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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We arrived to a place that looked nothing on the outside but nce you go in .... whole different story.
Wide spacious hall entrance with well appointed rooms and plenty with family rooms too.
Very different all being dug out and underground. All amenities were supplied and they will even do your laundry for a small charge and the best bit was the VIEW, you can see the whole town so go in just don,t drive by.

Room Tip: Would be the place to stay in summer as 22 degrees all year round
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were served by the owners father and we could not fault him there was 5 of us and he washed and dried all of our clothes for a small fee. He went over and above and told us all of the good places to go. We had checked out and were on our way south and realised my wife had left her recently bought opal ring and necklace behind, we called the motel and they went straight in and found it for us, we turned around and headed back where they came out and gave it to us at our car, they even offered to post it to us if we were to far away to come back. I could not recommend this place more, excellent service and the best view in the town.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed just one night but would happily stay here again. Stylish underground room with the very white towels and sheets that I had read about in an earlier review. This place does not look great from the outside but very clean and modern inside. Owners very friendly and helpful. Great views over Coober.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

staying here this very moment. Phoned ahead to see if their were any rooms available, positive reply,but the very friendly owner said before you book, just come in and have a look first, absolutely AWESOME ...didn't really need the self contained,but...luxury at its best and only $200 per night, owner also showed us the double rooms and family rooms further in,but hubby was awestruck by the unit, scenery was breathtaking from the dining room.
Rooms very spacious, spotless......perfect.
Couldn't ask for more from the hospitality of the owner, so friendly.
I feel we have come along and found Coober Pedys best kept secret....secret no more.
I wish we were staying a hell of a lot longer than we are.
If you are coming this way, please come in and check it out, outside is definitely not showing you what there is inside.
Could keep on going on,but come and find out yourself.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Vicki C
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were three (family) couples and two of us shared the two bedroom motel where we all gathered together for meals and relaxation. The two bed motel was fabulous with modern amenities and we would stay there again. The single room motel was a bit dated but still fine. The hotel rooms looked very comfortable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Coober Pedy and our host was very friendly and helpful.
The view from the two room motel was brilliant.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Look Out Cave is family run along with very clean, good views and nice rooms, Coober Pedy has plenty to offer, I recommend stopping here than choosing a Roadhouse further north, no disrespect to the Roadhouse but Underground accommodation is a must.

Room Tip: Ask the staff to open a few rooms and pick the one you like, the apartment is also great.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We arrived in Coober Pedy late in the afternoon with no reservation and as usual headed straight to the i-centre to try and find accommodation. We were told that rooms were scarce but there was an opening at the Lookout Cave Underground Motel. We headed right there. We had a room in the very back of the motel and it was awesome. We wanted to sleep underground and this was the real deal. Our room had a queen bed separated from a smaller room with a twin bed and kitchenette and bathroom. Other than the slightly musty smell of being underground, this place was clean and very comfortable. And, I will say, first place where the wi-fi was easy to get. We loved our night here and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Address: 1141 McKenzie CL | P.O. Box 79, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Price Range: $106 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lookout Cave Underground Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel offers 3 & 4 star underground accommodation in a quiet & secure location set on a hillside overlooking town. The Motel features 18 underground guestrooms including one & two bedroom self-contained units. All rooms are equipped with a bar fridge, 32” LED TV, kettle, toaster and include a private en-suite with toilet and shower. Immerse yourself with ochre-lit skies across the vast desert landscape that continues as far as the eye can see. Sleeping underground is a one of a kind experience, unique in its entirety and an opportunity not to be missed. Our rooms go deep in to the hillside; up to 50m at ground level and approximately 25m underground. If its on your bucket list - plan your holiday and cross it off! ... more   less 
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