Sails In The Desert - Ayers Rock

ex. Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, NT, Australia, 0872show map
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Overview

Located off Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, Sails In The Desert boasts 228 en-suite rooms. The venue was built in 2011 and features a luxurious architecture. Among the various facilities of this property you will also find free private parking, bureau de change and a beauty shop.

The hotel lies in the heart of Ayers Rock within a 25-minute walk of Uluru Camel Tours. Just off Field of Light, this hotel is a 30-minute drive from Uluru.

A national park and gardens are close to the property.

Guests can reach Sails In The Desert from Connellan airport within 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Each room has an elegant design and a range of amenities including an in-room safe, a mini-bar and a balcony. Most of the rooms offer a stunning view over the city. They also boast a bath, a shower and a hairdryer in the large bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The lounge restaurant serves seasonal dishes. The lobby bar features snacks and refreshments. Providing a selection of dishes, Walpa Lobby Bar and Pioneer BBQ and Bar are approximately 50 meters away.

A buffet breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Free shuttle bus service, laundry service and room services are available for guests at this hotel.

Relax

The hotel offers a tennis court and a golf course to make your stay more enjoyable.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

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

Children

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

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • City view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Ayers Rock Resort Shopping CentreAyers Rock Resort Shopping Centre900 ftYulara Drive
UluruUluru4800 ftUluru Rd
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Gecko's CafeGecko's Cafe100 ftYulara Drive
Pioneer BBQ and BarPioneer BBQ and Bar100 ftYulara Drive
Ilkari RestaurantIlkari Restaurant100 ftSails in the Desert
Walpa Lobby BarWalpa Lobby Bar100 ftSails in the Desert
Arnguli GrillArnguli Grill1700 ftYulara Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre 8.6 miLasseter Highway
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Getting around
Airports
Connellan (AYQ)3.7 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  161  reviews

Rating by category:

7.5
Service
6.0
Location
9.0
Rooms
  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 6.0
    Good

    Few information on the ULURU visits possibility

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location. Sounds of Silence dinnerwas outstanding.

    Resort appears tired and run down.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    it was unique. pictures beautiful

    no coffee/tea cups in our room

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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 $).

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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!!!!!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Comfortable beds.

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

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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