Longitude 131º is a luxury hotel located in Australia, very close to Uluru, or, more common, Ayers Rock. It’s a rock formation and an attraction known worldwide, and Longitude 131º is the place that provides the best view of it.
Located in the Simpson Desert, Longitude 131º retreat consists of 15 luxury tents. They all have identical design and facilities, but different location. The cabins are named after famous Australian explorers – Sir Sidney Kidman, Jane Webb, John Flynn, Ernest Giles, William Christie Gosse etc., and in each cabin there is a certain memorabilia, related to the person the tent was named after.
The tents at Longitude 131º are certainly not the tents we are all used to. They are actually fully equipped cabins, covered with white fabric and elevated above the desert bush, so as not to endanger it. All rooms are non-smoking and with 24-hour room service.
Apart from enjoying the desert and view of Ayers Rock while walking down the paths in the red desert, there are some other ways to entertain yourself while staying at Longitude 131º. The resort has a boutique, library, beauty salon, bar, reception and a restaurant in the hotel’s Dune House. The menu in the restaurant is changed daily, and the bar has a great selection of wines, spirits and beers. Guests also have the opportunity to dine out in the open at Table 131º and watch the beautiful colorful sunset.
Within the resort there is a pool, which, to be honest, is very strange – the water in it is ice cold, but maybe sometimes that can be useful, since, due to the desert’s climate, the temperatures in summer are very high, so the brave adventurers can take a dip.
Speaking of climate, winters in the desert are very cold, but the accommodation at Longitude 131º is equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning, which keeps rooms hot in winter, and cold in summer. One more little thing that can be very useful and make your vacation even more pleasant is the bedside switch, so that with only one click you can raise the blinds and enjoy the perfect view of Uluru. [via] watch video below
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