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Sails In The Desert - Ayers Rock

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Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872  show map
 5 stars
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Sails In The Desert - Ayers Rock

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Editorial review:

This beautiful hotel Sails In The Desert Hotel By Voyages has an exceptional design with great views of Ayers Rock. The pool is nice and the service is helpful. Some critics felt that the food was subpar and the rooms were plain.

Overview

Situated in the middle of Ayers Rock, the 5-star Sails In The Desert Hotel offers the lounge restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel opened its doors in 2011 and was remodeled in 2012.

The property is about 20 minutes' walk of Uluru.

Shopping centers, a mini market and fairgrounds are located nearby.

It will take a 15-minute drive to get to Connellan airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 228 rooms. They are fitted with free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, TV with satellite channels and a balcony. Every room includes a large bathroom equipped with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. Guests can unwind in the Walpa bar with a favourite drink. Serving both food and drinks, Walpa Lobby Bar and Ilkari Restaurant are situated around 50 meters from the property.

A buffet breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are car rentals available on site.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   228.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 3 years
Extra bed FREE
All children
4 - 19 years
Extra bed AUD 70
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Sails In The Desert - Ayers Rock Ayers Rock location
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Hotel Address:

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872

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Airports
  • Connellan (AYQ)
    3.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Gecko's Cafe (cuisine: International, Australian)
    300 ft
  • Pioneer BBQ and Bar (cuisine: Australian)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    228

Hotel Awards

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in Australia

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Rooms and availability

Sails In The Desert photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Terrace
Room Description:

Superior|Twin/Double room - Superior

Sails In The Desert Location

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Local attractions

  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre 8.6 mi
    Lasseter Highway

    Near the hotel

    • Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre700 ft
      Yulara Drive
    • Uluru5000 ft
      Uluru Rd

    Restaurants nearby

    • Gecko's Cafe300 ft

      Address: Yulara Drive
      Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

      52% likes this, based on 315 reviews
      Cuisine: International, Australian
      Price Range: USD 11 - USD 19

    • Ilkari Restaurant300 ft

      Address: Sails in the Desert
      Phone: +61282968010

      60% likes this, based on 64 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary
      Price Range: USD 18 - USD 55

    • Arnguli Grill1700 ft

      Address: Yulara Drive
      Phone: +61 2 8296 8010

      76% likes this, based on 110 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 29 - USD 75

    • Pioneer BBQ and Bar300 ft

      Address: Yulara Drive
      Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

      51% likes this, based on 218 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 14 - USD 29

    • Walpa Lobby Bar300 ft

      Address: Sails in the Desert
      Phone: +61282968010

      50% likes this, based on 57 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 19 - USD 56

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      228

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAyers RockSails In The Desert

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in Australia

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    Sails In The Desert Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sails In The Desert

    7.4
    Very goodBased on184 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Service
    7.5
    Location
    6.0
    Rooms
    9.0

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      The pool area was good and our room had an outdoor area with sunlounges which made the room very spacious.

      The restaurants were very expensive, as well as the room and the tours. Sails in the Desert seems to be part of a chain so the choices are limited. Also many of the tours were pricey as well as many were booked out. We should have been notified at the time of booking that this could happen and we would have booked ahead.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      The room was comfortable and the staff were helpful and friendly.

      For a five star hotel the rooms are beginning to look a "little tired" and could do with a spruce up.

    • Single
      6.0

      Few information on the ULURU visits possibility

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Location. Sounds of Silence dinnerwas outstanding.

      Resort appears tired and run down.

    • Couple
      8.8

      it was unique. pictures beautiful

      no coffee/tea cups in our room

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Very close to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Beautiful gardens and swimming pool area. The gallery was also very well looked after, interesting and offered quality products.

      Rooms do not live up to the price. They are "sterile" looking and very dull, although spacious. All the facilities are outrageously priced.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Spacious rooms, beautiful landscaped grounds, touch of old-style elegance.

      Our first night was disturbed by mice coming in to the room - we trapped three in a shopping bag (separately) and put them out. Found gaps in the cupboard under the fridge where they were getting in. Complained to reception next morning - they laid a trap and monitored it during the day - caught one. We stopped up the gap with towels for the next night and weren't troubled.

    • Family with children
      3.8

      Large rooms. Beautiful swimming pool (but too cold for us to use the facility).

      Rooms are very far from the different parking. They wanted to charge us for drinks we did not have and it took nearly 15 minutes to admit their mistake. We also stayed at the Pioneer Hotel, and we regret we did not stay longer there (Sails in the desert is definitely not worth the extra $).

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The holiday at Uluru was great. We loved the Rock and Kata Juta and that made the stay very pleasant. The hotel is friendly and clean and all it needs to be. It's a shame there isn't a mid-priced restaurant. I accept that the hotel is remote but I thought paying $48 per main course in the restaurant was expensive, given the quality of the food was only fair. Didn't expect great food so, no big deal.

      Not much. I did have a blue with Viator when I booked sos via their site. I corresponded with the hotal about it so won't go through it again but if I were you guys I would tell them to either stop trapping the unwary into subscribing to their database and require them to desist from demanding full personal details (name, address, phone no. Etc) + credit card details for a simple dinner reservation. This is exactly how identity theft is facilitated. You don't care - all you need is name, contact no and payment, the rest is entirely for Viator's benefit. Plus their system sucks - 6 emails - just for dinner!!!!!

    • Family with children
      9.2

      The room was spacious and clean, with good amenities. The staff were very friendly and helpful, although one could use a little haste in preparing the bill for check out. (The bus almost left us) Although a bit pricey, it offers good rest after a day of walking and viewing Uluru & the Olgas.

    • Couple
      7.0

      Ayers Rock.

      The hotel is incorrect to have a 5 star rating. I would suggest they are a 3.5-4 star rating. The room was clean but probably needs a pest spray as there were bugs on our pillows the first night. By 4pm one day they still hadn't cleaned our room. The resort is old and was probably luxurious in the 1980's, but needs a serious renovation. As a whole, the resort has to improve on customer service, but that was all staff at the entire Ayers Rock Resort,not just limited to this hotel.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      The meals we had at the restaurants there were beautiful. Our room was comfortable but overpriced I feel. We paid $450 per night for a double room with no food included which for the price should have been luxurious really. The surroundings were unreal though & the rooms were quiet, which we really liked.

      As mentioned above, I feel the rooms were overpriced for their standard but otherwise all ok!

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      The proximity to Uluru was great and the Sounds of Silence dinner was lovely

      For a 5* hotel I felt it was tired and run down more of a 4* experience, they have a captive market and it felt there was no effort going into making it a great experience

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The sparkling wine in our room on arrival was lovely for our 25th wedding anniversary! The Tours we pre organised were fantastic! The locations they took us were great, Tea & Coffee, bickies & nibbles were very ordinary. I would have liked more time to spend in the Cultural Centre to look around & shop instead of being rushed.

      I would have liked a sofa in the room instesd of two Queen Beds. Also there was a big ant problem around the tea, coffee making area. Bubble bath would have been lovely to help soak away the tired muscles after a day out on tour. Only one down light was working in the bathroom. Price we paid was too much for a standard room.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      Comfortable beds.

      Bugs on the grounds but can't help that due to location.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Sails In The Desert - Ayers Rock Ayers Rock location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872

    Get directions
    Airports
    • Connellan (AYQ)
      3.7 mi
    Restaurants
    • Gecko's Cafe (cuisine: International, Australian)
      300 ft
    • Pioneer BBQ and Bar (cuisine: Australian)
      300 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      228

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAyers RockSails In The Desert

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in Australia

    Use Badge