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Sails In The Desert

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Yulara Drive Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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In Australia's Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites. Discover the passion behind Aboriginal art at Sails in the Desert's Mulgara Gallery. Then be lulled into complete relaxation by one of the Red Ochre Spa's package treatments. Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Choose Sails in the Desert for an outback holiday with a unique style and modern luxury.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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sjfletch52 wrote a review 20 Oct
Los Angeles114 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed at Sails in the Desert for 4 nights. The accommodation was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. Everything was very well maintained and clean in the resort as well. I was also very thankful for the support when I was not feeling very well. The staff in the medical Centre were fantastic. I only wish a few more restaurants were open. $44/person for a buffet breakfast is over the top. The meal at Pira on our last night was a highlight. Pity the Sounds of Silence Dinner was not any where near the same quality.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid coming after early October. Far too hot.
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Vicpic wrote a review 18 Oct
Ocean Grove, Australia340 contributions23 helpful votes
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We were picked up by the resorts free shuttle coach service and after three drop offs at other accommodation places it was our turn. Only about 8klms from airport 10 mins. On arrival when you walk in the lobby you know it’s 5 star. The staff were so welcoming and even though two coach loads check in Was fairly quick we had a Terrace room which were on the second floor room 222. There was lift access but once on that level it was a bit of a walk to get to the room. There was also stairs going down to the pool, bar restaurant and garden area right next to our room which was quicker. We entered our room to find our luggage had already arrived. The room was definitely 5star very spacious modern and clean. The king bed which I have to say was the best sleep ever sooo comfortable. The room also had a dining table plenty of storage and a large bathroom double sinks. The great thing about this room was the terrace. So spacious with outdoor table and chairs a double day bed and sun lounges we used it a lot to relax with a drink after tours. the Terrace included a delicious buffet breakfast in the dining room every morning. There was a relaxing poolside bar and outside restaurant as well where you can pick up something to eat most of the day. The pool was nice and refreshing a bit cool in the mornings but you had it to yourself. The gardens were gorgeous and the signage showing the names of the native trees and plants was informative. Room service was another option which we didn’t take so i can’t comment. A short walk or free shuttle takes you to the town centre or Hotel it runs every 20 mins right through till late all tours will pick up out front of Sails. We enjoyed three fantastic nights here and met so many lovely people. We cannot recommend a stay here enough when visiting Uluru.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Note drinks are expensive here so if you have room in your luggage it’s worth bringing a few...
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Responded 2 days ago
Hi tkdcait Thank you for sharing such a comprehensive review of your experience at Sails in the Desert. We are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay with us and I will be sure to share your feedback directly with our team. We also greatly appreciate your kind recommendation. It was our pleasure to have you as guests at Ayers Rock Resort. Kind Regards Todd Hunter General Manager Sails in the Desert
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nicollemarief wrote a review 9 Oct
Cape Town11 contributions2 helpful votes
You are not served table service on your own. You are treated as if your money is a different colour to those as couples. You are ignored if on your own. My check in I was greeted with a cool towel and lemon myrtle drink, which was so lovely. However, the ladies then said to me, “are you it?” Unfortunately, that became the precedents of my stay. The fact that many people staying at the hotel had been upgraded to the Sails, due to a cheaper hotel being closed, exasperated my stay, as I had booked The Sails and paid top dollar. Very disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Voyages Sydney, Guest Services / Front Office at Sails In The Desert
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Hi nicollemarief I am sorry to hear that your stat at Sails in the Desert did not meet expectations and I thank you for sharing your feedback. We are very pleased to welcome solo travellers to the resort and in fact do so regularly so I am most surprised to hear that you did not feel as welcomed as you should have. I will certainly share your feedback with our team as it is absolute our priority to ensure all guests are warmly welcomed to Ayers Rock Resort. We hope that you were able to enjoy your tours and activities and we thank you for choosing to visit. Kind Regards Todd Hunter General Manager Sails in the Desert
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Chris H wrote a review 8 Oct
Modbury, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel was amazing. The service was fantastic. Porters deliver your bags to the room within 15 minutes and are very friendly and the most helpful. Every staff member went out of their way to assist with a smile. The room facilities were great and the pool a much needed relief from heat. Close to the village centre for anything you need and just an overall great hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Voyages Sydney, Guest Services / Front Office at Sails In The Desert
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Hi G1798QFchirish Thank you for sharing your experience at Sails in the Desert and I will be delighted to share your feedback directly with our team. We are so pleased that you so enjoyed your stay as it was our pleasure to have you as a guest. Kind Regards Todd Hunter General Manager Sails in the Desert
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PerthWAJohn wrote a review 6 Oct
Perth WA71 contributions23 helpful votes
Part of a recent charter trip direct from Perth, for 3 days and 2 nights to Uluru. Room was big and excellent standard with all appointments. The Resort was very comfortable, clean and tidy and ensured a most enjoyable trip for a 2 night stays.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$325 - US$463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sails In The Desert
Which popular attractions are close to Sails In The Desert?
Nearby attractions include Wintjiri Arts + Museum (0.5 km), Maruku Arts (0.3 km), and Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sails In The Desert?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sails In The Desert?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Sails In The Desert?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sails In The Desert?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sails In The Desert?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kulata Academy Cafe, Arnguli Grill & Restaurant, and Ilkari Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sails In The Desert?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sails In The Desert have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sails In The Desert offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sails In The Desert located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Yulara.
Does Sails In The Desert offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sails In The Desert?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.