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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hornsby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok, there are quite a few underground hotels on Coober Pedy, so I guess it would have a similar initial "wow factor" as the others. It's in a good location to get to shops etc. This one is very well looked after, very clean and has some really clever touches like power points with inbuilt USB chargers (which my teen... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was great to stay in an underground motel, just a pity that the room was small, the bathroom was tiny and badly cracked. The noise level was a bit much at times as you had to keep the wi dos open to allow airflow into the room but that meant everyone who was in the corridor outside your room... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly & helpful staff on arrival, provided ideas for sightseeing and eating, great views of Coober Pedy, even better view from the top of the lookout, room was warm overnight while temperature fell towards zero outside. Provided the unique experience of staying underground, amenities were good, directed to John's Pizza, long wait, so we had the pasta, unexpectedly good.

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Tennant Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked through Wotif and searched for pet friendly, after booking the lookout cave, when we arrive it was after 19:30 we spoke to the staff and advised we had a dog, we were told they only have one pet friendly room and it was taken, the reservation wasn't clear and we should have phoned. As the room was non-refundable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came from Rockhampton on our holidays to stay for a night. It is an amazing place. Love, love, love. The staff are lovely and we had our washing done by these guys at a reasonable price. I highly recommend staying here.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable and unique stay in an underground room. Really enjoyed it. It was quiet which we like. Continental breakfast was served in a basket - we did supplement this a little bit. Great views of Coober Pedy I'd stay here again.

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Lord Howe Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While travelling through Central Australia we stopped at Coober Pedy. We couldn't wait to try living underground. Friendly staff, large rooms. We had a queen and a single bed in our room. Interesting how all the rooms are carved out of the side of a hill. Clean and tidy. Free WiFi but we had to go into the lounge in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family owned business that was welcoming and very good accommodation. The rooms are not really underground ...instead tunnelled into the hillside. Amazing experience though and really beautiful colours in the rooms. The owners gave us a heads up on local attractions and good recommendations on where to eat.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling through to Alice we wanted to stay underground and the Lookout Cave Underground Motel was a real treat. We had a separate lounge/kitchen area and the bedroom was tastefully decorated and warm, quiet and cosy! Our hosts were welcoming and extremely helpful with suggestions of where to go and what to see and also recommended Johns Pizza which was... More 

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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was just wonderful. Lovely staff who greeted us and showed us to our wonderfully warm room ( it was so cold outside, but 26 underground) Rooms were spotlessly clean. Lovely fresh modern bathroom. Toaster and kettle available in room. Loved my stay here. Great views also from the roof top.

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