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Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

5.0 of 5 Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Stayed as a group in November 2014 Very unkempt grounds particularly around the swimming pool The area around the lift appeared not to have been touched or cleaned for a very long time Overall a disappointment and certainly not to be recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent three nights in the December desert heat and really enjoyed Sails. I read a lot of reviews beforehand saying it's not really a 'five-star' establishment but I tend to disagree. The public areas and restaurants were first class. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated with an Indigenous theme. The swimming pool was an excellent shady oasis and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A 4 Oz Ice Tea was $7.50! Food is VERY Expensive, $27.00 Hamburger. Was 113 Degrees F when we were here in December and the AC was not effective. Quite a bit of differed maintenance and very poor internet service. Internet was only free in the lobby and limited to 100 Meg per day, $9.00 per hour in the Room!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed five nights in early December. Our room was spacious and attractive. With one small exception, the staff was friendly, competent and helpful. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would return again in a heartbeat. Things we loved: the pool, the beautiful landscaping, the breakfast buffet, our massage at the Red Ochre spa, comfy bedding, free laundry, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place to stay if planning travel to Uluru. Friendly helpful staff, clean rooms and excellent facilities. Food was great. Breakfast was awesome (plenty of choices). Reception staff are very helpful in organizing sightseeing trips. Close to all surrounding points of interest e.g. Lookout, small shopping complex and other accommodation facilities within Yulara. Also courtesy bus service (hop... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the title of this review scare you off. Just because one company has a monopoly on the rooms in this area of the world, doesn't mean the rooms aren't comfortable. They have been refurbished and are actually quite nice. The breakfast was quite good, and we just shopped at the grocery store for the rest of our meals.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here's what we liked about the place: (a) it has laundry facilities for guests and most luxury establishments do not; and (b) staff in the restaurant and the bar bistro were helpful and friendly. In fact, the staff who waited on our table at the bar/bistro recommended the kids menu and he was spot on - cheaper and more manageable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As with most of the restaurants we visited in Australia (Sydney, Ayer's Rock, Port Douglas), the food was good but pricey. Fortunately a strong US dollar made the high prices ($30 plus for a hamburger "main") more tolerable. Unlike the wait staff at many of the higher end restaurants we visited, our waiter at Sails in the Desert, Ritin, was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sails has had a complete refurbishment since I stayed 5 yrs ago. Looks great, rooms are fresh and earthy. The pool has been fenced but still surrounded by gorgeous lush green lawns. Staff of the whole resort are friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend Pira Bar by the pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, I and our 2 children (10 & 11) had an absolutely fantastic time at Sails in the Desert and Yulara. The staff were friendly and helpful. Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Would recommend to all.

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GMSAILS, General Manager at Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Great to hear about your fantastic stay! We hope to welcome your family again in the future. Thankyou and all the best with your travels. Best regards, Leon Pink General Manager Sails in the Desert More 

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Address: Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 232
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