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Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fantastic break at Sails. The room was clean and tidy (okay, it's not the Crown Towers but it was more than adequate and the kids were free), the breakfast buffet kept us going most of the day and is more than equivalent to other 5 star offerings, the grounds were beautiful and the staff uniformly helpful, welcoming... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This five-star resort almost lives up to its rating. Grounds are beautiful; staff seems a little overtaxed. Still, it's definitely the best of the three hotel properties here, which of course is reflected in the price. I loved my stay here and wished it was longer.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my wife to Ulura for 3 nights as surprise Birthday Gift. We loved the Hotel every thing was first class. The people at reception were so friendly and obliging nothing was any trouble. The rest of the staff were also very friendly and professional. Our room was on the ground floor and was large and well equipped a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is just a classic case of "theres no where else to go so we can charge what we want". The only memorable part was going to the rooftop to see the amazing amount of stars in the darkness above all the light polution

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Thank Ben D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Sails in the Desert two weeks ago for 3 nights and enjoyed a very comfortable stay. The room was very clean and well furnished, the outside deck area could have been more private and cleaner to utilise the sun lounges. Overall the service was excellent and the restaurants very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great resort amenities in the red centre. Great customer service, they will book your tours for you!! Rooms are spacious with balconies. Complimentary laundry, which is heavenly since you're surrounded by red dirt! breakfast options are pricey, $30 but you get full buffet and to order. Walking distance to a little town area where you can buy souvenirs, supermarket and... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful 3 nights at sails and taking in the sights of Ayres Rock and Olgas. Sails is a wonderful resort, high quality (though a little tired). The only negative, which is totally outside the control of Sails is that the Rock climb was cancelled due to a rescue, which is fair enough for one day, though I... More 

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Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautifully appointed room although only,has tea making facilities and fridge. Two very good, and not cheap, restaurants plus pool bar. Lovely outside areas. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Try not to arrive after dark though it is a maze to find your room, we were given directions and got lost twice!!!!! Free internet available in rooms. And... More 

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Thank Anne N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sails was situated nice and close to the town centre. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great food in the hotels dining room. Rooms were comfortable but needed a overhaul. Make sure you take plenty of money as everything is very expensive.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We availed of their "Pay for 3 and stay for 4 nights" offer and had an extremely enjoyable stay. Our really large, double room was freshly painted and everything was in good order.. lots of hot water in the shower and an effective heating system, very handy due to the very low temperatures in Uluru during our stay. The slow... More 

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Georgia R, Customer Relations at Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi KSR153 Thank you for sharing a review of your recent experience at Sails in the Desert and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found your experience to be relaxing. I was particular pleased to read that you were happy with the service from our team and it will be my pleasure to share your feedback directly.... More 

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Address: Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Price Range: $221 - $453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 232
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