As tourists can’t stay at Ayers Rock or anywhere in the Uluru National Park, most Uluru hotels are within the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. There is everything there from camping to five-star lodgings. Options outside Yulara are slim, including free bush camping.
Along with hotels at Uluru, Yulara also has everything a tourist would need amenity-wise. There is a supermarket and shops, a bank and a post office, along with bars and restaurants. Many of the better hotels also have restaurants, although these can be quite expensive.
Hotels in Uluru range from dorm beds at the Outback Pioneer Hotel to five-star luxury at the well known Sails in the Desert Hotel. There are several options in between, but most of them are quite expensive. The only real budget option is the campground, which has air-conditioned cabins that can sleep six.
Along with the Sails in the Desert Hotel, which has nice rooms, a pool and restaurants, the Desert Gardens Hotel is also popular. Rooms here are nice, slightly cheaper and some even face the swimming pool. The Lost Camel Hotel is a slightly more modest offering, but it still boasts tasteful decor and a pool.
There’s also the Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge, which is about the cheapest of the hotels in Uluru. There are private rooms here, as well as shared rooms with dorm beds. Meanwhile, those in a big group or family should look towards the Emu Walk Apartments; they have great facilities and can accommodate six people.