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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury Yulara hotel in Yulara - Ayers Rock with 2 restaurants


Located in Yulara - Ayers Rock, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Mulgara Gallery and within 9 mi (15 km) of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Kata Tjuta. Uluru and Mala Walk are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Hotel Features

2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a conference center, and self parking.

Room Amenities

All 218 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs. Minibars, room service, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Desert Gardens a Member Of Novotel Hotels ratings based on 300 Verified Reviews

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3.8 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
by from brisbane
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Pros: Modern big rooms, great beds, great facilities.
Location: So many wonderful activities to do, it's never ending. Wish we had longer to do them all! Very close to all activities and comfortable bus rides.
The staff were 5 star, the place was 5 star, the food was 5 star. It was a wonderful place to stay, wish we could have stayed longer. Very happy with hotel and staff. Food was incredible. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for having us!
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3 out of 5
by from US
Posted Jan 27, 2017
The staff that checked me in was a trainee and did not tell/advise me of any information about my stay, included amenities or my room. I had to over hear conversations from other guests checking in to be informed. She probably spoke about a total of 20 words to me when checking me in.
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A wonderful resort hotel

5 out of 5
by from Cape Breton, Canada
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Pros: Location, service and hospitality,\.
Cons: The dining room is under construction but there were shuttles and other restaurants nearby.
Location: We took a sunrise and sunset visit to Uluru which included a breakfast and a dinner.they were guided by excellent, knowledgeable,and passionate staff
Super clean, comfortable, quiet and dedicated to making tours easy and accessible in the Uluru area.The staff are friendly and helpful.
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Great mid range hotel near Uluru.

5 out of 5
by from seattle, wa
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Just as expected. Clean, comfy and had everything we needed from an on site restaurant, pool and AC!
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Fabulous resort

5 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Jan 10, 2017
Uluru is a "must see" destination. The hotel was immaculate and arranged all the tours I wanted with ease. Tour drivers and guides wEre friendly and knowledgeable. It was an unforgettable experience.
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Hotels in Uluru

2 out of 5
by from England
Posted Jan 1, 2017
Pros: Nice bathroom, although toilet was a bit manky.
Cons: Air-conditioning and bugs flying around
Only 4 hotels in Uluru, so it is sadly a seller's market. This is one of their hugely over-priced hotels relative to its 2* facilities. £230 for 8 hours of stay is bordering on obscene. Comparatively, the Hilton in Sydney cost less than half the price and was sublime. Or the Aerotel hotel in Singapore was amazing and cost £40. Go figure!
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4 out of 5
by from Downey, CA
Posted Dec 25, 2016
The hotel accommodations were very good. Hotel staff was very helpful. Just need to close the door of the room quickly so the local wildlife doesn't bunk with you.
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Nice hotel with perfect location

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 21, 2016
Pros: The staff were incredible!
Cons: Making at least one of the evening food places -walk in allowed!
Location: The other hotels/services are in walking distance or if required shuttle services which makes it easy for shopping and eating and viewpoints of Uluru.
Super pleased with our stay here. Yes, the rooms were a bit dated as some other reviews have said but they were clean and the beds comfy so I really can't complain. The pool was a bit small and not enough beach chairs but got the job done. Food services - bit disappointing breakfast buffet and the dinner choices not many + you have to book a reservation which was frustrating as we didn't know when we would be back/hungry so popped down at 5:30 pm to discover a) couldn't even be seated till 6:30 and then b) they had no space till 9:30pm....She asked me if I wanted the 9:30pm reservation um no I definitely am not waiting 4 hrs for a reservation! Landed up eating at the Noodle place which was great and eating in the room. Had the wedges and sweet potato chips (on two different occasions due to the limitations with time) preferred the wedges and the service was quick. Really disliked the food at the other hotel for lunch - had chicken fingers (came with like 3 small chicken pieces) and massive amount of chips that were quite meh. My Mum had the wrap which was actually a panini which she said was gross and tasteless as there was no sauce and the lettuce was warm and gross. Overall, the location was wonderful. The shuttle services between hotels and the airport was helpful in the very hot hot heat and the staff truly made this place magical. We had amazing assistance at reception a few times and the lady in the store was also wonderful.
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Great hotel

4 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Dec 18, 2016
Nice hotel at Ayers Rock resort. Ideal for a short stay. Excellent restaurant, or you can eat anywhere on the resort. Clean comfortable room. Very helpful and pleasant staff.
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3 out of 5
Posted Dec 13, 2016
Unfortunately the hot water at shower room didn't work. Thus, I could not wash my body....
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Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 05 January 2017 to 31 March 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues
Alternate facilities will be available offsite during the renovation.
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Desert Gardens a Member Of Novotel Hotels features a full-service spa and a seasonal outdoor pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a grocery/convenience store. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. This luxury hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests (available 24 hours). Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Desert Gardens a Member Of Novotel Hotels is a smoke-free property.

  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 218 
  • Garden 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference center 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

WHITE GUMS RESTAURANT - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

ARNGULI GRILL - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


Start your morning with a buffet breakfast, available each day from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a surcharge. You can order a meal from room service during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 15 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 38 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Desert Gardens Member Novotel
  • Desert Gardens Member Novotel Hotels
  • Desert Gardens Member Novotel Hotels Yulara
  • Desert Gardens Member Novotel Yulara

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 15 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.