Overlooking the Coral Sea, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers rooms with a private balcony and city, mountain or ocean views. It features 3 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant.

Set among beautiful tropical gardens, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers a fully equipped fitness center with an outdoor heated jacuzzi. Free WiFi is available in hotel-style rooms and all public areas.

All air-conditioned rooms feature contemporary décor and includes a satellite TV, a mini-bar and tea/coffee making supplies. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are also provided.

Coral Hedge Brasserie serves a sumptuous breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Lunch is available from 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Dinner is available from 6 p.m. daily. It also offers 24-hour room service for guests staying at the hotel.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is located on The Esplanade, a 15-minute walk from the Cairns lagoon precinct. Cairns International Airport is a 10-minute drive away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cairns, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 26, 2009
Hotel chain/brand: Rydges

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Cairns, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.4

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Parking available at the hotel


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Cairns Base Hospital
    0.2 miles
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns Electorate Office
    0.4 miles
  • The Cairns Civic Theater
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns City Library
    0.5 miles
  • Cairns Night Markets
    0.6 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    0.6 miles
  • Cairns Family Court
    0.6 miles
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    0.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Muddy's Cafe
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • The Cairns Museum
    0.6 miles
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    0.7 miles
  • Rusty's Markets
    0.7 miles
  • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
    0.7 miles
  • Cairns Station
    0.8 miles
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome
    1 miles
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
    1.8 miles
  • Skyway Rainforest Cableway
    6.8 miles
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    1.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Holloways Beach
    5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cairns Airport
    2.8 miles
How to get to Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns from Cairns Airport
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Coral Hedge Brasserie Restaurant

    Food: Australian

Amenities of Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tennis equipment
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs AUD 15 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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House rules Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
2 years old
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please note that there is a 1.08% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that Contractors will be on-site commencing 24 May – 17 June 2022 to complete essential works externally on the roof top of the Hotel, above the 12th floor. During this period there will be intermittent drilling noise until 4pm mid-week. Baer minimum drilling works will be completed prior to 9am. In addition, 14 - 17 June inclusive, Crane elevators will take place from 7am daily. During these dates only, the Abbott Street (main) entrance to the Hotel will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Alternate entrances are available from Lake Street and our team are on-site to assist our guests and will direct and guide them during this time. All works will take place mid-week and finish 4pm daily.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

FAQs about Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has 1 restaurant:

    • Coral Hedge Brasserie Restaurant

  • The prices at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Fitness
    • Swimming pool
    • Tennis equipment

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin/Double
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns by:

    • Taxi 10min

  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is 2,450 feet from the center of Cairns.