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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North

4-star4 stars
209-217 Abbott StreetCairns NorthQLD4870AustraliaGreat location! See map

Waterfront hotel with 3 outdoor pools, near Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Food is all right
Breakfast is average
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From 1,246 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North

from $77
  • Garden View Queen Room
  • Ocean View Queen Room
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Tower
  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Tower
  • One Bedroom Studio Apartment
  • x Two Bedroom Studio Apartment
  • Mountain View Queen Room
  • Studio, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Apartment
  • xxCorporate Package
  • xxxx
  • XXX
  • xxSummer Sale Min 3 Nts
  • xxSummer Sale Min 5 Nts
  • xxxStandard Queen Winter Sale
  • xxx Standard Special Room
  • xxSummer Sale
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Mountain View
  • Standard Room, Ocean View
  • Superior Room
  • Family Room
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment
  • Executive Room
  • Executive Room
  • Garden View Room 2 Double Beds
  • Mountain View Room 2 Double Beds
  • Ocean View Room 2 Double Beds

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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2562
  • Conference space size (meters) - 238
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 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/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • 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

  • Health club
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available 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 North’s small print

Also known as

  • Cairns Rydges
  • Rydges Resort Cairns
  • 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.

Parking height restrictions apply.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 30 for adults and AUD 10.50 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 17 per person (one way)

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

What’s around Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North


  • On the boardwalk
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 39 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 2 min walk
  • Muddy's Playground - 5 min walk
  • St Monica's Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 7 min walk
  • JUTE Theatre Company - 8 min walk
  • Center of Contemporary Arts - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 23 min walk
  • Redlynch Station - 15 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 15 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 435 reviews

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North
Nice place.
Had stayed at a nearby place that wasn’t so great. Came back to Cairns on or was to Brisbane and found ‘‘tis place, wish we had found it sooner.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North
WiFi was very unstable in room.
Joseph, us2 night trip
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North
Good Service
Great place to stay...very close to many sightseeing place..very good service
Sriram, us4 night trip
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North
OK hotel for Australia
My husband said The hotel was OK
Joe, us1 night business trip
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North
dilapidated and obsolete
we checked out after the first night. the lobby and staff were nice but the hallways and room was old, dark, and wet. we wanted to use their laundry room but found that there was only one machine for all 400 rooms! and 8 bucks??? really?? oh and they were out of soap. this was the only hotel ive ever stayed in where you were expected to provide your own hand soap. how many guests bring their own hand soap? that likely means hundreds of people wandering tbe halls with dirty bands infecting everything they touch. yuck!! the bathroom was gross. the old style toilet spewed filth throughout the bathroom but you couldn't wash it off because there was no hand soap. the shower was built for really short people and the sink drain overflowed out of the floor drain. this was a resort of mold, mildew, and overall nastiness. stay away.
A Traveler, us6 night trip

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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, Cairns North

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