Very good 7.9
Based on 358 reviews

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


  • taxi service
  • valet parking
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

For kids

  • pool (kids)

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • poolside bar
  • bar
  • vending machine


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • postal service
  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • wheelchair accessible
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • garden
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • fax machine
  • printer
  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • currency exchange

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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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.8
  • Facilities 6.9
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for Money 7.9
  • Food/Dining 7.1

Carolyn W.
July 19, 2016
Great stay and lovely staff
Had a very enjoyable 4 days in Cairns at Tradewinds. Great room with a view and the staff were always friendly and helpful.

Teo K.
July 17, 2016
Good location
Near the esplanade and dining. Convenient to move around. Good location.

Katie M.
United States
July 15, 2016
Spa didn't work, no recent updates to hotel/room. Front desk staff not approachable/friendly.

Alan R.
July 14, 2016
A week away
The apartment was spacious and located in a convenient position. The carpet needed to be cleaned in the dining area of replaced. The staff were helpful and friendly. An enjoyable week.

Graeme D.
July 12, 2016
Booked and paid for a king bed - told on arrival none available. No explanation given - just you booked through a third party , bad luck. Room was 'tired'. It was noisy too. Luckily the position was fantastic.

Cheryl Y.
July 03, 2016
Good quality at a good price
I've stayed here before and was happy to come back. A quick walk along the Esplanade gets you to a bunch of good cafes and bars, the Lagoon, and Marlin Marina. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. I would have appreciated having a gym onsite rather than having access to the one at the other Rydges "up the road".

Carolyn Z.
June 24, 2016
View is good
We book a ocean front room, the view is good.

Michal N.
June 21, 2016
Very old style, old furniture, old equipment, quite 'dirty'

Tek L.
June 17, 2016
Next to Esplanade
AUD 25 from airport; next to Esplanade and comfortable walking distance to Rusty's Markets, night markets and many restaurants and shops. Has your desk operating in the evenings to book tours in advance.

Christopher D.
June 08, 2016
Great location and perfect to unwind after a long day.