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Room type

Ocean View Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 1 infant)

Family Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

2 Bedroom Studio Apartment

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 2 infants)

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Tower

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 2 infants)

Mountain View Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with 3 outdoor pools and free area shuttle


This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Muddy's Playground. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a health club are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a swim-up bar, and a poolside bar are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 240 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus balconies and 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs, minibars, and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns features 3 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a swim-up bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 2562 square feet (238 square meters) include a conference center and conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. A complimentary area shuttle within 5.00 km is available for guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2562 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 238 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 240 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Snack bar/deli  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

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.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

Outdoor tennis courts and a health club are featured at the hotel. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children under 12 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 10.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 17 per person (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.00 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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