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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

4-star4 stars
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia

Waterfront hotel with 3 outdoor pools, near Cairns Esplanade
  • Free WiFi
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  • Excellent service. We were given early check in. Comfortable hotel in a great location Jan 15, 2021
  • Expecting Rydges to have same standard everywhere but it was really dissapointing and…Jan 13, 2021

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

from €76
  • Garden View Queen Room
  • Ocean View Queen Room
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Tower
  • Mountain View Queen Room
  • Family Room
  • Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View
  • Garden View Room 2 Double Beds
  • Mountain View Room 2 Double Beds
  • Ocean View Room 2 Double Beds
  • Executive Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

What’s around Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns


  • In Cairns North
  • Cairns Esplanade - 9 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 17 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 20 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 25 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 2 min walk
  • St Monica's Cathedral - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 7 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 22 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 10 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 12 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 242 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Queensland may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (AUD 13 per day)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

  • Street parking available

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2562
  • Conference space size (meters) - 238
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Coral Hedge Brasserie - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns’s small print

Also known as

  • Cairns Rydges
  • Rydges Resort Cairns
  • Rydges Esplanade Cairns Cairns
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Hotel
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Cairns North
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Hotel Cairns North
  • Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Esplanade Rydges Cairns
  • Rydges Cairns
  • Rydges Cairns Esplanade Resort
  • Rydges Esplanade
  • Rydges Esplanade Cairns
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

    Optional extras

    Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.08 percent

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Self parking costs AUD 13 per day

    Rollaway beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day

    Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 15 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

    • Does Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?
      Yes. Self parking costs AUD 13 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Is there a pool at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?
      Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?
      You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
    • Are there restaurants at or near Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?
      Yes, Coral Hedge Brasserie offers alfresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Bagus indonesian traditional cuisine (4-min walk), Bayleaf (4-min walk), and Cock & Bull (9-min walk).
    • Is there an onsite casino at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns?
      No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (18-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (5-min drive) are both nearby.

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.2 From 792 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Affordable, great location, lovely staff
    My partner and I had a nice stay at Rydges. The staff were very personable and helpful, even giving us an upgrade to the top floor with a view of the harbour, the town and the mountains. Lovely sized bath, lovely double beds, lots of space, extra blankets. Also a nice bar with a good Happy Hour and the restaurant service was nice. Location is great, only 10-15 minutes walk to the restaurant district on the esplanade and the ocean is only across the road to walk down. Only regret is not staying longer because their pool looked spacious and spread out.
    Michael, au1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    The stay was average. They gave us the wrong room as we requested a queen and got two doubles instead. We didn’t complain as it was a long day and didn’t want to line up again at reception, which was a long wait. Cleanliness was okay.
    au6 night trip with friends
    Very Good 8.0
    Family holiday
    Had a wonderful stay, room large clean with good ocean view. Staff friendly. Dinner in restaurant was great. Large pool. The place is a bit older than some photos show
    maree, au2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Caught out by border restrictions we ended up having an extended stay at the Rydges and it was great. The room was big and comfy, the guest laundry facilities (laundries available on multiple floors) proved to be very handy. The pool was great, staff really friendly and the hotel was conveniently located, approx 10min walk to city centre and on a major bus route.
    au6 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Staff need more training
    Great location. Poor breakfast menu. Terrible bar service. I wrote 2 letters to Rydges to help with bar service and received no response. Reception and cleaning staff were very helpful. I would stay here again if service improved.
    Glenn, au6 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Nice accommodation in Cairns Esplanade
    We stayed at this hotel for 9 nights. The overall experience was good, but I think it could have been better. The room appear to not have been cleaned/vacuumed during our stay of 9 nights. It seems as though they would simply make the bed and replace the towels and that's it. We also had issues with towels. They would only leave 2 towels in a room of 4 people. This happened 3 days during out stay. The room itself showed signs it needs some TLC.
    Diego, au9 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    This staff were very friendly but the hotel itself is dated and needs a reno. The aircon options are on or off and when it was on it was freezing. No doona on the bed just sheets. We stayed one night for a good price
    au1 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    One week vacation
    Elevators need severe maintenance. Two of those kept loud klonk in the midway. Some of the buttons was missing. Floor displays did not work. Ocean view from the balcony was great.
    Juuso, au6 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Reasonable Cairns location
    The hotel is in a good location right on the water. I recommend a room with sea views. We only stayed one night and didn't use any of the hotel facilities (e.g. pool).
    James, au1 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    The check in was terrible. We had been up since 3 am to get a flight from Melbourne to Cairns and we could not get into our room an hour earlier ( 1300 hrs) prior to 1400 hrs. My mother is 80 years old and went to sleep on the couch while we were waiting. While we were waiting all these other people 20 or more were being checked in Disgusted
    Simone, au4 night family trip

    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns