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

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Sails in the Desert

Perfectly positioned to make the most of the Australian outback, Sails in the Desert is just a 5-minute walk from the Uluru (Ayers Rock) lookout and is a great spot to take in the desert sunrise or sunset. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a relaxing day spa. Sails in the Desert is located at the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is a 20-minute drive away, and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is a 40-minute drive from the property. Ayers Rock Airport (Uluru, Connellan Airport) is an 8-minute drive from Sails in the Desert and free return transfers are available from this airport only. The air-conditioned rooms have a mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has a private bathroom with bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms also have a private balcony. The property also features a bar and a range of dining options. The staff can assist you to organize a range of outback experiences including camel rides, scenic flights and dinner under the stars. The decor at Sails in the Desert is inspired by Aboriginal culture, and the hotel features original Aboriginal artworks throughout the public areas and in the guest rooms. The onsite Mulgara Gallery also showcases an impressive range of Indigenous art.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Sails in the Desert has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 22, 2010
Hotel chain/brand:
Pullman Hotels and Resorts

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Monika
    The room was spacious and quiet. The little fridge was hidden behind a cupboard door, so you could barely hear it at night. Beautiful modern bathroom. A comfy day bed to read on. Ilkari restaurant had an exceptionally good breakfast buffet. Very...
  • Jo
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Rooms were great. Clean and well equipped, with nice toiletries. Dinner in Arnguli Grill at Desert Sands was amazing. Lovely drinks and light meals at the pool bar.
  • Karen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The resort is beautiful, and the service is excellent. plenty to do for a two-three day stay.
  • Nanette
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    rooms were clean, bed was comfy, great location and quiet.
  • Pamela
    Wonderful stay, with very pleasant low rise surroundings. Food was very good with options to suit. The room was spacious and beautifully looked after, it was a pleasure to come back each evening after our adventures. The gardens were a credit to...
  • Kylie
    Beautiful setting. Staff and facilities were great! Loved the buffet in the restaurant. Loved the proximity to everything and the village-like feel of the place.
  • Maiden
    Design and gardens and rooms were beautifully done.
  • Yvonne
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very clean, beautifully decorated with a lot of amenities.
  • Margaret
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    A beautiful resort so close to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Very comfortable room, I shared with my daughter and we had 2 queen size beds and a spacious bathroom. The restaurants were all lovely and it was nice to relax outside by the pool after a day's...
  • Feng
    From the time we checked in all requirements were met to the best of our expectations.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property

  • Are you able to provide 2 queen beds instead of a double?

    You are able to request 2 queen beds OR 1 king bed depending on your preference. Please ensure you specify your request at the time of booking.
    Answered on 27 August 2020
  • Is it a king size bed?

    Our hotel offers either 1x King bed or 2x Queen beds
    Answered on 19 January 2020

Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Ilkari Restaurant
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner

Amenities of Sails in the Desert
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tennis equipment
  • Playground
  • Tennis court
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Concierge
    • 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
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Safe
    • Shuttle service
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Packed lunches
    • Hair/Beauty salon
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Airport shuttle
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Seasonal
    • Shallow end
    • Spa
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    Sustainability initiatives

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

    House rules

    Sails in the Desert 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

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.


    When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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

    The fine print

    Please note, there is a 1.4% credit card surcharge when using a credit card.
    Please note that there is a surcharge when you pay with a (Visa, Mastercard, American Express etc) credit card. For updated COVID restriction to the destination, please visit https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel. We do not accept cash as method of payment in the resort, only accepted at IGA Supermarket & Shell Service Station.

    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 Sails in the Desert

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

    • Sails in the Desert offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Spa
      • Playground
      • Tennis court
      • Tennis equipment
      • Swimming pool

    • Sails in the Desert 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 Sails in the Desert is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Sails in the Desert has 1 restaurant:

      • Ilkari Restaurant

    • Room options at Sails in the Desert include:

      • Double

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