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Sails In The Desert

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from $422 room & breakfast, min 3 night info
from $272 room only rate, min 5 night info

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Sails in the Desert

In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience.

Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

In a destination where one of the world's oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design. More than luxury accommodation, Sails in the Desert hotel is a destination of exploration and indulgence.

Sails in the Desert's stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa's treatments.

Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.

Choose Sails in the Desert for an outback holiday in which this enigmatic living cultural landscape is brought to life with a unique style and modern luxury.

Your stay includes Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Make your stay in the spiritual heart of Australia even more engaging with Ayers Rock Resort’s spectacular line-up of vibrant events:

Australian Outback Marathon - 25 July
Uluru Astronomy Weekend - 14-16 August
ACO Uluru Festival - 30-31 October

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Superior Room

Superior Room

Natural tones are complemented by Indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces.

  • From $452 info room only, min 2 night
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    Natural tones are complemented by Indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces that surround you with the magic and mystery of local Anangu creation stories.

    Step out onto the balcony, terrace or verandah and listen to the desert day transform to night before curling up in the pure luxury of one of Sails in the Desert’s ‘Ahh’ Beds.

    Rooms are configured with either twin Queen beds or one King bed. Interconnecting rooms, cots, roll-away beds and wheelchair accessible rooms are on request and subject to availability.

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

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    • Free in-room WiFi
    • Mini Bar
    • Tea/coffee making facilities
    • Heating / air-conditioning
    • HD TV with free to air channels, radio and pay per view movies
    • Ensuite bathroom with complimentary amenities, luxury robes, blow dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
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    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Interconnecting and family room configurations
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    Terrace Room

    Terrace Room

    Style and comfort from within flows onto the terrace that begs you to stretch out on the lounge.

    • From $548 info room & breakfast, min 2 night
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      Woven into the fabric of the carpet, dotted along cushions and splashed across walls the very real presence of the living cultural landscape outside is obvious in every facet of this luxurious room.

      Style and comfort from within flows onto the terrace that begs you to stretch out on the lounge under the towering white gums. Your stay in a Terrace Room is inclusive of delicious buffet breakfast daily at Ilkari Restaurant

      Rooms are configured with one King bed or two Queen beds. Roll-away bed, cot and wheelchair accessible rooms are on request and subject to availability.

      Your stay includes interactive buffet breakfast daily, Free Guest Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service, Virgin Velocity Points and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding including buffet breakfast.

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      • Full buffet breakfast daily
      • Free in-room WiFi
      • Mini Bar
      • Tea/coffee making facilities
      • Heating / air-conditioning
      • HD TV with free to air channels, radio and pay per view movies
      • Ensuite bathroom with complimentary amenities, luxury robes, blow dryer
      • Iron/ironing board
      • In room safe
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Interconnecting and family room configurations
      • Accessible rooms
       
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      Deluxe Suite

      Deluxe Suite

      Featuring a separate living area, spacious bedroom and multiple balconies.

      • From $988 info room & breakfast, min 1 night
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        Featuring a separate living area, spacious bedroom and multiple balconies, the Deluxe Suite offers a modern neutral palette accented by colours and textures from Anangu creation stories and the desert landscape outside.

        Luxurious features such a spa bath and, of course, Sails in the Desert’s aptly named ‘Ahh’ Bed, are complimented by local Indigenous artwork and artefacts. Your stay in a Deluxe Suite is inclusive of delicious buffet breakfast daily at Ilkari Restaurant.

        Rooms are configured with one King bed and ensuite bathroom with spa bath. Rollaway bed and cot are subject to availability.

        Your stay includes interactive buffet breakfast daily, Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service, Virgin Velocity Points and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding including buffet breakfast. 

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        • Full buffet breakfast daily
        • Free in-room WiFi
        • Separate living
        • Mini Bar
        • Tea/coffee making facilities
        • Heating / air conditioning
        • HD TV with free to air channels, radio and pay per view movies
        • Ensuite bathroom with complimentary amenities, luxury robes, blow dryer
        • Iron/ironing board
        • In room safe
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Interconnecting rooms
        • Accessible rooms
         
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        15min Rock Only (Daytime)

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