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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel on our last few days of our holiday. Room was spacious and clean, with a decent sized tv and amazing views out over cairns bay (11th floor). Bed was comfy and got a good sleep. Staff were friendly and attentive. Tried...More

Thank Anthony W
Response from andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort CairnsResponded yesterday

Dear Anthony W, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your time and that you found the team here to be friendly and attentive. We hope for an opportunity to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The queen size room was lovely except for the thin walls. I could hear everything the 2 guys were talking about in the room next to mine. I also found that even without the airconditioner or the fan on, that I needed to use a...More

Thank MSHELENH
Response from andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort CairnsResponded 5 days ago

Dear MSHELENH, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We trust that you enjoyed your overall time in Cairns and hope for an opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Andrew Wallis. General Manager.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night before going on a week liveaboard. Room comfy although noisy from adjoining rooms. Breakfast offered 3 juice, 7 types of tea and grotty watery kenco coffee as the machine for real coffee was 'being serviced'. Returned one week later to the same....More

Thank babydiver
Response from andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort CairnsResponded 5 days ago

Dear babydiver, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay with us. My apologies for the coffee not meeting expectation. Our coffee machine has now been serviced and we are trialling some different bean types. Our aim is to be able to offer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed here on several occasions for varying lengths of time. This is the first time that I’ve been really disappointed. The check-in lass wasn’t the slightest bit interested, I asked for a water view, got a hinterland view. The rooms are tired and...More

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Response from andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort CairnsResponded 1 week ago

Dear swannie00450, Thank you for your feedback and my apologies for where we fell short of expectation. Please be assured that our service delivery is a key focal point and whilst your comments are disappointing it does gives us an opportunity to review our own...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive staff great customer service lovely food and most importantly a very comfortable bed I was impressed! Pool and spa were great too the tennis courts are being refurbished atm good to see the place is being looked after. I'll be back here when I...More

Thank Marissa S
Response from andrew W, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort CairnsResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Marissa S, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your experience and I know that the team here will be thrilled to read your comments. We look forward to welcoming...More

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Srl86
31 October 2017|
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Response from Debinqueensland | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not a toddler friendly pool but across the road in the park there is an awesome kids playground with water play area. And further up the path is a great community pool area with suitable kids pool.
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Michael D
3 July 2017|
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Response from andrew W | Property representative |
Weather today in Cairns is beautifully sunny and 24 degrees. Whilst the pools are not heated its still a perfect spot to while away the afternoon - plenty of sun on the deck around the pool and chairs to relax in. You are... More
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Jay T
24 June 2017|
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Response from Dean D | Reviewed this property |
I don't smoke but would presume no
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"Try to get a room overlooking the bay. The view is beautiful."
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"oceanview level 10"
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"All rooms offer decent views either of the Ocean, the City or the Mountains - take your pick!"
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"Loved our ocean view room, pool gets shadow in afternoon so visit it in the morning"
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