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Sails In The Desert

5-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
163 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT, 872, Australia

Luxury hotel in Yulara with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free parking
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From 4,087 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Value for money could be better

Sails In The Desert

What’s around Sails In The Desert


  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - 31 min walk
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km

Getting around

  • Ayers Rock, NT (AYQ-Connellan) - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 228 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas *



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Stay connected
  • Phone

Special features


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.

Sails In The Desert’s small print

Also known as

  • Sails Desert member Pullman Hotels Hotel Yulara
  • Sails Desert member Pullman Hotels Hotel
  • Sails Desert member Pullman Hotels Yulara
  • Sails Desert member Pullman Hotels
  • Sails Desert Hotel Yulara
  • Sails Desert Hotel
  • Sails Desert Yulara
  • Sails Desert
  • Sails In The Desert a member of Pullman Hotels


  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM.
  • Optional extras

    Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

    Wired Internet access is available in public areas for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Very good 8.4 From 238 reviews

    Good 6.0
    Could do better
    A bit underwhelming for a 5 star hotel and definitely overpriced but all hotels in the area are owned by the same group so you don’t really have a choice. Rooms are spacious with some thoughtful inclusions. Staff are friendly but a bit clueless (need more training). Our room was not serviced one day so we came back in the early evening to change for dinner to an unmade bed and untidied room... An apology and some compensation from the hotel was appreciated but we left with the impression that this hotel could & should do better
    Lisa, auRomance trip
    Very good 8.0
    A pleasant stay with reservation
    If you are elderly you should ask how far away your room is from reception.Ours 185 was at the utmost extremities near the tennis courts and looked out on a blank wall. A really long walk.The coffee shop is a great place to eat. All the staff were helpful and very pleasant
    Peter, auRomance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    planes fly direct to Ayers Rock
    From the time our plane landed, the awesome service started, with buses waiting to take us directly to our hotel. We were warmly greeted by the porters and reception staff, checkin was a breeze. Our room was spacious and clean, with a super comfy king size bed. We booked the Sounds of Silence Dinner, were picked up by a friendly driver in a luxury coach and taken out to view the sunset while sipping bubbly and eating canapés. Then a short walk to our dinner location in the desert, white table cloths, fabulous set up, very friendly waiters, lovely food and wine, gas heaters to keep us warm. During dinner the lights were turned off and we were given a 'star talk' which was both entertaining and informative. After dinner we were taken back to our hotel. It was quite expensive but absolutely worth doing. A once in a lifetime experience. Ayers Rock Resort also has a free shuttle bus which will take you to other hotels in the resort or to the town square where there is an IGA supermarket, shops and cafe's. There is also a 'hop on hop off bus' to take you to Uluru and Kara Tjuta. Again this is quite expensive but a convenient way to see the sights. Drivers were always on time and very friendly. Can't recommend this hotel highly enough.
    Amanda, auRomance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Great, comfortable stay in an expensive resort
    If you want cheap, Uluru is not the place to visit. Sails in the Desert was a nice stay with buffet breakfast included. Having read the reviews of some of the other hotels, we felt we had chosen wisely and we were not disappointed.
    Katharine, auOther trip
    Very good 8.0
    Not worth the money
    It was a nice stay but the property is over rated and too pricey for what you get. There was three of us in the room. My daughter did not have a sofa bed or a roll away only a lounge to sleep on with no pillow or linen provided. This was pretty poor for such a resort.
    Marcus, au3 night trip

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