Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

ex. Matson Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 4 stars
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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Children's pool

Kids club

Cots

Private beach

Sun loungers

Overview

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is a worthy example of 4-star hotels in Cairns offering non-smoking rooms overlooking the Coral Sea and Cairns Harbour. Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has welcomed guests in Cairns since 1988.

This pleasant venue is situated 1100 meters away from Cairns Regional Gallery. The property is set within 5 km distance from the city center.

There are shopping centers and a market within a quick reach of the hotel.

10 minutes drive will take guests to Cairns airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 242 rooms featuring queen room, two-bedroom tower apartment and family two room room with a minibar, climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, multi-channel television and a private balcony. Many of the rooms give a breathtaking view over the ocean. They boast traditional décor and offer an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. The al fresco restaurant provides light meals. The hotel invites guests to the Poolside bar to relax with a drink. CHB Restaurant & Bar offers continental dishes and lies 100 meters away.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of AUD 30 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can rent bicycles and cars at the hotel.

Relax

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns delights guests with a health club, a spa area and a sauna. Featuring a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness centre, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns also offers snorkeling, diving and white water rafting and other on-site activities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   242.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Pedal boating
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Snack bar
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Casino
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870

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City Centre
  • Cairns
    3.1 mi
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    2.9 mi
  • Mareeba (MRG)
    25.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    4300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • CHB Restaurant & Bar (cuisine: Continental)
    200 ft
  • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant (cuisine: Asian, Indonesian)
    1000 ft
Parks
  • Muddy\'s Playground
    1100 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    3300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    242

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Rooms and availability

Premium Twin Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet television
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Twin Ocean View (2A 2C up to 12 years only)

Premium Triple Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Triple Room with Ocean View

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Twin (2A 2C up to 12 years only)

Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Two-Bedroom Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|2 bedroom studio

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room Apartment
One-Bedroom Studio Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room Apartment
Two-Bedroom Studio Apartment
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This apartment features a balcony offering garden views, a kitchenette and an open-plan living area.

Standard Triple Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple Room with Garden View

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room Apartment
Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room Apartment
Two-Bedroom Tower Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Apartment|Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Tower

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room Apartment
One-Bedroom Tower Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Family Two Room Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

This room features a private balcony and for families. A gaming console is provided for each bunk bed. Please note that the price is based on 4 guests, being 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years of age. There is no capacity for additional guests.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Bunk beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Game console
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features a private balcony and for families. A gaming console is provided for each bunk bed. Please note that the price is based on 4 guests, being 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years of age. There is no capacity for additional guests.

Standard Family Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple Family Room

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room
Deluxe Twin Room
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Internet television
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Twin Mountain View (2A 2C up to 12 years only)

Deluxe Triple Room
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe Queen Mountain View. BED & BREAKFAST. Dynamic product

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns photos Room
Executive Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Twin Room (2 twin beds)

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Deep Sea Divers Den3700 ft

Popular areas

  • Cairns Rainforest Dome1.0 mi

Train stations

Convention centers

  • Cairns Convention Centre4300 ft

Amusement

  • Lagoon2700 ft

Museums

  • The Cairns Museum3300 ft

Parks

  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens1.7 mi

Theaters

  • The Center of Contemporary Arts2000 ft
  • The Cairns Civic Theater2300 ft

Galleries

  • Cairns Regional Gallery3300 ft

Public parking

  • Cairns Base Hospital700 ft

Local attractions

  • Cairns Museum5100 ft
    School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets
  • DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets1.7 mi
    274 Mulgrave Rd Westcourt
  • Cairns Botanical Gardens 1.8 mi
    1 Collins Ave
  • Tanks Arts Centre1.7 mi
    46 Collins Avenue
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens1.8 mi
    64 Collins Ave

Near the hotel

  • Muddy\'s Playground 1100 ft
    The Esplanade
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon3300 ft
    Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
  • Cairns Art Gallery3500 ft
    Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets
  • Orchid Plaza4100 ft
    58 Lake St
  • JUTE Theatre Company2200 ft
    96 Abbott Street, Cairns
  • Night Markets3300 ft
    71/73-75 Esplanade
  • Rusty\'s Market4100 ft
    44 Spence St

Restaurants nearby

  • CHB Restaurant & Bar200 ft

    Address: 209-217 Abbott Street
    Phone: 07 4044 9053

    Cuisine: Continental

  • Flecker House Coffee Shop700 ft

    Address: 1/5 Upward Street
    Phone: (07) 4051 9233

    52% likes this, based on 18 reviews

  • Muddy's Cafe800 ft

    Address: 174 Esplanade

  • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant1000 ft

    Address: Corner of Lake & Gatton Street
    Phone: 07 40514622

    81% likes this, based on 369 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
    Price Range: USD 19 - USD 23

  • Jamdrop Cafe700 ft

    Address: 193 Lake St

    86% likes this, based on 33 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    242

Hotel Awards

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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 142 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    Value for money

    Service is average. As an example - we were staying at the pool and the guy came to repair something. He was drilling for like an hour, and this could have been done in early hours, when no guests are there. Towels were not left in a room by cleaners and only brought in after we called Hotel is very cold inside because of air conditioning, it feels not comfortable to get there from hit outside. I got a cold at the end

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    I was recovering from surgery & the lovely staff made me feel so welcomed. Each morning, after an amazing sleep on your divine mattress, we enjoyed drinking coffee, while watching majestic sunrises over the water. Even the birds were magnificent. As I could not walk too far, staff were very happy to phone for taxis, which arrived so quickly. many thanks again for a wonderful getaway.

  • Single
    8.2

    Your staff are excellent, particularly Nick in the bar. Indeed all your staff seem more than competent except perhaps a few clumsy waitresses and house staff not really respecting guests. Overall, hotel a little tired looking but staff made up for it. Would have stayed longer but booked out.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Hotel location is very good, it is no more than 10 to 15 min in cab from airport, the staff are friendly and polite, my nephew and I decided to stay another 3 nights in this hotel, 1 because of the price offered and 2 the good location for the town, would probably use this hotel again

    The gym is rather dated, but you can still get a work out, and it is such a shame that the pool is not heated, but then I don't think many pools are!!!

  • Couple
    9.2

    The hotel is near the beach,Services / facilities is good, the swiming pool is good

    The position is a little far away from the city center.

  • Single
    7.0

    the staff were extremely helpful. even thought I did not stay teh 3 nights, thewy were obliging and helped to arrange other accomodation.

    it felt tired; decor, lighting wasnt the best in the bathroom

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The room was very spacious and nice outlook. The bed was a king size and very comfortable. The shower was very large. The walk from the hotel into Cairns was about 10 minutes but a very pleasant walk along the boardwalk.

    Everything was very good.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Your staff were very friendly and gave excellent assistance to my elderly father and me in particular I would like to make comment about Neil at the service desk he went far beyond anything I have had the pleasure of experiencing as to the help he gave , knowledge , and generally made our stay worthwhile .

    The food was ordinary at times bland and we only ate there twice

  • Couple
    5.4

    Large room, nice view. Good bar, great pool, nice gym. Great beds.

    Room not really clean, noisy. Bathroom full of mould,hairs in the bath. Asked for the room to be vacuumed, did not happen. About 15 minutes walk from boulevard, 20 from city centre. OK for me, but maybe not for everyone.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    It was very nice.

    I thought that restaraunt staff should of explained the buffet to us as we were not given an option.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Best way to visit the reef local shops was in walking distance Weather was as expected,good

    Not really anything negative

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Great location, nice lobby, pool, staff, restaurant, bar. Safe walking area-- beautiful view of Cairns.

    A bit worn around the edges.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The staff very friendly and helpful very clean rooms lovely views of the ocean out your balcony door and lovely park across the road where you can go for your walk or jogs there is everything in the resort like the spa/ gym/ hairdresser/ gift shop/bar etc the bathroom linen was change every day if you want it the staff always had a smile on there face wehave got to go back up next year for a wedding 8 of us and we will be staying with rydges resort again

    The only thing we found wrong with the rydges was yous dont have cheap meals we thing it was over price 19 dollers for a steak burger and 49 dollers for a buffet dinner and we noticed the two nights we eat there and shared our steak bugger there wasnt to many people eating in there may be if you bring your prices down abit you get more people the other thing was we werent told you had a shuttle bus to take you to the city at 3, 6 ,9 pm if we know that we would of went out at night to the casino

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Have stayed at the Rydges Esplanade several times over a period of approx 5 years. The location is superb - directly across from the beach and close enough to walk to all the eateries Cairns has to offer along the Esplanade.

    Felt that the Fire & Ice Banquet was not up to the standards of previous visits. A little disappointing considering that this was one of the features of the hotel that we were really excited about experiencing again.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Loved everything from the friendly staff to the clean rooms during the time we were there. Definitely the place was value for money. Would definitely recommend the place to anyone.

    Only that it wasn't a walking distance to the city central for shopping purposes. Catching a cab was a bit costly.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870

Get directions
City Centre
  • Cairns
    3.1 mi
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    2.9 mi
  • Mareeba (MRG)
    25.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    4300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • CHB Restaurant & Bar (cuisine: Continental)
    200 ft
  • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant (cuisine: Asian, Indonesian)
    1000 ft
Parks
  • Muddy\'s Playground
    1100 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    3300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    242

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCairnsRydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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