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Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort

3.0 of 5 Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia (Formerly Voyages)
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Mount Juliet, TN
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had asked travel agent for basic accommodation rather than upscale, and that was what we got. Room was very clean; bedding and linens were good quality. Cool air in 100 degree heat. Interior is concrete block. Rooms have only overhead lighting. We were there only two nights, but our room was not cleaned. Rooms have instant coffee/tea service, refrigerator.... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello Happypix Thanks for sharing your experince of your visit. Im glad your enjoyed your visit to Ayers Rock Resort and sincere apologies that your room was not serviced by Housekeeping on this occassion. I will speak to my housekeeping team regarding this feedback. Regards, General Manager Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As you are in the red centre your options are very limited. The Ayers Rock resort is infact the only option with different hotels to suit all budgets. Having said that the prices are still steep compared to main cities. Having booked a last minute tour to Ayers rock I managed to find a room at the outback pioneer one... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello MsDevilJin Thanks for choosing to stay at the Outback Pioneer hotel and Lodge and sharing your experience. I'm glad to read that you found our facilities good for the price charged. You have also mentioned our reception areas which can be quite busy at certain times due to flights arriving to Ayers Rock with a short window of time.... More 

Turin, Italy
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is the structure with the more affordable price near Uluru (although we did not choose the hotel for this reason, but especially because the other hotels in the area do not seem to give much more guarantees). The rooms are all quite clean and functional, while staff does not seem too kindly. A negative aspect is definitely the presence... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello JJ_Morgen Thanks for your review. It's good to see that we suited the functionality of your visit to the Red Centre of Australia. We are of the three hotels situated at Ayers Rock the most economical for guests and this is reflective in our catering which has meals available priced from $10.00 at our kiosk to $28.00 at the... More 

Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
74 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter & I stayed for two nights in a large room with a queen & a single bed. Check-in was quite slow. The room wasn’t anything special – basically a standard motel room with a noisy old air-conditioner with a broken vent that someone had taped open. The beds were comfortable. The hotel is expensive for what you actually... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello Silver999 Thanks for sharing the experience of your stay. I'm glad to see you found the bedding comfortable for your stay. At Ayers Rock resort we are continual looking for ways to improve our product and service, and your feedback will assist with our focus on future improvements. Regards General Manager Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A sanitised resort profiting on the back of Ayer's Rock and providing the basic requirements to keep the customer happy. Only 1 night on resort, and that was ample thank you. Captive audience - no competition - you buy what they sell and at their prices. Would visit The Rock again only if there was another way without stating at... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello Gordboringoldsod Ayers Rock Resort is situated in a remote part of Australia. This requires the resort to have operational supplies to be transported over 1400 kilometres and our pricing is affected by this. To value add for our guests we offer many free daily activities and also complimentary bus transfers to and from the airport as well as around... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a twin room at this resort.The room I had was very clean and had everything I wanted. It can compare to a 3-4 stars hotel room. However, the swimming pools were full of young and noisy backpackers. Uluru viewpoints at Ayers Rock Resort are not that spectacular. You will see only a small part of the rock.

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello DonRome The lookout situated at the Outback Pioneer has the best viewing for the Ayers Rock Resort complex, however to better view Uluru it is necessary to visit the national Park. Getting up close to Uluru is a must for visitor to take in the enormity of Uluru and get a feel for the spirituality of the area. I'm... More 

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked for a one night stay in the cheapest available accommodation in the area, we weren't too disappointed with the backpacker style layout and facilities. The room was adequate and had a tv to watch the cricket (after veiwing Uluru at sunset) and the shared bathrooms are fine for a short stay like ours. Dinner was available from either... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello Michael C Thanks for your review of the Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge. I'm pleased to see you found our accommodation comfortable for your stay to visit the Red Centre of Australia. At check in it is common place for hotels to take what is called a pre authorisation of a credit card. This is a pre-approved amount that... More 

California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This room was adequate for our one night stay. Very basic with good air conditioning and a comfortable bed. The town center has a handy grocery store with pre-made salads, fruit and other options for a dining alternative.

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello RJBaxter Thanks for sharing your experience. It is good to see you have had a comfortable stay. Regards General Manager Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge More 

Paphos, Cyprus
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place need many more housekeeping staff as we couldn't check into the room until 3pm despite arriving there at 12noon. Whilst waiting for the room to be ready e went to the bar. This is an outside area with the Pioneer Kitchen, a cafe type things, a self service BBQ area, pool table, stage for a live band and... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello Kathryn L Glad to see your rooms was clean and comfortable for your visit to the Outback Pioneer Hotel. Our rooms check in times are unfortunately dependant on flights at the resort. Guests arrive and depart within such a short period for each other and due to high occupancy it does mean that there is usually a short wait... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in dorm rooms which are basic but comfy, shared bathroom facilities are clean, shower pressure good. Kitchen good enough to get some food together. Staff all really helpful with how to see the rock, in particular Kabel and his mentor (sorry can't remember the name, but from the Solomon islands!) were really friendly, Kabel showed me some outback spiders... More 

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mauri_vandenbosch, General Manager at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hello linbin88 Good to see you really enjoyed your visit to Uluru and Ayers Rock resort. Our staff here are very knowledgeable regarding the area as all staff have an orientation that visits Uluru and also explains the local wildlife that can be found in the area. Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards General Manager Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge More 

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Address: Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia (Formerly Voyages)
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
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Hotel Class:3 star — Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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