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“Coober Pedy Underground hotels Australia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence
Jersey, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Coober Pedy Underground hotels Australia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

One of the great hotel experiences i had was stayiny in The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
It was amazing I thought it would be scary not at all . It was so amazing we all wanted to look all over the place we had a guided tour and after a lovely meal. we all wanted to have a night cap outside it was so awesome watching the sun go down and the stars are amazing,
They say the locals play golf at night when it has cooled down they light up the place and use balls that glow in the dark . An awesome wonderful place I invite tripadviser to place it on their top quirky hotels. site . Go and enjoy

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Very friendly and hospitable folk at this hotel. Nick, the owner's father, was super helpful and informative. The hotel rooms are amazing - dug out from the hill, yet spacious and very tidy. The family rooms had a good layout, with kids in separate room to the back. Facilities were great, including BBQ and use of laundry (great for travellers)!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

What a fantastic place to stay! If you are travelling with family to Coober Pedy and want an 'underground experience', then The Lookout Cave is for you. Our group of 3 families, and one couple thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay with Nick and his family, recently. Having a host who had lived in Coober Pedy for 38 years meant that we were given plenty of local knowledge of what to see and do, in CP and we even had a bus and dinner organised for us, for one night! I must say that after a week of bush camping the ample hot water in the showers was a BIG plus, and the kids loved having free Wi-Fi after being internet free, for a week! Lastly, the Lookout Cave certainly lived up to its name- having the BEST lookout in town!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were supposed to only be in Coober Pedy for 2 days but ended up there 6 days while our 4WD was being repaired. Nick & his daughter were amazing. They put us up for the extra nights no problem at all, drove us to visit one of the opal mines since we were without a car, recommended all the tourist spots to see and did our washing for us too! Cannot say enough good things about them and will definitely be staying there again if we get back that way. The hotel is awesome, very clean and tidy and of course it's underground, so it's an experience in itself! Highly recommend the Lookout Cave to anyone passing through Coober Pedy.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Talwood, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

recently stayed 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed staying underground.
The rooms were neat, tidy and comfortable.
Our hosts were excellent assisting with all our needs and providing excellent local knowledge of places and things to see.
It was also no trouble to organise a bus and dinner downtown for our group for a night out.
The best views of the town are from the motel also.
Would highly recommend as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lookout Cave Underground Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lookout Cave is a family owned and operated Underground Motel, providing guests with a warm &welcoming atmosphere.Located minutes from the town centre the Lookout Cave is situated on a hillside in a secure and quietlocation with views over looking Coober Pedy.The Motel features 18 underground guestrooms including one & two bedroom self-contained units. Allrooms are equipped with a bar fridge, 32” LED TV, kettle, toaster and include a private en-suite with toiletand shower.Immerse yourself with ochre-lit skies across the vast desert landscape that continues as far as the eyecan see.Coober Pedy is a resource of hidden treasures; we encourage you to explore and discover a unique outback experience. ... more   less 
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