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Yulara Drive Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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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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Property amenities
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
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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ClaytonWatson wrote a review May 23
Daylesford, Australia80 contributions29 helpful votes
You have guests paying an incredible amount of money to stay and not the kids nor adults can enjoy the pool. It's just been renovated and yet it's so icy cold it's empty bar a few with much bravery. Have you not turned on the heaters as yet just to bring it up to human standard or did you not install a heater during the renovation? All your clients are very confused and upset - not a 5 star experience sorry very disappointing.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sharport67 wrote a review May 18
Dubbo, Australia787 contributions456 helpful votes
It was a nice place, rooms were nice but the veranda was disappointing, we faced a wall, other verandas looked better. We enjoyed our stay the smorgasbord dinner was nice but expensive. We included the breakfast in our package and it was good. The rooms need a bit of updating for the price
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Denise S wrote a review May 17
Blue Mountains, Australia175 contributions45 helpful votes
This was a lovely hotel with everything provided. Very comfortable bed, pillows with all necessary toiletries. The restaurant was first class with good buffet in the morning and fabulous buffet in the evening with plenty of seafood, crocodile, barramundi etc. Hotel is centrally located with only short drive to Uluru and The Olgas. Also a few presentations offered around the resort to learn about indigenous culture.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: ground level apartments are close to pool and restaurant and reception.
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john3136 wrote a review May 16
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions91 helpful votes
"Sails" markets itself as 5 stars but it isn't. It wasn't bad, just not 5 stars. There were a bunch of small things where we said "We're in the middle of nowhere so I guess that's ok" - but on reflection it isn't. You may be in the middle of nowhere but you're paying for it!. Nothing was actually bad, just a bit below expectations. Free guest laundry is a nice feature for those staying a few days.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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40girl wrote a review May 11
Melbourne, Australia73 contributions75 helpful votes
We arrived & lined up to check in. The hot essential oil towel was a lovely touch. We were told our room wasn’t ready yet & to go up to the bar & wait for them to call us. An hour went past & no call, we moved to the couches near reception to wait. All the other people on our flight & bus loads more seemingly got their rooms straight away. I asked again about our room & spoke to an assistant manager. He called the attendants & said rudely that we were impatient for our room. He begrudgingly organized another room for us. We get it’s tough & they were super busy. What would’ve helped was a complimentary drink voucher & an estimated time to wait. We were just exhausted & had a tour on a few hours. We returned to our room later to find insects in one of the beds. We requested a room change which was handled quickly & politely. The rest of our stay was great, just a rocky start. The pool area is lovely but was too cold for us to use. We didn’t have breakfast included, but most of our tours were at Dawn & had brekkie. Wouldn’t have paid $46 per head anyway. We booked ilkari for the buffet one night & it was great. Lots of choices for vegetarians too. Dessert bar was amazing. We chose mostly to eat at other places in town. Our room was comfortable & the room attendants were always friendly & greeted us with a hello & a smile. We loved the push button shower! Would we stay again? Yes, but it is pricey for what you get. We would’ve loved a cool water fountain to fill up bottles.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: It’s busy all the time! Book everything in advance.
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MRVAust wrote a review May 11
Caringbah, Australia87 contributions32 helpful votes
What a great hotel to stay in. Very relaxed but professional ambience. Checkin & checkout very smooth; Staff very knowledgeable. Rooms are surprisingly large and well appointed. Bathroom is large and shower heads are efficient with really good water pressure. Beds comfy and a good choice of pillows on the beds. Breakfast was included and there was a wide variety of foods that were well stocked throughout the breakfast time span.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: If you’re not doing any sunrise tours get to breakfast by 830-845 to avoid the influx of guests...
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apim wrote a review May 9
Sydney, Australia315 contributions251 helpful votes
Wanna go outback but also wanna live in 5 star luxury? Sails in the desert fulfils the wish list perfectly. It almost ticks all boxes to true luxury beach resorts. The rooms are big, beds are actually comfy, the breakfast option is quite plentiful, the reception / lounge area is indeed a place where you can relax a bit and last but not the least, the main dinning room dinner options are excellent.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Vrischell wrote a review May 9
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions3 helpful votes
We were so impressed with Sails. The staff were helpful, professional and welcoming. Our room (with outdoor terrace) was large and really comfortable. The quality of the food was great too and the buffets and bars were really well organised with prompt and professional service. The tours were also excellent - very well organised. We had a lovely stay at Sails and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Our room had a terrace with lounge chairs and a table which was great on a sunny afternoon
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Peter L. wrote a review May 6
Mona Vale, Australia15 contributions26 helpful votes
Thank you for a wonderful stay from the greeting at the front door, the check in, the catering staff especially the cleaners are extremely helpful and all would go out of their way to help you with a smile. The rooms were extremely clean ,modern and spacious. Free washing machine‘s and dryers were very convenient to wash off the red dust etc. A short walk to the IGA supermarket etc and the swimming pool was magnificent. I will thoroughly recommend staying at Sails In The Desert
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Date of stay: April 2022
HappyHills4 wrote a review May 5
Newcastle, Australia28 contributions8 helpful votes
As a family of 4 with girls aged 10 and 8 we all loved our stay here. The rooms are large and very comfortable. We didn't feel squashed on top of each other and the beds were extremely comfortable. The bathrooms were very clean and beautiful with good pressure in the shower. Our room was a bit of a walk from the reception area but lovely and quiet. At no point did we hear our neighbours. Our girls loved the pool and the chocolate fountain at the dinner buffet was a definite winner. Definitely make sure you visit Kata Tjuta while you are here as well as Uluru. Holidays here may be described by some as expensive but you are in the middle of nowhere and it is well worth it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
$395 - $719 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Sails In The Desert?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
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.
Does Sails In The Desert have airport transportation?
Yes, Sails In The Desert offers airport transportation 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.