Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort

Yulara Drive, Yulara, Red Centre, Northern Territory, 0872, Australia | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $237.00

Travel Blogs from Yulara

What a Rock!

A travel blog entry by barrsdownunder on Mar 22, 2014

1 comment, 20 photos

Once again, it is (what feels like) very late (9:20 pm) and I am exhausted and ready to sleep, but trying to write a quick note about our terrific evening. We were up VERY early again - had to have our bags ready at 5:00 am and in the lobby by 6:00 for an early flight, but the plane had mechanical issues and our leave time changed to 9:40. This …

Hard Rock no Cafe!

A travel blog entry by lesleymon on Feb 12, 2014

4 photos

The best trip so far, Harley Davidson round Ayers Rock with the lovely Alex :) Fab views and just brilliant to be on the road on a Harley. Brought back so many happy memories of being a biker chick!

Day 5-6

A travel blog entry by heather_about on Dec 31, 2013

5 comments, 33 photos

Headed for the airport at 8 am for a 10 am flight, wow was the airport crowded! Managed to make a fool of myself yet again...ordered a coffee at the airport -- a tall and dark...the girl smiled at mean a long black? We'll of course that's what I meant :) gave us both a good laugh. Pretty much as lame as I was the night before paying for my …

Traumflug zum Ayers Rock

A travel blog entry by johannesburges on Oct 10, 2013

1 comment, 1 photo


Früh sind wir heute aufgestanden. Um 6 Uhr. Denn wir wollen früh los. Für 7 Uhr ist der Start mit "Maggie" geplant, die den gestrigen Sturm auf dem Flughafen von Coober Pedy gut überstanden hat. Auch wir sind bestens erholt - nach zwei Nächten unter der Erde, in unserem "dugout"-Hotel, in dem wir bestens geschlafen haben.
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Arrived @ Sails in the desert.

A travel blog entry by ann_and_philip on Oct 13, 2013

2 photos

Na een vlucht van ongeveer 30 min. vanuit Alice Springs toegekomen in Yulara. Na het inchecken in onze (opnieuw) 'room with a view' genieten van een flesje complementary bubbels op onze 10de , euh 9de, huwelijksverjaardag.

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort Yulara

    Reviewed by mulurru


    Reviewed Sep 26, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

    After six days in a camper this place is heaven!!!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by explore-life


    Reviewed Aug 11, 2013
    by (7 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Fantastic! The room had a beautiful terrace which was great for relaxing between touring. The staff was friendly and all tours picked up from the lobby.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by johnandsuecox


    Reviewed Dec 7, 2012
    by (1 review) Ashford , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    A great resort lovely food excellent service comfortable rooms

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by oldwombat

    Unique experience

    Reviewed Nov 20, 2009
    by (3 reviews) everton upper , Australia Flag of Australia

    High quality food, service and accomodation in a unique setting.
    Highly recommended

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort Yulara

    A place to stay


    Just returned from Australia and found this place needed cleaning. Yes, it is nice but the prices are unreal. Go to the grocery and buy your food. Way to expensive to eat and drink in the hotel. I found the whole area way out in left field on prices. I was never so glad to return home. The rock does change colors when the sun sets due to shadows on it. Really, I can see Stone Mountain change colors with a laser show. I considered it watching grass grow and I spent my birthday "watching grass grow" with many many flies!

    Avoid if you can!


    It has to be said first that if you want to stay overnight at Uluru you have little choice except to stay in the Yulara resort. Sails in the Desert is supposed to be the 5 star hotel within this complex but falls far far short of that standard. First the rooms. They are arranged around a large inner courtyard rather like a motel (minus the cars). Once inside our room at least had very little natural daylight. Although large it felt empty with furniture all arranged around the outside walls. The quality of the fittings in general was very poor, the overall feel that of a 3 star hotel. Strangely the bathroom (very small) had been upgraded with trendy surface-top porcelain basins but the rest of the room looked very tired.

    Not very impressed !!


    We stayed for 2 nights at "Sails in the Desert" at the beginning of January 2005 as part of our honeymoon. The hotel is very nice in itself and the rooms are lovely and large with a double sinked bathroom but we found the staff to be a bit "up themselves", the service to be not so great and the price to be ridiculous for what we got ! We arrived after driving the 450kms from Alice Springs very tired as we had been up since 03.45am for a balloon ride in Alice Springs, hot and sweaty, the reception staff where okay but not overly friendly.

    Very Tired Looking!


    No one can fault the Aussies on their's simply the best.

    What a rip off!!!!


    What a rip off the whole Yulara complex was. You pay 4 times the price of what prices are elsewhere and then the only decent and friendly service we got was from staff at Pioneer Outback. As for the Yulara resort I was extremely disgusted with the prices. My husband and I have just finished travelling the world and we have never come across such outlandish prices!

    Uluru and Katja Tuta National Park were well worth the $25 entry fee, at first I thought it was a bit steep but then when I saw the rock and it just took my breathe away, it was well worth the money.

    A truly excellent hotel


    Three days in this hotel and it would be diffcult to find fault. Friendly staff, very good food and excellent service. Wonderful!

    Beautiful base


    My wife and I went here in April, the hotel was top quality, with a selection of different restaraunts and cheaper snack like bars. Lots of lovely birds flying around and insects!!, (well this is the desert),.They even supply complimentry insect spray.

    Rooms were very clean and comfortable. A word of warning however, the swimming pool is shaped like 4 sails, and thus has sharp edges towards the shallow end, as I found out one early morning on a sunrise swim!!.

    This is the best place to stay in Ayers Rock though.

    Great Start to Honeymoon


    We arrived to an amazing place in the middle of the desert. My husband did the "checking in". Very efficent and all questions fully answered.

    The only place to stay if you're here....


    This is the only place to stay if you're in the middle of australia but it is not fabulous, just nice. Buy food & drink at grocery store and drive out to view sunset at the "rock" from the parking lot!!!!

    An Oasis in The Red Center


    This is the top Hotel in the Ayers Rock Center. It features modern style, and they literally have sails above the hotel to provide shade as you stroll around the pool area which is in the center of the low-rise hotel.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort Yulara

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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