Very good 7.9
Based on 389 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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible

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 capacity 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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Very good

based on 389 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.8
  • Facilities 7.5
  • Location 8.6
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 7.9
  • Food and dining 7.1
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John from Australia
Business travelers
Ocean Front Double Room
Stayed one night in September 2016
Its a place
Reviewed September 25, 2016
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emma from Australia
Families with young children
Ocean Front Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Great location , bathrooms need to be updated.
Great location and view. Short walk for food and muddies playground for the kids. This is the second Rydges chain I have stayed at in Cairns (Plaza and Tradewinds) and both need bathroom updates
Reviewed September 24, 2016
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MYA from Australia
Deluxe Water View
Stayed one night in September 2016
Excellent value great location
Reviewed September 22, 2016
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Lisa from Australia
Family Suite
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Better than expected.
Stayed in family room. Great views day and night of the esplanade. Clean sheets and bathroom. Nice staff. Very handy location. The room is due for an update especially the couches. Few parking spots available on site but free street parking available or can pay for valet parking.
Reviewed September 22, 2016
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mike from New Zealand
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Good location, good price
Looking a bit dated but still kept clean and tidy. Location is good and close to everything you need.
Reviewed September 19, 2016
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Amanda from Australia
Families with older children
Family Suite
Stayed one night in September 2016
Good value
Reviewed September 15, 2016
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sharon from Australia
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
Meals needs to be cheaper
Reviewed September 13, 2016
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Frode from Australia
Deluxe Water View
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
OK location, but a little bit outdated facilities
Stayed there out of season, but was still not allowed for a late checkout. However, was allowed to use the facilities and was given towels. The hotel has a ok location at the outer end of the beach walk, but the hotel gave an impression of being outdated. Ok restaurant, but opted to eat somewhere else for dinner. Will not stay at the same hotel again.
Reviewed September 12, 2016
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Barrie from New Zealand
Ocean Front Room
Stayed 6 nights in August 2016
A Tropical Retreat
Great location and reasonable (although limited) restaurant. Hotel is feeling a little jaded (we have stayed a number of times) and will benefit from a general renovation. I understand the hotel was recently sold, so this may help to rejuvinate it in the future.
Reviewed September 12, 2016
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Janice from New Zealand
Deluxe Water View
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
2nd time at Ridges Tradewjnds
Really enjoyed our stay both times.Our only issue thus last time was the grinding pipes above us waking us up at night.We were in room 427, presume it was the floor above flushing their loo. I think this was about to be fixed.😆
Reviewed September 07, 2016
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