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Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge - Ayers Rock Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock (Uluru), Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia (Formerly Voyages )
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It almost seemed the Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge was struggling to keep their head above water every time I saw a staff member. I wasn't expecting lush accommodations bc I was staying in a hostel, but I've been in military living quarters that were better constructed. The walls are thin, even if they are made from cinder blocks. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great stay at the Outback Pioneer , 3rd time in the last 10 years . Accommodation very comfortable and the bar ,restaurant and outdoor cook -your self -area great . This hotel brings the real outback to us and we enjoy the friendly staff . Special thanks to Gemma in reception who fixed a wayward booking for us ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After most reviews I had pretty low expectations. But check in was smooth, room was remodeled, well appointed, clean, nice bathroom, fluffy towels, flat screen tv,......all rooms have a queen and twin and require some walking. Booked three nights with a 25:/: off coupon that got us breakfast included. Wasn't cheap by American standards but it was one of our... More

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

Hello netmonster Trip Advisor has us ranked as 4th for the properties in this area. The Other hotels are all at higher star rating so this would be a fair overview for guest expectations here at Ayers Rock Resort. We do however all operate under the same resort group and have high expectations from our staff for service and product... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The "hotel" is fine, the food is very good and we enjoyed our stay. The staff was all very nice. The Outback Pioneer is really more of a motel (with a restaurnant and a bar) than a hotel but it fits the area pretty well. We just had just two issues: 1. Limited wifi 2. Overpriced for the type of... More

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

Hello TravelSmartABC Thanks for your review and your feedback for the hotel is much appreciated. Our hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful and unique areas of Australia. This is 450 kilometres from our nearest city and operationally this does come with some challenges. Our guest WIFI internet services have only been installed earlier this year and has... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked two double rooms six months in advance but upon check in we were given two rooms with two bunk beds in each. Given we were two couples and we were going to be paying more here than any other single destination on our entire 3+ week Outback Australia holiday this was not acceptable and we went to complain... More

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

Hello Bucknet So sorry to hear of the booking problem that occurred at check-in. I am glad to know that the team was able to resolve this for you and that your visit to the Red Centre wasn't hampered by this issue. Thank you for recognising how great the team was at finding a solution for you in your review.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go visit Uluru!!! That is what I now tell everyone - however save up first! Given the isolated location combined with the incredible view and awesomeness that is Uluru and Kata Tjuja you are obviously heading straight into a tourist trap. Things are pricier here that if you had the equivalent in a city. This resort is relatively (by comparison)... More

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

Hello FlaviaZB At this stage it would seem that everyone is taking notice of your advice to visit Uluru as we have been very very busy. This time of the year has better temperatures for visiting Uluru and Kuta Tjuta as maximum day time reaches around the 20 degrees. The resort area itself is like no other property that you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stay one night in the budget hostel room with shared bathroom after enjoyed 2 nights at "the Sails in the Desert", due to the fully booking status. It will not be fair to compare them since one is 5 stars and the Outback budget is just dormitory rooms. It is the cheapeast option you can get at Uluru... More

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

Hello 223lt It sounds like you have seem both ends of the accommodation on offer out here at Ayers Rock resort. Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Outback Pioneer lodge. Your comments on the temperature are good advice for travellers to the area at present as late evening and early mornings are quite cool at present. Travelling with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as part of a tour and were told it was the best in the area without spending really big bucks (as opposed to big bucks). Not super clean, no amenities like safe or wifi or coffee service. There was a smell from the bathtub that filled the room, we were told to put the bath mat over... More

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

Hello grip652 Thankyou for reviewing your stay at the Outback Pioneer Hotel and lodge. Sorry to learn that we didn’t meet all your expectation whilst staying here. At Ayers Rock resort our guest satisfaction is very important to us and we will certainly look into ways of improving our product and service on the things you have mentioned. I trust... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure it's overpriced, but you really need to stay at the Resort to see Uluru and the Olgas properly, so get over the price and consider staying here. Our family of 4 rented a full 4-bunk room with its own bathroom and shower, and it was fine and comfortable. Food options for dinner were a bit limited (partly because of... More

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

Hello Finny442 Thanks for the advice left in your review for traveller to this area. I truly believe this is one of the best sightseeing location in Australia and our guest should take in as much of this area as possible. For many this is a once in a life time trip especially for those travelling from overseas. Regards Mauri... More

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Address: Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock (Uluru), 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*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Looking for traditional Aussie hospitality? You'll find it at the Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge - with your choice of 3 1/2 star hotel or 2 star lodge accommodation, from comfortable, affordable hotel rooms and budget rooms to dormitories. This hotel is perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds. This is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ, and swap stories of your day's adventures. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant. The Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge is ideal for those who want to enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer. ... more   less 
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