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About Rydges Tradewinds Hotel


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.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • fax machine
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • photocopying
  • poolside bar
  • postal service
  • printer
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • taxi service
  • tours
  • vending machine
  • wheelchair accessible

Sports and Recreation

  • garden
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • spa


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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Child and extra bed policy
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.
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Useful info

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
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 7
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 246
Parking Fee (per day): 10 AUD
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 1987
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Recent customer comments

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Couples (181)

Solo travelers (55)

Families with young children (20)

Families with older children (27)

Groups (25)

Very good
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Room Comfort/Standard
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8.4 Kevin M.
April 15, 2016
Monthly Business Accomodation
Nice bar for an evening drink - or 10

6.4 Simone W.
April 14, 2016
Very tired
Breakfast was very very average and not up to standard at all. Our room was very tired and the ceiling above our bed near aircon was covered in mould. Really not good to be breathing in.

8.3 David C.
March 10, 2016
Great location...easy walk to town
view , staff ,comfort
Very good...

8 Legianti S.
March 09, 2016
Location, room size, cleanliness
Very happy here, would definitely return again. Walking distance to shops and restaurants.

7.3 Teri A.
United States of America
January 06, 2016
Excellent location!
Staff, wifi, location
Nice spot for a Cairns layover or short stay, right on the Esplanade.

6.3 Pete S.
December 16, 2015
Location, Ease of use, Price

7.3 Emma A.
November 16, 2015
Recent Stay
Location, Service, Friendliness
Bed was comfy, location was good. Hotel rooms need updating though. For a four star you would think it would be in better condition. Still will stay there again

5.7 yik L.
Hong Kong
November 11, 2015
Great location. However hotel itself need update
Convenient location
Walking distance to marina. 10-15mins walk to night market. Hotel itself very worn down. Bikini smelled of urine after swimming in the pool. Booked with agoda secret deal. air enough but not again.

6.7 Richard R.
November 07, 2015
Nice entrance but dated rooms no working wifi.
Good location, friendly staff. Nice sea view
This is a reasonable hotel about 10 mins walk from the main shopping area. The rooms and bathrooms are dated and no way a 4 star hotel. The wifi only works reliably in the lobby area. You might get it to work momentarily in your room but expecting it to work will only frustrate you. We didn't have a terrible stay but I would not stay here again.

7.7 James H.
October 29, 2015
Very Good
Great location, great views, nice pool
Very convenient and comfortable - perfect for the business traveller