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


This family-friendly Yulara hotel is located in a rural location, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Mulgara Gallery, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Mala Walk are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and a restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 228 rooms provide free WiFi, balconies or patios, and TVs. Guests will also find minibars, room service, and coffee makers.

Sails In The Desert, a member of Pullman Hotels ratings based on 200 Verified Reviews

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4.0 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
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Decent hotel but a little run down

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 25, 2017
Pros: Pool and rooms were nice.
Cons: Take maintenance reports seriously. Get better wifi
Location: Uluru and the trips we did were fantastic.
The hotel is nice but there were several minor issues. Our phone in the room didn't work the entire 3 days and after 3 times reporting it and being told someone would come to fix it, with no one ever coming, we gave up reporting it. Our luggage was delayed on the flight and when it was delivered to the hotel they did not notify us. Several hours after it was due we went to the front desk to find out yes our bags had been waiting. Restaurant and Bar are nice but overpriced. Wifi was hit or miss.
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Great for family holiday

5 out of 5
by from Sydney
Posted Jan 14, 2017
Single mum with 2 kids (11 & 13). We felt safe and comfortable in hotel. Really friendly staff. Great breakfast. Great pool.
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Great location, staff, amenities and services

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Jan 8, 2017
Pros: Most as per above.
Cons: The air conditioning in our room struggled in the heat of summer. A fan to create some air movement may have assisted a little.
Location: Uluru camels - fantastic. PHS helicopter over Uluru really good. Desert awakenings really good and learned a lot from the Voyagers tour guide.
We stayed for 4 nights wanting to visit Uluru and experience the area. The hotel was well appointed with great customer service and facilities. I've never been in the Northern Territory (NT) before and while the hotel was showing it's age a little in some areas, and the air-conditioning struggled in our room, I understand it is excellent in comparison to other hotels and the NT. The king size bed was comfy, there was plenty of space in our room and there were all the expected conveniences. Personally not a fan of the shower but otherwise good. Customer service was commendable. Glad we chose the included breakfast as food was expensive (in general in the area). Thankfully there was an IGA supermarket.
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Great location.

4 out of 5
by from Sydney
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Pros: The location, food and the staff.
Cons: Pool needs some repairs. Delivery of food and drinks in the lobby bar.
Location: Helicopter ride was amazing. Field of lights was a very moving experience.
Great support from staff for our different requirements. Food was of a high standard. Room size was great. Pool is good but needs a refurbishment. Plus in the bar area (near the lobby) delivery (time) of food and drinks need to improve.
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Friendly staff and a nice place to stay

4 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Dec 19, 2016
Pros: -Friendly staff -Clean
Cons: The tv in our room was rather small and the remote was temperamental.
Stayed for 4 nights, room was nice and clean. The staff were all very cheerful and helpful. Our 2 year old was with us and they remembered him each day, the girls in the restaurant would chat with him and make him laugh which was lovely. We enjoyed our short holiday and would be happy to recommend to friends.
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Sails in the Desert - 4 day family break.

4 out of 5
by from Sydney
Posted Dec 15, 2016
Lovely hotel,friendly staff, great pool. Booked our tours easily through the reception at at the hotel. Close to major attractions. Rooms were clean and spacious enough for family of four. Food good, but expensive. Close to Town Square.
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Amazing place

5 out of 5
by from Leeds, UK
Posted Dec 10, 2016
Sails in the Desert is top notch. The pool os great, both bars serve delicious drinks and food (the fries are just amazing). Staff is really friendly and helpful with tour bookings and information. The room is great, very spacious and comfortable. It was great to have the guest laundey facility!
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Nice accommodation

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 27, 2016
Pros: buffet breakfast :) Central to go on tours and well organised.
Location: Great how we had free pick up from Airport to our hotel. When doing tours they pick up and drop off to our hotel.Well organised :)
Hotel was lovely and staff were very helpful and friendly :)
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Run down 4star with 3 star service

3 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Nov 20, 2016
Used to be good value though expensive side, but found while prices even went up, the service went down substantively. Took long time whatever you order, often not delivered, while the attitude of staff is ever worse. Would rather recommend cheaper option with lower expectation. 3 star hotel with 5 star price. Only possible because it is at Ayers Rock, where there is no free competition. Shame.
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Good hotel for where it is.

4 out of 5
Posted Oct 30, 2016
Location: All the hotels are in the same resort near the national park. The town square is also right next to the hotel. So you can't go wrong location wise.
Generally it was ok. However the cleaning staff clean rooms anywhere up to 5pm. We came back after a big day out and our room had not been done. A staff member came to clean about 4pm and he couldn't speak a word of English so could not understand when I asked just for clean towels and nothing else to be done as we just wanted to rest. Whist it is the highest star rated hotel in the resort, be prepared that it may not live up to your expectation of the star level. I think the rating was given compared to the others in the area.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Sails In The Desert, a member of Pullman Hotels features an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. The property also offers a grocery/convenience store. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This luxury hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests at scheduled times. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Conference space 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Terrace 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Express check-out 
  • Express check-in 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Poolside bar 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Total number of rooms - 228 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Desk 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Pay movies 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

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

Ilkari Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Pira Pool Bar - Overlooking the pool, this bar specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Mayu - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Late night fare is available from room service.


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

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court and an 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, Red Ochre Spa. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Massages 
  • 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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • 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 rollaway/extra 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 full breakfast: AUD 39 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Sails Desert member Pullman
  • Sails Desert member Pullman Hotels
  • Sails Desert member Pullman Hotels Yulara
  • Sails Desert member Pullman Yulara

We should mention

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.