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3.9 / 5Good
1,126 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle


What's nearby

Popular LocationMulgara Gallery7 min walk
Popular LocationUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park7 min drive
AirportAyers Rock, NT (AYQ-Connellan)10 min drive
Popular LocationKata Tjuta (The Olgas)17 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

    About this area


    Desert Gardens is located in Yulara. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Mulgara Gallery - 7 min walk
    • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - 7 min drive
    • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) - 17 min drive
    • Mala Walk - 18 min drive
    • Uluru (Ayers Rock) - 25 min drive

    Getting around

    • Ayers Rock, NT (AYQ-Connellan) - 10 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • WHITE GUMS RESTAURANT – Serves breakfast.
    • ARNGULI GRILL – Al fresco dining restaurant. Serves dinner. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    Desert Gardens

    Family-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants and full-service spa
    Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and a restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 218 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. Other amenities available to guests include TVs, fridges and minibars.
    Desert Gardens offers 218 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This Yulara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.
    Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and public transport

    Self parking (surcharge)
    Free 24-hour return airport shuttle

    Food and drink

    Free breakfast available
    2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    1 bar
    Room service available

    Things to do

    Full-service spa
    Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    Dry-cleaning service
    Corner/local shop
    Outdoor pool


    Banquet hall
    Front-desk safe
    Gift shop/newsstand
    Corner/local shop

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Dry-cleaning service
    Tour/ticket assistance
    Wedding services

    Business services

    Business centre
    Meeting rooms
    Conference centre




    Body scrubs
    Body treatments
    Body wraps
    Manicures and pedicures


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    Assistive listening devices available
    In-room accessibility
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning


    Deep-soaking bathtub
    Free toiletries
    Separate bathtub and shower


    Premium channels

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker

    Outdoor space

    Furnished balcony


    Connecting rooms available
    Iron/ironing board



    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out before 10 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per night.
    • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

    Payment types

    Diners Club
    American Express

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    National rating

    This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

    Property is also known as

    • Desert Gardens Member Novotel Hotels Hotel Yulara
    • Desert Gardens Member Novotel Hotels Hotel
    • Desert Gardens Member Novotel Hotels Yulara
    • Desert Gardens Member Novotel Hotels
    • Desert Gardens Hotel Yulara
    • Desert Gardens Hotel
    • Desert Gardens Yulara
    • Desert Gardens a Member Of Novotel Hotels
    All reviews

    Guest reviews

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Desert Sky,dream beneath a desert sky

    Travelling with my family 13 year old twin boys, we had a wonderful time exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta NP The Olgas.The hotel met all our needs and the layout of the resort was great.Would recommend this hotel.

    Stayed 4 nights in Jan. 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Excellent place to stay in Uluru Will definitely come back to Uluru and stay at Desert Gardens Hotel. Close to all activities and great swimming pool.

    Stayed 3 nights in Dec. 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Good mid standard hotel that was clean and good facilities. Transportation and assistance with the tours etc. were excellent.

    Stayed 4 nights in Oct. 2018