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Insiders tipVoor spectaculair uitzicht boekt u de Deluxe Rock View Room met uitzicht op Uluru (Ayers Rock)!
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Airco, televisie, telefoon, WiFi, minibar, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, strijkplank en -ijzer, badkamer met douche en föhn, balkon of (gedeeld) terras met tuinzicht.
Desert Deluxe Room
Airco, televisie, telefoon, WiFi, minibar, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, strijkplank en -ijzer, badkamer met douche en föhn, balkon of (gedeeld) terras met uitzicht over het woestijnachtige landschap.
Deluxe Rock View
Airco, televisie, telefoon, WiFi, minibar, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, strijkplank en -ijzer, badkamer met douche en föhn, balkon of (gedeeld) terras met uitzicht op Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Gelegen in het Ayers Rock Resort, vlakbij Ayers Rock.
- Diverse activiteiten zoals informatieve wandelingen door de tuin, museumtours en traditionele dansvoorstellingen.
Bij een vakantie door Australië mag eigenlijk een bezoek aan Ayers Rock niet ontbreken.
Ayers Rock, ook wel Uluru genoemd in de officiële aboriginal-taal, staat op de werelderfgoedlijst van Unesco en is zeer bekend.
De fantastische kleurschakeringen bij zonsopgang en zonsondergang en de rode grond in combinatie met de heldere blauwe hemel zijn een lust voor het oog.
Het plaatsje Ayers Rock ligt in het midden van Australië en biedt niet veel meer dan een supermarkt en wat accommodaties, maar beschikt wel over een vliegveld.
We arrived at 13.10 and check in is not until 1500. Many times you can be lucky and check in early. Not with this hotel ourselves and most guests were kept waiting right up until 1500 with no updates. Check out os early at 10.00 am so is there not enough housekeeping staff. We later found out that housekeeping is only done between 1500 and 1700 hrs to enable new guests to be accommodated. The rooms were ok but the restaurants expensive better to walk 5 minutes to the town square where there are other restaurants to eat. The pools are not great better to walk over to the sister hotel Sails In The Desert where the pool and poolside catering are much superior. In fact I would book the Sails In The Desert it is much better .
"Beetles and fag ends"
I read the good reviews of this hotel before booking so it is with huge disappointment that I must tell the truth about a few things. On the positive side, the design is nice, the location is good, the porters who organise the baggage are heroic in their efficiency in getting luggage on and off the correct buses! But there are problems that need to be shared. First, check in is not until 3 pm. This is not at all unusual, however, we had our first guided tour booked for 3:15 pm. Ok, I hear you say, so what. Well, bear in mind that AAT Kings, the tour company, work hand in hand with Voyages, the hotel company, more or less as monopoly providers, and one would have expected some time to settle into the room after the long journey, perhaps even a shower, change and unpack before the sunset tour? Instead we were told by reception that all we could do was ask again if the room was ready early. In fact we had no option really but to stay in reception for an hour and a half, asked many times if the room was ready, and eventually got in with just 5 minutes spare till our tour began. It didn't help that on our way to the room (a long walk by the way) we met a luckier couple who came on the same bus with us from Alice Springs, and they had got into their room straight away. Next issue: 'free internet'. Well good luck with that.....getting connected was a nightmare, eventually a member of staff was able to do it, but not till day 2. Also, the connection was very erratic, more off than on, simply not good enough to even write an email. I gave up with it. 3rd issue: bugs. Now, I know it's desert, hot, and exotic insects that Europeans are not used to are to be expected. But come on....I don't expect to be lied to when I ask reception if it's 'normal' to have to carefully pick your way over a sea of black beetles on the bedroom floor! And be told no, this is very unusual, there is no problem with beetles in this establishment, but she would send someone over to clean up. She didn't. And there is a huge problem. Black beetles everywhere. I almost freaked when we got out of bed at 4 am( tours start early here) and discovered huge black beetles crawling over the floor, up the curtains, and a few on the ceiling. They were running races round the bathroom floor too. We left rapidly and reported it, but they did nothing. Later that day we tried to work out where they came from: most under the door ( so, why not make better fitting doors?) but also falling from a vent in the ceiling down onto the towels hanging on the rail. It was sickening. Surely they can't be harmless? At the very least they are dirty and must be spreading disease. We resorted to trying to keep them out by laying towels across the gap under the door, with some success, although they still came in through the bathroom ceiling. On our last day here we had another early start and found the reception area floor covered with crushed up beetles and an army of live ones. Speaking of cleanliness: if you take the beetles away then the room was clean; except for the patio, it appears that previous guests have just used it as an ashtray and it hasn't been cleaned. I'd like a non-smoking room, but if that's not possible, why doesn't the hotel proved ashtrays for the smokers then they wouldn't deposit their nasty fag ends in the garden. At this price, I don't expect a room full of beetles and a patio full of fag ends.
"Room with a view"
Chose Desert Gardens as they were the only hotel offering rock views - even though at some distance,it was still magical to be able to see Uluru from our room at any time we liked. After all that is the main reason for travel to the area, the other activities are add-ons to make the most of your experience while you are there. Highly recommend Toby and the Desert Awakenings Tour - WELL worth it. Only gripe, and a little one at that, buffet breakfast way too expensive at $40, but we justified the cost by making it do for breakfast and lunch. Overall a magical once in a lifetime experience.
I had upstairs room. Only fault, no lift. ( Porter will take your bag if you want). Balcony. I was at the back/ side of resort. Had view of Ayers rock in the distance. Large room. Quiet. Nice breakfast set up.
The Desert Garden Hotel is a modern hotel with a big complex with apartments surrounded by a nice garden and open air swimming pool with deck-chairs. Our room was spacious, clean and had plenty of cupboard space and very comfortable beds.The bathroom was very modern, clean and had everything you required except for bath towels. When requested them twice, we did not receive them until the following day. Also the beds were not made when we came back from the sunrise tour at Uluru at midday. In fact they were not made until 3 pm and we had to tell the service people to do them. The people at the recepition desk were very helpful and supportive. The restaurant with the breakfast buffet was very good with a good range of choices. However, also here the service by the bar staff for serveing coffee and tea was very poor. It's a pitty that the service was unfortunately poor when everything else was of a good standard / quality considering we also paid a fair price for the room.
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