$125 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 25, 2014 Check-out: Aug 28, 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
46 reviews
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
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
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 (46)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 46
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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

4
5.01.0
Fussy American
Arizona, USA
Aug 14, 2012

Convenient, Clean, Comfy

Great location right on Cairns Esplanade. Private balcony overlooking pool and ocean. Comfortable beds. Spacious & updated interior. Clean bathroom with TERRIFIC shower -- strong water pressure with very hot water and GREAT showerhead. Just what you need after days filled with tropical adventures. Super-helpful activities desk in lobby. Yummy fresh-catch barramundi in restaurant. All told, contrary to some of these other reviews, this is a GOOD hotel.

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

Stroll down the Esplanade about 10 minutes and go to the Night Markets. There's a bunch of all-you-can-heap-on-a-plate restaurants. They're buffet-style -- with all kinds of yummy seafrood -- like shrimp & calamari -- mainly fried, but admit it...who doesn't like fish n chips?!? Anyway, cheap eats...plus cheap souvenirs in the nearby stalls, and it's all open til 11:00 PM...so even if you get back from diving all day and take a nap, you can wake up and STILL chow down & shop!

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Jun 5, 2011

Cairns weekend at Tradewinds

Hotel was a base for other things. Convenient location, clean, nice views of Coral Sea, very nice pool. Nice bar area overlooking the Esplanade. Breakfast bar was OK at best. Eat somewhere else. TV didn't work well but I wasn't there for that. Helpful staff, as I was going to the reef and to Karunda over the 2 day weekend.

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

Snorkel trip to Green Island was great. Enjoyed that more than anything else

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Jun 5, 2011

Cairns weekend at Tradewinds

Hotel was a base for other things. Convenient location, clean, nice views of Coral Sea, very nice pool. Nice bar area overlooking the Esplanade. Breakfast bar was OK at best. Eat somewhere else. TV didn't work well but I wasn't there for that. Helpful staff, as I was going to the reef and to Karunda over the 2 day weekend.

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

Snorkel trip to Green Island was great. Enjoyed that more than anything else

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Huntsville, AL
Feb 2, 2011

Wonderful hotel and staff

Loved the room. Spacious. I was traveling with my cousin and we got the 2 queen beds family room with water view. Beds were comfy and the room was clean. Balcony view was spectacular of the greeway, boardwalk, and ocean. This hotel is ideally located to area. We were able to walk everywhere. The staff were very helpful. Negatives - There should be free wifi or free access to computers in the business center. This would help people who need to print boarding passes, etc. There was a charge of $2.50 for a towel for the pool. Call the hotel about a transfer to and from the airport. They have a company that gives you a cheaper rate than the other shuttles.

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

Use a company called Great Adventures for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. They were exceptional.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Huntsville, AL
Feb 2, 2011

Wonderful hotel and staff

Loved the room. Spacious. I was traveling with my cousin and we got the 2 queen beds family room with water view. Beds were comfy and the room was clean. Balcony view was spectacular of the greeway, boardwalk, and ocean. This hotel is ideally located to area. We were able to walk everywhere. The staff were very helpful. Negatives - There should be free wifi or free access to computers in the business center. This would help people who need to print boarding passes, etc. There was a charge of $2.50 for a towel for the pool. Call the hotel about a transfer to and from the airport. They have a company that gives you a cheaper rate than the other shuttles.

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

Use a company called Great Adventures for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. They were exceptional.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gordy n Sac
Sacramento, CA
Oct 26, 2009

Rydges Tradewinds - Cairns, Australia

This hotel is older but well maintained. The lobby was clean and the building looked like it had been painted recently. The room size was nice and clean. The carpet had a few stains and there was a very weak odor near my nightstand. The bedspread was old school but clean. Don't freak, these were very minor and did not take away from the vacation. The deluxe rooms were nice because you had an angled but full view of the ocean. The balcony was sizeable and could comfortably accompany 5 to 7 people.

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

Plenty of restaurants and nightlife only three blocks away. Be advised, it's a bit pricey in Australia compared to the states but well worth it. I say again, well worth it! Plenty of dining options including Australian, Chinese, Indian, Italian, salads and good old burgers and fries. In Sydney be sure to go to Paddy's Market on the weekend. In Cairns go to the night market and the market near the Cairns central mall.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2, 2009

Nice, but with some flaws

It was a nice hotel. The staff was friendly and the location was great! The bedsheet had rips in it and the floor had stains. I liked the complimentary tea and coffee. Also when I rented the movie it kept flickering so they gave it to me for free. Not enough channels on the TV. There were only about 5 channels.

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

Avoid eating at the Asian Restaurants in the mall. Once I went and they tried to short change me by $20 and both times I went they treated me with some social distance.

Review of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2, 2009

Nice, but with some flaws

It was a nice hotel. The staff was friendly and the location was great! The bedsheet had rips in it and the floor had stains. I liked the complimentary tea and coffee. Also when I rented the movie it kept flickering so they gave it to me for free. Not enough channels on the TV. There were only about 5 channels.

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

Avoid eating at the Asian Restaurants in the mall. Once I went and they tried to short change me by $20 and both times I went they treated me with some social distance.

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