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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Location - the location is beautiful with most of the rooms overlooking the sea Rooms - rooms were old and the bed was bad. The room size was good and also had a balcony. Hotel - the check in check out was very smooth and the place for breakfast had a beautiful view, worth getting up in the morning

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello NidhiSharda, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are thrilled to hear you loved the size of our rooms and also enjoyed the balconies which overlook the Coral Sea. We are however disappointed that you did not love our beds, Drift on the Esplanade is the perfect place to start your morning - we are happy...

Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 4 days with my teen daughter in June. Nothing wrong with the hotel, just a little worn out and in need of some TLC. Rooms are good sized and the gym down the road at the other Rydges is super. Breakfast was a great deal and the staff was helpful.

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hi there LunchboxPete, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear the hotel lived up to expectations when accommodating you and your daughter this June, We are also glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast deals and the gym located at Rydges Esplanade Resort. We hope to welcome you back...

Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2015

A good value modern hotel with excellent facilities. There is quite a long but pleasant walk to town along the Esplanade. The breakfast is expensive, like most hotels, but one can get a very good value meal at the RSL club on the Esplanade a short distance along the road.

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello DavidNAustralia, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your stay,and enjoyed the picturesque 5 minute walk from Rydges Tradewinds to the Cairns Esplanade. we appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again soon, Kind Regards, Samara & The Rydges Team

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The room was okay but not quite "Rydges" standard. The housekeeping and cleaning was not very good. In actual fact I had to ask for towels on both nights. There was no signage to hang on the door to say make up my room or do not disturb. Being a black member I expected more or maybe I am just...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Got a good rate for a huge room on the top floor with terrific ocean views. Staff on the phone when I booked were terrific. Front desk average only. Room and bathroom were a little tired but would happily stay here again for the price we got. Not sure what they could do about it without a shotgun, but ibis...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello deliverance73, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are thrilled to hear your reservation agent assisted you in booking efficiently and you got a great rate. Rydges is about comfort, luxury and affordability. We pride ourselves on our service, and are disappointed to hear our front desk staff were less than satisfactory, We are also glad...

Townsville
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I only stayed for the night, the room was above average, the A/C was very cold but better than too hot. There was no thermostat in the room just a fan control which is odd? The bar/breakfast restaurant was very good and so was the breakfast. I will stay again as long as the rate is suitable. The 3 elevators...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello DavidM_9, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are thrilled to hear you would recommend us - this type of feedback is excellent to hear. We are also glad to hear you enjoyed the restaurant and the various options available. We hope you return, and hope we can make your stay even more enjoyable. Kind Regards,...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Booked in for 3 nights at this hotel. Room was nice but the air con was so loud could not have slept there. And the desk had ants all over it. Did advise reception staff. They advised to come and let them know later. Tried to speak with them later at reception but they were busy. The lady at reception...

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Reviewed 4 June 2015

I am a Club member and have stayed at this ridges 3 time in the last 5 months. I booked a room for 2 adults 2children. On arrival only two towels, so i went to reception to grab more. There was four towels in room wen we left for the morning but on return only two towels again in apartment....

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2015

A pleasant hotel but not, I feel deserving a 4-star rating. Receptionists were very pleasant,helpful and welcoming. The room was definitely 'tired' with grouting missing from the bathroom tiles and odd spots on mould along the side of the bath.. The Wi Fi connection was dreadful when I complained, I was told it worked if I stood out on the...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Longfellow1928, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds, We are sincerely sorry that your stay was not up to standard, however pleased that staff throughout the restaurant and hotel offered friendly and efficient service. We are sorry to hear the Wi-Fi connection was not as expected, and that you felt the rooms were tired. We appreciate any...

Ipswich, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Arrived late in the afternoon. Difficult to find driveway to building as entry is in Abbott Street. Address is always supplied as Esplanade. Drove around the block a few times before finding entrance. Room smelled funky. Room clean . Room, in particular the bathroom was dated and a bit worn. Front door would take three goes before it would open....

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Kathryn B, Thank you for your review of Rydges Tradewinds, and choosing to stay with us. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, however it is a shame they were not brought to the reception staff's attention for immediate action. We pride ourselves on having warm and welcoming staff who are willing to help any guest, no...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Cairns hotel suites are convenient to Cairns lagoon precinct, where guests can take a dip in the clear, blue water or enjoy sunning on sandy shores. Nearby departure points for The Great Barrier Reef make it easy for guests staying in our Cairns hotel accommodation to explore its incredible natural beauty. The Cairns city centre is also within walking distance and offers premier area shopping and dining hotspots. We offer 246 Cairns hotel rooms exceptionally equipped with desirable features. Most rooms open onto a private balcony overlooking scenic views of the ocean, tropical gardens and swimming pool. All rooms are en-suite and boast complimentary WI-FI, a mini-bar, iron and ironing board and secure safe. Rydges Tradewinds is also pleased to offer recently released movies and games for hire on tablet computers. The cost is just $15 per 24 hours for a tablet which plugs directly into your room TV. Our Cairns hotel executive suites and ocean front rooms include luxurious signature Rydges Dream Beds where guests can rest from the adventures of the day. A variety of Cairns hotel rooms are available to perfectly suit those seeking business, leisure or family accommodation. Dining is available at the onsite restaurant, Drift on the Esplanade, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the Coral Sea. Spa by the Sea offers guests seeking relaxation luxurious onsite spa treatments. Those staying at the hotel for a Cairns event will appreciate its conference and events facilities, capable of hosting up to 500 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

Address: 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM387 - RM605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Tradewinds Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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