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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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Whitsundays
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We booked a family room for one night which had the kids area with bunk beds and xbox. With 3 young kids and after an overnight flight it was great to have something to keep them amused. I was impressed by the email received the day prior to travel confirming our details and arrival time. I did request an early...

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Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Fantastic location for us and could park the car and walk comfortably to shops, eateries, night markets, etc.. We were visiting family in the Base Hospital so the location was PERFECT!. The restaurant and bar downstairs was perfect for those nights we just wanted to stay close by. Great view overlooking the esplanade. Service was excellent, answered all our questions...

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Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Katrina B, Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful review about your recent stay with us. I am very glad to hear that we were able to accommodate and catered to all your needs perfectly. Pleased to know you enjoyed the facilities and liked the service. Look forward to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Chinmay &...

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Overall quiet a good hotel given the prices in Cairns. Well located Very clean Great reception team Good restaurant down stairs WiFi is slow Spacious rooms, well lit, good view of the city and beach Air conditioning and heating all good

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Michael M, Thank you very much for the candid feedback you provided for our hotel. We are pleased to know that you were satisfied with your stay especially with our location and the service provided by our staff just to name a few. However, we would like to apologize if you found our WiFi to be slow. Rest assured...

South Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Excellent Service, Especially with Go at the front desk. We find Go to be very helpful and friendly. He even helped me with my iPad when I was new to it and wanted to use it in our room. Such a lovely man!

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Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Robyn, Thank you very much for a nice review. We always love to look after our regular guests. I am pleased to hear that, like always, you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will pass you lovely comments to Go. Look forward to welcome you again soon. Regards, Chinmay & Rydges Esplanade team

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Dated, otherwise easy access to esplanade walkway and into CBD for shopping and restaurants. Near cairns hospital if needed. They have a bus that takes you to CBD. Great park across the road. Free drink if you become a member.kitchen came handy.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Mary O, Thank you for providing us with a very considerate review. I am pleased that you appreciated the location of our hotel and the kitchen inside your room. Our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product. Your valuable comments are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor...

Te Awamutu
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Large room, good sized comfortable bed. Very clean and tidy, free Wifi. Staff extremely helpful. Was later than planned with my arrival, did phone but this did not cause any problems. Walking distance to Convention Centre, restaurants and other facilities, although I understand buses are provided. Took taxi to and from airport, maximum cost $25. Only stayed one night but...

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Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Lynn G, Thank for taking time to write a review about your recent stay with Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and staff looked after you well. We look forward to welcome you once again soon. Regards, Chinmay & Rydges Esplanade Cairns

Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Visiting friends in Cairns. Accommodation options were somewhat influenced by price so can't really fuss too much re standards/minor things. The room itself was fine. It was clean. Bathroom was fine too. Really great shower water pressure and hot water. The staff were friendly. We had on-site parking which made it nice and easy as it's a nice central location...

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Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Ruvinka J, Thanks for taking time to post a review about your recent stay with Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am a bit disappointed to hear that we did not exceed your expectations; however it's good to learn that the overall stay was satisfactory and staff looked after you well. I would like to mention that we are currently undergoing...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This hotel is very dated and in desperate need of updating and general refurbishment. I stayed for 4 days this week for a short break and was hoping to spend the time sleeping in, relaxing by the pool enjoying the hotel food and beverages. Unfortunately I was wakened each day just before 8 to the sound of drilling (repairs were...

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Vegas
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Arrived in Cairns from an overnight flight from Perth ( direct flight) early morning coffee and a brisk walk along the harbour & Esplanade ( early May). A breathtaking sunrise albeit a little chilly, fantastic colours and greenery, still had a little wait to get some breakfast as nothing was open yet. Savoury crepe' at " Coffee Club " was...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Just got back yesterday from a 4 night stay - had a room on the 8th floor looking towards the mountains. Great view and there was a balcony as well. The air conditioning worked well and I couldn't fault the room. Very quiet and I didn't hear a sound from any nearby rooms. Would definitely stay again.

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Chinmay P, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear BrissieBoy, Thanks a lot for a nice review of your recent stay at Rydges Esplanade Cairns. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and loved the room and views. I would also like to advise you that we are undergoing refurbishment and would love to have you stay with us again in one of the new...

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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
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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: £74 - £134 (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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