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Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Yulara
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Rod250 Lewes, Delaware
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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
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is great, but it clearly shows that the owners of this hotel who also own and operate all other accommodations in this area know that they have a monopoly and don't need to rely on repeat business. Our room was average at best. There was virtually no hanging space for clothes and not one drawer to store anything... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms and bathrooms are very tired looking and in need of renovation. The breakfast buffet was ok, nothing special, and the restaurant is staffed by inexperienced staff. There is a supermarket and other shops in the town square which is nice. We rented a car a watched the sunset and sunrise at Uluru and then went to Kata Tjuta.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at this hotel and location is an experience unlike other hotels and resorts. It is in the middle of Australia, in the desert and near nowhere but you have to go and see the rock. We had a room facing the rock several miles away but from our balcony we could see it change colour at sunrise and sunset.... More

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Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Desert Gardens on March 25th. It was terrible. Upon checking into the room we found it warm and musty. Shortly thereafter a metal towel rack crashed to the tile floor in a cacophony of clanging. There was no hot water for shower. Our wake-up call never came and we almost missed our early tour for Desert Awakengs... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi RockiesMan We appreciate you taking the time to pass on your comments. Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our facilities here at Desert Gardens. I trust we were able to quickly fix the maintenance issues that you had via our 24 hour reception service.I believe that we were able to have your hot water up and running... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is quite nice. Reception was very helpful. If you want to book any tours or buy drinks, go to the town square as it is close by and you can get a cheaper deal. The only thing that was fairly similar in price are the fly nets which you NEED if going on tours. The pool is a... More

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Hertfordshire
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were told our room wasn't available when we arrived to check in. there was quiet a queue so it took a while. we were told to have a walk about and they would call us when it was ready. we roamed back and was told by the porter they were about to move our bags for us so our... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi wheelieHerfordshire Thank you for you feedback It is disappointing to hear that the cleaning standard was not at our normal level , apologies that you needed to change rooms due to this. Our maintenance team have also repaired the loose toilet seat. Please note that there was not any faeces found anywhere in the bathroom and it would have... More

Washington, DC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was prepared for the worst after reading the reviews on this site, so I was pleasantly surprised by my experience. The staff was friendly and I really enjoyed using the pool at night. The hotel cannot held responsible for the flies, which were a problem everywhere in the Uluru area in March 2014. Wearing a fly net, resolves that... More

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DeWitt, New York
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25 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were generally happy with our room here, and were especially impressed with the front desk and lobby staff. A large number of travelers pass through here every day, and they know how to ensure that everyone's needs are met efficiently. Our room had a burned out light bulb and they got it replaced the same day. We needed to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Desert Gardens hotel is one of 5 located at the Ayers Rock Resort. The Desert Gardens and the Desert Sails are the two upscale properties. ALL the hotels at Ayers Rock Resort are owned by the same company. When you fly in to Ayers Rock airport, a free bus is already there ready to take you to the resort.... More

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Mississauga, Ontario
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a room that had a view of Uluru from our balconey. Rooms are in pods around the main reception /restaurant area. Walking to the room was 5-10 minutes. the resort has several different hotels connected by shuttle with each other and the airport. All the restaurants are part of the resort as well. Our room was large and... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi 643retiredguy Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here in the desert , especially the rock view room here at Desert Gardens and the many activities and tours we have on offer. Most of our guests also find an Ayers Rock Resort stay to indeed be a highlight of their trip. I hope you enjoyed the... More

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Also Known As:
Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Hotel
Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Hotel Yulara
Hotel Desert Gardens
Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort Australia/Yulara
Address: Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Yulara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is a superior hotel at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs are the setting for this hotel. Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.You can relax in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel's pool, sipping cocktails from the Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resort's numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert. Once the sun has set, dine at Arnguli Grill and savour an a la carte flame grilled menu. ... more   less 
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