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5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yulara
Melbourne, Australia
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“Fantastic Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The location and set up is amazing, each eco unit has everything you require. The service is fantastic even at 2am in the morning!. The food was off a high standard considering the location. The venue really is luxury in the red heart. The staff are extremely helpful and certainly add to the experience thank you!.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of Uluru
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This has to be the ultimate red centre experience - bang in the middle of the red sand, spinifex and desert oaks with Uluru in full view from your room. While it may seem expensive, the all inclusive package of luxury accommodation, fantastic dining, mini bar, drinks and snacks any time, guided tours to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, dinner under the stars, is actually very good value for money. And then there's the staff - servers, reception, tour guides - all friendly, attentive, highly professional, and very knowledgeable, and probably this resort's best asset.

We had an amazing time and wish we had stayed longer. Highly recommend - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed here in October 2012 for our Silver Wedding Anniversary, and I cannot say how much this place really impressed us. The place is like nothing we have ever been to before, from the minute we were greeted at the airport we were treated like Royalty,nothing was too much trouble and the service from the staff was excetptional. It was worth the expense to come to such a magical place in Australia and to be treated the way we were at Longitude 131. A memorable experience which we will remember because of the awe inspiring scenery, the luxurious accomodation and the attentive, and friendly staff. I cannon recommend this place highly enought, you will not be disappointed. We stayed in Number 13 which had the most breathtaking view you can imagine, definately not unlucky, it was magnificent.

Room Tip: No 15 -12 are set out on their own more.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My cousin and I on a whim came to the red centre and without any research just told amex somewhere nice.
On a 2nd whim we extended our stay but much to our dismay longitude was booked out for the extra 2 nights we required.
We checked into sails, after 10mins checked out and now are at desert gardens :(
Nothing and no one compares to the accommodation and service we were treated to at Longitude here in Yulara. We sit on our balcony and watch their buses pass by in hope they are on their way to rescue us.
24hrs anything you desire or just feel like it, (remember we booked on a whim so this was very good).Don't like what's on the menu they gladly make you whatever you crave. The staff are fantastic and always have time for you.
My cousin mentioned she had never seen a scorpion and a staff member saw one remembered my cousin and captured it so she could see her 1st scorpion. If that isn't above and beyond, I don't know what is.
We trully do miss Longitude....

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

There is something about Uluru that keeps drawing me back - it's such a spiritual, cultural, historical, uniquely beautiful and relaxing place to visit. Longitude 131 is luxury in the heart of our harsh, red desert.
I had no idea I was heading to Longitude 131 when my partner told me to pack my bags the night before for an early morning flight. What a magical way to celebrate a milestone birthday.
This was our third visit to the red centre but our first stay at Longitude 131. The private canopy rooms are very comfortable with full views of the rock - one of the most unique views and landscapes anywhere. We could lay in bed and take in the majestic rock itself, watching it change colours as the day went on.
The first night we enjoyed a private dinner under the stars with our own local Aboriginal waiter - it was just superb and one of the best dining experiences of my life. The extra cost was worth it (far better than the group dinner). The next day we were joined a tour of the rock - it's still as breathtaking as the first time I saw it.
The second night we joined others staying at the resort for another dinner under the stars - not quite the same as the private dinner but still very special and memorable.
The resort provides a number of sunrise/sunset tours to visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta as part of the package. We decided to spend some time in our lovely room to relax and wind down - things could get quite busy otherwise. For this reason I would recommend staying three nights for those who have not visited before so you can have a day to enjoy Longitude 131. I wish we had stayed an extra night too.
One suggestion I would have for Longitude 131 is to highlight the fascinating Aboriginal culture more. On previous visits to the area this had been the case. I found it fascinating to see and hear how the Aboriginals lived in this harsh environment - from the evidence of the wood carvings from the trees, rock paintings and the flora and fauna they relied on to survive. We shared our basic knowledge of this amazing culture with some American tourists who were fascinated and not aware of the local significance.
There was also no bath in the room - understandably I assumed due to the lack of water in the area. There is no TV in the room either - you won't have time or even think about watching TV.
We visited in August - the days were sunny with cool nights (perfect). There were no flies or insects and I would highly recommend visiting at this time of year.
What Longtitude really delivers on in an luxurious resort-style stay in the Australian outback. Being able to offer the level of service and quality in a desert is exceptional.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me! - Dorothy Mackellar

Room Tip: The private dinner under the stars is amazing! Worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We spent three magical nights at Longitude 131 to celebrate my wife's 40th Birthday in September 2012. Whilst it was the most we had ever splurged on a short vacation it was definitely well worth the money. When they say all inclusive they honestly mean it, we didnt once have to get our wallets out and everything from the mini bar, the snacks, the meals that we could not fault and the endless supply of beautiful beverges is all covered.
From the moment you are picked up from the airport you know you are in for one wonderful experience and adventure. When you reach 131 they sit you down and go through your itiniary whilst sipping your first glass of bubbly. The rooms are beautiful appointed and great quality. The view is just amazing to think you are looking directly at Uluru with uninterrupted views.
For us the thing you couldn't put a price on was the amazing service that you receive at Longitude and the wonderful tours that bring this magical place to life. The passion for what they are doing was evident with the time they take to explain the cultural and importance of each part of the tours. The service we received from Nicole, Lucas and Brenton was second to none and really made the holiday.
In regards to food and quality we could not honestly fault it. There was a great variety and most meals were three courses. To think you are in the middle of Australia, just look out the window youre in the middle of the desert and getting this sort of quality absolutely amazed us. As with before the service we received in the Dune House was exceptional and special mentions go to Sarah and Darlene who went out of there way to look after us and make us feel very special at all times. The Longitude 131 night under the stars was a superb night, great food, sensational service and good company made this a very unique night.
We will forever remember our time at Longitude 131 and would highly recommend this to anyone who wants some special memories and some exceptional quality. This is the one of the best holidays we have ever had together and something's you just can't put a price on. To all the staff at Longitude 131 thanks for making this such a memorable time celebrating my wife's 40th Birthday.

Room Tip: Rooms 12 to 15 have uninterrupted views of Uluru.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 night stay at Longitude 131 and it was a very special experience in a very special part of the world. The setting, the service, the food and general ambience of this place make you leave everyday life behind as soon as you set foot in the door. The rooms are beautifully appointed with each holding its own story of an Australian pioneer. They put us in room 12 to coincide with the day of my birthday and had french champagne waiting on ice when we arrived.... it was perfect! The tour guides are also fantastic - Trevor is so knowlegeable and passionate about the area it is really quite humbling. The dinner under the stars is another special evening, sharing a beautiful 3 course meal with a small group of people and being educated about the amazing stars above with a cup of hot chocolate at the end was lovely. We definitely picked a great time of year to visit as the weather was perfect - 30 degrees in the day and 8 degrees at night which kept any insects at bay. It is hard to find any fault with this place and we would definitely love to go back again in the future. Thanks to the team at Longitude 131 for a very special birthday!!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yulara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Longitude 131 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Longitude 131° offers immersion in the Australian outback, a true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape, rich in cultural heritage and history. Explore the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and discover some of the ancient creation stories of the Anangu, the land's traditional custodians. Spend time exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the desert and come face to face with this irresistible land with the lodge's personally guided adventures. In the spirit of the original pioneers, stay in canopied pavilions that seem to float over the rust-red dunes. Luxuriously contemporised, today's explorers are cosseted from the elements in surrounds that favour refined comfort over ostentation. Classic furnishings meld with indigenous textures to evoke a sanctuary of earthy elegance. A private glass wall yields unparalleled views of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Exceptional cuisine celebrates a fusion of modern and local flavours. Enjoy an outback sundowner at the convivial open bar in the Dune House and dine under a glittering canopy of stars at Table 131°. Quieten to the night sounds of the desert and be mesmerised by the movement and songs of an ancient culture by firelight. Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° promises a transcendent connection with this spirited land. ... more   less 
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Longitude 131 Hotel Yulara
Longitude 131 Resort
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