Tal and I spent two nights at the Desert Gardens Hotel in the Ayers Rock Resort.The resort was situated in an isolated and sparsely populated area, where tourism was a big industry. The resort area included 4 hotels, a campground, a small supermarket, and several restaurants, as well as apartments for the resort staff and locals.
Out of the four hotels that Tal and I have stayed in Australia and New Zealand, our room at the Desert Gardens Hotel was our favorite. Our 5-star hotel room was modern and beautiful and included everything that we needed:
Our beautiful bathroom:
From our hotel room, Tal and I had gorgeous views of Ayers Rock (the red rock pictured below):
- Our hotel was in the desert, and the weather was warm and dry with temps in the 80's.
- Due to the dry climate, the locals encouraged us to drink one liter of water every hour. Tal and I carried water bottles with us everywhere.
- We were required to wear covered shoes outside to protect our feet from bugs and dingoes.
- The Outback had lots of annoying flies. Fly nets (mesh head coverings) were recommended outside.