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Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed two night at the hotel. The hotel is rewarded with four/five stars and we are experienced travellers. This hotel was the worst stay we had in years. There was no restaurant or bar at the hotel because they we're renovating their facilities for more then 3 months now. The alternative was for us to go to a cafe/restaurant...

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Georgia R, Customer Relations at Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi lisanne r We sincerely regret that your stay at Desert Gardens Hotel did not meet expectations. The hotel has been undertaking a full refurbishment which will be completed in the coming days. I would like to assure you that details of our renovations have been advertised on our website and in addition have been advised to third party websites...

Dubai, UAE
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Desert Gardens Hotel and really enjoyed it. The hotel room was modern with great comfortable double beds in our twin room. A good sized bathroom with shower and fluffy white towels. We had a balcony which was lovely to sit out on before the day got too hot. The hotel...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed 5 nights at the end of March in a newly renovated deluxe room. Very happy with my stay. Check in and check out was smooth and easy. Room was a great size and lovely and cool to escape to after time in the heat outdoors. Bed and pillows were very comfy. The grounds were well kept with native vegetation...

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Rye, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room we stayed in had a view of Uluru and was very clean, quiet and comfortable. The restaurant was still under refurbishment so breakfast (included in our package) was a short walk away and the food was great, buffet with plenty of choice. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Prices are high which is understandable considering the distances supplies...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is mid-range accommodation in Yulara. It is next to the museum and a short walk into town but even a short walk in 40 degree heat can be difficult. Shuttle bus to other resorts and town is at the front door. Currently one of the only 2 eating places is being refurbished so this was bad as breakfast meant...

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Shirley, Solihull
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here whilst on a tour of Australia, the staff were friendly and the rooms were adequate with comfortable beds. Refurbishment of the restaurant was taking place so we had to eat breakfast nearby, this was pandemonium with groups arriving and there being insufficient space for everyone to sit. The food at breakfast was below average. Beware, the prices...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a very enjoyable stay at Desert Gardens. The room was comfortable and quiet and the meals and service in the restaurant, while not exceptional, was more than acceptable. I was particularly impressed with the organization and quality of the tours to Uluru and Kata-Tjuta that were provided for a very reasonable cost. Also, the shuttle bus around the...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The resort area is all there is in the area, if visiting Ayers Rock. The tours around the rock are spectacular but the resort needs significant improvements. The interior of the rooms appear to have been updated recently but the exterior of the buildings along with the layout of the facility needs improvements. The food choices are all run by...

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Georgia R, Customer Relations at Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi Brian C Thank you for sharing your review of your stay at Ayers Rock Resort and we do regret that we were unable to fully meet expectations. While the restaurants here at Desert Gardens have been closed while we complete a full renovation we are pleased to offer a range of dining options to suit differing tastes and budgets...

Croydon, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a week in March. The restaurants were being refurbished and breakfast was in the town centre in Gecko's which was lovely, My room was spotless and was kept so every day. The grounds and amenities were all first class,. The staff were more than keen to help even with trivial questions. The tours and activities both...

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Georgia R, Customer Relations at Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi jillp1951 Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Ayers Rock Resort. We are so pleased that you were able to learn more about this wonderful destination and participate in the varied tours and attractions on offer. We greatly appreciate your recommendations and we hope to welcome you back to Desert Gardens Hotel again in the future....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though Desert Garden's restaurants were still being renovated, the hotel itself was clean; renovated rooms, neat and well-presented and staff, friendly and courteous. It wasn't an inconvenience to walk up to the town centre and eat at the indigenous student-run cafe or Gecko's. The free shuttle bus can take you to any of the other hotels to have a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is a superior hotel at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs are the setting for this hotel. Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.You can relax in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel's pool, sipping cocktails from the Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resort's numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert. Once the sun has set, dine at Arnguli Grill and savour an a la carte flame grilled menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Address: Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Price Range: $218 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 218
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