The hotel was very nice and the room that we stayed in was perfectly fine (2 queen beds plus a roll away bed). But for the $600/night, it was the most expensive hotel room that I ever stayed in and I've definitely stayed in nicer hotels for less money. There are about half a dozen choices in the area and I chose this hotel as a result of the reviews on TA so I knew what to expect. The $30 fee for wifi for three days was a good deal. It would have been nice to have at least received breakfast included in the rate but the buffet breakfast at the restaurant was $39 per person, which I find to be way over the top in terms of pricing. I could probably make a case for their $65 dinner buffet fee if you think of it more in terms of the separate cost for an appetizer, main and desert rather than as the cost for a buffet. The front counter staff were helpful although I was a bit annoyed when I was asked for a passport to exchange a small amount of New Zealand $ into Australian $. It's been a very long time since I was asked for a passport to exchange currency and I would have figured that by now, for small sums at least, the practice would be waved. There is a nice, simple pool area, free wifi in the lobby for an hour a day and the grounds are attractive. The center of the resort area is about 5 minutes away by walking and there are a couple of restaurants there along with a grocery store (there is a small bar refrigerator in the room that we emptied out and replaced with snacks from the grocery store). I would be interested in checking out some of the other places to stay in the area but my stay was just for two nights so I paid the money, took the place off the bucket list and moved on.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Sails In The Desert Ayers Rock Hotel Yulara
- Sails In The Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort Australia/Yulara