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Desert Cave Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Coober Pedy
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Prosser, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This seemed outrageously priced, although, I'm sure most things in Coober Pedy are expensive (water, electricity, etc). Stayed in an underground room, which really does seem like the thing to do if you're visiting Coober Pedy. However, the room was stuffy, kinda warm (no AC unit in the room--supposedly not needed, but it felt like it could use one), outdated... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is a long time since I stayed in this unique hotel I shall always remember the unique experience of staying in a room many meters underground in total silence and dark when you put the lights out. I stayed here as part of a 5 week tour of the country in January 1999. It is not for people... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

One visit was not enough! arrived at this hotel late at night after a long drive from Adelaide and received a warm welcome from a very nice man called Pandu.Had one of the underground rooms which was big, comfortable and clean. Breakfast next morning was fine. checked out and agreed that we might go back on way back to Adelaide... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Booked in at the last minute and were lucky enough to get an above ground room with air conditioning and a rollaway bed that a very disgruntled older lady pushed into our room half an hour after I'd been told to give them 10mins to prepare our room with the extra bed. Perhaps a new model fan would have blown... More

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Adelaide, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This place definitely has more of a hotel feel rather than motel. Rooms are large and comfortable. We called ahead and negotiated a cash price for the room and we thought it was good value. Although the car park isn't locked, we felt that coober pedy had cleaned up a bit since our last visit in 2010 so weren't too... More

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Darwin, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The car thermometer read 43C and camping overnight in the camper trailer was dismissed. We arrived and were greeted by friendly staff that invited us to check the room was to our liking prior to staying. We chose an underground room and were impressed with its coolness and comfort. We enjoyed a delicious meal in the restaurant with excellent service... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We did not arrive in CP until approx 10.30 pm and had organised for the key to be left in the door. It was an extremely hot night and we were disappointed that the staff didn't think to turn on the air conditioning for us before our arrival. The room was stuffy and the small air conditioner took hours to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I agree there is not a lot to choose from in coober, but next time i'll try somewhere else. For us it was a 2 star experience for the price of 4. For general comfort/ cleanliness etc. i'd give 2 stars, but because we left feeling like we'd paid way too much, i'm dropping down to one. Next time, we'll... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

There is not a lot of choice of accommodation in Coober Pedy, and this looked to be one of the better hotels if not the best. The underground rooms were quite an experience, clean and equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and mini bar if required. We did have a problem with the pre-paid breakfasts but this was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Youre in Cooober Pedy... there aint too much to pick from. This is probably the best. There isn't no Sheraton nor a Westin or similar this place is about as good as it gets. Don't have high expectations, just take it for what it is. It was reasonably clean, has a tv and coffee making facilities. The room is very... More

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Also Known As:
Desert Cave Coober Pedy
Address: Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Desert Cave Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Desert Cave Hotel is the world's only underground international hotel. We're located at Coober Pedy, which since 1915 has lured those who seek the elusive opal, found in this vast outback semi-desert area. ... more   less 
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