$87 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 4, 2015 Check-out: Feb 5, 2015

Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

4 stars
137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
34 reviews
Great location

After coming from a tiny room in Melbourne the rooms seemed huge. Great view and very easy walking... See full review

  • Killifish
  • Aug 8, 2014
Excellent value

The staff is very helpful. Located right on the esplanade just minutes from dining and shoing. See full review

  • naval veteran
  • Jun 26, 2014
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.

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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

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 (34)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Iowa
Jul 19, 2009

Rydges Tradewinds Cairns is a sweet deal

The hotel was very nice and affordable at $70 USD. We actually stayed an additional night and went snorkeling off the Great Barrier Reef. It was convenient to everything in Cairns. The shopping is expensive, but saving money on the hotel let us have extra for that. The room was clean though the hotel hallways are somewhat dingy. It is obviously and older property that has been refurbished to meet more modern standards. The baths have granite counters, there is coffee/tea service in the rooms, and a cash wet bar. The balcony looked out over the surf and the swimming lagoon on the esplanade.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a day to go diving or snorkeling. You can book full service trips at the Dive Shop (you get what you pay for). They supply all the gear, transportation to and from the reef on a nice sized boat, and lunch during the day tour. Also, the train to Kuranda and skyrail back make a nice rainforest tour. Kuranda itself is touristy with lots of shops. Make sure to go on the trail through the rainforest instead of spending all of your time shopping. It is worth the hour walking to see what the trees are like from underneath. It is a blacktop trail and accessible to anyone who can walk, there are stairs though if wheelchair bound or pushing a stroller.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Yukon64
Business
Canada
Jul 14, 2009

Wouldn't stay there again

The price seemed really good until we paid $5 each for "pool" towels to be cleaned; $20 for every hour of a late check out (our flights left at 7 pm); $40 to use the lounge to shower before our flight. The hotel was empty and they would not give us a late check out!!!! It's hotel policy is all I heard. The special rate included "a free breakfast" which was ONE breakfast and we had to pay for the other. A little misleading! The housekeepers were very pleasant but they only made one of our two beds one day and forgot to remove linens another day. Concierge was the only bright light - the gal has been there for 17 yrs and really knows her stuff. We booked two different tours through her.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For a delicious and very inexpensive dinner, I suggest the RSL Club.... it's a military veterans club that offers great meals at great prices. There is one just 2 blocks from the hotel

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
May 26, 2009

Good location and service

Great location and friendly staff. Rydges Tradewinds is a lot nicer than the other Rydges hotel two blocks away. However, the jacuzzi only has cold water. You can use the hot water jacuzzi at the other Rydges hotel, but it is small, locked up behind a gate and hidden in a dark spot behind the fitness center. Otherwise, Tradewinds is a great hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
U.S.A.
Mar 30, 2009

Good location for kids, average hotel

Best things are: location (across the street from Muddy's playground which was great for kids and not far from the ferries). The pool was great!!! Tour desk took care of our needs. The beds and room need updating and the hotel has a musty smell. The wait staff at E-bar was the worst I've experienced in a very long time. Rydges advertises to sign up for priority membership for free and you get 20% off food. But when we ate breakfast at Latitudes we were told we didn't get a discount. Don't know where that fine print was but it amounted to false advertising. They also charge an extra 1% fee for paying with a credit card (again, this should be disclosed up front). Overall average stay but if you have small kids, the pool and the access to Muddy's make it worth putting up with the other things and you can eat elsewhere (we did).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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