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Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

We stayed 2 nights in Yulara to see Uluru and Kata Tjuta. This hotel gives all you need when navigating around the area, so why to pay Veen more and stay in other accommodations? Rooms are really ok, staff is very friendly and it is easy to go and eat at any of the nearby places if you like. Btw...

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outback Pioneer Hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Staff are helpful and the 'pub' atmosphere for afternoon/evening drinks is great. Rooms are spacious - ours looked over the pool. If you are staying at Outback Pioneer Hotel with Brekky included but going on an early sunrise tour don't forget to order your breakfast...

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Thank sueandpaul2017
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice clean basic hotel room ,nice pool ,great for families with children. Rustic bar and food area. Staff very pleasant and helpful. The only problem for me, no safe in the room. The area around Ayers Rock is very organised making it very easy to move round using the free shuttle bus from outside hotel.

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Cracoe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As Acor platinum card holder got upgraded to ensuite room which made big difference after 7 nights in a campervan! But still would be 4 point rating. But clean room and very friendly staff made 1 night stay very enjoyable. Not cheap, but nothing is there, and excellent point for starting off to see The Rock, and then carrying on...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in one of the lodge rooms. The room was fine with a shower over the bath. Shower was ok but the toilet tended to leak a bit. Room was clean and bed comfy. The lodges looked a bit tired and in need of a spruce up. We had a couple of drinks in the outside bar...

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Thank Finian48
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a funny ole place Ayres Rock Resort it. It's got its own police station, fire station, town square, airport even. All purpose built in the middle of absolutely nowhere! There are several hotels, to suit all budgets, not sure why we stayed in the Outback Pioneer Budget accommodation, we'd spent £11k plus on a once in a lifetime trip...

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Georgia R, Customer Relations at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi MGL262 Thank you for sharing your review of your stay at the Outback Pioneer Hotel and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel to be ideal for your requirements. I hope that we do indeed have the opportunity to welcome you back to this beautiful part of Australia in the future. Kind Regards...

Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked last minute and got a room here it was relatively basic but just what we needed for our stay at Ayers Rock and only a short 15 minute drive to the rock itself also had a few food options souvenir shop and only a kilometer or two from the town square

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pioneer outback, known as the Outtie by the locals, is the best place to stay in Yulara, NT. The rooms are clean, tidy and very adequate. The staff are very friendly, always willing to help. The bar area is fabulous, it gives you the traditional feel of an Australian outback bar. The entertainer Stuart is awesome, he takes requests...

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Georgia R, Customer Relations at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi Cathy H Thank you for your wonderful review of the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoy staying with us. It is our pleasure to have you as a gues and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Outtie in the near future! Kind Regards Mark Fletcher General Manager Outback Pioneer Hotel...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was situated in the resort with easy access to all the other hotels and shops via a FREE shuttle bus. The grounds around the hotel were a bit shabby, as were the food and bar area. It needed a good tidy up, but this hotel appeared to be for back-packers or for cheap accommodation. The rooms were tidy...

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site should get a brilliant rating: close to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, with plenty of choices for food and drinks (self catering, pizza, cook-your-own barbecue and full restaurant); plus live entertainment. But... we had limited water on first night and none on second. Self-cooking barbecue was brilliant for crocodile, kangaroo and emu; but offered only plastic forks and some...

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Georgia R, Customer Relations at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi JedAfterthought Thank you for sharing your review of the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge. We greatly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback which has been shared among our team. Unfortunately during your stay we did experience a burst water pipe, which meant the water was turned off overnight. While we assure you that it was back up and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for traditional Aussie hospitality? You'll find it at the Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge - with your choice of 3 1/2 star hotel or 2 star lodge accommodation, from comfortable, affordable hotel rooms and budget rooms to dormitories. This hotel is perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds. This is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ, and swap stories of your day's adventures. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant. The Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge is ideal for those who want to enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort

Address: Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia (Formerly Voyages)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Price Range: $165 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 168
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Outback Pioneer Hotel, Ayers Rock Hotel Yulara
Hotel Outback Pioneer
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“Overlooking pool was nice.”
sueandpaul2017, yesterday | Read review
“room near pool”
ionel67, 2 days ago | Read review
“If Acor card holder see if can get upgrade. If nothing else should get free drink voucher!”
Timbo-Yorkshire, 3 days ago | Read review
“Ask for rooms to the rear of the complex away from the bar.”
John2090, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Splurge for the hotel rooms rather than the lodge..”
SaraBeth2005, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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