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Rydges Plaza Cairns
Ranked #59 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Great week in Cairns. The staff at Rydges Plaza were friendly and helpful. Our room on the 10th floor was spacious and clean with a great view, the king bed very comfortable, the buffet breakfast was delicious. Superb location. Walking distance to many restaurants, the harbour, markets and shops. You don't need to hire a car unless you are going to travel a little further, maybe up to Port Douglas and beyond. Most attractions, including the Scenic Rail, Kundara village and skylift have Hotel pick up. Many attractions such as Great Barrier Reef, Fishing trips depart from the harbour which is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Definately be visiting again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fareid T, General Manager at Rydges Plaza Cairns, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Dear Karen T,

Thank you for your glowing review, and I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Rydges Plaza Cairns is certainly set in a prime location in the heart of the CBD.

I am happy to inform you that we have renovated our restaurant area and launched a new breakfast concept - Rise at Rydges. Please do try it out on your next stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel again soon.

Thanks,


Fareid Taheri
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

The Good stuff, kind friendly, helpful staff, they had my late check in all ready and waiting. Sweet guy at night, sweet woman in the morning. My Bed was comfortable with good linens and pillows. Good Location, never saw pool or restaurant, as I was only there one night.

The ok stuff.. Average size room, the entire place did smell of mold. In the tropics this is tricky as it needs ventilation to get rid of it. Bathrooms are dated, with cheap plastic faucets, that drip into the night, mold in the grout of all the tiles. Super expensive mini bar and snacks.. Internet 75 cents a minute with a cap of the bargain price of $29 LOL haha. The place is just not that clean, the hallways are really dirty. JUst small stuff like where they keep hotel info, the cover was all dark with dirt and coffee stains... I could hear housekeeping above me vacuming and banging kinda early.

It was a perfectly ok place to stay for one night, but not much longer. I felt safe, my bed was good, and they were friendly. It was quiet.. Just an average hotel..

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Fareid T, General Manager at Rydges Plaza Cairns, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Dear MadroneJack,

Thank you for your review.

Glad to hear that the service you received from our staff was of the high Rydges standard.

Since your stay, we have been working quite hard on the overall cleanliness and feel of the common areas that I can assure you is of a higher level.

For your next stay with Rydges, if you sign up to our free loyalty program, Priority Guest Rewards (PGR), you will be entitled to up to 50% off your in-room internet at any Rydges. You will also receive 20% off all full price food and beverage consumed in the restaurant and bar.

Regards,


Fareid Taheri
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Hotel clearly older building but has been refurbed nicely. Rooms always cleaned excellently. Bathrooms in need of renovation but completely functional and clean in current form. Staff very friendly and courteous.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Fareid T, General Manager at Rydges Plaza Cairns, responded to this review, 4 June 2012
Dear coldaussie,

Thank you for your review.

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Rydges Plaza Cairns.

I take on your point about the bathrooms, and some have recently been refurbished. Upon your next booking, feel free to request one of these rooms.

Thanks,


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Reviewed 21 March 2012

One of the most comfortable hotel beds I've every slept in. The staff were so friendly and genuinely wanted to make sure we were looked after. Buffet breakfast was delicious. Rooms are on the small side but comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2012
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1 Thank Mazza121
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Fareid T, General Manager at Rydges Plaza Cairns, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Dear Mazza121

I was delighted to receive your feedback about your stay with us recently. Your comments have been passed on to the team that I can assure you are very appreciative.

Thanks and come back soon,

Fareid Taheri
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed here on a Saturday night. I really enjoyed the LILO bar. It has a great feel to it and has a beautiful outdoor undercover area. The dj was ok when he finally arrived- he was late for work I guess. It took him too long to play my requests not the best DJ getting around that's for sure.
The location of the hotel is perfect for the night life plus for people who want to explore the city in general.
EVERYTHING is within walking distance it's great.
The hotel has had recent renovations and looks very nice. The front foyer is inviting however the night guy Paul very unpleasant, although I did stumble in a little bit tipsy to collect my key for my room at 2am.
I stayed in a deluxe room on level 9 and it was very nice. Aircon was perfect. Room was very clean and bed very comfortable.
Foxtel was a bonus however tv screen cuts out part of the picture- still watchable though.
Buffet blast in the LILO restaurant was very nice. However bread seamed a little dried out and the scrabbled eggs very runny.
But other than that there's a decent variety to chose from.

  • Stayed February 2012
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1 Thank MermaidFace
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Fareid T, General Manager at Rydges Plaza Cairns, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Dear MermaidFace,

Thanks for your constructive feedback. Your comments about guest service, the television and breakfast have been passed on to the appropriate managers who have addressed these opportunities.

Lilo Bar sure is the venue to enjoy a few drinks in great style and our “Dream Beds” are a highlight.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Rydges Plaza Cairns.

Regards,


Fareid Taheri
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Additional Information about Rydges Plaza Cairns

Property: Rydges Plaza Cairns
Address: Cnr Grafton and Spence Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,756 - ₹ 11,101
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Plaza Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modernly appointed rooms overlooking the Cairns CBD. 5 minutes walking distance from the Cairns Convention Centre, Reef Casino, dining precinct, Birch carroll and Coyle cinemas and Cairns Central shopping centre. ... more   less 
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