The Lost Camel Hotel - a member of Mercure Hotels

The Lost Camel Hotel - a member of Mercure Hotels 3.5 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 344 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Close to major tourist attractions such as Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas)

  • Part of the Ayers Rock Resort

  • Nearby cultural and art centres

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Hotel location

The Lost Camel Hotel - a member of Mercure Hotels

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock

GPS:-25.240746, 130.983085

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Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

Our accommodation(s)

The compact studio style rooms are decorated in bright colours and crisp, clean whites. Each room features a deliciously comfortable King Bed, can be separated into two single beds, and a bathroom with a separate shower, toilet and open plan vanity.


Standard Room with 1 King Size Bed Non contractual photo

Accessible room

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 22 / 236 sq ft
  • Views: Garden View
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Iron

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  344 reviews

Lovely property, Ayers Rock Resort as a whole was great

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Andrea K Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

We were booked at Lost Camels through our travel agent, and we enjoyed our stay. The room was a bit small but it was comfortable. It had plentiful plugs and USB ports, and a mini fridge. It did NOT have a window, which was a little weird. The pool area looked great but we just didn't have time to use it and when we did, it wasn't warm enough. The Ayers Rock Resort as a whole is amazing. There are a few different hotels to choose from, and there is a "town square" area with restaurants, post office, gift shops, and a grocery store. Lost Camel is right next to the town square. There are also activities hosted by the resort about weapons, bush "tucker" (wild edible plants), painting, and more. HINT: the didgeridoo "class" is not advertised well, as it says "guests" will get to try the instrument. However, the teacher would not allow women to try the instrument due to cultural norms. While we respected that, it was disappointing and should have been described that way in the resort newsletter. The Uluru viewing area/mound is a short walk from Lost Camel, and at first it seems amazing. However, if you go on one of the sunset tours that goes closer to Uluru, the view on the tour is a million times better than the Resort overlook. There is a walking path that goes all the way around the resort (about 1.5 miles) that is great for a morning walk, exercise, bird watching, etc. Go early before it gets hot or the flies come out. If you have time to research all of the tours and options ahead of time, book before you arrive. We wanted to attend a dot painting class (for a fee - there is a free, simple one as well that we ended up attending) and the Munroe Field of Light exhibit but we didn't plan ahead and book early. There were no spaces available for either activity during our stay. Uluru is STUNNING and anywhere you stay at Ayers Rock Resort is likely fantastic. There really aren't any other options other than the resort, but go for it. You won't regret it.

Basic hotel

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Caroline S TripAdvisor review

Was originally booked into outback pioneer to be told they were undergoing some refurbishment. So out guide said that they had upgraded us to the lost camel. Well I would hate to think what the other hotel would of been like. Reception closed at 1630hrs Room had no windows in it and the bus driver told us that this hotel used to be staff quarters originally. Not a fantastic hotel and had some bugs that ended up in the room as there are gaps in the main doors in each room entrance. Bathrooms need an upgrade You had to go to the hotel next door for breakfast which was fantastic and was like a 5 star. Shame they didn't put us in that one. A few shops on site and a supermarket. But only a few restaurants to choose from which we quite pricey.


TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

bob1323 Solo travel - TripAdvisor review

Strange is the only way I can describe this hotel! Its a series of buildings and you can easily get lost in them as all the blocks look the same. The rooms are reasonably appointed but none of them have a window! There is some frosted glass on the shower/toilet rooms but you cant see out or what the weather is like etc. I spent most of the time with the door open in the room as it felt claustraphobic but then of course people naturally look in as they go past. Upkeep is poor - bulb went over the sink and not replaced, even though I had taken in out and they needed to move it to make up the room. The reception closes at 16.30 so you cannot report any problems unless you go to a neighbouring hotel. I was on a tour and our breakfast was at a hotel 10 mins walk away (and the breakfast was stunning). Lost Camel does not have any dining or breakfast facilities and very limited choices nearby - am guessing it is designed for one/two night stops and to be honest that is more then enough.

The Lost Camel - Convenient and Friendly

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

globalorator Couples - TripAdvisor review

Whilst the hotel did not have its own dining facilities it didn’t need them as it was so close to everything in the Town Square and only a very short walk to those hotels offering fine dining. The room was very clean and comfortable albeit with some interesting quirks. I note a previous review mentioned the bugs. We didn’t experience any for the first few nights but towards the end of our stay the must have found us. The can of fly spray provided seem to keep them at bay when sprayed around the door frame. What can I say we were in the Outback. Bugs are part of the experience! The staff we encountered were all very friendly, the bed super soft. Would I stay there again? Most certainly! Was it expensive? Not when compared to say Sails in the Dessert or the Dessert Gardens. It has inviting looking pool although I didn’t have the time to use it. Staying at The Lost Camel for me was the ideal place.

Expensive - most expensive hotel we’ve paid for anywhere on the planet

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Cyn2Uno TripAdvisor review

The Pros - it is close to Uluru; clean and modern; has a pool. The Cons - it’s expensive and we had bugs in our room. Interestingly we noticed a can of Raid up above the ironing board and found out why. Looked like very large flying ants and they seemed to come in through the air con unit. We travel a lot and have stayed in many countries in major cities and we have never paid so much a night! Was the room worth it? No. It was really nothing over the top special - it was really just a normal hotel room. It’s because there really is no where else to stay.

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