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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 premium outback holiday experience. Re-opening on 01 August, Sails in the Desert will welcome guests back for an unforgettable holiday with a new look and feel, including elegantly redesigned guest rooms and suites, refreshed lobby and pool areas, and an elevated dining experience at Ilkari Restaurant.

Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully-appointed 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.

This 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 Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or curl up on one of the daybeds and enjoy a casual lunch and cocktail by the pool.

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.

Your stay includes an Indigenous Activities Program, complimentary return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, in-room WiFi and free use of the Resort shuttle bus service.

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Superior Room

Superior Room

Modern natural tones are complemented by Indigenous artwork

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    $510 per night, min 3 night
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    Natural tones are complemented by Indigenous artwork, artifacts and decorative pieces that surround you with the magic and mystery of local Anangu creation stories.

    Step out onto the balcony or patio 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 (charges may apply).

    Your stay includes 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.

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

    Terrace Room

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

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      $660 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 two Queen beds for a maximum of 4 guests or one King bed to which a roll-away bed can be added on request (charges apply). Cots are on request and subject to availability.

      Your stay includes 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.

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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 and radio
      • Ensuite bathroom with complimentary amenities, luxury robes, blow dryer
      • Iron/ironing board
      • In room safe
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Interconnecting and family room configurations
       

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      Deluxe Suite

      Deluxe Suite

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

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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 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. 

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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 and radio
        • 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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