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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

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Lot 1141 McKenzie Close | P.O. Box 79, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723 , Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an excellent place to stay. We really enjoyed it. The bathroom was fine, and the beds very comfortable. They even had a service by which they did our laundry and brought it to us, so that we did not have to wait around for it to finish.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a unique experience. Sounds like it will be just a room dug into the side of a hill but it really is quite different and very comfortable. Staff very helpful too. Tremendous sunrise and sunset photos from the hill above the rooms (which takes all of 3 minutes to reach).

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to stay in an underground motel if you are staying in Coober Pedy - where else would you get this experience. This hotel is underground but has a great view over the town particularly at sunset. The room was clean and hotel well located.

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Churchill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, comfortable, quiet. Not too close to the centre of town. Friendly staff who advise on tourist information. Great views from the roof! Parking close to room is limited but plenty of parking within the grounds.

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Engadine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lookout Cave Motel was fantastic! Beautiful view over Cooper Pedy, beautiful sun set, very clean with nice rooms and friendly service. They also have free WiFi in the rooms. It's a 10 minute walk to the Centre of Cooper Pedy. We walked it many times and actually enjoyed it. We loved Cooper Pedy and a two night stay is... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and found the staff very friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and clean Good value for money and a very good view of Coober Pedy. The room is not large, but the experience is worth it. The owners are very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A night spent in the old diggings of an opal mine is quite an experience. Good value for money and a very good view of Coober Pedy. The room is not overly large and neither is the shower but the experience is worth it. Not in the centre of town but its not a big town. The owners are very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel and found the staff very friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and clean and well stocked everyday. On our first night the owners booked our dinner reservation and also a driver to pick us up - what a great place to stay would highly recommend this accommodation for anyone visiting the area.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not every night you can experience sleeping in a converted mine shaft, which while offering all mod cons (including wifi), still gives a feeling of what an opal miner's life must be like. Very friendly and helpful "mine-host" gave great advice as to what the best tourist attractions around town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great underground hotel for families. Super location with viewing area atop. Friendly staff and free bbq. Only downside was no safety rail on bunk beds. Also need to put carpet or caps under main bed to stop it rolling freely on the floor. Real good underground living experience and exciting for the kids.

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