Rydges Esplanade Resort Hotel in Cairns

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Rydges Hotels & Resorts
Total meeting space700 sq. m
Guest rooms242
Cnr of the Esplanade and Kerwin Street
Cairns 4870


AAA Tourism


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (Garden)
  • View (Mountain)
  • View (Ocean or water)
  • View (Urban)


  • Extended stay
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessible by

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Staging area

Photo gallery

Meeting space

Total meeting space700 sq. m
Meeting rooms6
Largest room238 sq. m
Second largest room130 sq. m

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms242



Distance from airport

  • 6 km from venue


  • Complimentary parking
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking


From its waterfront setting overlooking Cairns Esplanade and the Coral Sea, Rydges Esplanade Resort offers guests the perfect base to relax and a convenient stepping off point from which to explore the city’s vibrant CBD and surrounding natural attractions. Just a short drive from the airport and a carefree stroll into town and departure points for the Reef and Rainforest, Rydges Esplanade really is idyllic when it comes to getting around. For meetings and events, the resort’s level one features purpose built conference, meeting and function rooms catering for small to large scale gatherings from 10 to 300 be it executive boardroom style meetings and workshops, formal galas, cocktail parties or themed weddings. Complimentary wifi and state of the art audio visual equipment in all conference rooms ensures a stress free experience for facilitators. Comfort and a good night’s sleep are assured at Rydges Esplanade Resort. Comprising 242 rooms, including newly refurbished mountain and ocean view rooms, as well as 12 rooms that have been especially designed for families, every room features its own private balcony with views of the Coral Sea or mountains, its very own Rydges’ DreamBed, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, wi-fi, movies, in room safe, mini bar with fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. When it comes to relaxation, the resort facilities are comprehensive and are beautifully nestled within tropical landscaped surrounds. Guests can exercise or unwind to their heart’s content with three swimming pools, fully equipped gym, tennis courts and front door access to the Esplanade precinct for walking or jogging. Rydges Esplanade’s new Fire and Ice Terrace adjoining its main pool integrates a wet play space for children and cascading waterfall that transforms by night into an illusory wall of fire. This multi-level, landscaped domain is a great place to enjoy an al fresco lunch or dinner while being spacious and versatile enough to hold a larger scale party or celebration. The award-winning CHB restaurant and bar is another highlight of the Rydges Esplanade experience. CHB is home to the famous ‘Fire & Ice Dinner Buffet’, which features live cooking from our experienced chefs. You select from an array of meats & seafood and watch while our chef cooks it just the way you want. For you to peruse at your own pace the buffet also boasts fresh seafood, a selection of hot dishes, salads and antipasto, breads, cheese and fruits and desserts. Available 7 nights a week! Friday’s come and enjoy ‘Pasta Friday’ a unique lunch buffet where you select your own pasta and ingredients and our creative chefs will cook it to your liking while you watch. Quick, easy, fresh & delicious! The buffet also offers pizza, lasagna, salads and desserts. CHB is also open for a sumptuous buffet breakfast daily and A La Carte lunch Saturday to Thursday.


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