Desert Gardens - A member of Novotel Hotels

Desert Gardens - A member of Novotel Hotels 4 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 3,921 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Delicious hot and cold breakfast buffet

  • Poolside drinks and snacks at the Bunya Bar

  • Free Airport & Resort shuttle bus

  • Complimentary WiFi, lounge area, TV with on-demand movies

  • Balcony or courtyard in all rooms (Garden, Desert or Rock view)

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Hotel location

Desert Gardens - A member of Novotel Hotels

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock

GPS:-25.243842, 130.984819

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Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

Our accommodation(s)

Standard Rooms are set throughout the gardens of the hotel. Deluxe Rooms face toward the vast desert landscape. Rooms feature either a balcony or courtyard area. All rooms have air-conditioning, movies on demand, minibar and bathrobes are provided. Deluxe Rock View Rooms offer private panoramic views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and feature a verandah from which to soak in the sights and sounds of the Red Centre. Rooms feature two double beds or one king bed.

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  3,921 reviews

Great experience

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

J8267IRlouiset Families - TripAdvisor review

A great hotel, with friendly and helpful staff. Every query I had before and during our stay was answered promptly. The transfers to all the tours we booked were well organised and we could see that all the staff were working collaboratively, so it was seamless. It made our stay at one of the most spectacular places on earth, even more enjoyable.


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

42garryk Couples - TripAdvisor review

Great resort. So well organised and ran. Food in cafes was fresh and cooked superbly. Excursions ran well and were very well organised. A little expensive to eat there, but acceptable considering the distance transport involved. Cycle around the rock was brilliant as was Field of Lights. Well done.

Perfect place to stay

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

50robyns Couples - TripAdvisor review

Perfect place to base yourself for all the walks and activities on offer in the area. Quiet room with very comfortable beds, great shower and toiletries. Beautiful gardens, great bar and restaurants. The staff are the standout here. All the staff we encountered whether at check in, restaurant, bar or just in passing in the garden were very friendly. Yes it is expensive to stay in Yulara but we got value for money and were very well looked after at Desert Gardens. Highly recommend it.

Bucket list journey to Uluṟu.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

dippyfleur Families - TripAdvisor review

I must start by saying this was my 3rd attempt at visiting Uluṟu due to covid cancellations. This made for a very exciting and long awaited trip. It didn’t help that our Jetstar plane had problems leaving Sydney airport and we sat on the plane for an extra 2 hours not knowing if we would get there this time either. Nothing to do with Ayers Rock Resort but I was so happy to finally get there. The whole experience, for me, was like a well oiled machine. Picked up by the resort coach with baggage organised to which part of the resort you are staying. From the airport it’s about 15-20 mins with some helpful commentary from our driver. We are dropped off at the 1st stop, desert gardens. Luggage is easily returned to us and the check in is easy. Finding our room on that first walk seemed longer than any other time we did it but probably due to our long day. The room is basic but very comfortable. My mother and I opted for a twin share so 2 huge very clean and comfortable queen size beds. Plenty of room to move around. The bathroom was very clean and easily big enough for us both to share. There is a little sitting area at the rear. We don’t intend to spend much time there because we have so much to see and to but it is a very comfortable space to come back to! The rooms are serviced every day and it’s very quiet for a good rest. The reception crew were very helpful with any of our queries but I must make special mention to the bus/tour staff who were exceptionally warm and helpful. Always on time and sincerely seem to love their job. Especially Grace, Frank and Lucy. X

Great Resort plenty of dining options

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

sarahwW5470TE Families - TripAdvisor review

Thought this place would be a lot more dates than it was. Very surprised by rooms, spacious and clean. Staff super happy and friendly. Lots of cafes/restaurant options. If you don’t want to book onto lots of $$ tours, car hire is essential from here and a great way to get around. Overall so happy we booked this place - once in a lifetime experience

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