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1 room, 2 adults

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, 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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  • Awesome place! The pool, the gym, everything is just perfct!Mar 6, 2020
  • We loved this hotel with a balcony over looking the water, it was a welcome respite to…Mar 1, 2020

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns

from $85
  • 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, 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
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



  • Self parking (limited) *

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 center
  • 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
  • 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, 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.

    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, 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.
    • Is parking offered 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 to 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, there's an onsite restaurant.

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.2 From 867 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Perfect location, walking distance of the pier and lots of food nearby. The hotel was nice, spacious room, nice comfy beds and I had a beautiful view of the ocean. The room also had everything you'd need like a mini fridge, iron, water warmer, mugs, cups. Two beautiful pools, jacuzzi,gym. It is also had a restaurant there, the food was just ok though.
    Liza, us9 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    An old hotel
    An old hotel, 20 min walk from the Marina (main place for activities), there is a key for the safe and not a code (need to take the key on you all the time + need to leave a "nice" deposit for it). Wasn't so great, we saw better places for a similar coat
    us2 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    An old hotel, around 1.5km walk to the Marina and main area. ~10-15min drive from/to the airport
    us1 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Overnight stay
    The Rydges has all the conveniences a Hotel should have and position on the waterfront is excellent
    colomba, us1 night romance trip
    Fair 4.0
    Good front desk and concierge, but terrible housek
    Good front desk and concierge, but terrible housekeeping. Everyday we need to tell something to order after that. Location is away from center of Cairns. Needs to walk on dark road.
    Kei, us4 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    It was a pleasure
    Justin, us2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Awesome! Best service!
    Awesome hotel! The service was amazing. They were able to get us an early check in and store our bags on our last day. Extremely helpful staff and great location to Cairns City.
    Kathy, us2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Perfect stay...
    Great hotel with everything I was looking for in a terrific location for me. I had a great experience at the hotel and was wonderfully surprised when the general manager Webber upgraded me to an ocean view room! Beautiful pools and amazing gym for a hotel.. they even had two beautiful tennis courts that will just resurfaced. Breakfast was terrific and I even extended my stay an extra night. I would definitely recommend the Rydges esplanade!
    Allen, us2 night trip
    Good 6.0
    The bathroom needs some upgrade
    Marlies, us4 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Super hotel
    All was good, friendly staff, great location
    Charles J, us6 night business trip

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