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“"Down to Erth B&B" just magical”
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Down to Erth B &B
Ranked #2 of 4 Coober Pedy B&B and Inns
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Busselton, Australia
1 review
“"Down to Erth B&B" just magical”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Oh what a fantastic stay we had at Down to Erth B&B at Coober Pedy.
A perfect experience to be able to spend a night underground, extremely comfortable & spacious and ever so quite just minutes out of town. Many thanks go to our hosts Rose & Alex, who were most welcoming & very helpful with local knowlege. We found our time at Down to Erth very relaxing with everything you could possibly need supplied, topped off with a lovely touch of a bottle of wine & chocolates with the most delicious Breakfast. We have now ticked another must do off our bucket list but hey the experience was so good we will be back for a visit in the future. Karen & Merv

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Coober Pedy, Australia
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Extremely comfortable, quite, perfect experience of underground living, welcoming and friendly host, great as a base for exploring the area or for just relaxing and chilling out as everything is supplied, thank you Alex and Rose.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

17 years ago as a South Australian I listened to my paternal grandmother telling me that "one day I would love to travel through Central Australia to experience the colours, culture and extreme landscapes; especially Ayres Rock (as it was known then)". Unfortunately, Nanna never made it but I promised her that I would take the journey. Our first stop was Coober Pedy and after scanning the internet I found DowntoEarth B & B, both my partner and I had never experienced a dug out or B & B accommodation and as the desert sky turned red as the sun started to set we made our way (after a friendly phone call to Rose) asking for directions to our first 2 nights in the Opal Fields. What an incredible experience, friendly hosts and amazing journey. B & B's are going to be our first choice for accommodation in the future. Thankyou Rose and Alex for your hospitality and first class accommodation. Sue and Les

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We booked this accommodation looking forward to an underground living experience. As it turned out, we got much more than we bargained for. Both Rose and Alex were great hosts! The place was sparkling clean, spacious and modern. It's obvious that a lot of TLC was put into the place. Every details was attended to. The place has total privacy and a strong homely feel. The bonus was a bottle of welcoming wine and the high quality continental breakfast with Rose's home-made preserved fruit, yummy! I can easily stay there for a week! The only pity was we haven't had a chance to use the pool ( a small one for cooling down in front yard) as the weather was a bit cool. We absolutely highly recommend this place to anybody who wants to stay in Coober Pedy. Good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Rose and Alex have the perfect mix of making sure you get the most out of your holiday while still providing you total privacy. All the little things like stocking the fridge to cater for breakfasts, to a welcome bottle of wine. Confirming the tour we'd booked, providing undercover parking and turning on the outside light when we went out to dinner to make it easier on our return.

The B&B is just the right distance out of town and the sunsets from the top of the driveway are magic. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Great stay, just a short drive out of town. Novel idea staying underground, first time i have ever done that. rose and Alex were very friendly staff and made great suggestions for the pizza place in town. Was nice and warm in the rooms when outside was cooling down overnight. Overall, Coober pedy wasn't the nicest town but a little gem in staying at down to erth!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great underground experience. We read the reviews before we booked and we are glad to say they were spot on. Rose and Alex made us feel so welcome. A credit to both of them with the way the B&B has been set up. Very clean and really has all you need. Even though it was underground it felt very roomy. Fully stocked with breakfast from the first day. The pool is also a nice touch after a day out exploring. Will stay again as a family without hesitation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Down to Erth B &B
Address: Wedgetail Lot 1795 Crescent | P/O Box 142, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Down to Erth B &B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique underground Coober Pedy 2 bedroom apartment for a family or couple, accommodating up to 5 persons. Situated a quick 5 minute drive from the centre of town on the edge of the Coober Pedy Opal Fields. A plunge pool for cooling down in the warmer months and a choice of barbeque's,electric,gas or wood makes for relaxed living after a day exploring. ... more   less 
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