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Rydges Tradewinds Hotel

137 The Esplanade , Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia 4870 (Show on map)

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Formerly : Tradewinds Esplanade

"Rooms Big...Beds comfortable, Rooms clean..."

  • Michelle, Australia
  • June 3, 2015
  • Area: Cairns City Center
  • Rooms : 246
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Room Types
Deluxe Water View
Ocean Front Room
Standard Room
Ocean Front Room 3 Night Stay
Ocean Front Room Advance Saver
Deluxe Water View 3 Night Stay
Deluxe Water View Advance Saver
Standard Room 3 Night Stay
Standard Room Advance Saver
Standard Advance Purchase
Oceanfront Room
Standard Room
Deluxe Water View
Standard Room Bed And Breakfast
Deluxe Waterview - Bed and Breakfast
Ocean Front Room - Bed and Breakfast
Standard Special
Family Suite
Family Suite
Executive Suite
Executive Suite


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Features of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel

24-hour front desk

airport transfer


bicycle rental

business center

car park


currency exchange


executive floor

express check-in/check-out

facilities for disabled guests

laundry service

meeting facilities

poolside bar


room service

safety deposit boxes

shuttle service

smoking area


vending machine

Sports and Recreation



outdoor pool

pool (kids)



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

valet parking

Languages Spoken









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A short walk from the Esplanade Boardwalk to the Cairns lagoon precinct, city center, restaurants, and shopping and departure points for the Great Barrier Reef, Rydges Tradewinds Hotel is perfectly positioned on the Cairns Esplanade, boasting the views of Coral Sea. A perfect retreat for spa lovers, this exclusive boutique hotel is proud to present its signature massages and treatments at Spa by the Sea. There is also a resort-styled walk-in pool with a spa and waterfall set amongst tropical landscaped gardens and beautifully furnished with sun lounges. For a tropical dining experience, visit the on-site restaurant or eat by the pool, after which you can relax in the elegant, personal ambiance where the simply decorated treatment rooms promote tranquility and harmony. Rydges Tradewinds Hotel allows you to enjoy the sanctuary of the serenity room which offers amazing ocean views. A short walk from the Esplanade Boardwalk to the Cairns lagoon precinct, city center, restaurants, ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
17 AUD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
29 AUD

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1.0 Km

Distance to Airport
6.0 Km

Internet Usage Fee
20 AUD

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Number of Bars

Number of Floors

Number of Restaurants

Number of Rooms

Parking Fee (per day)
10 AUD

Room Voltage

Time to Airport (Minutes)

Year Hotel Built

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Bret A. Business travelers Thailand, July 21, 2015
An oldie but a goodie

Location, Vvews and restaurant
I think for an older hotel in need of a refurb Tradewinds does the best it can. Rooms are a little outdated and looking a bit tired, but this is reflected in the pricing and in all other aspects the hotel lives up to its reputation.
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Marwan F. Solo travelers Australia, June 29, 2015

location, room, staff
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Liam D. Business travelers Ireland, June 17, 2015
Not Great

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Michelle R. Couples Australia, June 3, 2015
Great stay, would go back

Rooms Big...Beds comfortable, Rooms clean
We liked our stay. We were upgraded to water view upon arrival. Room was big and clean. Beds were excellent to sleep in. We would recommend this place to friends
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Mark H. Solo travelers Australia, June 2, 2015
Impressive Room & Location

Size of room, Location, Standard of Hotel
Stay was excellent, short walk to restaurants, coast, nice gardens, big room, very enjoyable. Disappointed that parking was limited give resort size, took 30min to get a park, small TV in large room.
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Louise W. Couples Australia, May 20, 2015
Our stay has totally put me off Rydges Hotels

The good thing was the comfortable bed
Our stay was terrible. First we were given a room that as soon as you walked in an odour hit you. We found the cause of the odour when we pulled the couch out from the wall (the small wall where the airconditioner was and must've been dripping down. The carpet was wet and had black mould so it wasn't a once off occuracne We rang reception and they sent up a cleaner- we said can you also organise another room as we had to sit out on the balcony as the smell was so over powering. Within 30 minutes we were in a new room that didn't smell and were thankful. We stayed 2 nights and then found mould within the carpet around the fridge in the second room aswell. The bath towels were nothing like I have ever seen before. They were so thin, were grayish in colour and looked at least 10 years old. The cleanliness of the toliet buttons were something else- so disgusting. The room was very dated. I was so disappointed because my husband I were looking for a romantic getaway, somewhere nice on the esplanade and as the hotel said it was 4star, I thought it would be great. It honestly ruined our mini break. I have since read other reviews on the hotel mentioning the black mould on the carpets (wish I had seen these before I booked). The hotel had replied to some of these comments, stating that this can happen in tropical north Queensland with the humidity. I am sorry, but my husband and I have both loved in tropical North Queensland all our lives and we have never encounted black mould in our carpets. As we were checking out of the hotel, I over heard the couple in front of me (also checking out after staying just one night). When they pulled the sheets down on their bed- there were black insects/bugs all in the sheets. I have never complained about a hotel or ever written a review, but I really wanted to let people know of our terrible experience. I am shocked that this hotel is 4 star hotel - maybe it's only because of it's location? I can't see what else would be 4star about.
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Perla T. Couples Philippines, May 20, 2015
Fantastic view & location.

Good food for breakfast, great location/view from balcony and lovely staff.
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights for our 10th wedding anniversary and we were given a room on the first floor although I requested for high floor. Thanks to the ants in our bed that's why we were relocated to the 4th floor. Though, it would be nice to be offered complimentary drinks for that ant incident. We appreciated the help of the reception staff as they did their best to find us another room a few minutes later. I had to book a day trip to green island and the staff who was dealing it was very nice and booked us immediately. The highlights of our stay would be the view of the Trinity Bay from the balcony of our hotel room, great location at the Esplanade and delicious food for breakfast. It would be great to have a coffee machine at their restaurant where we can make our own cappuccino, latte or hot choco. Good size of bathroom but it needs refurbishment as it looked really old. Toilet roll holders were dusty and one of them was broken. Their in-room safe needed an upgrade, it would be great to have a digital lock. We requested for a King Bed but they gave us 2 Double Beds. That was ok as one of the beds was comfortable enough but the pillows were not.
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Janice F. Solo travelers Thailand, April 28, 2015
Great place to be

Location Room view Staff
Great hotel with views to match
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Nain N. Families with young children United States of America, April 9, 2015
Cairns 2 night stay

The complimentary wifi, the location & the staff
Quick trip to Cairns only stayed 2 nights, staff was friendly & location was good but rooms were a little outdated.
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John S. Couples Australia, April 2, 2015
It is very tired

Bee loud inefficient air conditioning made for a poor nights sleep
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Greyhound Australia Bus Station (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Cairns International Airport (4.9 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Good location" , "Good service " , "Good swimming pool"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Centre of Contemporary Arts (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Night Markets (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Cairns Museum (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • City Place Disposals (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
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