we stayed 2 nights at Desert Gardens in a delux room. It had a king bed and enough room for a rollaway for 10 year old grandson travelling with us. Cost us around $600 a night for accommodation we paid $200 for on other legs of our trip. There is really no alternative unless you are camping as same company owns all the hotels. In fact they are all in one huge complex. Food was also expensive although they did offer a kids menu and a kids discount for buffet breakfast. If travelling with kids I would suggest taking all your snacks and even cereal with you and using the coffee shop in the "town square' for coffee and bacon /egg roll. the complex was huge and you need a torch with you to get back to your room at night as lighting was inadequate with some in vital spots missing.. check out is 10am and we had people on the door around 9am. Inconvenient if your flight is pm. the room was quite well stocked and clean although charis on balcony were filthy. the pool looked nice but too cold for us to sample in early July. One evening we went across the the backpackers for the barbaque but it was expensive for what you got- very tough steak so better to pay the extra at hotels for a more edible meal and warmer surrounding if going in winter months. Uluru is one of those places you need to see at least once in your lifetime Parking was free but miles from you room and we could find no trolly to help with luggage. You have to request help from front desk which takes ages. No visible porter service.. It was magical as were the Olgas just a pity it is too expensive for the average Aussie family.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Hotel Yulara
- Hotel Desert Gardens
- Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort Australia/Yulara