Exterior view, Sails in the Desert in Ayers Rock (Uluru)
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Swimming pool [outdoor], Sails in the Desert in Ayers Rock (Uluru)
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8.2

Excellent

916 reviews

916 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Tali Bar 120 m
Post office 250 m
Tour & Information Centre 280 m
Hertz 290 m
Night Sky Show 290 m
Thrifty 310 m
supermarket 320 m
ANZ bank 330 m
Visitor information centre 500 m
Bunya Bar 640 m
Holiday park/caravan park

Sails in the Desert

Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Australia - See map

Conveniently situated in the Ayers Rock part of Ayers Rock (Uluru), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Ayers Rock Airport. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Air conditioning

Currency exchange

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Spa

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Value for money7.2
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Sails in the Desert

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Superior Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 queen beds
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Terrace Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Two Queen Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • 2 queen beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Superior
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    Superior 1 King Bed
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      Single with Terrace
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        King Room with Terrace
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          Single Superior
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            Triple Deluxe
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Sails in the Desert?

              Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The caravan park offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to Sails in the Desert?

              Sails in the Desert is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the caravan park know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sails in the Desert also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the caravan park. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sails in the Desert has a car park available for guests.

              What is the smoking policy at Sails in the Desert?

              Sails in the Desert does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

              What is the closest airport to Sails in the Desert?

              Travel by air is easy with Ayers Rock Airport only 5.3 km away from Sails in the Desert.

              What restaurants are nearby Sails in the Desert?

              Sails in the Desert’s neighborhood is Ayers Rock which includes popular restaurants such as Rockpool, Geckos Cafe and Quick Bite Take Away.

              What are popular attractions near Sails in the Desert?

              Sails in the Desert’s location in the Ayers Rock neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Kata Tjuta.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sails in the Desert?

              Sails in the Desert’s nearby natural sights include Walpa Gorge located in the same Ayers Rock area.

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              What people love about Sails in the Desert

              • 8

                Very good
                Cleanliness

                "Clean and comfortable"

                Jennie

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                November 5, 2022

              • 7.2

                Very good
                Cleanliness

                "Clean and tidy, nice grounds surrounding."

                Verity

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                October 23, 2022

              • 8.4

                Excellent
                Location

                "The hotel is the connection point for every activities in Uluru, airport transfer, visiting Uluru, and five minutes walk to town square(or waiting for bus)."

                Liang

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                December 21, 2019

              Overall rating:

              8.2

              Excellent
              916 reviews
              Cleanliness
              8.3
              Facilities
              8.2
              Location
              9.2
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              What travelers say they love:
              Would highly recommend,
              Sharon from Australia
              Couple
              More about Sails in the Desert

              More about Sails in the Desert

              Sails in the Desert

              Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Ayers Rock (Uluru) with a stay at Sails in the Desert. No plan is a great plan. Get to whatever interests you in Ayers Rock (Uluru), conveniently with a stay at Sails in the Desert, just 5.3 km from Ayers Rock Airport.
              At Sails in the Desert, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the caravan park's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the caravan park's airport transfer services. Shuttle services provided by Sails in the Desert makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Ayers Rock (Uluru).
              Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the caravan park. Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the caravan park's tours. Packing light is possible at Sails in the Desert thanks to the caravan park's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
              Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and room service let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by caravan park.
              All rooms at Sails in the Desert are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the caravan park are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at Sails in the Desert even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms.
              In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer and bathrobes are provided in some guest bathrooms.


              Dining and things to do

              A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the caravan park, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the caravan park's bar.
              Apart from amenities and services, Sails in the Desert goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, salon and spa. Spend some time relaxing at the caravan park's pool. Sip your favorite cocktail outdoors at the caravan park's poolside bar.
              Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the caravan park's tennis court. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.

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              Amenities and facilities

              Excellent
              Facilities

              8.2

              Most talked about facilities

              Food & Dining

              18 mentions

              Swimming Pool

              17 mentions

              Housekeeping

              8 mentions

              Breakfast

              7 mentions

              Languages spoken
              • English
              Internet access
              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Internet services
              • Wi-Fi in public areas
              Things to do, ways to relax
              • Garden
              • Massage
              • Spa
              • Swimming pool [outdoor]
              • Tennis court
              • Tours
              Cleanliness and safety
              • Breakfast in room
              Dining, drinking, and snacking
              • Alternative meal arrangement
              • Bar
              • Poolside bar
              • Restaurants
              • Room service [24-hour]
              Services and conveniences
              • Air conditioning in public area
              • Cash withdrawal
              • Concierge
              • Currency exchange
              • Elevator
              • Facilities for disabled guests
              • Ironing service
              • Laundry service
              • Luggage storage
              • Meeting/banquet facilities
              • Safety deposit boxes
              • Salon
              • Shops
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area
              • Terrace
              For the kids
              • Babysitting service
              • Kids meal
              Access
              • Front desk [24-hour]
              • Non-smoking rooms
              • Pets allowed
              Getting around
              • Airport transfer
              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Shuttle service
              Available in all rooms
              • Air conditioning
              • Balcony/terrace
              • Bathrobes
              • Bathtub
              • Coffee/tea maker
              • Daily housekeeping
              • Desk
              • Free bottled water
              • Hair dryer
              • In-room safe box
              • Ironing facilities
              • Kitchenette
              • LAN Internet in room [charges apply]
              • Mini bar
              • Non-smoking
              • On-demand movies
              • Private bathroom
              • Refrigerator
              • Satellite/cable channels
              • Shower
              • Telephone
              • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
              • Wi-Fi [free]

              Location

              Yulara Drive, Yulara, Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Australia, 0872
              Exceptional
              Location

              9.2

              Property policies

              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

              All children are welcome.

              Children 0-15 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out
              • Check-in from15:00
              • Check-out until10:00
              Getting around
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)10
              The property
              • Number of floors3
              • Number of rooms 228
              • Room voltage240
              • Year property opened1974

              Reviews of Sails in the Desert from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              8.2
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              10
              Cleanliness8.3
              Facilities8.2
              Location9.2
              Room comfort and quality8.4
              Service8.4
              Value for money7.2
              High score for Ayers Rock (Uluru)
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (80)
              8-9 Excellent (55)
              7-8 Very Good (90)
              6-7 Good (30)
              <6 Below Expectation (27)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (78)
              Jun - Aug (72)
              Sep - Nov (67)
              Dec - Feb (65)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Biljana from Australia
              Family with teens
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

              We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!. ”

              For such a small community in a secluded part of Australia, the Ayres Rock Resort and specifically Sails were in all honesty one of the most comfortable and enjoyable experiences we’ve had as a family!! Everyone and everything was faultless. Thank you!!

              Reviewed January 12, 2019

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Liang from China
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

              Good Hotel and no need to walk”

              The hotel is the connection point for every activities in Uluru, airport transfer, visiting Uluru, and five minutes walk to town square(or waiting for bus). Crystal in the reception helped me to book my activities in Uluru, very helpful. Thanks Crystal.

              Reviewed December 21, 2019

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Wayland from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

              High quality accommodation”

              This is highly sought after accommodation and after staying here we can see why. Very comfortable, beautifully decorated and luxurious.

              Reviewed June 10, 2022

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ian from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2021

              Perfection in the Desert ”

              This hotel may be expensive but will surpass your expectations. Only drawback is food and drinks are expensive, but then again this is the middle of Australia.

              Reviewed June 09, 2021

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Joanne from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

              X2 Travellers”

              Fantastic stay at Sails in the Desert,rooms spacious amenities great, the WiFi is very slow. Definitely would recommend.

              Reviewed April 09, 2022

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              elsa from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

              Loved the place, great part of Australia ”

              Excellent friendly staff, bus availability, just a great location ,

              Reviewed February 12, 2019

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              John from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 1 night in May 2022

              Sales a great place to stay”

              A great place to stay but very expensive in every way! My wife and I stayed here and the room was probably one of the best laid out and equiped rooms I have ever stayed in. You are at their mercy so bring plenty of cash!! Overall fantastic hotel!

              Reviewed May 28, 2022

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Winifred from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

              Sails in the Desert. ”

              For the price of a superior king room, I was far from impressed. Nothing special about it. I have had more luxurious at a quarter of the price. Trying to have our room made up took till 3 pm after two requests to have it done. we had been up since 5.00am to ‘enjoy a sunrise, and would loved to return and relax in a clean room.

              Reviewed April 07, 2022

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Sharon from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 4 nights in June 2021

              Very comfortable and clean accommodation ”

              Would highly recommend,

              Reviewed June 27, 2021

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Dolores
              Group
              Superior Room
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

              What I imagined the Australian outback would be”

              I know it is hot but it was quite warm in the restaurant and lobby area not sure you can help the heat.

              Reviewed February 28, 2019

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              min from United States
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 1 night in July 2022

              A good hotel”

              It is claimed to be a five star hotel. It’s close, especially considering it’s in the desert.

              Reviewed July 06, 2022

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Leong from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2021

              Best option in the area”

              Not 5 star by international standard, exterior paint of building overall feels dated, but room is ok and spacious. Clean updated bathrooms. Buffet dinner was ok, small selection of food but works well for us. Staff are friendly and helpful.

              Reviewed April 03, 2021

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              8.4
              Excellent
              Liang from China
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

              Good Hotel and no need to walk”

              The hotel is the connection point for every activities in Uluru, airport transfer, visiting Uluru, and five minutes walk to town square(or waiting for bus). Crystal in the reception helped me to book my activities in Uluru, very helpful. Thanks Crystal.

              Reviewed December 21, 2019

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              8.4
              Excellent
              Susan from United Kingdom
              Group
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

              Excellent”

              Expensive, but the whole area owned by one company & their are few options we had no choice. Restaurant service poor at breakfast, & the casual bar. Didn't try evening meal as tooo expensive.

              Reviewed February 01, 2020

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              4.4
              Heidi from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 1 night in July 2022

              Rip Off”

              We paid over $600 for one night. The bed had a stain on it, the power was off for about an hour and the staff in the morning were rude. Yelled from one side of the bar to come around to get served. Would not recommend. And the heater did not work.

              Reviewed July 10, 2022

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              wang from Taiwan
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2009

              A nice place to stay at Uluru”

              Good Bed, Good shower.
              Restaurant are over rated

              Our room feature modern bathroom with the latest amenities. It feature a deluxe king. It include air-conditioning, TV, movies on demand, minibar and bathrobes are provided. The Hotel also features the acclaimed Mulgara Gallery.There are many aboriginal arts worth to buy. The reception can talk very good Japaness or English. The tourist service is very friendly and helpful. Every room has a balcony, sitting on the chair and enjoy the free time is the most wonderful moment. The hotel is near the supermarket and the Uluru national park. Very good location. By day, we journey into the homeland of Anangu or Embark on a base walk of Uluru . Hike through the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta , take ride on a Harley Davidson. By night, we dine under a canopy of stars accompanied by the ancient sounds of a lone didgeridoo at the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner. And after, tour the southern night sky with a resident astronomer. At Voyages Sails in the Desert, we can slip into comfort and luxury, right in the heart of the Central Australian Outback. Relax in spacious, airy, beautifully appointed rooms, enjoy cocktails by the pool, or sit back and relax under the magnificent white sails.

              Reviewed April 03, 2009

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              STEPHEN from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

              better than expected”

              The rooms were great. there was a choice of seven pillows, from soft to hard small to large. great bedroom and bathroom. room service was excellent, as was breakfast and dinner.

              we had dinner under Ayers Rock [Uluru]. the food was excellent, and the staff ,great. Sitting there under the Red Rock at sunset was amazing. After dinner the stars were out in the millions. One of the staff took us on a tour of our Solar System using a Laser Pointer, including a far away galaxy that ,at night, is very visible.

              Reviewed April 19, 2013

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              8.7
              Excellent
              Anne-Marie from Netherlands
              Solo traveler
              Superior Room
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

              Fantastic hotel ”

              large room, good internet speed, friendly staff

              I stayed 3 nights in this hotel and it was a very good experience. The rooms are spacious with 2 queen size beds, desk and a big bathroom with shower in the bath tube. It is well decorated with a well sized terrace and a good minibar selection. The information upon check in is clear and good. There is free wifi in the lobby but for the rooms it is charged with a package rate of 30$ for 3 days and a very good connection. I was too tired to go out after the many trips I did in this area and I ordered twice room service which came within the expected time (15-20min) and was good quality food. All in Ayers Rock Resort is at walking distance from the resort like supermarket and some restaurants. If you are eating in one of the other resorts you can still charge it to your room as all resorts are connected. If you want to pamper yourself after a full day of exhausting trips, this is a great place to relax; it is not cheap but I would go back here if I would ever return!

              Reviewed December 27, 2013

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Mr from Australia
              Couple
              Terrace Room
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

              Excellent hotel”

              The hotel is situated in the Ayres Rock Resort which is a collection of hotels,apartments,and a campsite near Ayres Rock or Uluru as it is also known. There is also a supermarket and a few other shops in the "Town Square" . We stayed in a suite which was very spacious and comfortable and had breakfast in the restaurant which was very good with a wide selection of food to suit all tastes. The sounds of silence experience is well worth doing as dining under the stars is quite magical if a little expensive. Checking in was a bit slow but the staff were very friendly and very helpful. We had made a mistake when booking the sounds of silence experience but it was quickly rectified without any fuss. If we ever return we would definitely stay at this hotel again.

              Reviewed November 20, 2016

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Joseph from United States
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in July 2018

              Only other choice is camping.”

              Sails in the Desert is very expensive, but the only other choice is to camp out in a tent or caravan. It is a 6 hour drive from Alice Springs for us folks that like to self-guide. Having said that, the resort itself is in very good shape. Responsive staff, excellent service, several eating choices, and comfortable beds. Dinnertime can be crowded at restaurants so book early. Petrol is expensive going for $2.15 per liter in July 2018 at the only station near Uluru.

              Reviewed August 02, 2018

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