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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Would not allow us to check in 2 hours early even though we were checking out 12 hours early

The smell coming into the hotel was very overwhelming. It was a mix of suntan lotion and fragrances. The room overall was nice, very roomy. The couch was a bit dingy however, the room was open so the TV could still be watched from instead or gaze outside to the water. There was a small fridge that we were able to keep drinks and snacks in. It was about a 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants.

This was our first trip to Australia. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was an easy walk to the downtown area. Nice area, just across the street from the main walk that ran the length of the waterfront. Wonderful park area along the walk.

loved it! Great room - wonderful ocean front room on 12th floor!!! Only complaint was the smoking chinese on the balocony below...YUK! Hot tub was lovely!GREAT location on the Esplanade-walkable tp restaurants/etc...

Our hotel room had a great view of the Ocean/bay side! The restaurant manager Sam helped us with a Vegan dinner that was great. Lobby/Concierge Stewart was a great help and wonderful attitude towards customers. The WiFi did not work in our room and Go the front desk manager really tried hard to make it work. The lobby had very strong WiFi signal. The hotel has a van transport to the shopping area's that leaves at 3 pm, 6 pm & 9 pm. It would have been nice to have more options during the day for the van to run at 9 am and 12 noon.

nice hotel, wifi spotty, and a little bit of a walk to the central area.

Hotel was a good value and good location for my two sisters and myself. Easy walk to restaurants.

No soap in the room but was delivered pretty fast after I called the front desk. No mini bar in the room. all the other times I have stayed there was a mini bar setup. I guess the staff doesn't realize it isn't an amenity for a more expensive room that is free but you have to pay for the items in it. I guess they didn't want to make more money off the room.

Nice place to stay but getting a bit expensive. Have stayed there many times but this time when I checked in before 2:00 p.m. was told my room was not ready. Waited a few minuets as other people where checked in before 2:00 p.m. and talked to a different person and was checked in immediately.

Was a great stay after bush camping for a week! Loved watching the sun come up every morning over the bay. I enjoyed my stay!

The buffet was excellent the room was very comfortable. The internet worked well and was easy to connect too.

Good location, not great. Room is a good size and has all the basic amenities. Price was good. Overall good deal.

Nice hotel, good value. Ranked it lower because no free hotel shuttle, no free wifi and you needed to rent towels to borrow to go on the reef excursion. However I believe this is standard fare in Cairns. Overall would stay again.

Our stay was very satisfactory. The room was spacious and the location was ideal-not too far from the lagoon & restaurants, but far enough to enjoy some privacy. The hotel service was also very good and everyone was very helpful. We definitely would recommend this hotel.

large room, comfortable bed, huge bathroom and great view of city and waterfront. easy 10 minute walk into town. it was difficult to track down the concierge who was rarely at his desk, sometimes he wasn't even in the building and we were told to come back later (aparently he was also the driver for the shuttle bus into town). once we tracked him down though, he was polite and adequately answered our questions.

Driving and Sight seeing, Markets and went on the skyrail over the daintree, Snorkling at the great barrier reef, Will go back soon ,Just loved it, right up there withother places we have been

Far at the end of the esplanade. Had to change room becose the internet was'ent working and at 30$ a day for a cable internet service...It suck.(Not include in the room)

Room options

Ocean View Queen Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Tower

Full 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Mountain View Queen Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Everyone (4) Couples (5) Business (3) Family (1) Friends (1) Other (3)
3

would not allow us to check in early

Everyone

Would not allow us to check in 2 hours early even though we were checking out 12 hours early

By , from NJ on May 10, 2017

4

close to the water!

Everyone

The smell coming into the hotel was very overwhelming. It was a mix of suntan lotion and fragrances. The room overall was nice, very roomy. The couch was a bit dingy however, the room was open so the TV could still be watched from instead or gaze outside to the water. There was a small fridge that we were able to keep drinks and snacks in. It was about a 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants.

By , from Colorado on May 9, 2017

5

great hotel

Everyone

This was our first trip to Australia. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was an easy walk to the downtown area. Nice area, just across the street from the main walk that ran the length of the waterfront. Wonderful park area along the walk.

By on Aug 9, 2016

5

fantastic!!!

Everyone

loved it! Great room - wonderful ocean front room on 12th floor!!! Only complaint was the smoking chinese on the balocony below...YUK! Hot tub was lovely!GREAT location on the Esplanade-walkable tp restaurants/etc...

By , from seneca sc on Jul 27, 2016

4

visiting australia

Couples

Our hotel room had a great view of the Ocean/bay side! The restaurant manager Sam helped us with a Vegan dinner that was great. Lobby/Concierge Stewart was a great help and wonderful attitude towards customers. The WiFi did not work in our room and Go the front desk manager really tried hard to make it work. The lobby had very strong WiFi signal. The hotel has a van transport to the shopping area's that leaves at 3 pm, 6 pm & 9 pm. It would have been nice to have more options during the day for the van to run at 9 am and 12 noon.

By on Nov 2, 2015

3

a bit of a walk to central area

GetawayWithFriends

nice hotel, wifi spotty, and a little bit of a walk to the central area.

By on Apr 13, 2015

4

good location

Families

Hotel was a good value and good location for my two sisters and myself. Easy walk to restaurants.

By on Jan 17, 2015

3

nothing fancy

BusinessTravelers

No soap in the room but was delivered pretty fast after I called the front desk. No mini bar in the room. all the other times I have stayed there was a mini bar setup. I guess the staff doesn't realize it isn't an amenity for a more expensive room that is free but you have to pay for the items in it. I guess they didn't want to make more money off the room.

By on Sep 5, 2014

4

nice place

BusinessTravelers

Nice place to stay but getting a bit expensive. Have stayed there many times but this time when I checked in before 2:00 p.m. was told my room was not ready. Waited a few minuets as other people where checked in before 2:00 p.m. and talked to a different person and was checked in immediately.

By on Aug 7, 2014

4

nice place to watch the sunrise

Singles

Was a great stay after bush camping for a week! Loved watching the sun come up every morning over the bay. I enjoyed my stay!

By on Jun 9, 2014