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
Stay at sails as a package for the opera. Rang reception to get some salt delivered to room 4 times and nothing was delivered. Even approached them at reception. Nothing. Is it that difficult a task. I bought the salt at iga. Very disappointed. Restaurant very busy and they're not able to cope. Desert garden provided better service at their restaurant. Therefore it's not a 4 star hotel. Just monopoly. Captive audience.
I remember in the 1980s when this was a real destination hotel; a brave architectural adventure; a glamorous place which filled the Saturday travel supplements and columns of the day. I am not sure about those claims and I am left quite puzzled about the role of the canvas sails but it is still a special place to stay. Do not go expecting up to date standards of glamour and luxury. If you want that go to Longitude 131, along with Oprah and Prince William, the glamping option at the base of Uluru. Here you see the sunrise on Uluru by turning back your tent flap. This hotel has definitely dated and could do with some updating I suppose but I really liked it a lot. The entry way is very long; you walk past 2 restaurants down to the reception counter. The roof overhead is canvas. I am sure that this has a purpose but it makes for a very warm environment in the lobby and bar/restaurant. There is a grassed area, a pool and bush gardens. Outside it is kind of depressing looking. About 3 storeys of breeze block painted a pale mustard. Our room was on the third floor, again over in the farthest corner. We went up in the lift mumbling about the cost of the holiday. However the room was, in my opinion, truly beautiful. Our room was a bit like the one in the photo. I like mid century stuff, so it appealed. The chair is a repo of a famous Australian designer whose name escapes me. The artwork was well chosen and placed. The carpet is worn but it is a work of art; a real thing of beauty. I imagine that the cost of repairing and/or replacing it would be prohibitive. There was a slim floor to ceiling window that gave a soft light to the room. The furniture was simple and attractive made out of, I think, native timber. On a more practical level the shower was good and the bed was really comfortable.
We stayed here for 5 Nights and whilst it was very comfortable I dont think you could call it 5 star. The rooms were not cleaned until after 2pm, we eventually asked for them to be cleaned in the mornings so we wouldn’t need to leave our rooms in the afternoon when we returned from our Uluru adventures. Decent hairdryers are provided and the usual bathroom accessories. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. The pool area is ok, again not 5 star but refreshing. They have lots of day beds and deck chairs It’s a shame they don’t have more shady areas to sit. Pool towels are provided.
I am an Accor member and get 50% of meals (but not breakfast) and can dine at the other Accor restaurants at Yulara also which is a bonus.
Sails is right next to the town square where they have a great IGA supermarket and some cute gift shops (you can buy your mandatory fly net there for $9 or $10). All the tour companies and car hire companies are there too. (If you want unlimited kms book through voyagers)
All the resorts at Yulara are connected by a free shuttle bus that runs every 20 mins.
We had a great stay and would recommend it but be aware it’s not 5 star.