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Desert Cave Hotel

4.0 of 5
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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coming in to town from NT, we really weren't looking for much, and expecting even less, but were very happily surprised. There is the obvious novelty of staying in a hotel built underground, but the room itself was very nice. Sure the décor is a bit old, but it was in good condition, the room was clean and comfortable, we... More 

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Blackburn, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very basic rooms with an 80s decor! Definitely in need of an update! But.....this is the real outback....!! I would still recommend it....just to say that you stayed under ground in Coober Pedy.......

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Desert Cave for 3 nights. Was picked up from the train at 1am and was taken to the train for departure at 11pm. Allowed to stay in room until departure even though hours after checkout time. Loved the tours to Painted Desert and Down and Dirty tour. Lovely management and staff and tour operators. Thank you.

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Castlemaine, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed over night at this motel. Very spacious room and bathroom but basic and a bit tired so over priced compared to others we have stayed in on this trip. The restaurant was fantastic and the underground bar was worth visiting.

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Toronto On Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
41 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 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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