo, Japn
Jan 9, 2013

Okay hotel for the price

This hotel was just okay. The location was the best part, it's right on the water (though no beach, just a boardwalk) and there were plenty of restaurants and the terminals for all your water activities were very nearby. The interior of the hotel and the furniture was very dated but the bed was comfortable.

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

Reviewer score

4
Football Fan PSU
Baltimore, MD
Nov 25, 2012

Veyr nice hotel!

The staff was extremely helpful with checking us in and giving us recommendations for bars and restaurants. We also used Jennifer at the travel desk to book our reef tour and she went above and beyond to help us find a tour for the next day that would fit us best. The pool was pretty nice and we did spend a day lounging around the pool. Our room was nice, big and clean. My only complaint was that the one blanket on the one bed smelled dirty so i kept folding it up and putting it on the floor but housekeeping kept putting it right back on the bed instead of washing it or giving us a new one. However, I would highly recommend and stay here again!

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

Reviewer score

4
TheHoneymooners1019
Los Angeles, California
Oct 29, 2012

Great stay

Staff were very friendly and quick to help with any questions. They have a desk inside to help organize and decide what tours are available in Cairns. It's a short and beautiful stroll into town along the esplanade. The beach itself is not one to swim in, but theres a pool and a lagoon in town. i do wish the spa was warm though! It was also very easy to catch a bus from here and get to nearby beaches. Overall a fabulous stay!

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