Revamped Outback Hotel set to be a hit in Ayers Rock

Revamped Outback Hotel set to be a hit in Ayers Rock

After receiving a multi mullion dollar refurbishment, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has proudly reopened the Outback Hotel and Lodge at Ayers Rock.

Previously known as the Outback Pioneer Hotel, the new-look accommodation has been given a new name after its first renovations in more than 20 years – with enhanced guest rooms, new ensuite bathrooms and a major upgrade to the swimming pool and surrounding public areas.The upgrades also include new furniture and soft furnishings – bed and bathroom linen, new carpets and curtains – which reflect the earthy tones of the Uluru landscape with warm reds, ochres and pinks.

Outback Hotel and Lodge. (Supplied)

The guest rooms at the Outback Hotel also now feature large prints from Indigenous artist Delma Forbes, based on her original artwork Ngura-Country, which is inspired by the desert landscape and its ancient landforms, bush and vibrant colours.

“We are delighted to welcome visitors back to our new-look Outback Hotel and Lodge,” CEO, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Matthew Cameron-Smith, said.

“This hotel has always had a warm, welcoming atmosphere and is the place to come after a day’s touring at Uluru to share stories over a cold drink and a BBQ. We’re really excited with the repositioning  and can’t wait to welcome back families, backpackers and groups of travellers.”The full refurbishment to all 125 guest rooms at the Outback Hotel also includes free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, walk-in rain showers and new bedding configurations.complete with  smart TVs, key-card entry, fridges and USB chargers.Dining options at the Outback Hotel and Lodge include the Bough House, Outback Kiosk and Outback BBQ and Bar, where guests can cook their own Australian BBQ with their preferred cut of meat or fish including steaks, kangaroo, emu sausages or barramundi.

Outback Hotel and Lodge. (Supplied)

Kids under 12 eat free at the Outback BBQ and Bough House for dinner. Children under five eat for free at the Bough House buffet breakfast.Guests staying at the Outback Hotel and Lodge also have access to all the facilities at Ayers Rock Resort including touring, restaurants and the Gallery of Central Australia.A stay at the Outback Hotel and Lodge includes a free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and use of the complimentary Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service.

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