Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209 - 217 Abbott Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
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8.2
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8.1
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • The Muddys Playground300 m
  • St Monicas Cathedral420 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk650 m
  • Samurai Gallery Australia1.04 km
  • Cairns Regional Gallery1.11 km
  • Rusty's Market1.27 km
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway1.29 km
  • Red Arrow Walk3.01 km
  • Green Island27.68 km
  • Behana Gorge Waterfall31.14 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    4-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi

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    3 travelers have booked today.

    "Loved that there is wifi in the room, bath, iron, shower pressure was great, breakfast included, large swimming pool, excellent uninterrupted water vi..."
    Rowena - December 10, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 85% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.3 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.1 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.0 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Cairns

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Cairns in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,186 Cairns properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center1.5 Km
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
    Distance to airport4.5 km

    Rooms available at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Two-Bedroom Tower Apartment - Unserviced
    Two-Bedroom Tower Apartment - Unserviced
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    • Room size: 127 m²/1367 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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    2 Bedroom Tower
    2 Bedroom Tower
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    • Room size: 98 m²/1055 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed & 2 double beds
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    Sea View Queen
    Sea View Queen
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Mountain View Double
    Mountain View Double
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Standard Room - Queen
    Standard Room - Queen
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed
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    2 Bedroom Studio
    2 Bedroom Studio
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Executive Room 1 Queen Bed
    Executive Room 1 Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Executive Room with 2 Twin Beds
    Executive Room with 2 Twin Beds
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Room - Twin
    Standard Room - Twin
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?

    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of AUD 25. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is available for a fee of AUD 13 per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cairns with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    What is the smoking policy at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?

    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Breakfast has a lot of options with a chef with make you hot dishes."

      Rowena

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      December 10, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "Rydges are my first choice Breakfast is the best for my taste"

      Keith G.

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      July 14, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good

      "Overall Satisfactory, would considering for next stay"

      Asanka

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      October 8, 2018

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    8.0/10
    Service score
    8.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.1/10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Fantastic location and a short walk to the lagoon and severa..."

    Rowena

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    December 10, 2018

    Description

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    20 mentions
    Breakfast
    13 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    12 mentions
    View
    12 mentions

    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good

    "Great views in beach front apartment but the pool water was ..."

    KRISTIE

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    July 11, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Coral Hedge Brasserie Restaurant
    Cuisine:Australian
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.2
    Excellent
    From 2596 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.0
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.3
    Value for money8.0
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    9+ Exceptional (74)
    8-9 Excellent (57)
    7-8 Very Good (73)
    6-7 Good (32)
    <6 Below Expectation (31)
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    Mar - May (75)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Joseph from United States
    Couple
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in June, 2019

    Great stay”

    The hotel experience was above expected. The staff was fantastic, helpful and attentive. At check-in and during the stay Sina made every effort to make sure we were taken care of. Markus, Aaron and Zane also were great. The had an exceptional workout facility. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    Dear Joseph, Thank you for such terrific feedback and for recognising the individuals that had a positive impact on your stay. Thank you to for your personal recommendation and we hope for an opportunity to welcome you back when you next visit Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded June 20, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Winsie from Macau
    Couple
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in March, 2019

    Exceptional”

    We booked the day before, kinda last minute, without asking for 2 beds and a mountain view and we were given those! There were staff who booked tours and hotel pick-ups for us. The hotel also had good dinners.

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

    Dear Winsie, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We hope you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded May 24, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    8.0
    Excellent
    Luke from Australia
    Group
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in June, 2019

    Value for money”

    Loved the beds, very comfortable. The bathroom was nice. The balcony was a bit worn and so were some of the facilities. Service was really good from reception. It's location was perfect for bus services to Palm Cove and Trinity Beach, and just a walk along the esplanade into town and to the pier for GBR trips. Would come back if the price was right :)

    Reviewed June 25, 2019

    Dear Luke, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It was pleasing to learn that overall you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded June 28, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mallika from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Room - Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in May, 2019

    Convenient and comfortable hotel”

    Very good hotel but rather over-priced. We were dismayed to see the price nearly halved after we had made our confirmed bookings with no changes for what we first thought was a good price. Then we needed to include an extra bed for our son who decided to join us on this trip and we had to pay a further $50 a night for that. There was no waiver offered to us!

    Reviewed June 09, 2019

    Dear Mallika, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We do sometimes offer special packages and rates depending on the time of the year. I would encourage you to book directly with the hotel in the future so that we can ensure you are fully aware of the pricing on offer. We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded June 13, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    8.4
    Excellent
    Phil from Australia
    Couple
    Sea View Queen
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2018

    Great view, good hotel”

    Staff were great to deal with, the hotel clean and well presented. The view was amazing and really couldn't find anything to complain about. We were only here for one night, but would happily stay there again next time we're in Cairns. (That said, we usually stay further out and drive in - would probably only stay in the heart of town if we were only around for a day or 2)

    Reviewed May 02, 2019

    Dear Phil, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. The team here will certainly appreciate your comments. We hope for an opportunity to welcome you back when you are next in Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded May 24, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    8.4
    Excellent
    Rowena from Australia
    Business traveler
    Sea View Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in January, 2019

    Great value for money”

    Excellent views of Cairns. Good variety for breakfast. Nice big pool to swim in. Excellent fitness facilities. Overall a really comfortable stay. Not too far from bars, shops and yhe boardwalk. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed January 26, 2019

    Dear Rowena, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for your personal recommendation. Your comments are truly appreciated by the team here. Kind regards Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

    Responded January 31, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rowena from Australia
    Business traveler
    Sea View Queen
    Stayed 5 nights in December, 2018

    The property had everything I needed for a comforable stay”

    Loved that there is wifi in the room, bath, iron, shower pressure was great, breakfast included, large swimming pool, excellent uninterrupted water views. It would be great if the safe can be used without having to organise the key from reception. Breakfast has a lot of options with a chef with make you hot dishes. Great staff and there are always a few people around to help. The peak times are effectively managed and parking on site was a bonus at $10 a day. Fantastic location and a short walk to the lagoon and several restaurant options.

    Reviewed December 10, 2018

    Dear Rowena, Thank you for your feedback. It was pleasing to read that you had everything you needed to ensure a comfortable stay. Thank you to for recognising the efforts of the team here. We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns and hope for an opportunity to welcome you back when you next visit. Kind regards Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

    Responded December 11, 2018
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kok from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Room - Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in November, 2018

    Convenient”

    Short walk to the beach, with a boardwalk that leads all the way to the esplanade and ferry terminal where trips to the Great Barrier Reef departs. Room comes with a ceiling fan, which came in useful as the outside temperature was high 35++degC, and the central aircon didn't seems to be cooling the room. But the aircon for the hallway and lobby was fine.

    Reviewed December 09, 2018

    Dear Kok, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We hope that you enjoyed your time spent discovering Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

    Responded December 11, 2018
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Phillip from Australia
    Group
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in February, 2019

    Good Value, Friendly Staff”

    Good hotel, just outside the city center of Cairns. This is a bit older hotel but it is clean, staff are very helpful and polite, breakfast had a good variety of foods. I can highly recommend for a short stay.

    Reviewed March 01, 2019

    Dear Phillip, Thank you for your feedback and personal recommendation. We hope for an opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

    Responded March 01, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jenny from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in May, 2019

    Exceptional”

    Amazing value for money. Excellent location. A very clean hotel with exceptional views. We stayed in a double room with two beds. Very comfortable. Breakfasts were great. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed June 05, 2019

    Dear Jenny, Thank you for your feedback and personal; recommendation. Your comments are very much appreciated. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded June 13, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    8.0
    Excellent
    Naoki from Japan
    Couple
    Standard Room - Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in April, 2019

    Location”

    This hotel location is very accessible to go anywhere in Cairns town area.

    Reviewed May 04, 2019

    Dear Naoki, We trust that you enjoyed your time spent discovering Cairns and thank you once again for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded May 24, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ellya from Indonesia
    Group
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in December, 2017

    great service! ”

    The staffs are really kind and welcoming. The location is very strategic, 10 minutes walk from all the main attractions and foods. The service is superb, the pool is a winner!! Also they have the tour desk on the foyer, so it’s very convenient to book tours and activities.

    Reviewed December 13, 2017

    Dear Ellya, Thank you so much for your feedback, particularly in relation to the staff. I know they will be thrilled to read that they had a positive impact on your stay. We trust you enjoyed your visit to Cairns and thank you again for your patronage. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

    Responded December 18, 2017
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    8.0
    Excellent
    Terry from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Mountain View Double
    Stayed 3 nights in January, 2014

    Great view”

    View,pool,internet

    On arriving early and our room not being ready the hotel offered an upgrade to an ocean view and although slightly more expensive was well worth it,the room was large with two double beds and overlooked the harbor and down town Cairns,just perfect for my son and I,my only criticism was that it was quite a walk into the restaurant and shopping areas, being at the far end of the town but as long as it's not raining it's not that much of a problem,overall my stay was very nice and inexpensive

    Reviewed February 03, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mabel from Australia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2013

    pleasant stay at the Rydges Esplanade”

    good value, close to restaurants, free car park

    This was my second stay at the Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns. Check in was quick after I parked the car. The room and bathroom were clean. It is not located at the city centre, but there are many restaurants to choose from that are within walking distance from the hotel. I think the hotel provides a shuttle bus to Cairns Central. I was only there for a night, nice place at reasonable price.

    Reviewed December 11, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Mabel from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Room - Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in February, 2012

    Nice hotel, good location”

    spacious car park

    The room at Rydges Esplanade is spacious and clean. Good lighting. Friendly and helpful staff. It is near the esplanade. Have to walk about 15 minutes to the shops and restaurants. Like the free shuttle bus that takes guests to the city centre. Computers/printer are available in the business centre at a reasonable price.

    Reviewed February 23, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Tuan from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Standard Room - Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in November, 2011

    Great location and nice room”

    best features of the hotel

    I expected a bit more for a four star hotel - but for the price i paid it was OK. The location is very convenient, right on the esplanade and a 10 minute shuttle to the airport for 10 bucks. The tour desk was very helpful and I recommend going to see the crocodile farm in the local area, Sunset dinner.

    Reviewed November 11, 2011
    8.0
    Excellent
    brian from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in July, 2019

    Great Hotel”

    Very satisfied. Very clean throughout - friendly staff and great location

    Reviewed July 03, 2019

    Dear Brian, Thank you for such terrific feedback. We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded July 04, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lynette from Australia
    Family with teens
    Sea View Twin Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in June, 2019

    Very good”

    good

    Reviewed July 01, 2019

    Dear Lynette, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded July 08, 2019
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    7.2
    Very good
    Asanka from Papua New Guinea
    Couple
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in June, 2018

    Value for money”

    Value for money. Good location even though the hotel at the end of the esplanade, you still can have nice walk along the beach. Not a new hotel, but still keeping in good condition, shower room had some stains in the corners - need good housekeeping. Overall Satisfactory, would considering for next stay

    Reviewed October 08, 2018

    Dear Asanka, Thank you for feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We hope for an opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

    Responded October 31, 2018
    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jose from Australia
    Business traveler
    Standard Room - Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in May, 2019

    Good central hotel”

    I enjoyed my stay. The room was spacious and clean. The staff were very friendly.

    Reviewed May 24, 2019

    Dear Jose, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope for an opportunity to welcome you back when you next visit Cairns. Kind regards Andrew Wallis General Manager.

    Responded May 29, 2019
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