Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

ex. Matson Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 4870show map
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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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swim-up bar

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Snack bar
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

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

Spa & Leisure

  • 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
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

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
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out05:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Cairns Electorate OfficeCairns Electorate Office2300 ft
Cairns City LibraryCairns City Library3000 ft
Cairns Family CourtCairns Family Court3300 ft
Cairns Esplanade LagoonCairns Esplanade Lagoon3300 ft
The Cairns MuseumThe Cairns Museum3300 ft
The Center of Contemporary ArtsThe Center of Contemporary Arts2000 ft
The Cairns Civic TheaterThe Cairns Civic Theater2300 ft
Cairns Regional GalleryCairns Regional Gallery3300 ft
Cairns Base HospitalCairns Base Hospital700 ft
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CHB Restaurant & BarCHB Restaurant & Bar200 ft209-217 Abbott Street
Bayleaf Balinese RestaurantBayleaf Balinese Restaurant1000 ftCorner of Lake & Gatton Street
Flecker House Coffee ShopFlecker House Coffee Shop700 ft1/5 Upward Street
Jamdrop CafeJamdrop Cafe700 ft193 Lake St
Muddy's CafeMuddy's Cafe800 ft174 Esplanade
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Reef and Rainforest Research CentreReef and Rainforest Research Centre4000 ft
Martin CollegeMartin College4600 ft
Cairns Magistrates CourtCairns Magistrates Court5000 ft
TAFE Queensland North - Cairns CampusTAFE Queensland North - Cairns Campus1.1 mi
Cairns Regional CouncilCairns Regional Council1.1 mi
Cairns Central StationCairns Central Station4000 ft
Cairns Central StationCairns Central Station4000 ft
Cairns Convention CentreCairns Convention Centre4300 ft
Cairns Flecker Botanic GardensCairns Flecker Botanic Gardens1.7 mi
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural ParkTjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park7.8 miKamerunga Rd /Western Arterial Rd, Smithfield
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Getting around
Airports
Cairns (CNS)2.9 mi
Mareeba (MRG)25.5 mi
Train
Cairns Central Station4300 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  172  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Fantastic Gym, lovely pool and spa, fantastic view of mountains from mountain view rooms. Nice amount of space in rooms.

    Only that there was no microwave in the room for heating things.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff were lovely. I also had the pizza for dinner first night we got there, it was delicious. I like the fact that it had a smoking room down next to reception and it also has a very cute bar/restaurant aswell.

    The staff are all a bit misinformed it seems, not all of them are upto date with the guests info or info they should tell guests. If someone makes a booking and you give them the option to request a special need, you should respect that. Need to pay a little more atention to that. The reason i put down poor on clean room, is beacause there were ants and 1 or 2 cocoroches. I also requested a smoking room which when making the reservation it asked, and was placed in a none smoker and also after confiming the Cot for my baby, walked in the room and had no cot the entire stay..Its unfortunate because the staff are lovely, but need to pay more attention to those details of your guests.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    it is twin bed room, but each bed is 1.5meter. they have shuttle bus in the afternoon at 3, 6, and 9 to city center and night market. they have spa pool for free of charge.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good value for Money, only 15 minutes walk to the CBD/Marina along the waterfront. Friendly staff who were generally helpful. Chris the porter was fab - recommending and booking trips, car hire etc.

    Not the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on - lumpy and hard. The shower curtain as a little worse for wear and the grout could have done with a good scub. But generally clean and comfortable otherwise.

  • 10.0
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    I liked the fact the hotel was walking distance to many main attractions that I wished to see.

    Extremely slow service with placing order for evening meal and its arrival ie.entree 45 minutes. Then I did not have a main , but then had to ask for menu 15 minutes later to order dessert and coffee.The restarauntwas barely 1/4 full.Staff pleasant but inexperienced.Meal tasty.

  • 10.0
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    Right from the minute we walked in the staff were very friendly and helpful. The layout of the room was very good. The bed was the most comfortable that I have ever slept in, in any hotel / motel. A great nights sleep. Very good clean, room facilities and the hotel felt secure. The location was also great making for easy access to the cairns area. We have stayed there before and were very happy that we picked it again. We will be back.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Bed was great, view of ocean was tops, loved the amount of light that came into the room too. It's always good to have a microwave when you don't want to spend up big! All rooms should be suites! A separate bedroom is very civilized, as was the 2 TV'S.

    Towels were a little too worn/grey for my liking and there was no separate conditioner, shoe polish or body lotion in the bathroom pack. (Those two in one shampoo /conditioners never work well!)

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Express check in and check out. Free willy.

    Poor response (unresponded) phone calls to reception and housekeeping for a number of times. Baby cot was requested on a Tuesday morning and was delivered Wednesday night after 3 follow ups. On Booked.net site it says free shuttle is every hour. When we reached the hotel, it only services free during 3pm, 6pm and 9pm.

  • 10.0
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    I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and proffessional attitude of all staff. Everything I needed was immediately available and I was able to arrange day trips etc quickly, easily, and with no fuss. many thanks indeed

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It is situated near cairns city and on esplanade so we do not need to hire Texi any Time... :)

    Just one thing .. Should have to shower Cabin instead of Bath Tub..

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Gym facilities excellant, bikes to hire and very quiet and private

    Front desk staff are without warmth and personality understaffing may have created inefficiencies but it was the second worst front desk I have experienced in my travels

  • 7.0
    Very good

    It was comportable

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Pleasant staff and accommodation. All staff were extremely helpful and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

    Arriving very early in the morning after an overnight flight it was a long wait until we could book in. Perhaps finding out customers time of arrival could help making booking in time earlier but it is appreciated that if the hotel busy this might be possible.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Central position without being too close to Restaurants and public activities.

    I had booked an Ocean view room but when there, they gave me a backyard view room. When I complained they relocated me to an Ocean view room without argument. It looked that they deliberately tried to deceive me.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, oceanview very nice.

    They charge extra rate when you pay by credit card (no other choice when you come from Europe).

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  172 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out05:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cairns (CNS)2.9 mi
Mareeba (MRG)25.5 mi
Train
Cairns Central Station4300 ft
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