We have stayed at Rydges Plaza in Cairns several times over the years. It is perfectly located, with an excellent roof top pool. Lilo dining and bar area are lovely with lots of ambiance and excellent service. Rooms are large with a small balcony offering nice views over Cairns city.- they are very clean with beautiful dream beds and large digital television. Plenty of good restaurants nearby and an easy walk to the Esplanade and Lagoon. I cant recommend this hotel highly enough, the staff are lovely and the price is excellent value for money. You wont be sorry if you stay here.