Sails In The Desert Hotel - Ayers Rock

ex. Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

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

Sails In The Desert is a comfortable 5-star hotel set 19.6 km from Kata Tjuta and 12.9 km from Uluru. Since 2011, it has been hosting guests in the middle of Ayers Rock.

Shopping centers, fairgrounds and a mini market are minutes away from the hotel.

Connellan airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Sails In The Desert Hotel.

Rooms

Sails In The Desert Hotel offers 228 rooms fitted with free wireless internet, a laptop safe, individual climate control, a dressing area and a patio for a comfortable stay in Ayers Rock. For more comfort a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. A broad variety of Mediterranean dishes is served at the lounge restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Walpa bar to relax with a drink. Pioneer BBQ and Bar and Gecko's Cafe offer an assortment of dishes within 50 meters of the property.

A buffet breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Residents will benefit from free shuttle bus service, dry cleaning and ironing service.

Relax

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

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   228.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm 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 extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs 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 Hotel - Ayers Rock Ayers Rock location
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Hotel Address:

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872

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City Center
  • Ayers Rock
    13.6 km
Airports
  • Connellan (AYQ)
    6.0 km
Restaurants
  • Gecko's Cafe (cuisine: International, Australian)
    40 m
  • Pioneer BBQ and Bar (cuisine: Australian)
    40 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • 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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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Superior|Twin/Double room - Superior

Sails In The Desert photos Room
Superior Room
  • Room size:

    43 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds, 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
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Wake up service

Sails In The Desert Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center13.6 km

Local attractions

  • Uluru12.9 km
    Red Centre Way
  • Kata Tjuta 19.6 km
    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern TerritoryAustralia

Restaurants nearby

  • Gecko's Cafe40 m

    Address: Yulara Drive
    Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

    52% likes this, based on 315 reviews
    Cuisine: International, Australian
    Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 24

  • Ilkari Restaurant40 m

    Address: Sails in the Desert
    Phone: +61282968010

    60% likes this, based on 64 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: CAD 22 - CAD 69

  • Arnguli Grill470 m

    Address: Yulara Drive
    Phone: +61 2 8296 8010

    76% likes this, based on 110 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian
    Price Range: CAD 36 - CAD 94

  • Pioneer BBQ and Bar40 m

    Address: Yulara Drive
    Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

    51% likes this, based on 218 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian
    Price Range: CAD 17 - CAD 36

  • Walpa Lobby Bar40 m

    Address: Sails in the Desert
    Phone: +61282968010

    50% likes this, based on 57 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian
    Price Range: CAD 24 - CAD 70

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • 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

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 139 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
7.5
Value
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 Hotel - Ayers Rock Ayers Rock location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872

Get directions
City Center
  • Ayers Rock
    13.6 km
Airports
  • Connellan (AYQ)
    6.0 km
Restaurants
  • Gecko's Cafe (cuisine: International, Australian)
    40 m
  • Pioneer BBQ and Bar (cuisine: Australian)
    40 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • 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