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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I should start by saying that we had a very pleasant stay here last week - the standard room was adequate in size, clean, the beds comfortable and the view fro the balcony a pleasant spot to unwind. The included breakfast was also good - lots of choice and fresh. But there were a few niggles. The rooms are widely... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge room, comfortable and clean. Serviced daily though not always with much attention to detail. New towels every day even if you don't request them. Fine dining if you want it. We preferred the BBQ where you buy your meat and cook it yourself; salads and dessert included. Ayers Rock 10 minutes away, Kata Tjuta 30 minutes away. Shopping centre... More

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Desert Gardens shows up as a 4.5 star hotel but in my experience, it is a 2 star hotel in aspects of amenities and service. The prices esp in the restaurants are set for 4 star hotels but the food and the experience are both 2 star max. I stayed there for 3 nights. I felt that the staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our rock view room was clean, large, and comfortable. The major problem was that it was quite cold both nights and there was no heat in the room, just an inadequate electric heater. Others in different parts of this hotel complained that it was too hot in their rooms. It is true that one is captive here, as is true... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I felt the whole time we were in the area we were NOT WELCOME, and the place purely operates for $$$ purposes. Not at all the spiritual educational experience we were seeking. Our Desert Gardens room was great. Tastefully furnished, clean and comfortable - apart from the fact it is centrally heated with no option to change to your preferred... More

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

Stayed 4 nights and was comfortable. Staff were very helpful and efficient when things needed attention. Bed was comfy. Rooms clean and with basic necessities. No frills so don't expect anything fancy. Overpriced for what you get but then you are pretty much captive in the resort and not a lot of choice. Please get some mugs for the rooms... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a 6 night stay at Desert Gardens, in a rock view room. When we checked in Adam on reception was amazing. Extremely helpful and even showed us to our room personally! A great start to the stay. However, I have to agree with other reviewers - our room wasn't serviced very well and not very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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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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