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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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AUSTRALIA
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Check in was quick & easy. Room was clean & comfortable with a great view. No bottle shop or grocery shop close by. Restaurant down stairs but chose to eat along the Esplanade. Pool area looked great but we only stayed on flight stopover Great for one night stay.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing views of the Coral Sea from the hotel. Situated on a quiet street and abutted by Cathedrals, Schools and the sea, it's a serene setting for a quiet holiday. Service was forbidding, misplaced a room key and the guy at the counter threatened a 200$ fine the next time around!!! Parsimonious with changing linen, towels etc ostensibly to cut...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed 2 nights in an ocean view room and were given the top floor. The view was truly wonderful. The room was tidy fresh and clean. The bed linen, pillows and bed superb. We really enjoyed the buffet breakfast and liked the larger more varied selection than you get in most hotels. The evening buffet was recommended to us...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the hotel was close to the water in the middle of cairns. we walked on the esplanade and visited the restaurants which were great. the night markets were good to visit. the staff were very helpful and the room was clean and large. we didnt get a chance to try the amenities as we were on the road all the...

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Werribee, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very helpful , room was kept clean and very comfortable. Enjoyed the pools which were also well kept. Only a short walk into the main strip with a beautiful walk along the beach to get there. Our room had spectacular views over the sea which was wonderful to look out at.

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear deb642017, Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay - it was pleasing to read you had such a wonderful time. We trust that you enjoyed your overall visit to Cairns and that we will have an opportunity of welcoming you back at some point in the future. Kind Regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a Standard double room (2 double beds) in one room. Had a great view of the water and mountains. The room is very spacious but could do with a few more power points in places and not behind TV's when wanting to charge items. The fridge is behind a door which when opened bangs into the wall - the...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Adventurous56, Thank you for your comments following on from your stay with us and for recognising the efforts of our front desk team. My apologies that the bedding was not as you had hoped for. Over the course of this year we will complete the refurbishment of the remainder of the hotel rooms which will include new bedding. We...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent one night here as a stopover. Checkin and checkout was easy with lovely staff. Room was clean and bed was so comfortable. We had the buffet dinner in the restaurant, food and service was outstanding. We also had breakfast in the restaurant which was lovely. I am a Priority guest member which is free to join at Rydges and...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Jana22, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your dining experience and that the accommodation met your needs. The Priority Guest Membership does offer a range of discounts and good to see that you were able to enjoy these benefits during your stay. We thank...

Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't actually stay here, we stayed in a private apartment next door at Rydges Apartments, but we had a few problems and the resort manager was really helpful, so really deserves a great review! 4 of us had hired an apt through an independent booking forum, but when our friends turned up, the day before us, they had no...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Samantha W, Thank you for your recent review and for recognising the efforts of the team here who helped resolve the initial confusion with your booking. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us - the Fire & Ice buffet with the 'live" cooking station certainly makes for an enjoyable evening. We trust you...

Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location just a short walk into town along the Esplanade. The gym is old but has everything you need when it is raining outside. Reception staff would rather answer the phone than deal with staff in front of them. Room was perfect I had a mountain view and it was lovely. Best shower pressure I have ever had in...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear african_aussie, Thank you for your feedback following on from your recent stay with us. Pleasing to read that you were able to make use of some of the facilities we have on offer and that the room was perfect for your needs. We trust that you enjoyed your time in Cairns. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a one night stay on our return from a week on Green Island. It met our requirements for our stay, but the hotel is aged. The room was a good size, and the kids room with the built in TV's and gaming consoles was a great novelty, the room was clean but the bathroom was very dated...

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andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Joanna G, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read that we met your requirements and that you found the team here to be both friendly and helpful. We trust you enjoyed your time in the Far North and hope to get the opportunity of welcoming you back at...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $125 - $244 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Room with ocean view”
STEAD, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“when we joined rydges membership we were upgraded from a mountain view room to a water view”
wildrose306, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view room”
daryllhow, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“higher floors for views”
val134, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A room overlooking the Esplanade is always a good choice.”
AliceC914, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
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