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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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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
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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
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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Peter M wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom47 contributions13 helpful votes
Because of the very high middle of the day temperatures we commenced early exploring the Red Centre and took refuge in our cool comfortable Sails in the Desert room during the hottest part of the day. The resort was well located to the village shops and cafes and supermarket. The staff did a good job in room cleaning and we found the lobby bar convenient for light evening meals.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Glen Jansen wrote a review Nov 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice cool rooms which is required when it is so hot. Can walk to a little hill where you will see a stunning sunset. Only really slept there, as was out all day, each day. Staff very friendly on the counter, but did not see any Australian staff on reception which is disappointing as it's discriminatory too not to hire Australian staff.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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123free wrote a review Nov 2020
Brisbane, Australia482 contributions403 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights on a Luxury Escapes package and had lowered our expectations after reading recent reviews but we were actually impressed. The transfer was comfortable and efficient, check in took a bit but a little shot glass of lemonade and lemon myrtle? was handed out while we waited in queue. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and helpful and our room was ready. Our room was on the 3rd floor about as far away from reception as you could get and overlooked the pool and grass area. The room itself was clean (except for stains on the tables and yellowing of the bed head) and spacious and the bathroom and toiletries were excellent. We would have preferred a King bed rather than 2 doubles but we managed and the bed was very comfortable and the A/C worked very well, most important in 40 degree temperatures. The restaurants were good with excellent service. Ilkari was a little expensive for the quality and the breakfast pastries were always dry but the Cafe and room service were both excellent, with a good choice, delicious food and great value for money. The thing that lets the property down the most is the pool and area around it. The pool is very old and patchy on the bottom (paint peeling off??) and there is NO SHADE in the actual pool. So it was not appealing at all and was way too busy when we were there (20-23 Nov) to enjoy even if it was in better shape with shade. This was probably because guests from other properties are allowed to use the pool?? We saw some people wander in off the street and ask where the pool was and went for a swim!! I don't think this practice or the state of the pool is indicative of a 5 star property!! Overall we were very impressed with the comfort of the room, the food in the Cafe and most importantly ALL of the staff, they are a credit to the property and Town on Yulara and we would highly recommend this property.
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Date of stay: November 2020
James H wrote a review Nov 2020
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
Response from Voyages Sydney, Guest Services / Front Office at Sails In The Desert
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Faded2017 Thank you for sharing your feedback and we are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay at Sails in the Desert and exploring the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park. It was certainly our pleasure to have you as a guest at Ayers Rock Resort and we further thank you for choosing to visit the spiritual heart of Australia. Kind Regards Todd Hunter General Manager Sails in the Desert
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MarkJSChapple wrote a review Nov 2020
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
$325 - $463 (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.
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.