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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 8 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did an overland adventure through Oz and stayed in Cooper Pedy. I loved this tiny town with white mounds dotting the landscape to small friendly restaurants. The hotel was great for an overnight stop. Bit stuffy as it is literally under the ground to escape the heat. A fabulous experince though. Tea and coffee in the room as well... More 

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

Dear Lutzie, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor post following your stay at the Desert Cave Hotel. I was happy to read that you experienced a nice stay with us and enjoyed the town of Coober Pedy. Kind Regards. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here when passing through with work and thought it would be a novelty to go underground - different and quiet! , gave us all upgrades, has a coffee shop on site, close to everything and was clean.

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

Dear Damian, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to read you had a great stay and enjoyed to sleep in one of our underground rooms. I hope you return in the future to experience the Desert Cave hotel again. Kind Regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made an impromptu visit to Coober Pedy (I know!) in Dec 2014 having passed through many years ago. I'd always wanted to stay underground. I stopped at the Tourist Information Centre (recommended) and they organised accommodation for me. From arrival to checkout, I was delighted with the staff at Desert Cave, from cleaning staff to reception. Everyone was so... More 

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

Dear Fiona, Thank you for your review and glad to read our staff were friendly and helpful to your situation. We pride ourselves on our service and try to assist in any way possible. I hope you return in the future and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 7.30pm after a 9 hour drive in 41degree heat and gusty winds. The room is not airconditioned and is very hot! It is supposed to be underground but is just built into a rock so is not cool at all. My daughter was sick on the way so I needed to do laundry. The laundry closes at... More 

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

Dear Tracie, I'm sorry to hear you did not have a nice stay at Desert Cave Hotel as many of our guests do. Our underground rooms are not air conditioned that is why I offered you to move to an aboveground room with air conditioning but you declined nicely my offer. For your information, all underground rooms are in a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a road trip and decided to make a detour to Coober Pedy. Interesting place.. We decided to stay here for the chance to stay underground (which is usually the reason!). Bed was comfortable, room was basic but cool, older style, tv was small and unfortunately underground meant very spotty minimal reception.. Which was difficult given I needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

nice rooms, good parking, the rooms were cool but would prefer them allot cooler to sleep in. no aircons in room only fan. big king size bed that was really comfortable. a bit of a walk (20 metres lol) to the room that i stayed in. showers in the room were good and could actually have a shower. in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Spent a few nights at this centrally located hotel offering both above and underground rooms, took the above ground rooms as the caves don't allow for smokers! Room was clean but tired with balcony, choof choof - suggest to the management that rooms need to be modernised and brightened up. That said, room was ideal for a short stay (and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here on our way south. We had previously stayed at the Mud Hut but decide to try the Desert Cave to see what it is like to stay underground. I think that people must delude themselves that it is somehow romantic to be underground. It was hard to see that the rooms were even underground. They are at... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fabulous choice of accommodation in Coober Pedy. It was incredibly hot while we were there 45 degrees plus and the choice of an underground room was perfect. The temperature is a stable 22 ish degrees and there is no need for air con to dry out the atmosphere. The hotel staff are polite and friendly and the rooms are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Last stop before Uluru and the first on the way back to Adelaide. Both times we had underground rooms which were (mercifully) cool, spacious and well appointed. The hotel staff were great and we enjoyed breakfast in the restaurant which had plenty of choice and was reasonably priced. We would have liked to stay a little longer and take advantage... More 

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Address: Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Desert Cave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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