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Desert Cave Hotel

4.0 of 5
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Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and surprisingly pleasant service. Rooms are very quiet and still. No air conditioning required as room temperature is constant all year round. An oasis in the outback. Very clean. Why stay elsewhere and no experience the unique nature of an underground room at an affordable price

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Matt C, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jamestheaussie, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay. Oasis in the outback - we'll take that. Happy to read you stayed in our unique underground rooms, and enjoyed the experience. Quiet and still usually results in a great nights sleep. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Happy travels! Matt Coxon More 

Melbourne, Florida
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times over the past five years and always find: Fast check in and out Impeccably clean and quiet rooms Restaurant handy with quality food Pleasant and helpful staff. Right in the centre of town also close to other food venues. Room rates are reasonable

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Matt C, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Welltravelled444, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Always happy to welcome guests back, and pleased you once again enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Happy travels! Matt Coxon More 

Shelton, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed in the underground hotel for 2 nights and took the down and dirty tour, town tour and tour of the mines. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable-it was fun to stay underground. We ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel and we found it to be excellent. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and... More 

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Matt C, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joan P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. What a great review. Sounds like you saw the best of Coober Pedy. Our guides certainly paint picture of life underground and highlight the challenges miners faced over the years. I'm glad you enjoyed our dining facilities and had the unique opportunity to stay... More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a little up-market accommodation in the Opal Capital of Australia, look no further. My teenage son and I shared one of the 'underground' rooms which was both reasonably spacious and equipped. Fitted out with a small sofa, table and chairs, a small built-desk, drawers, wardrobe and a fridge, there is everything to make your stay... More 

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Matt C, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scruffy0506, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Pleased to read you enjoyed your experience in our unique hotel, and our services including our restaurant Umberto's met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime. Happy travels! Matt Coxon Manager More 

Sydney
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75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were a walk in customer without a booking and were treated to a great rate. The (underground) rooms were immaculately cleaned, spacious and so comfortable. The on site restaurant was excellent with perfect waitress staff and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. I'd totally recommend the Desert Cave Hotel

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Matt C, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kelliejane1, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Desert Cave Hotel. Happy you were able to take advantage of our special rates, and enjoyed the room. Will pass on your feedback to our housekeeping team who work hard to ensure every room is clean. Will also pass your positive comments onto... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a lovely tasting coffee at Crystal Cafe attached to the Desert Cave Hotel. Interesting walk through the Hotel before entering the cafe. Free wifi. Plenty of seating and some couches to sit on. We also took time to look at the gift shop.

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Matt C, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ingrid A, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our Crystal Cafe. I'm glad you were able to wander through our hotel, Opal World shop and display tunnel before enjoying a nice cup of coffee in the cafe. Kind regards, Matt Coxon Hotel Manager More 

Longreach, Australia, South Pacific
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57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We decided to go for the underground experience at $200 we had been told this was the best place being an International standard 4 star hotel The rooms were lovely and it was nice having the history tunnel and opal world on site Also was nice to get fuel discount vouchers and discount vouchers for the store on site

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Matt C, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jasmond85, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Desert Cave Hotel. Happy to read you had a good experience and described our rooms as lovely. Pleased you also enjoyed the underground tunnel display we have here that leads to our Opal World shop. Glad you were able to take advantage of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love this place. I always get an underground room and I'm never disappointed. I have stayed here 8 times now, and I always look forward to returning. The rooms are spotless and there is something very comforting about being underground. The wifi is terrible underground, but I don't even mind since I love the hotel so much. I love... More 

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Jacques B, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amandamelb, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here at Desert Cave Hotel. Always happy to welcome travelers back and very pleased to read you enjoy each experience. Will pass on your comments to our housekeeping team who work hard to ensure rooms are clean. Free wi-fi is as you say unreliable underground however the... More 

London
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A big modern eyesore, with tacky shops and a gambling (pokies) section. Terrible WiFi , drunk gamblers coming and going at all hours. Reception acts stoned most of the time. Cafe breakfasts worst I've had in hundreds of spots. Cleaners fumigate your room with room freshener that seeps into everything. Since a lot of you care about WiFi internet I'll... More 

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Jacques B, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joefish, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Desert Cave Hotel. I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. I am very concerned at your comments regarding our reception team who consistently receive praise for their friendly, helpful service and willingness to assist in anyway possible. Our cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed in March for 1 night in a cave room which was an interesting experience. It was eerie and relaxing not being able to hear any outside noise or having any unnatural light interrupting your sleep. The guy who made our reservation and reception staff were great, restaurant staff also very kind. Room was clean and dinner was very... More 

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Jacques B, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KRitchter90, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Desert Cave Hotel. I'm pleased you enjoyed our 'cave' experience in our underground rooms. A good nights sleep is a must when traveling. Happy to read your meals in Umberto's restaurant were yummy. Our chef and wait staff work hard to ensure each... More 

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