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Desert Gardens - Ayers Rock

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872  show map
 4 stars
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Desert Gardens - Ayers Rock

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The spectacular 4-star Desert Gardens Hotel offers a tasteful accommodation in a shopping area of Ayers Rock. Desert Gardens Hotel was opened in 1985.

Guests can get to Uluru in 20 minutes on foot.

Desert Gardens Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

Desert Gardens Hotel lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Connellan airport.

Rooms

Desert Gardens Hotel has 218 guestrooms appointed with a minibar, a laptop-size safe, flat-screen television, a private balcony and coffee/tea makers and provides ideal lodging in Ayers Rock. Desert Gardens Hotel offers rooms with the courtyard view. Guests can make use of a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The on-site outdoor restaurant tempts guests with Australian dishes. Refreshing drinks are offered in the café bar. Guests can share a meal in Bunya Bar and Wu Kiki at sails in desert hotel, located about 300 meters away.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The on-site car rentals are also provided.

Relax

The hotel offers facials and massage for body relaxation and revitalization. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness centre are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   218.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am 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 cots 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

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Hotel Address:

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872

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Airports
  • Connellan (AYQ)
    4.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Ayers Wok Noodle Bar (cuisine: Asian)
    1000 ft
  • Bough House Restaurant (cuisine: Australian)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    218

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAyers RockDesert Gardens

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in Australia

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Rooms and availability

Desert Gardens photos Room
Standard Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Desert Gardens photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    420 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Wake up service

Desert Gardens Location

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Local attractions

  • Uluru1.2 mi
    Uluru Rd
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre 8.3 mi
    Lasseter Highway

Near the hotel

  • Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre800 ft
    Yulara Drive

    Restaurants nearby

    • Ayers Wok Noodle Bar1000 ft

      Address: Ayers Rock Resort
      Phone: +61 2 8296 8010

      Cuisine: Asian

    • Bunya Bar1000 ft

      Address: Desert Gardens Hotel
      Phone: 0282968010

      66% likes this, based on 58 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 20 - USD 51

    • Gecko's Cafe1700 ft

      Address: Yulara Drive
      Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

      65% likes this, based on 315 reviews
      Cuisine: International, Australian
      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 18

    • Bough House Restaurant1000 ft

      Address: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge
      Phone: +61 2 8296 8010

      50% likes this, based on 35 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian
      Price Range: USD 29 - USD 76

    • Wu Kiki at sails in desert hotel1000 ft

      Address: Voyages

      76% likes this, based on 17 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      218

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAyers RockDesert Gardens

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in Australia

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    Hotels nearby
    Emu Walk Apartments
    4 stars
    0.1 km
    Sails In The Desert
    5 stars
    0.5 km
    Longitude 131
    5 stars
    3 km
    Cities nearby

    Desert Gardens Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Desert Gardens

    7.0
    Very goodBased on341 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      The view of Uluru from the room was excelent.

      All accomodation at this place is expensive...

    • Older travelers
      4.2

      Absolutely nothing

      The hotel room was poorly maintained with torn mosquito netting on the patio door. The runners for the patio door had not been cleaned and was full of dead insects.The corners of the room at floor level were dirty and not cleaned. The bathroom had a bath with shower facility, however the bath plug was of the type that twists and closes, this had been disabled. Food was extremely expensive as were drinks and other commodoties.

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      Location

      Inefficient checkin procedures -- we did not get our room until well after the 3:00 pm checkin time.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      Dinner good. Quiet at night. Attractive grounds.

      Having to pay extra for cappucino at breakfast on top of an already expensive buffet. Too few staff to keep breakfast buffet stocked.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Proximity to Airport and Uluru

      Very poor value for money. Not alone is rate exorbitant but they then have the nerve to charge an extra 1% Credit Card fee !!! My advice - stay in cheapest available. All hotels are in same location and seem to be owned by the same group.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The location and the fact that you have many choices for meals. The staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxing. It was also quiet and restful, unlike some other hotels where the guests were noisy. I would recommend the Desert Gardens Hotel to anyone travelling to the rock.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      The rooms were well decorated an comfortable.

      The air conditioning in our room was set to a very high temperature and could not be altered. When we reported this we were told that the maintenance staff were off duty and that it would be fixed the next day- it was not fixed. we were offered a totally inadequate fan. The room was only cleaned and the beds made at 4pm in the afternoon when we were hoping to rest after a busy day. The bill was incorrect and had to be corected, delaying our departure. breakfasts were vert expensive at $34.oo for a full breakfast

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      We chose to stay in a room overlooking Uluru in the distance. Although we paid extra for this privilege, it was well worth it as we were able to view the rock at sunrise without having to brave the cold of a freezing July morning. We also appreciated the beauty of the gardens and the location of the hotel, which was close to the visitors' centre and village square.

      While our room was excellently appointed, the toilet didn't flush properly. I noticied the same problem with the toilets opposite the restaurant, so this issue may have something to do with the use of water.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      .Nice location

      Quite expensive especially the food. Should warn people before they go that they can only buy from one company in all places at the resort

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      Dine in meal was fantastic! Tasted devine!

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      Spacious and very comfortable and fantastic location

    • Family with children
      7.8

      Nice room, good bathroom, good facilities for eating, shopping, considering the remote location.

      A/C in room set too cold (not adjustable) and bedding not warm enough, but staff happy to provide more blankets.

    • Couple
      7.4

      This is a clean and practical place to stay at while visiting Uluru. You'll sleep well and will appreciate the modern bathroom. Staff are very accommodating, services are arranged seamlessly and the room, though basic, was immaculate.

      Before noting down the following points, I am mindful of the enormous overhead costs that are involved in creating a luxury resort in the desert wilderness. Nevertheless: I) Some restaurants may seem over- priced and ii) the mattresses and pillows may not be of the highest quality. These are but minor quibbles about an otherwise comfortable and very pleasing experience.

    • Couple
      7.8

      Handy location. Good size room, balcony. Rock views as described.

      No cable TV!

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      Excellent view of the Ayers Rock

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Desert Gardens - Ayers Rock Ayers Rock location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, Australia, 0872

    Get directions
    Airports
    • Connellan (AYQ)
      4.0 mi
    Restaurants
    • Ayers Wok Noodle Bar (cuisine: Asian)
      1000 ft
    • Bough House Restaurant (cuisine: Australian)
      1000 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      218

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAyers RockDesert Gardens

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in Australia

    Use Badge