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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Rydges is a lovely hotel with everything you can need - spacious rooms, restaurant, swimming pool. Walking distance to nightlife but there are also plenty of taxis to help you get around. Staff are lovely and helpful. Meals are great & the lady who runs the bar is lovely, nothing is too much trouble for her. We travelled as a...

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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights with this hotel. Lovey and quiet, great beds, good sized rooms & lovely staff. So close to everything we walked everywhere. I didnt eat or drink in the hotel so i cant rate that. Only down side is the rooms desperately need an update.

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Thank Meghan R
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We stayed at the Rydges Esplanade for 5 nights and loved the experience. This is a great hotel that provides a great service. Without exception the staff were all friendly and helpful - especially Sean who booked our trips and provided excellent local knowledge. He is a credit to the hotel. The room was large & clean with good air...

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Thank Brian W
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Top floors finished, mid floors in progress. We stayed on a lower floor, so the room was a little dated, but scheduled for remodel this year. Good location, within walking distance of all the beach and park activities. About 1km from the wharfs. Close to good restaurants. Free wifi and free covered parking. Nice pool.

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2Thank JLPage
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I wanted to give my colleague from USA a feel for Cairns and this is a well positioned hotel. We paid for the sea view which has a great view east over the harbour. The hotel is well equiped with a reasoable bar and resturant. Parking is undercover but you pay extra. It is about 800m walk to all the...

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Thank Rodney C
Winmalee, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I found the room to be nice enough, but it had an old and slightly run down feel to it. I felt it could be updated. The views were nice and the location fairly good, just a short walk to the CBD via the waterfront. Don't rely on the WIFI.

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Thank Rhys J
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The room is as photos depict. Clean and nice. Service was just average. Not overly friendly but not rude either. Major fixes needed with the free wifi and business centers as their computers are extremely slow especially considering you pay per 20 minute usage time. The bar, pool, and gym were nice and the fire and ice dinner menu is...

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Thank Gordon J
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Room was of ample size, had a good sea view (which was obtained after some persuasion by my wife), the restaurant was quite reasonable. However there were no drawers of shelves to layout clothes, when we complained the receptionist was surprised that people would want to have a facility of storage of clothes?? The towels were quite numerous but were...

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1Thank Richard P
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Situated away from the main shopping and eating areas the benefit is the quiet and a great view of the bay. However, would you choose to go out to eat then it's a taxi ride away. Breakfast in the hotel costs a massive $22 each and no alternatives available within walking distance. Room very tired through apparently they are renovating...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2016

i had a family visit and wanted to kep in shape and could do this through a partner membership through the Tradewinds chain so it was good to get a membership pass to go to their gym anytime - it really made my trip more wholesome

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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Additional Information about Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Address: 209 - 217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Matson Resort Cairns)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $120 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 240
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#14 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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