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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. This 240-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Cairns North and also a short walk from Cairns Base Hospital and Muddy's Playground.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


All of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns's 240 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools, a health club, and outdoor tennis courts. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for AUD 17 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and a conference center.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 3 outdoor pools

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street Cairns North QLD 4870

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns features 3 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 2562 square feet (238 square meters) include a conference center. This family-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. A complimentary area shuttle within 5.00 km is available for guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 240 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2562 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 238 
  • Garden 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers 240 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with pay movies. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans.

  • Pay movies 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Minibar 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Coral Hedge Brasserie - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

Outdoor tennis courts and a health club are featured at the hotel. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 10.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 17 per person (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.00 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Cairns Rydges
  • Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Esplanade Rydges Cairns
  • Rydges Cairns
  • Rydges Cairns Esplanade Resort
  • Rydges Esplanade
  • Rydges Esplanade Cairns
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Rydges Resort Cairns

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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