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Desert Cave Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our recent stay during August at this property was disappointing given that our original booking made in February and confirmed should have meant a quick and seemless check-in.And after travelling some 754 kms and finding that only two of the three rooms we requested and paid for was available because the hotel's booking indicated that only two double rooms were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally disagree with all negative reviews!! Our stay was excellent - friendly service, lovely clean room and large well equipped bathroom - except the towels were pretty thin - and we were very comfortable. We dined in the restaurant and again had a lovely meal with excellent service. A very happy experience!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cost of this hotel is well below standards of a four star accommodation, however is probably the best in Coober Pedy. We stayed in an underground room. It had everything you would need. We had two rooms. You cannot get wifi in underground rooms. There is parking outside your room. Service is good from staff. We went through the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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47 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just had to stay in an underground hotel while in Coober Pedy and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great, rooms were clean and well appointed and meals were very good. Service was excellent, with the manager taking a personal interest in the guests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Had one night while driving through Coober Pedy. Great hotel , friendly and helpful staff . Very clean. Breakfast was good. Truly amazing the way the hotel is partly underground . Very interesting museum on under ground mining integrated with hotel. Kids will enjoy their stay.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had 3 nights in an Underground Room which was large, clean and comfortable. The only complaint I would mention is they are very pricey. We managed a good last minute deal thru Wotif $485.50 for 3 nights with a nice bottle of red wine thrown in each night. The bathroom is OK but could use a makeover if they... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a very out of the ordinary experience, having a drink and playing pokies in an underground bar, very nice setting to relax in, had trouble with the staff,s accent but this was minor. Enjoyed ourselves very much and recommend the underground bar for a very different experience. Would like to come back in the future. Clean and comfortable.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Spent only 1 night there recently, and have no complaints. The room was clean. Dinner at Umberto's in the hotel was quite nice, and the breakfast in the hotel was more than adequate. Very interesting with the sealed sandstone walls. Not fancy. Can't comment on value as it was part of a prepaid tour. Had no significant contact with the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

For our first visit to Coober Pedy on our way to Alice Springs we decided to stay at an "above ground" motel. I picked the "most stars" but I think 4 stars to them means "stars in the sky" nothing to do with the hotel's cleanliness. We booked a room with a king bed. As soon as we opened the... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you are looking for something different,this is a must.even travelling to this hotel by plane is an experience and once you get there and have checked into your room,you still can't quite believe what you are experiencing.the sleep was amazing and even though we only stayed one night it's something that we will never forget.

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