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Yulara Drive Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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#2 of 4 hotels in Yulara
In Australia's Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites. Discover the passion behind Aboriginal art at Sails in the Desert's Mulgara Gallery. Then be lulled into complete relaxation by one of the Red Ochre Spa's package treatments. Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Choose Sails in the Desert for an outback holiday with a unique style and modern luxury.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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James H wrote a review Yesterday
Woodenbong, Australia1 contribution
I had one of the most memorable days of my life out there in Ayres rock yalara just every thing from the resort to the cave drawings blew me away would do it all over again in a heart beat such a spiritual atmosphere i loved it so much I don't want to go home
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
MarkJSChapple wrote a review Nov 26
Newcastle, Australia14 contributions3 helpful votes
Quality and size of room was excellent. Recently renovated. We stayed on the 3rd floor - lower floor rooms seemed smaller. Resort was easy to get around, restaurant (s) were good quality - some service was average ( slow ) , but overall was OK. Staff friendly and helpful. Poolside bar / food facility seemed understaffed, and only opened for 3 to 4 hours daily ( perhaps a COVID recovery issue! ). Overall the experience was good. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
PaulGiorgi wrote a review Nov 22
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Hi all, To be frank, accommodation and restaurant were OK (OK but not exceptional), but the customer service was a disaster. Our room was not ready in due time (surprisingly, because the hotel was far from full capacity), concierge was not aware of our side booking (field of light) and tried to charge it on our room (while we had booked everything on the Ayers Rock website), during the check-out, some of the previous guest bills were charged on our room (with no signature or a different from mine), it took nearly 30 min to fix that out and we were close to miss the plane. Unfortunately Sails was the only hotel open in Yulara at the time, if you have the choice, choose another one (which sadly may belong also to the Accord group….).
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Voyages Sydney, Guest Services / Front Office at Sails In The Desert
Responded 5 days ago
Hi PaulGiorgi thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your stay at Sails in the Desert and we are very sorry to read that we were unable to fully meet your expectations. Providing friendly and efficient service is our priority and it is therefore most disappointing to read that this was not your experience. We certainly apologise for the problems you experienced and we wish to reassure you that we are working as hard as possible in difficult operational circumstances to reopen facilities and increase our staffing levels as quickly as possible after our COVID enforced closure. We hope that you were still able to enjoy exploring the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and we thank you for choosing to visit Ayers Rock Resort. Kind Regards Todd Hunter General Manager Sails in the Desert
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SportingDad2015 wrote a review Nov 22
Mackay, Australia127 contributions33 helpful votes
This was the hotel for our weekend getaway from Mackay. A well appointed hotel with our room having recently been refurbished. Usual features expected of a hotel of this nature. Well mannered staff. An array of restaurants and facilities such as pools and well cared for grounds. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Bernborough wrote a review Nov 20
Mackay, Australia133 contributions15 helpful votes
Travel Associates Mackay arranged a direct charter flight from Mackay to Yulara. What a wonderful flight Alliance Air and a lovely welcome to Sails in the Desert. Rooms have all recently been upgraded. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Voyages Sydney, Guest Services / Front Office at Sails In The Desert
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Bernborough Thank you for sharing your review of your stay at Sails in the Desert and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. It was certainly our pleasure to have you has a guest at Ayers Rock Resort. Kind Regards Todd Hunter General Manager Sails in the Desert
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sails In The Desert
Which popular attractions are close to Sails In The Desert?
Nearby attractions include Wintjiri Arts + Museum (0.3 miles), Maruku Arts (0.2 miles), and Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sails In The Desert?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sails In The Desert?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sails In The Desert?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sails In The Desert?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kulata Academy Cafe, Arnguli Grill & Restaurant, and Ilkari Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sails In The Desert?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sails In The Desert have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sails In The Desert offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sails In The Desert located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Yulara.
Does Sails In The Desert offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sails In The Desert?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Does Sails In The Desert have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.