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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Could not fault anything with the motel. From the cleaning crews to the front desk and Tour booking staff everyone was always there for the customers and nothing was any trouble for the staff. Eight days holiday in Cairns Room was always clean and tidy and the buffet breakfast was delightful we had this included in the cost of our...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Rhonda B. Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds! We love seeing 5 stars, thank you for such a positive review! It seems you enjoyed every aspect of your stay which makes us very happy, we will pass on these comments to the staff, We do hope to see you again soon, Regards, Samara & The Rydges...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Really enjoy Drift for the outdoor ambiance at the top of the Cairns Esplanade. The courtyard there is one of the most peaceful places in Cairns, Despite what some wobbly people have recently said on here, it is a friendly place and a casual, relaxing spot for dinner and a drink or two.

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello GramboSan, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed our in house restaurant 'Drift on the Esplanade' and of course had a peaceful and relaxing stay due to our perfect location. We hope to see you again soon, and thank you for your kind words. Regards, Samara & The Rydges...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Only stayed for 2 nights before traveling north to Port Douglas. Ric at front desk very helpful and obliging. Had room service first night and waited 1hour 15mins for it too arrive. Bought pizza 2nd night. Room was serviced over night ,breakfast menu was not replaced from previous day, had to collect one from a grumpy girl at reception. Checkout...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello youngdavo47, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stop over from Cairns to Port Douglas, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay - including Ric on reception and his friendly service, our great location and speedy check out, We are sorry to hear room service was delayed...

Branxton, Hunter Valley
Reviewed 22 May 2015

It was right at the end of a very 'fully packed' holiday that we stayed and it was very relaxing. We had a twin room as our daughter stayed with us as well. The room was very spacious and airy. We had a balcony looking over the Esplanade. The amenities are from Sanctum which are lovely. I loved the Mini...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Kazzamw, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to beautiful Cairns! We are so thrilled to hear you checked in as a member and as a result received Free WI-Fi and a welcome drink upon arrival, we are also happy to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your stay,...

Perth
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We stayed here beginning of May, found the rooms tired but comfortable. For what you pay its not too bad. The breakfast is pretty basic, the service not that great, nice location though on the Esplanade everything within easy reach. Would probably not go back as there looks to be lots of good places elsewhere on the Esplanade.

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello vegita, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are very sorry to hear your stay was not entirely up to standard, and do wish you had brought these issues to our attention during your stay. We appreciate all feedback - good and bad as it helps us provide better service every time. We are thrilled to...

Sydney, New South Wales
Reviewed 18 May 2015

The Tradewinds is not up to Rydges usual standards. Building is very dated, damp and a bit smelly. Room had 2 beds when we requested 1. Room not very appealing. The shower was good! Lifts worked well but communal corridors damp and ugly. Not stay here again

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Jono W, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are extremely sorry to hear that your stay was not up to standard, and have noted these issues to discuss with our team, we expect the bedding configuration was unavailable at the time of your stay - this is unfortunate however we cannot guarantee special requests with...

Richmond, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We will definitely come back to this hotel in Cairns. The location is perfect. Quiet surroundings and yet within walking distance from everything. The rooms are spacious with a large balcony. The best are those facing Esplanade. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our 5-days stay very much.

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello John C, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to beautiful Cairns! We agree our location is perfect for both relaxation and convenience, and are so glad to hear you found our rooms spacious and comfortable. It's a Rydges standard to provide friendly and efficient service - and...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We spent a week at this hotel and enjoyed our stay immensely. The location is excellent, the pool is in a beautiful tropical setting and the staff are very helpful and friendly. We had an awesome view of the bay from our balcony. The room was nice and clean and the housekeeping was very good. We also enjoyed the location...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hi there Amy N. Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to beautiful Cairns! It sounds as though you loved every aspect of your stay - which is excellent! The pool, restaurant, staff and friendly service is just the beginning of a wonderful stay, we look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed last nite here.7th floor. Staff was just great.so friendly. Pool gets no sun arvo, sadly.or at least not much.building site throws shadow. Parking around hotel is free.view from our room was breath taking.u can choice pool view or bay view. Brekky was just perfect. Unfortunately even if u booked brekky only instant cof. For the "real" coffee u have...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Bernie B, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns! Value - now that's a great title, and it's what we aim for here at Rydges Tradewinds, We are so thrilled to hear you loved the staff, the breakfast, the value and the beautiful views. We...

Kalbarri, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2015

we had a great stay at this hotel. the staff were very friendly, the rooms were nice and clean and were kept that way by the housekeeping staff, we had a maintenance problem that was fixed immediately, so congratulations guys we will definitely be back.

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Hello denise d, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to Cairns, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay - and how the staff kept your room clean and of course operating as normal, i will be sure to pass these comments on to Maintenance and the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Cairns hotel suites are convenient to Cairns lagoon precinct, where guests can take a dip in the clear, blue water or enjoy sunning on sandy shores. Nearby departure points for The Great Barrier Reef make it easy for guests staying in our Cairns hotel accommodation to explore its incredible natural beauty. The Cairns city centre is also within walking distance and offers premier area shopping and dining hotspots. We offer 246 Cairns hotel rooms exceptionally equipped with desirable features. Most rooms open onto a private balcony overlooking scenic views of the ocean, tropical gardens and swimming pool. All rooms are en-suite and boast complimentary WI-FI, a mini-bar, iron and ironing board and secure safe. Rydges Tradewinds is also pleased to offer recently released movies and games for hire on tablet computers. The cost is just $15 per 24 hours for a tablet which plugs directly into your room TV. Our Cairns hotel executive suites and ocean front rooms include luxurious signature Rydges Dream Beds where guests can rest from the adventures of the day. A variety of Cairns hotel rooms are available to perfectly suit those seeking business, leisure or family accommodation. Dining is available at the onsite restaurant, Drift on the Esplanade, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the Coral Sea. Spa by the Sea offers guests seeking relaxation luxurious onsite spa treatments. Those staying at the hotel for a Cairns event will appreciate its conference and events facilities, capable of hosting up to 500 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

Address: 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $134 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Tradewinds Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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#8 Spa Hotel in Cairns
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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