Sails In The Desert, a member of Pullman Hotels
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Yulara, Sails In The Desert, a member of Pullman Hotels is in a rural location and within the region of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Uluru.
Make yourself at home in one of the 228 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature hair dryers and bathrobes.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and an outdoor tennis court. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
By all reasonable standards this is a 5 star hotel. The rooms sprawl across the Resort rather than rise above it. This is because of a special building code that doesn’t allow any building in the area to rise higher than the highest sand dune. The grounds are splendid. A spacious lawn and pool area are most inviting and the rooms are a delight. Firstly and most importantly in such a remote and hot place, the air conditioning works extremely well. Secondly there is plenty of room, in all contexts. Plenty of closet and draw space, ample room to have two suitcase open and accessible and a round table with two chairs for writing and organising (or having a cup of tea) and a two seater sofa for lounging. Then the bed is large and comfortable. A plethora of pillows the only drawback as you have to discard most of them and they take up space somewhere else in the room. The view is onto the lawn and pool area. The bathroom is fine although I did not like the above bench basins as they are not easy to use and the water tends to splash around. A case of aesthetics trumping confidence and functionality, I feel. We didn’t use the Hotel restaurants as the City Centre is a mere few paces away with good cafes and take away food to keep your wallet happy. Overall I loved the Sails in the Desert, it was a perfect accommodation to complement a thoroughly splendid visit to the mystery and grandeur of Uluru Kata Tjuta and the Kings Canyon
Yulara is only a very small collection of hotels for the sole purpose of Uluru and Kata Tjutu visiting, so considering the lack of competition I guess the prices of all hotels are going to be high. The room we had was large, clean and ok. The whole place feels a little dated for the price, but nothing really to complain about so I would recommend as an option to look at. Plenty of food choices close by but all busy. The hotels buffet breakfast was great with plenty of choice for all tastes and styles of breakfast.
Sails in the Desert:
Room with a view was aud$500/night. Not many modern options in Uluru. This 5 star hotel felt/looked like a 4 star. But again not many options, the one better hotel in the area is way pricier and would be more suited to honeymoon/ special anniversary occasion. I reckon this is the second best.
A lot of flies during the day! A lot! A lot! Wear that net around the face if you can. They go away at night evidently.
Weather was unpredictable during our stay. One day 45 degree heat. The next 25C.
Lightening Storms caused cancellations of The Field of Lights (best attraction) and the breakfast at the sand dunes.
A must: do the sunrise ayers rock tour. Very early one but the sun rising behind the rock creates a display of sky lights that is surreal. Made up for the other unforeseen cancellations.
Best eye fillet in town. Ask around!
Overall hotel had great food options. Would go back!
Having read mixed reviews about Sails in the Desert hotel while planning a two night stay in Yulara, we were ready for a somewhat run down and not full service hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised that our expectstions were off. Though no Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton, Sails felt upscale with attentive service, nice amenities, lovely gardens, good buffet breakfast. We had a very nice room with a king bed and big bathroom. The bath towels were of high quality and large, there were complimentary water bottles and apples provided and they even offered a great bag breakfast for those going out early for sunrise viewing (we had purchased the included breakfast package).
Check in and out was smooth, the lobby was nice and the staff friendly. It was only a pity that the heat and EVER-present flies kept us off of our very nice Terrace.
Note: you might want ear plugs if you have a heavy-footed neighbor who gets up early! Otherwise the hotel was quiet.
We stayed here for 4 nights! Great location. Shops and restaurants all close by. Hotel restaurant very good. Great pool area. Hotel gardens kept well and look great! Overall service very good! Reception staff all excellent. Room large and well maintained. If I had to comment on any negative the only thing I can add is the room was beginning to look a 'little tired'. There was black mold on the tiles in our bath / shower and the carpet was well worn in some spots! But these were minor things, overall the hotel was great and I'd recommend it!