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Opal Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   Lot 1 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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“Good value and very relaxed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

Large complex with a mixture of rooms...Greyhound stops directly opposite so easy access to motel. It is situated at the top of the high street, so easy access to shops and the post office.Bistro in complex served extremely generous portions at dinner, breakfast was a continental buffet self service, you could also order cooked food if wished....Food well presented and good quality.
Room was good size with a double and a single bed, plus a settee that converted into a pull out bed....Good supply of clean linen and toileteries, tea, milk etc... Room was bright cheerful, clean and welcoming. Guest laundry in caravan park at the back of rooms, reasonable priced for wash and dry.....Staff very efficient, helpful and informative re trips etc. Very pleasant, welcoming feel in all area's of the complex. Would highly recommend to travellers.....a brilliant stay and our thanks to our hosts...

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

A good basic motel to put your head down, there are 100's of these all over Australia. Nothing wrong with them but nothing exceptional either - a clean place to sleep. My only complaint was being woken up in the middle of the night every time someone next door went to the bathroom - however this might have been the design of our particular room as it was second from the end & next to a door marked private. The Indian guy at reception was particularly nice, efficient & helpful.

Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

Opal Inn offered great value for $ , above our expectations,

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

A real oasis in the middle of nowhere. Good food in the bar and very friendly and efficient staff.

  • Liked — Cmfortable room with a nice en suite
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

The Opal Inn is a basic motel, with cheap rates and very clean and comfortable rooms. This is by no means luxury accommodation, but it offers everything you need and the service was great. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and there are a lot of regulars who stay here as they travel up and down the highway for work.
We had one small hiccup, which was someone pulling back the tonneau cover on my friend's ute (pick-up truck) during the night, (but nothing was taken) but on our next stay a week later when we mentioned this to the staff, they gave us another room around the side of the motel and near another (regular) guest whose dogs sleep in his car - as they said the dogs would bark if anyone went near the car. They certainly went out of their way to assist us.
The motel also has a bistro on-site and the food was excellent. Good quality pub food. The only thing to note is that due to the remote location, the alcoholic drinks at the bar are a bit more expensive than in other places.
It's very easy to find the Opal Inn - it's near the highway, and there's a big sign as soon as you turn off the highway. It's also right next to a petrol station, which is very convenient.
I'd definitely recommend this motel.

  • Liked — Great service, good food, comfortable rooms
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lot 1 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Opal Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the middle of the town of Coober Pedy in the heart of outback South Australia. It is a unique town with underground homes, restaurants, shops, churches and walk-in underground mines. Alice Springs is around 680 km away, and Adelaide is some 850 km away. This 80-room hotel is a popular destination in Coober Pedy, tourists come here, as much to holiday as to explore why this town is so famous amongst gemstone lovers. The air-conditioned hotel includes a lobby, bar, restaurant and conference facilities. Free car parking and free wifi is available to guests. The hotel offers a host of rooms and facilities for its various guests. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and feature with reverse cycle air conditioning systems and modern amenities, including a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can have pre-dinner drinks at the bar and later dine at the in-house restaurant, the in-house kitchen can provide you with a sumptuous breakfast to start the day. ... more   less 
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