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Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We loved our room, #328. It had a beautiful patio and breathtaking views. It was a 10 minute walk to the village which was nice and convenient. Rooms were clean and modern and nicely furnished. Food was good but pricey.

Thank JaneSJC
Peter W, General Manager at Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, responded to this review

Hi JaneSJC It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Desert Gardens. Our rock view rooms are very popular and it is indeed a unique opportunity to watch the beauty of an Uluru sunrise and sunset from the comfort of your balcony. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort again in...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Like national parks everywhere, Ayers Rock Resort has pretty much a monopoly on lodging. It is a JV between ACCOR group of France and the local aboriginals. They really try to train the staff, but it is all pretty iffy. Prices are high. A $36 breakfast buffet which was sub-average seemed high for out in the middle of nowhere, so...

Thank alanbill16
Reviewed 13 June 2015

There is nothing wrong with this hotel. Location is great - the first hotel as you enter Ayers Rock. The setting is very nice, good gardens and places to sit. The swimming pool wasn't open (it was winter I suppose) but looked good. I had a standard room. Not the height of luxury but comfortable enough with everything you needed....

1Thank Nicolafb
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The Desert Gardens is the mid-price rnage hotel in Ayres Rock Resort within a 5 minute walk of the village square with its grocery store, restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Our room was very large, clean, and comfortable with two king beds. The portable heater was efficient to take the chill out of the cold evenings. The bathroom was large and...

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2015

What a great stay!! Initially an issue with an overpayment, but that was quickly sorted out. The staff were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and they were all very happy, friendly and above all, seemed to really enjoy their work. The breakfasts were wonderful, the beds comfortable and the view from the rooms to the rock was lovely. We...

1Thank Macca6178
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The Desert Gardens is the mid price range hotel in Ayres Rock Resort and is easily walkable from the main shopping / eating area. The hotel wasn't too bad but painted breeze block walls in the bedrooms is not my idea of decor!

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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Going to Yulara, be prepared to pay more for the location. The Desert Gardens was not a hotel I would usually go to. The bed was comfortable, but the room was pretty run down. The water kettle was rather disgusting and the curtains could do with a replacement. There is a pool, but it is under construction, which nobody bothered...

1Thank Travelbara
Reviewed 7 June 2015

A nice hotel but because of the isolation of the resort everything is very expensive,On Mothers day we ordered breakfast in bed ($43) but by the time we got it it was cold. A family would be better off in the serviced apartments where they could cook their own meals.

Thank Paul C
Maroubra, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights, the hotel offers a much cheaper room rate if u stay 3 nights. It also offers stay 5 pay 3 but there's not enough to do around Uluru to warrant a 5 night stay. Has everything you need especially if you're out doing day yours or hiking most of the time.

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Just stayed the one night at the Desert Gardens Hotel. At $355 a night, it's very, very expensive, purely due to location and the company's ability to charge whatever they like because there are no other options. The room was reasonably clean, although we did have to get insect spray for the trail of ants in our room. The bathroom...

Thank Steph T

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is a superior hotel at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs are the setting for this hotel. Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.You can relax in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel's pool, sipping cocktails from the Bunya bar. It's only a short stroll to the Resort's numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert. Once the sun has set, dine at Arnguli Grill and savour an a la carte flame grilled menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Address: Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Price Range: $305 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 218
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“Rooms are all widely- spread out around the grounds and centred around the pool.”
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 of 5 bubbles SevaA, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are very spread out so some a quite a walk from the main ara.”
 of 5 bubbles rodmatsuo, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If possible try to get a room without mice”
 of 5 bubbles 261gill, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you can get a room upstairs (there's no lift) and the room does look out towards the Rock I think it's worth the bit extra”
 of 5 bubbles helenw788, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We asked for a quieter room, so were given a ground floor unit, further away from the pool and it was indeed quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles marleec2016, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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