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Desert Cave Hotel

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Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Desert Cave Hotel
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks 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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Toronto On Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed the last couple of nights in Yulara or Ayer's Rock this was a pleasant surprise. Staff who actually care and a restaurant that serves great food. Wi-fi that works great and I don't have to pay for it!! Good coffee! We spent the first night in the underground but my husband found it very claustrophobic and I must... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of money would need to be spent to bring this anywhere near 4 stars. The fittings and furnishings are cheap and nasty, the underground bar is totally lacking on atmosphere, there is nowhere nice to sit in air-conditioned comfort, no loungers at the swimming pool. We slept in an underground room for the 'experience'- each morning I was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

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 January 14, 2015 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 January 8, 2015

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 January 3, 2015 via mobile

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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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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