Ayers Rock Hotels
Unless you’re camping or staying in the Outback dorm, expect to pay A$300 and up for hotel accommodation near Ayers Rock. There is a variety of Ayers Rock hotels, mainly in the three to five-star range. Prices are generally fairly high, as most the hotels near Ayers Rock belong to the Voyages complex.
As mentioned, most hotels at Ayers Rock are within the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara. It is 20kms to the north of the rock, outside the boundaries of the national park. It boasts many facilities, including a supermarket, bars, restaurants and a petrol station.
The top place to stay in Ayres Rock is the Sails in the Desert Hotel. This five-star and has the best facilities around, including a trio of restaurants, a swimming pool and nice public areas. Guests should expect to pay several hundred dollars, although deals like two-for-one in the off-season are sometimes available. The Desert Gardens Hotel is slightly less luxurious, but also boasts has poolside rooms and deluxe options.
Occupying the mid-range ground for Ayers Rock hotels is the self-contained Emu Walk Apartments. Rooms are rated four-star, are fully serviced, and there is a nice pool and nice landscaping. Although the apartments are not that much cheaper than the Sails in the Desert Hotel, they work out better value for large groups as they can sleep six. The Lost Camel Hotel, next to the Sails in the Desert Hotel, and also comes with a pool and has an unusual Aboriginal theme.
Those looking to save money on hotels at Ayers Rock should consider staying at the Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge. It has mid-range lodgings as well as budget rooms and dorm beds. They also have a bar onsite and host nightly barbeques. At the other end of the scale is Longitude 131°, an upmarket facility with safari-style tents and views of Ayers Rock.