• Garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Baggage storage

Desert Gardens Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, some with a private balcony or views of Ayers Rock (Uluru). Guests can unwind in the outdoor pool, or at the restaurant and bar. Spa facilities, shops, tour information and cafes are conveniently located within a short walking distance from the property or via a free shuttle bus. Set among native gardens, each room at Desert Gardens Hotel includes a mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a TV with movies-on-demand in every room. The hotel's Mangata Bar serves cocktails that can be enjoyed while relaxing by the hotel pool. Arnguli Grill offers an a la carte menu of traditional Australian cuisine. The Uluru Lookout is just 0.9 mi from the property while Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is a 40-minute drive away. All guests staying at Desert Gardens Hotel receive free return transfers from Ayers Rock Airport (Uluru, Connellan Airport). This transfer service is available for this airport only. The hotel is only a 5-minute stroll to the lookout, where guests can view the desert sunset and Uluru.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Desert Gardens Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 18, 2010
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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Guest reviews


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High score for Ayers Rock
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  • Trang
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location got everything you need for a comfortable stay at ULURU. Rooms are spread out so may involve some walking. Dining on site is great, especially the kangaroo kabob. Jaruska at the Bistro is very helpful and courteous. Lots of...
  • Paul
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful property and well run facilities. Nice restaurants too.
  • Wong
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Did not include breakfast. Location was near the Art Gallery and Town Square where there were restaurants and stores. Tracy, the receptionist was very helpful to get me on the sunset tour on short notice!
  • Martha
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The restaurants. Laundry facilities. Ease of pickup for tours. View of Uluru.
  • Steve
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location minutes from the airport and national park. Nice pool area to cool off in after hiking in the desert. The two restaurants were very good.
  • Sherry
    I liked it because the staff were great and because it is close to Uluru
  • Cheryl
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The landscaping and how several of the hotels were connected and connected to the Town center. They had shuttle service to Town Center and airport shuttle. Staff- I had injured muy knee slightly on the Segway tour and several housekeeping staff...
  • Arie
    amazing big rooms, full amenities, king size beds, very rich program
  • Fran
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We had a nice time at this hotel. The rooms are updated and clean, for the most part. Nice to have a pool. other nice amenities like a grocery store, complimentary laundry, each room has private patio. Daily room cleaning. We did not eat often...
  • Bogdan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very friendly and helpful front desk people nice and large and clean comfortable room 🙂🙂🙂

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have a designated smoking area ?

    Yes, there are several designated smoking areas around Ayers Rock Resort.
    Answered on 18 December 2019

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2 Restaurants On Site

  • Mangata Bistro & Bar
    • Cuisine
      Australian • Local
  • Arnguli Grill & Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Ambience

Amenities of Desert Gardens Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Garden
  • Playground
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • ATM on site
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Babysitting/Child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning Services
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Safe
    • Shuttle service
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Airport shuttle
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    Sustainability initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Desert Gardens Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM


    Until 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 16 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Extra bed upon request
    AUD 70 per child, per night
    Crib upon request
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    AUD 70 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.


    When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa Eftpos Diners Club American Express Cash Desert Gardens Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that there is a surcharge when you pay with credit card.

    For updated COVID restriction to the destination, please visit https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    FAQs about Desert Gardens Hotel

    • The prices at Desert Gardens Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Room options at Desert Gardens Hotel include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Double

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Desert Gardens Hotel has 2 restaurants:

      • Mangata Bistro & Bar
      • Arnguli Grill & Restaurant

    • Guests staying at Desert Gardens Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Buffet

    • Desert Gardens Hotel is 4.3 miles from the center of Ayers Rock. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Desert Gardens Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Desert Gardens Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Playground
      • Swimming pool

    • Yes, Desert Gardens Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.