Desert Gardens - A member of Novotel Hotels

Desert Gardens - A member of Novotel Hotels 4 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 3,878 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Delicious hot and cold breakfast buffet

  • Poolside drinks and snacks at the Bunya Bar

  • Free Airport & Resort shuttle bus

  • Complimentary WiFi, lounge area, TV with on-demand movies

  • Balcony or courtyard in all rooms (Garden, Desert or Rock view)

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Hotel location

Desert Gardens - A member of Novotel Hotels

Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock


  • By plane

    CONELLAN AIRPORT At 6km / 3 miles - Shuttle free

GPS:-25.243842, 130.984819

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

Your meetings and events

The Uluru Meeting Place celebrates the grandeur and unrefined charm of this iconic destination. The centre features a new ballroom, superbly refurbished conference room, three breakout rooms, a small function area, secretariat and pre function space. Our years of experience have let us build a great expertise in meetings organization.

Room descriptions and layouts


meeting rooms

From 1 to 420 


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Our accommodation(s)

Standard Rooms are set throughout the gardens of the hotel. Deluxe Rooms face toward the vast desert landscape. Rooms feature either a balcony or courtyard area. All rooms have air-conditioning, movies on demand, minibar and bathrobes are provided. Deluxe Rock View Rooms offer private panoramic views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and feature a verandah from which to soak in the sights and sounds of the Red Centre. Rooms feature two double beds or one king bed.

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  3,878 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

Uluru Rocks

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

CasKimDan_2018 TripAdvisor review

This hotel is the first one you see when you arrive into Yulara. Everything is within walking distance to the Desert Gardens. The staff are fantastic nothing was too much trouble. And boy, did we have trouble! We had a huge problem because we booked this place through Accor Live Limitless. They took our booking in January 2022 and sent a conformation email then and again 4 days before we travelled. After flying in from the east coast the Desert Gardens had NO record of our booking. It took a while to sort out, but eventually the duty manager did some wonderful tetris moves and was able to find two rooms. We were told this has happened before, so my advice to any Accor members to ring the hotel directly to confirm. I tried to get this matter resolved while we were away via email and phone calls and I was on the phone for nearly 2 hours, but Accor has not been as proactive as we would like. We paid for something that we simply did not receive. And I would like someone from Accor to make contact with me to discuss a resolution. So, to be clear, the Desert Gardens is a great spot to stay at. The pool is refreshingly cold, the resaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. They don't take bookings so if you turn up and it's busy, grab a drink from the bar and they"ll tell you once the table is ready. Breakfast is a buffet and a very big one as well. Lunch and dinner is al acarte. If you want a cocktail by the pool, they”ll do it but it is in a plastic cup for safety. The pool does get busy, especially when it's a hot day, so get in early if you want a sun bed. Next to the pool is a beautiful patch of green grass where you can sit or lie on your towel and relax. Pool towels are in your room. If you're on an organised tour they will pick you up right out the front of reception. The rooms are spread out and on two levels. So be aware of this when packing your luggage. We were lucky enough to have our bags moved into our rooms as they weren't ready when we checked in.

HI CasKimDan Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we are delighted that in spite of the booking problems you experienced you were able to so enjoy your stay with us. We are working with the team at Accor to ensure this issue is rectified and we thank you for the patience and understanding shown. It was our pleasure to have you as guests and we further thank your for choosing to visit Ayers Rock Resort. Kind Regards Desert Gardens Hotel Team

didn't get to stay here as Accor plus failed to send the booking through to the hotel

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Janettestraney TripAdvisor review

we booked into sails for 3 nights couldn't get any other accommodation so booked a tour which had 3 nights accommodation then booked the desert gardens for our last night on Saturday. on Monday 4/4/22 (happy anniversary to us) went to desert gardens to check the booking only to find that the Accor booking had not been sent through to the hotel 2 hours later an out of service room was found to allow us to stay until our flight out on sunday morning. it was a terrible experience as we thought we would be sleeping in the lobby as all the resort was booked out. definately not a good experience.

Hi Janettestraney We completely understand and greatly regret the anxiety caused given the resort was so busy. The problem between the Accor booking engine and our own system was unfortunately unknown at the time but has been identified to ensure this does not occur again however we certainly apologise for the inconvenience caused to you. Kind Regards Desert Gardens Hotel Team

Family Holiday

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

David C TripAdvisor review

We were lucky enough to have an experience at the Desert Garderns Resort. The rooms were excellent and the staff were friendly and happy to assist and provide any information to enable my family and I to experience all the natural wonders the area provides in abundance.

Hi David C We are delighted that you and your family so enjoyed your holiday and stay at Desert Gardens Hotel. It will be my pleasure to share your lovely feedback directly with our team. Kind Regards Todd Hunter General Manager Desert Gardens Hotel

Wedding in the Desert

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

858suer Families - TripAdvisor review

My family recently stay here for my daughters wedding. The team at the resort were excellent and the stay was very relaxed and enjoyable. Thanks again the the AccorHotels team. Would highly recommend this place

HI 858suer It was our pleasure to have you and your family stay with us for such a special occasion and we are delighted that you so enjoyed your time with us. We thank you for choosing Desert Gardens and Ayers Rock Resort. Kind Regards Peter White General Manager Desert Gardens Hotel

Desert Gardens Hotel Ayers Rock

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

tinajeanm Couples - TripAdvisor review

Great location and easy access to everything. Great if your are Accor member as you get 50% discount on the restaurants, but not for breakfast. You can get a discount voucher at reception for breakfast. We had one hiccup and with the assistance of Jay at Reception it was all sorted, Thankyou Jay we really appreciated that you went out of your way to help.

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