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Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was adequate, the air conditioning was efficient which was all important. The booking in was lengthy despite they're being few passengers on the incoming coach. The staff were friendly but not particularly helpful. We had to find our own room in the complex which was convoluted. This hotel is on a par with Travelodge. You wouldn't want a... More

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

My wife and I had a great stay here while visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The food and service was good and we did not have to wait long. Only downfall was the fridge in our room. I went to open a beer and it was completely frozen. I brought it to managements attention and they promptly replaced it.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Uluru, (Ayers rock) obviously a must see location. Not many hotels to choose from. All seem to be part of the same hotel group. Good location for Uluru, helpful friendly staff. They have to employ a large number of the indigenous people who apparently believe in all things having a 'religious' importance. As a consequence all the walkways and elevated... More

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

Hi JohnCracknell Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your experience and in particular our friendly staff. I am unsure what you mean by your further comments. Ayers Rock Resort is managed by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia. We are committed to , and are passionate about , building an Indigenous workforce through training , employment and economic... More

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone comes here for the natural geology, but with not much else to do in the area, the visitors are being taken for granted a little. We arrived off one of only four daily flights at 10.30 am and were told our room wasn't ready but guaranteed check in is at 3pm. So began 4 hours of sitting in reception... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just recently stayed at the Desert Gardens in a Rock View Room and the view of the rock was absolutely wonderful, this however is the end of the compliments. I will preface the rest of this review by saying I am not in the habit of nit picking every last detail and I let most things slide as its... More

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

Dear Hydro_Seeker Firstly, thank you for taking the time to share such detailed feedback. I was very disappointed to read your concerns and am sorry Desert Gardens Hotel did not meet expectations. We will continue to work hard to ensure the needs and expectations of all guests are met. I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the upper class accommodation but it isn't cheap! The restaurant for both breakfast and dinner is really quite good, but with $35 per head for a full breakfast buffet - again not cheap. But we weren't disappointed as we expected this would be the must expensive leg of our journey. My advice would be to save your $$$$'s... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The prices here are expensive, there is no getting around the fact that the whole resort takes advantage of the fact that you have no choice but to pay any amount they choose. Being such an isolated spot, and the only resort. The rooms are far from the lobby, and there was constantly housekeeping staff with trolleys out and sheets... More

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Birdsville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights on business. The devolved open plan style of the rooms is great but the reception/foyer layout and bag arrangements are strange and confusing. Clearly the intent is that everyone will arrive by coach as the car park is a fair hike from reception. Given the location the service and rooms are pretty good and the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in a desert view room and would probably stay again or recommend this hotel. The positives are the rooms, which are large and comfortable. The overall resort is very nice with good free activities worth seeking out. The well stocked supermarket was a pleasant surprise and helpful as we are travelling on to other destinations after... 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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort 4*
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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
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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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