Here’s part 2 of my Uluru review. The first part was on Uluru’s attractions, this time I’ll be talking about where we stayed, what we ate and what souvenirs we bought.
Ayers Rock Resort has the closest accommodation to Uluru. There’s a variety of accommodation suitable for different budgets, but some of the cheaper accommodation books out very quickly. We ended up at Desert Gardens Hotel, which is rated 4.5 stars but I think it may have been a bit generous. It came with a free buffet breakfast because we booked for 3 nights.
The beds were comfortable and the room was equipped with the standard amenities (bar fridge, kettle, hairdryer). However, some of the standard housekeeping things weren’t done, like replacing dirty mugs.
The rooms open to the outside, so the hotel does seem to have a mouse problem – a mouse came into our room and ate some of the unopened muesli bars in my bag! I think this problem could have been limited by some door snakes.
The air conditioning also refused to turn off on one of the nights, and the 10 am checkout was pretty annoying (but quite standard in Australia for some silly reason)….