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Desert Gardens Hotel

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Desert Gardens Hotel

Offering the only rooms with views of Uluru in Ayers Rock Resort, the newly renovated 4.5 star Desert Gardens Hotel offers 218 elegant guestrooms within an oasis of native gardens.

Accommodation options are diverse from deluxe rock view rooms to shady poolside rooms all located under a canopy of towering gum trees and garden beds dotted with native shrubs and flowers.

Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for desert quandong, Mangata Bistro & Bar serves a delicious buffet breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native Australian bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoor area flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel.

Arnguli Grill & Restaurant, Ayers Rock Resort’s premier à la carte dining location, takes its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for bush plum. Located in the shadows of the hotel’s ghost gums, overlooking the central pool and garden, the restaurant offers quality Australian produce featuring native Indigenous flavours. Open daily for dinner, Arnguli’s outback-inspired interiors feature distinctive Indigenous artefacts and a dramatic patterned carpet inspired by local vegetation.

Once you've satisfied the urges to explore the magic within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will find free guided and self-guided walks through Desert Gardens Hotel's substantial and authentic native gardens just outside your hotel door.

All of Ayers Rock Resort's luxuries and conveniences, including numerous lookouts, the beautiful Red Ochre Spa and the shops, tour & info centre and café’s located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the free shuttle bus.

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Garden View Room

Garden View Room

Rooms are set throughout the expansive gardens of the hotel.

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    Located throughout the expansive gardens of the hotel, rooms open up to a balcony or courtyard area. Rooms feature two double beds or in some instances one Queen bed, all with ensuite bathroom, complimentary amenities and plush robes. Room also includes free in-room WiFi, TV with free to air channels, tea & coffee making facilities, mini fridge and reverse-cycle air-conditioning.

    Cots/cribs and wheelchair accessible rooms are on request and subject to availability. Interconnecting rooms are available across the different room types.

    Your stay includes Free Guest Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of Resort shuttle bus service and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding.

    • Free in-room WiFi
    • Mini fridge
    • Tea/coffee making facilities
    • Heating/air-conditioning
    • HD TV with free to air channels and radio
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Guest amenities incl soap and shampoo/conditioner, hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • In room safe
    • Balcony/patio
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Interconnecting and family room configurations
    • Accessible rooms
     

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    Desert Deluxe Room

    Desert Deluxe Room

    Spacious and modern with a view of vast desert landscape.

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      Deluxe Rooms are placed throughout the hotel with a view of the vast desert landscapes, from which to soak in the sights and sounds of the centralian desert. Opening up to either a balcony or private courtyard area, rooms feature two double beds or one King bed with an ensuite bathroom.

      Cots/cribs, roll-away beds and wheelchair accessible rooms are on request and subject to availability. Interconnecting rooms are available across the different room types.

      Your stay includes Free Guest Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of Resort shuttle bus service and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding.

      • Free in-room WiFi
      • Mini fridge
      • Tea/coffee making facilities
      • Heating/air-conditioning
      • HD TV with free to air channels and radio
      • Ensuite with bath/shower combo or shower, bathrobes, hair dryer
      • Guest amenities incl soap and shampoo/conditioner
      • Iron/ironing board
      • In room safe
      • Balcony/verandah
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Interconnecting and family room configurations
      • Accessible rooms
       

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      Deluxe Rock View Room

      Deluxe Rock View Room

      Deluxe Room with views to Uluru

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        The only rooms in the Resort with views towards Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Australian desert, the Deluxe Rock View Rooms feature a balcony or verandah from which to soak in the sights and sounds of the Red Centre. Rooms feature two double beds or one King bed with an ensuite bathroom.

        Cots/cribs, roll-away beds are subject to availability and on request. Interconnecting rooms are available across the different room types.

        Your stay includes Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of the Resort shuttle bus service and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding.

        • Free in-room WiFi
        • Mini fidge
        • Tea/coffee making facilities
        • Heating/air-conditioning
        • HD TV with free to air channels and radio
        • Ensuite bathroom
        • Guest amenities incl soap and shampoo/conditioner, luxury robes, hair dryer
        • Iron/ironing board
        • In-room safe
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Interconnecting and family room configurations
         

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