Sails in the Desert - A member of Pullman Hotels 5 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 4,708 reviews

Hotel extras

  • The premier 5-star hotel among Australia's Ayers Rock Resorts

  • Free entertainment programme with Indigenous activities

  • After a day touring the outback, relax in the Red Ochre Spa

  • 24-hour reception and free WiFi.

  • After a day of exploring Uluru, cool off with a swim or a refreshing drink at the hotel pool.

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Our accommodation(s)

Standard Rooms feature modern bathrooms, twin queen beds or deluxe king, and can accommodate up to 5 people. All rooms offer air-conditioning, TV, movies on demand, minibar and bathrobes. Spa Rooms have extended balconies with an open-air spa. Deluxe Suites are over twice the size of the Spa Rooms and provide separate living, dining and sleeping areas. Suites feature multiple balconies overlooking the garden and an indoor spa.


Superior Room

  • 4 persons
  • 36 / 387 sq ft
  • Bedding 1 x King size bed(s)

Hotel location

Sails in the Desert - A member of Pullman Hotels

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock

GPS:-25.24326, 130.984797

Access and transport

Hotel services

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


Ilkari takes its name from the local Pitjantjatjara word for sky. Ilkari establishes its dining philosophy in the natural flavours of the finest produce available under the Australian sun. This reward comes to life with live cooking stations.

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  4,708 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

Words don’t describe a NT outback adventure, it’s an experience not just a holiday.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Lisa O TripAdvisor review

I stayed at Sails in the desert when I took my daughters on our NT holiday. The staff are amazing and the hotel was awesome. Cleanliness, service and culture was of a high level. Staff are personable and real. There was plenty of options for meals; restaurants at the hotel, bar by the pool and cafes in town centre. The indigenous trainee cafe was great. So easy to get to everything from this location. After a massive day out in the heat walking around Uluṟu, the shower at the hotel was the best, great water pressure and a luxuriously spaced bathroom. The hotel has access to wash and dry your clothes at no additional cost. The pool is great to cool down, big enough for everyone to enjoy. Plenty of parking available if you hire a car, no additional cost. I would recommend Sails of the desert to anyone who wants a first class experience when visiting the NT.

A Comfortable Stay.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

marriott946 Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

What a lovely hotel. Spacious foyer area. Quickly checked in. Great room on the ground floor. Well appointed. Nice swimming pool, pool towels in the room. Only had breakfast which was excellent. Evening meal looked a tad expensive but it was fully booked so I had to look elsewhere. Nice stay. Thank you Team Sails.

Great stay with wonderful staff and modern amentiies

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

ChristineRizk TripAdvisor review

The rooms were more modern than what we expected from the outside, always felt fresh and clean when we came back from our adventures. Super comfortable beds and really modern and nice bathroom with all the amenities you would need. Great air conditioning. The staff were all so friendly, welcoming and and helpful. We hung out by the pool at the hottest part of the day - food and drinks at the pool bar and Waḻpa’s were great.

Excellent, and well done Tara.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

robertX3703YI Couples - TripAdvisor review

A very well located hotel with excellent staff and the very best breakfast we had during our stay in Australia. We had a small issue trying to get to the airport to pick up a hire car from Avis who no longer operate their desk in the resort centre. On the third attempt to get a lift to the airport, as the transfer bus was leaving too late for us, a very helpful receptionist, Tara, arrange for somebody from one of the other hotels to give us a lift. Highly recommend the hotel as a base to see the national park and highly commended Tara for her initiative.

Awesome hotel

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Arun A Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

Stayed at Sails in the Desert in Uluru. Fantastic hotel. Excellent service by staff including the housekeeping and restaurant staff. Great food. Accepted Accor Plus card at selected restaurants (they tell you at the reception which ones accept the card) and gave us 50% off dinner and lunch.

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