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Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
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Reviewed May 4, 2008

Chalets spread out over the desert - nice idea but poorly signposted. We had a wonderful outlook over the bush. Room OK but no way of turning off sound of bathroom airconditioning. Lights over bed designed to shine into your eyes, avoiding your book.
Expensive restaurant with no alternative, not even bar meals - disgraceful, especially as there is only one, packed, albeit pretty good, cafe in the Resort Village - book early!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2008

This hotel is ok. I was pleased it was clean and no insects. It is basic but it has everything you''ll need. It cost us 160 pounds a night for the room. It is not worth paying any extra for a higher class hotel; it is all run by Voygers and they have the monopoly on everything. The food is poor so do not waste too much money.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2008

The hotel is fine but nothing special. Check-in was easy; nobody helped with bags or showed you to your room. All the tours stop here first and it was conveniently located in that sense. The lobby had ample seating and 2 coin-operated Internet computers available.

The room was average and pretty clean with a good size bathroom and comfortable double beds. The TV was small but fine for watching international news. The mini bar was stocked and the air conditioning worked well.

Considering you are in the middle of nowhere, the hotel facilities are quite good. The pool is small but sufficient. The rooms are spaced well so we only heard the guests who had rooms right next to ours. The gift shop was small, the bar area was a good size. We did not eat at the restaurant at the hotel, but the to go breakfast in the morning left something to be desired.

The food was not that good overall but you are not expecting it to be. Our dinner at Gecko’s was the best value as far as the resort’s options are concerned. This trip was all about the views outside of the hotel and we basically just slept here.

Overall OK experience, more about the Rock than the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Thank sfkkyy
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Reviewed April 16, 2008

We spend 2 nights there.
The bathroom is big, modern and clean, and King size bed very comfortable.
Considering I was in the middle of no where, I think the price of the room was good and I was very impressed before my trip to Uluru, but the problem here are food, it was the most terrible I have ever eaten, and also most expencive. Cheapest meal was around 30$, but no taste…

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Little M
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Reviewed April 5, 2008

Bit nervous before we arrived as the reviews for this hotel had been a bit mixed but we found the hotel to be clean and spacious.

As others have noted, the Desert Gardens is in the middle of a complex of hotels with no competitors and as you would expect is not cheap - I would say that prices are on a par with 3* hotels in Sydney and Brisbane.

Easy to get to - we flew to Uluru and buses take you from there straight to the hotel. Checking in can be a bit slow due to the number of people all arriving at once but the staff are pleasant enough.

During your stay you can eat in any of the hotels in the complex and a free shuttle bus is provided to get around - we ate in the Desert Gardens and Lost Camel which were fine. There is a supermarket - again its a monopoly so don't expect rock bottom prices.

No the hotel's fault but don't do Uluru if you have a problem with flies - they don't bite but they are everywhere.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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