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Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort

1 Yulara Dr Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Massage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Arkay56 wrote a review Feb 2024
Bristol, United Kingdom177 contributions131 helpful votes
Seemed not to be ready for use despite 7 hour drive in 41° heat. Keys and rooms ready fir some guests but they decided to withhold until all rooms were ready. Some of fortunately had swimming costume in hand luggage. The pool dip was nice but to be honest, the water was cloudy and tasted salty so not sure how safe it was. Just as well we went fir a swim as luggage did not arrive to room for 50 minutes.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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SaintManic wrote a review Feb 2024
wagga wagga Australia103 contributions86 helpful votes
We stayed at desert gardens resort for 4 nights, we had good infomation from resort befor we arrived re check list of things to bring with us and about transfer from airport to resort made that part very easy. We were able to change our room on arival to a rock view room, which welas fantastic. Our room was large and in good order, cleaning was very good, A/ C worked extremely well. All our excursions were very good and the guides very informative. We did full base walk, and high lights of Uluru, field of lighys, joy flight over Uluru and the olgers. The food was good at all places we tryed, the best out back bbq and salid bar excellent. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Out back bbq very good ans salid bar excellent for vegan and vegetarian
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LetsGoSomewhere70 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom28 contributions4 helpful votes
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We had a lovely stay at the Desert Gardens Hotel and our trip to Uluru and its surrounds was epic. Staff were friendly, service was great. Highly recommend. Lots of activities for all abilities. Various types of meals to choose from for all budgets. Large comfortable hotel room
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Voyager31658696788 wrote a review Feb 2024
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The room was so clean and fresh- such a welcomed sight after a long day's travel! All the staff were warm and friendly and answered all our questions. When our tour through another provider was canceled, the hotel staff helped save the day by getting us connected to another (and less expensive) tour.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hans N wrote a review Feb 2024
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Check in and out was easy and efficient, with super friendly staff. Room was clean, well appointed and adequate for the area. You’re in an adventure location and this is a great place to relax. We enjoyed the pool which felt so very nice after a day in the desert.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LetsGooooooo wrote a review Feb 2024
Portland, Oregon300 contributions122 helpful votes
Desert garden rooms fine—adequately furnished and complete with small fridge, kettle, and good air con. Free programs, such as guided tours of the grounds, are another matter. Conducted by robots who prefer to zip through and get it over with. Like some other staff on property—i was once greeted at a bar with “what?”—they need better attitudes towards customers.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Benergy84 wrote a review Feb 2024
Chicago, Illinois92 contributions17 helpful votes
This is just specific to the hotel itself rather than the overall experience with Voyages (which was great!) Desert Gardens is the ONLY one of the accommodations offered with a view of Uluru itself! We’re very happy we selected Desert Gardens for the view. The room is much larger than we expected. Good aircon, fantastic lanai with desert and rock view. Huge bathroom with double vanity. Also, Desert Gardens is first on, first off for any tours which I certainly liked! You can pick your seat and are first off at the end of your adventures. :) Breakfast buffet was better than expected. On site dining options were good though we mostly ate on booked tours. Comparative notes: Sails in the Desert is the more expensive “luxury” options, but for that you basically get a nicer lobby and remodeled bathroom but no rock views so we don’t feel we missed out on anything. Emu apartments are better for large families or if you have an extended stay and want to cook from the IGA. Lost Camel is the budget “in town” and you won’t really get any light or views in your room so more a place to crash. Outback is your budget accommodation and disconnected from the rest - either one HOT walk or hop their little loop shuttle. You can use any pool you want and there are 3 so I wouldn’t weigh that in to your hotel selection. So we strongly recommend Desert Gardens Rock View room! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rock View Room - duh! But only stairs to the second floor for anyone with mobility issues.
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Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to be able to welcome you back one day soon!
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427ccfcfan wrote a review Jan 2024
Hinckley, United Kingdom261 contributions283 helpful votes
Only stayed for 1 night as part of touring group from UK. The hotel complex is large and accommodating seems mainly to be in blocks. A few coach parties arrived around the same time, so check-in was quite lengthy. Our Tour Manager was left to sort things out while the rest of us wandered around & others better prepared than us, went for a swim. Eventually our room keys were provided and we were allocated a ground floor room in one of the blocks on the outer edges. It was very comfortable and we slept very well. Due to the number of coach parties it was recommended that we reserve a table in the restaurant for a specific time - which we aimed for after returning from the sunset trip at Ularu. Meal was nice as was the wine. We slept very well and didn't hear any noise from neighbouring rooms. Breakfast was fine too. There was an extreme heatwave alert while we were there - it was just to hot for us to walk around the complex so I can't help with any further info.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Voyages Travel Centre, General Manager at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort
Responded 17 Jan 2024
Thank you for staying with us! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Ayers Rock Resort and hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Markus L wrote a review Jan 2024
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The hotel was built as a luxury hotel, I presume Four Seasons, and many things still remind about that. The beds were very comfortable, room and bathroom clean. The surroundings of the hotel are just superb. All hotels in Yulara are run by the same company, so you can choose your accommodation based on your budget and availability, and use the facilities of all hotels. There is a free bus to/from the airport, and a free shuttle around the hotels/camping complex. One must keep in mind that the hotel area is 15 km from the Uluru rock. There are a couple of tour companies offering tours to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. We took a sunset tour with snack, not affiliated with the hotel. In addition to the very steep price of the tour one had to also purchase national park tickets (you have to do that anyhow if you want to get into the park). Your will be better off renting a car. Just keep in mind that in addition to the hotels and the village, there is NOTHING around. We saw one venomous snake in the hotel premises, so one has to keep eyes open. What the guide books fail to tell, there are millions of flies in the area. Everywhere, and they get to your face. They don't do anything except annoy. But the nature, sunset, sunrise, birds, trees and flowers, they are just unbelievable. We used the hotel restaurant a couple of times, and the food was very good, though a bit pricey. We also ate at the non-hotel restaurants in Yulara, and were not disappointed. There is also a fairly good grocery store in the square, along with a post office and several souvenir stores. The Gallery of Central Australia is mainly a selling place for indigenous art, but worth taking a look. There are also some free outdoor classes offered, e.g. a digeridoo workshop. That was truely fashinating.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time at Uluru and within the resort! We believe that it truly is a special destination and so it is always wonderful when we hear that our guests enjoy their stay and take the opportunity to participate in a selection of the tours and activities on offer.
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oli wrote a review Dec 2023
Bengaluru, India107 contributions73 helpful votes
It’s a wonderful hotel in the middle of apparently nowhere. It is apt to its name, gardens and a desert. The entrance lobby is spacious, but you might find yourself nudged out by the large tour groups parked there with their luggage. The rooms are a little away from the main reception and restaurants so if you have mobility issues ask for a ground floor room near the reception. All rooms have lovely balconies. Our bathroom needed a little more upkeep, though. The open corridors and surrounding areas give a desert feel, so it’s unkempt appearance can be excused. The huge Mangata bistro is open for all day dining, and the breakfast choices and their day menu was lovely. It has a very casual atmosphere with lounges in the open air also. Walking distance from the tiny town square,which has more cafés, souvenir shops. The trees around the grounds are a lure for wonderful bird life.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Voyages Travel Centre, General Manager at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort
Responded 2 Jan 2024
Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed our unique blend of gardens and desert charm. We appreciate your observations and tips for guests with mobility issues. We greatly appreciate your comments regarding your stay, both positive and constructive, which will be shared with the relevant teams as we continue to strive to improve the experience for our guests.
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AU$429 - AU$569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Nearby attractions include Maruku Arts (0.3 km), Wintjiri Arts + Museum (0.02 km), and Red Desert Reptiles (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kulata Academy Cafe, Arnguli Grill & Restaurant, and Ilkari Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Yulara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.