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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Excellent hotel in a great location. Rooms very spacious and great mountain views. Staff very helpful as well. Restaurant in hotel very good as well. Stayed here for 2 nights & would probably stay in this hotel again.

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

Dear Pollok1, Thank you for such a wonderful review and your personal recommendation. We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns and we hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights at this hotel. Initially we were given a room that was already occupied! Finally got a room with a lovely sea view. Two double beds, very spacious. Kitchenette with tea making facilities. Safe was in a very awkward place on the floor in a cupboard, not good for older people. Breakfast was good as was the food...

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

Dear Vivien W, Thank you for your recent review and my apologies for the initial mix up in regards to your room allocation. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed the spaciousness of the room and that you found the team to be helpful. We trust that you enjoyed your holiday in Cairns. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in an ocean view room - arrived about 9pm. Seemed nice, although the mini bar was empty - not even any bottles of water - disappointed there! In the morning noticed carpet was stained, and bathroom needs some maintenance. Pillows were not very comfortable. Mattress also wasn't the best. We also noticed the room wasn't cleaned that well...

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

Dear Garth R, Thank you for your recent review and my apologies for the areas where we fell short of your expectations. I am uncertain if you took the opportunity to allow us to address your concerns before you checked out but nevertheless will certainly pass you feedback onto our housekeeping team. Whilst the bus does operate to a timetable...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We felt right at home when we stepped into Rydges Esplanade, cairns. The rooms are too rate, clean and fresh. The staff in the restaurant are fantastic and attentive whilst at the same time almost unnoticeable A big thank you to Courtney. The best Barista in Cairns for her conversation , and what looked like a flat out work environment....

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

Dear Allan H, Thank you for your recent feedback - both Courtney and the team here were pleased to know that they had made a real difference to your stay. Thanks again for patronage and we hope to get an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I stayed at Rydges in January for my last night of my holiday. I stayed with my daughter. The hotel is in an excellent location, far enough away from the busy nightlife of Cairns but close enough to walk to and it is a lovely walk along the Esplanade. The staff on arrival were warm and friendly and efficient. We...

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

Dear Jo B, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you made the most of your short time with us and we certainly hope that should you have an opportunity to return you will be able to enjoy more of what the resort and Cairns has to offer....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I found this hotel great....the mountain views were great, the room was spotless, spacious and well equipped. The amenities (pool and gym) handy and more than adequate. The staff were friendly, very helpful and always approachable. The ocean and broadwalk are just aross the road and the city centre is a short stroll of about four or five blocks. Would...

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

Dear John N, Thank for your recent review and personal recommendation. We hope to get an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General manager.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed in an ocean view room, comfortable beds, good view, decent price for what we got, short walk to the city centre, nice pool, all in all we were happy . Has a good buffet restaurant but it's a little dear for a family of 4. Free parking , has a bar and little shop,

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

Dear amiebrendon, Thank you for your recent review. We trust that the family enjoyed the getaway to Cairns and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Wyckoff, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a very good but not luxurious hotel modern hotel. It is just off the sea and no more than a 15 minute walk along the boardwalk into the center of Cairns. Service was very good, as was the breakfast.

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

Dear bill19742015, Thank you for your recent review. We hope you enjoyed your time in Cairns and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Albany, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a fine hotel in a pretty good spot if you want to go to the Great Barrier Reef and have access to the waterfront. The rooms were average, but clean and had everything we needed. The breakfast buffet was fine.

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

Dear lesroccario, Thank you for comments and it was pleasing to read that the stay met your expectations. We trust that you enjoyed our overall time in Cairns and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Cairns, Australia, South Pacific
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I highly recommend this WONDERFUL hotel to anybody .. especially with children .. as i recently stayed a weekend with three of my children and one having Down Syndrome and is in remission from Leukemia i thought it may be just too difficult .. however we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves .. and i was nicely relaxed considering all !! .....

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

Dear LUVAGOODTATT, Thank you for such a wonderful review and your personal recommendation. The team here will be pleased to read that they were able to make a difference, and that your family were able to relax and have an enjoyable break. We wish you all the best as you deal with the remission process and hope that we will...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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
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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: ₹ 5,700 - ₹ 10,688 (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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