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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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Restrictions related to your trip

Queensland may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Excellent location. Spacious rooms. Attentive front office staff especially Yusuke who…Sep 4, 2019
  • Tried to charge more than room was booked for. Some of the "special" guests that were…Feb 20, 2021

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$108
  • 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 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 15 per day)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

  • Free offsite parking nearby

  • 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 15 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 requires staff to 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 15 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.
  • What is there to do at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns and nearby?
    Have fun with activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include 3 outdoor pools and a sauna. Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns also has a fitness center and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 795 reviews

Very good 8.0
Happy Guest
Friendly staff, good location, clean, tidy, good rates. Dined at the restaurant on site, nice meal and service. Easy check in and out. Definitely would stay here again.
Erin, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Pleasant stay
Disapointed that the tour desk was not operating but staff were helpful and accommodating.
Lesley, au5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Room was basic but comfortable.
au1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great location. Great pool. Good room service.
au23 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable bed and great views....
The lady at reception was so friendly and helpful!! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE... Room was nice and dark with great block out curtains and the most comfortable bed for a good night sleep.. 12th floor views were amazing!
Amanda, au1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyable stay
Excellent service. We were given early check in. Comfortable hotel in a great location
Kim, au1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Terrible condition
Expecting Rydges to have same standard everywhere but it was really dissapointing and regretable experience. Room was big for family with 2 double bed but it looked tired, could used renovation and new chairs. Not sure if it due to covid-19, the cleanliness was terrible, mold on chairs, spider web on the light, hair strand on the blanket and surprisingly there was cocroach. Really speechless! There's no housekeeping unless requested, cracks on wall and leaking shower. I've never stayed in a 4 star hotel with this condition, was biased by the review.
au4 night family trip
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

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns