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Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

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Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent our last two nights at the Desert Gardens after having spent many nights at Emu Walk Apartments, as we wanted to experience waking up and seeing the Rock from our room. Upon our arrival we were welcomed by the lovely staff at reception, who made everything seem so effortless. The whole atmosphere at this Resort was very calming... More 

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Nerang, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly I will acknowledge that our room with the view of the rock - did have a superb view of the rock - amazing. I also acknowledge that we were checked in by Jimmy who was great. Be prepared to walk as the rooms are spread out, which is suited to the surrounds. Car parking is not close to most... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Desert gardens is a nice and tidy hotel with a friendly staff. The room was very large with a spacious bathroom. When we arrived the room was a bit chilly but a call to the housekeeping provided us with a good heater for which we were very grateful. Beds were good and we slept well. The breakfast at the white... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay while at Ayers Rock. We had a room with a view of Ayers Rock from our balcony. Rooms are excellent, beds very comfortable and cleaned daily. Lots of activities to do within the resort to keep you busy, such as bush tucker walks, painting etc. staff at the resort are awesome, welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a family of 4 adults. Towels in the room were only for 3 people, crockery for 2. This was quickly corrected on the 1st ask. The rooms are quite a distance from where you can park your car so be very organised with your bags - make sure they are on wheels as you have 100-500 metres depending... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked here for 2 nights. hotel is spaced out so be prepared to walk little bit from reception. Rooms are clustered together in many different little buildings but front desk give a map and very clear directions. Front desk staff was lovely and pleasant. Room was big and spacious and clean. the downstairs rooms also have a massive balcony/entertaining patio... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We traveled here with the Collette Tour: From the Outback to the Glaciers. We were here for one night. Our room was included as a part of our package, so we didn’t see any sticker shock and so this review is written without that regard. The Room: We stayed in room 117 and thought it was very nice. It was... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not a bad place. Welcomed quickly and friendly/informative. The rooms are average, we had a twin room with double beds, TV and walk in shower. On our first day we went to have lunch in the cafe in the hotel, we only wanted sandwiches or something light. On the menu said wraps to takeaway only, it was quiet so we... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently spent two nights at the Desert Gardens Hotel. My experience at this hotel as well as the overall resort that it belongs to was mixed. The quality of the room was mediocre at best. It was certainly spacious with a large patio and mini fridge, but the couch was dirty and very stained and the sheets, while washed,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yulara is essentially synonymous with the Ayers Rock Resort and (unless you want to camp), this is pretty much your only option to stay close to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park. The Desert Gardens Hotel is the mid-level choice within the resort, but rooms still run in the US$200-300/night range. Our room was clean and reasonably modern, but certainly not luxurious.... More 

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