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Loved every minute of this experience
Desperate to see Uluru for 30 years, I finally booked the trip but had an unfortunate injury to my foot two days prior. My husband and family said...cancel...its hot , too many flies, December inYulara is the wrong time of the year...in my experience you take the opportunity when it arrises as see what happens. No one can predict any weather pattern these days. I was not disappointed. The service, accommodation and food was absolutely fantastic. The staff are highly trained, motivated and enthusiastic. Ben and Lou you have a fantastic team. The view from our"tent' ( no 2) was uninterrupted and spectacular.Uluru in all its glory. As an art teacher the mind boggles at the variation of colour that Uluru exhibits at different times of the day. The accommodation is perfect. There are little treats left on your bed at night, the swags put on the daybeds ( on the outside deck)with tray of Baileys, port and other nightcaps. A gas fire burns to keep away the insects. The bar is always open , the fridge is always full and the food is exceptional, catering to my very difficult dietary requirements with no blunders and always creative and tasty. Tom you are a star. I managed to walk the 10km round the rock, do the day trips and the dinners under the stars were spectacular. The flies were ...not too bad, I swallowed one but nets are provided. The Field of Lights were beautiful and we rarely encountered too many people as the staff were experts in timing. I highly suggest that one does the helicopter trip even though we were reluctant to do it. One cannot imagine the full impact of the Olgas and Uluru without it...the views are incredible and the flight worth every cent. Sam made us feel very safe and was an excellent pilot and guide. Ayes Rock helicopters is the way to go. A truly amazing visit.
Better than ever!!
This is my 4th visit to L131 since Baillie Lodges acquired the property, this stay was the best! We visited late September, on previous visits I've stayed in mid September, May & July. September is ideal as it's not too cold for the early morning walks & not too hot during the day......also the flies are absent! What made this stay extra special from previous stays, was the spectacular food and outstanding dining service. Chef Tom (ex Southern Ocean Lodge) has totally revitalized and improved the menus to a superior standard. The food and beverage service with Rachel at the helm (also ex SOL) has markedly improved making the entire dining experience a pure joy. The all inclusive package which includes all food, beverages ( including Louis Roederer Champagne) and touring is certainly my preferred way to travel! The signature tours/experiences on offer are very good and will certainly give you an extensive understanding and connection to the National Park. I recommend a minimum stay of 4 nights, especially if you wish to experience other tour options or even just spend a day relaxing at the lodge. I highly recommend booking a 36 minute Heli flight which departs from L131 and gives you spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuka. Book early if you wish to experience the Sunset Flight. It's mesmerizing to see this unique outback landscape from above. When booking your accommodation Baillie Lodges reservation staff are happy to book all Bespoke touring, eg Sunset motor bike tours, camel rides, visits to Kings Canyon, private hiking, etc, etc so that you don't miss out on limited places available. Then of course is the Spa, which is certainly worth a visit! The improved amenities at L131 such as the swimming pool area, the outdoor Dining platform at Table 131 plus the Dune Top Bar, which includes a plunge pool and private dining booths that overlook Uluru & Kata Tjuka are wonderful. Definitely treat yourself to an extra special private dining experience in a booth of your choice a top a dune! My September 2020 stay was superb as this was my first time staying in the Dune Pavilion. It is beautifully appointed with every luxury including stunning aboriginal art.......and with views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuka from your own private outdoor dining deck, plunge pool and day bed area......the extra cost is worth it! Ben and Lou are first rate lodge managers and their professional, friendly & welcoming team truly look after your every whim. Thank you all at Longitude 131 for a fantastic stay and the happy memories. looking forward to when I visit again.
Even better second time around
This was our second time at Longitude 131, and we were not disappointed! There have been several upgrades since our stay 6 years ago, and while we didnt think there was anything to improve on, we were glad to be proved wrong. The upgraded deck on the bedrooms was the perfect place to star-gaze at night, and enjoy the ever-changing colour of Uluru from sunrise to sunset. The pool area was a welcome relief from the heat, particularly with the spray-mister. Our favorite change was the dune-top, with the plunge pool .. we had it all to ourselves one afternoon, and the 360 degree views and solitude were unbelievable. The food and endless bar options were as good as ever, as were the tours and experiences. However, it was the staff that made the stay so enjoyable - they were attentive, professional and knowledgeable .. a special shout out to Tiarna, Adam, Bec and Rachel, who went beyond to make sure everyone enjoyed there time in this very special place. We hope to meet you one day at another Baillie Lodge. Cheers, Karen and Rob
A true dream
What an amazing experience. Everything we expected and more. The accommodation , the staff, the food and the experiences are all above expectation. Such a wonderful and indulgent way to visit this amazing part of the world.
The best experience you could have.
My husband and I joined two friends celebrating a 70th birthday at Longitude 131. The staff, the food, the wine and drinks and the wonderful tents are all top class. The tours/activities which are also included are all very interesting and fun. This is a unique experience, not cheap but well worth every dollar. Once they pick you up to bring you to 131, everything is included and amazing. OMG the bar!!!!! Anything your heart desires.!! The heat means getting up very early for any walking tour/activity , back for a swim, a beautiful lunch with wine and then the afternoon sleep before getting ready for the evening activities. Or a visit to their day spa which you have to book really fast or miss out. From your tent you have a wonderful view of Uluru, the large deck has a large day bed which they set up with a double swag and a gas fire with drinks on the side for a night under the stars if you so wished. The 131 dinner under the stars is amazing with beautiful food served to your table and the best wines. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a really flash few days away. Thank you to all the staff, especially Brogan who on a sudden stormy evening, made up a super alternative to our original plans to make sure we all still had fun. Fabulous.!!!
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