We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,030 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 941: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (2 kids, 2 parents and grandma) had a lovely family holiday in a 2 bedroom apartment. Apartment perfectly suitable for our needs - an extra sharp knife or two would have been handy, as we did cook a few meals. Location is perfect if you have kids as there is a lot to do pretty much across the road...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mandy B
Moose Jaw, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hate to say it but I really am disappointed. This hotel is situated right across from the ocean. However, the hotel is in dire need of a facelift. Lacks charm, cleanliness, and is stuck in the 1980's. There is some mold in this hotel but probably cannot be helped with the climate. Sheets only on the bed with a well...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BlairCherylM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here one night, hotel staff was friendly and let us check in early and took care of all our luggage. About a 15min walk to the city center. The rooms are well kept. The concierge was helpful in booking our transport.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Annamaria O
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Annamaria O, Thank you for your recent comments - it was pleasing to read that you found the team to be both friendly and helpful. We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns and hope to get an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed in many 4* Rydges over the years and they all seem to have the same good points and bad points. Rydges Esplanade Cairns is no exception. Good: Bar, and restaurant including breakfast was good and of a 4* expectation. Outlook and location were quite good. Staff were very friendly. Free onsite parking was a massive bonus for us....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank oj_sb
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear oj_sb, Thank you for your recent review. We certainly appreciate the time taken to highlight not only the positive aspects of your stay but also the areas where you felt we can improve. It is only through such feedback that we can find ways in which we can enhance the overall guest experience. We trust that you enjoyed your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suitable for an overnight stay for a basic price. A few things that we were not impressed with but not worth a bad review for. Main concern was the aircon- ancient system, even on low it was freezing. We had to sleep with blankets & balcony door half opened in January!! It this age of energy efficiency importance I would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Miranda B
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Miranda B, Thank you for your recent review. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that we have engaged the services of an energy consulting firm to advise on areas of the building that we need to focus on - once these findings are known we will action as part of the overall refurbishment plan...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights after 5 days in Port Douglas and before heading home to Sydney. The hotel delivered in terms of a clean and spacious room, good service (generally) and a decent breakfast. I really liked having the option of being given credit for food and beverage if we didn't want our rooms cleaned....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tirelesstraveller204
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear tirelesstraveller204, Thank you for your recent review. It was pleasing to read that we were able to meet your expectations and that you enjoyed the benefits of our "green program". We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Far North Queensland and that you will get an opportunity to visit us again in the near future. Kind Regards,...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photo of the room was not like the room. Small for the price. No patio furniture which seemed strange but were told that was because of the winds that blow it off. When requested they brought 3 chairs. The grouting between the tiles on the walls and floor was very dirty and had not been cleaned as the mould...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank barbarad2882
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear barbarad2882, Thank you for your feedback and my apologies for the areas where we fell short of your expectations. It is however through such feedback that we can improve on the overall guest experience and I will certainly ensure that your comments are shared with the team. We do hope that you would consider staying with us again and...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. Our room was located on 8th floor with a sea view which was wonderful. Loved waking up to this view every morning. All staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Breakfast was great with plenty of choice plus a pancake making machine which was very popular with young and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Linda L
andrew W, Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Linda L, Thank you for recent review and recommendation. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found the team to be both friendly and helpful. Over the next few months we will be commencing various upgrades in and around the resort of which the gym and tennis courts will certainly be...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The problem with the Rydges Hotel chain is the inconsistency. From really good quality to less than average across their portfolio. The Esplanade Hotel, just down the road from their Tradewinds establishment is tired with too many frustrations to be acceptable. The complimentary free drinks card turned out to be complimentary for ONE free drink per booking not per person...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steve D
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Steve D, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback from your recent visit. My apologies that we fell short of your expectations and that I did not get an opportunity to discuss your concerns with you prior to your departure. Should you wish to discuss further please feel free to contact myself directly. We do...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rydges Resort in Cairns is in a beautiful location. On one side of the resort, the balcony gives you a beautiful view of the ocean, and on the other side are gorgeous views of the mountains. This resort is in walking distance of the Cairns Esplanade, which is filled with a wide range of restaurants. At the Esplanade there...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mikkiconnell
andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this review

Dear mikkiconnell, Thank you for wonderful feedback following your recent stay. The team here will be pleased to read that they made a difference and we hope to get an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

359 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (309)
Viewed
View from Room (54)
Viewed
Room/Suite (56)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (41)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
0:16
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (110)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (50)
Viewed
Other (50)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cairns hotels
1.4 km away
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
0.7 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
0.8 km away
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
#10 of 68 in Cairns
982 reviews
1.6 km away
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
0.6 km away
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront 12-story hotel towers, 3 blocks from city center. ... more   less 

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: ₹ 6,144 - ₹ 10,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Hotel Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Hotel Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Cairns
Rydges Cairns
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns staff and other travellers.
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pay a little extra for a nice sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles tirelesstraveller204, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors for best views.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarad2882, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with ocean views”
  • Enjoying a nice cup of tea with a beautiful view
 of 5 bubbles mikkiconnell, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from the pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles themets2016, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“As high as possible”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay