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4.0 out of 5

"Loved the location and the fabulous staff working there. Room just needs some love and updating. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 04 May 2022

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Hotel Description

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns puts you in the center of Cairns, 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Cairns Esplanade and 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Esplanade Lagoon. Highlights at this hotel include 3 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, and a poolside bar.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 242 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. In-room massages, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, Coral Hedge Brasserie, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own lounge bar. Enjoy the gym and pool loungers. 2562 square feet (238 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

You'll be 1.5 km (1 mi) from Reef Hotel Casino and 1.7 km (1 mi) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre with a stay at this 4-star Cairns North hotel.

Garden View Room 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$245* Per night/room 29 May - 30 May

Ocean View Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mountain View Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mountain View Room 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns ratings based on 336 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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3 out of 5
Loved the location and the fabulous staff working there. Room just needs some love and updating.

Posted by on 4 May 2022

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4 out of 5
Staff were wonderful

Posted by on 2 May 2022

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4 out of 5
Awesome property, right on the esplanade in Cairns. A little bit of a walk into town but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be quiet at night. The staff here are super-helpful (like surprisingly happy to work here and help their guests in many ways, we were stoked). From ice buckets, getting rid of our prawn shells, helping with parking, being generally friendly and welcoming - seems this is an attitude lost at many other hotels. Stoked to find it here. Some rooms looking a little dated, but nothing specific to complain about. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 2 May 2022

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3 out of 5
Needs some updating. Mold in showers not a great look. Door lock annoying each time we had to get our key reprogrammed to get back into our room

Posted by on 1 May 2022

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5 out of 5
Location was handy and only a short walk from the cafes and restaurants. Pool was amazing and view from rooms was great. Room needs a paint and adding a table and 2 chairs on the balcony would be a welcome addition, but I enjoyed my stay. Loved the vending machines with wine included and the little shop. Will stay again.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
The service was excellent and staff are friendly. The room was neat and clean and the daily cleaning service was good. The bathroom was a little dated and can do with an upgrade. The hotel is in walking distance of everything. and can do with an upgrade.

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2022

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1 out of 5
As we were about to go to sleep we discovered that our ceiling had a major water leak. The staff did provide us another room, but did not offer to help us (two adults and two children) move to the new room nor was a discount on our accommodation offered. We think this was very poor service.

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2022

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3 out of 5
The building is very old.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Stayed for 10 days, apart from one of the lifts being out of action for a few days was an excellent choice!

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
The property is very relaxed and you feel comfortable being there,we thoroughly enjoyed our stay .

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2022

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About the Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Location 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD 4870

Property Features

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers its guests 3 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 2562 square feet (238 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cairns hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 242 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 2562 sq ft of conference space
  • 238 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Water dispenser
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Train station: Cairns Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers 242 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. In-room massages and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Coral Hedge Brasserie - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Eurocard, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 20 for adults and AUD 10.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 15 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.08 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cairns Rydges
  • Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Esplanade Rydges Cairns
  • Rydges Cairns
  • Rydges Cairns Esplanade Resort
  • Rydges Esplanade
  • Rydges Esplanade Cairns
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Rydges Resort Cairns
  • Rydges Esplanade Cairns Cairns
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Hotel
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Cairns North
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Hotel Cairns North

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.