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Review - Voyages Sails in the Desert
  • Spa and balcony
  • Private spa
  • Bathroom
  • Sails in the Desert
  • Spacious rooms

Ayers Rock Resort
Via Yulara Drive
Yulara NT

We stayed at Sails in the Desert, which is the 5 star property, but the resort has five hotels and a campground, so there is something for everyone and plenty of room.

Overall rating?           Excellent

What makes Sails in the Desert different?

As you arrive you see the sails that gives the hotel its name and it is a spectacular sight.  The interior is given over to Aboriginal heritage and culture, with a gallery in the lobby and significant artworks on view in the public areas.

Accommodation overview
Our room was large and comfortable, with two queen-size beds and ensuite.  The air-conditioning was effective and welcoming and there was a spa on our private balcony.

Facilities overview
As this is a five star resort, it has all the facilities you would expect, such as restaurants, a business centre, pool, tennis court, laundry facilities and petrol – particularly important for those seeing the region via 4WD.

Located in the bush about 4.5 hours drive from Alice Springs, and around 15 minutes from Kata Tjuta National Park.

Suitable for children?    Yes   

Suitable for pets?           No

Wheelchair access?       Yes, wheelchair-friendly rooms available along with lift access and general disabled facilities. Check for your requirements.   

Perfect for?
Anyone wanting to experience this ancient and marvellous wonder.

Why stay longer?
The resort offers everything you need, making it easy to relax.  The staff are friendly and helpful and the hotel is stylish and well-appointed.  We loved relaxing on our private balcony, enjoying the spa.  The Uluru base walk and wild beauty of Kata Tjuta are breathtaking.

Why you wouldn’t stay longer?
If you are looking for nightlife, this is not the place for you.  Two days is enough to see most things, unless you are a hiker and plan to spend more time exploring.

We paid around $550, but prices vary with the season so check the Sails in the Desert listing for details.

About the author
Stuart and Michelle Roberts wrote this article

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  we stayed for 3 nights a couple of years ago and thought it was very tired!
Posted on Sep 23 2010 at 08:43

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