Desert Gardens - Ayers Rock

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock, NT, Australia, 0872show map
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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
Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining

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

Business

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

Children

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

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Ayers Rock Resort Shopping CentreAyers Rock Resort Shopping Centre800 ftYulara Drive
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Ayers Wok Noodle BarAyers Wok Noodle Bar1000 ftAyers Rock Resort
Bough House RestaurantBough House Restaurant1000 ftOutback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge
Bunya BarBunya Bar1000 ftDesert Gardens Hotel
Wu Kiki at sails in desert hotelWu Kiki at sails in desert hotel1000 ftVoyages
Gecko's CafeGecko's Cafe1700 ftYulara Drive
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UluruUluru1.2 miUluru Rd
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre 8.3 miLasseter Highway
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Getting around
Airports
Connellan (AYQ)4.0 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  266  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    The view of Uluru from the room was excelent.

    All accomodation at this place is expensive...

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    .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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Dine in meal was fantastic! Tasted devine!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Spacious and very comfortable and fantastic location

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

    No cable TV!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Excellent view of the Ayers Rock

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Connellan (AYQ)4.0 mi
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