Sails In The Desert

In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails In The Desert Hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Located only a five minutes’ walk from Town Square, this abode represents in every detail; the color, culture, and wisdom of the local Anangu people. The rooms are touched by Indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces that serve as a reminder of the mystery and magic that consumes the land. Witness the majesty of Mother Nature from your terrace or verandah before delivering your senses into absolute relaxation as you surrender to a Red Ochre Spa treatment.  Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar. Whatever you desire, let the white sails of Sails In The Desert lift you to Ayers Rock paradise.

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Set your sights on the Land Down Under and discover the magic of Australia's Fab Five: Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Darwin, Cairns & Sydney. More Info

Sydney, Ayers Rock & the Great Barrier Reef

A lone didgeridoo echoes across the endless desert landscape as the setting sun illuminates the rich red landscape of Australia’s outback heart. More Info

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The Spirit of Australia

Discover Australia's land and sea highlights, from the red earth of Ayers Rock to the sparkling Great Barrier Reef. More Info

Australia Grand Journey

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  • Ayers Rock Tours 2017 - 2018 - Superior RoomSuperior Room
Superior Room

Natural tones are complemented by indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces that surround you with the magic and mystery of local Anangu creation stories. Step out onto the balcony, terrace or verandah and listen to the desert day transforms to the night before curling up in the pure luxury of one of the Sails in the Desert’s ‘Ahh’ Beds. The Superior Room measures 36 square meters (387 square feet) in size.

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Terrace Room

Woven into the fabric of the carpet, dotted along cushions and splashed across walls the very real presence of the living cultural landscape outside is obvious in every facet of this luxurious room. Style and comfort from within flows onto the terrace that begs you to curl up on the daybed or stretch out on the lounge under the towering white gums. The Terrace Room measures 36 square meters (387 meters) and the terrace 53 square meters (570 square feet) in size.

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Deluxe Suite

Featuring a separate living area, spacious bedroom, and multiple balconies, the Deluxe Suite offers a modern neutral palette accented by colors and textures from Anangu creation stories and the desert landscape outside. Luxurious features such a spa bath and, of course, Sails in the Desert’s aptly named ‘Ahh’ Bed, are complimented by local Indigenous artwork and artifacts. The Deluxe Suite measures 77 square meters (75 square feet), the main terrace 29 square meters (75 square feet) and the secondary terraces 7 square meters (75 square feet)in size.

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Superior Room (2+ ESC2)

Natural tones are complemented by indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces that surround you with the magic and mystery of local Anangu creation stories. Step out onto the balcony, terrace or verandah and listen to the desert day transforms to the night before curling up in the pure luxury of one of the Sails in the Desert’s ‘Ahh’ Beds. The Superior Room measures 36 square meters (387 square feet) in size.

  • Ayers Rock Tours 2017 - 2018 - Terrace RoomTerrace Room
Terrace Room (2+ ESC2)

Woven into the fabric of the carpet, dotted along cushions and splashed across walls the very real presence of the living cultural landscape outside is obvious in every facet of this luxurious room. Style and comfort from within flows onto the terrace that begs you to curl up on the daybed or stretch out on the lounge under the towering white gums. The Terrace Room measures 36 square meters (387 meters) and the terrace 53 square meters (570 square feet) in size.

  • Ayers Rock Tours 2017 - 2018 - Ilkari RestaurantIlkari Restaurant
Ilkari Restaurant

Situated at the premium Sails in the Desert Hotel, a personalized breakfast experience begins with an international menu and is completed by an egg and pancake station that allows the guest to define their very own signature dish. Ilkari continues to offer a tantalizing menu of international flavors at dinner. An array of salads, vegetables, antipasto delights, pasta, Asian favorites, roasts and a grill selection abound with the chef’s signature dishes enlivened by Indigenous flavors.

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Walpa Lobby Bar

For centuries travel has been defined by the wind. Taking on the Pitjantjatjara name for wind, Walpa Lobby Bar instead provides a sense that your journey is complete – a sense of arrival. A relaxed setting for coffee and cake, casual lunch or dinner, a pre-dinner drink or night cap after a sunset tour, Walpa Lobby Bar is contemporary and welcoming. The menu features a selection of Mediterranean tapas style dishes, salads, sandwiches, steaks, pasta, burgers and fish and chips.

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Pira Pool Bar

For the Anangu people, the moon or, pira, is a guide through the seasons. At Sails in the Desert Pira is a sun-kissed, poolside setting for casual dining or a relaxed holiday cocktail. A menu of Mediterranean, tapas style dishes and classic Australian steaks, burgers and fish and chips delights. A Children’s menu is available. The bar is open for light meals or drinks from 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. and seasonally for dinner.

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