The hotel is magnificent. Carved out of a former opal mine. As well as being a fantastic hotel with very friendly and attentive staff, the history of the hotel (and former Mine) is available to read dotted around the walls, along with some good examples of aboriginal art. Free WiFi is available but due to the thickness and construction of the walls it doesn't travel far from reception. No Vodafone signal out here so I found myself sitting in reception using WiFi and having a chat with a few other visitors, all very sociable. At $320 for a room for the night the hotel is at the upper end of my price range. There quite a few hotels locally so I was surprised how expensive it was in the low season.
They also have a great opal selection which was accumulated during the operation of the mine and also recovered as the hotel was being excavated. We spend about an hour browsing through the beautiful jewelry. There was no obligation to buy and the hotel owner / seller was very knowledgeable about each of the items and their origins. All very fascinating.
We only stayed one night in the hotel but I wish we had stayed longer, Coober Pedy is an amazing place. I didn’t feel at all clostropobic.in the underground mine rooms. I would definitely stay here again (but I would look for a cheaper alternative first. There is ample parking at the front of the hotel.
The owners of the hotel are also involved with the adjacent church. We were interested in looking around this church during a service and th eowners were happy to let us wander around in the basement / old mine working and see some hidden gems. Definitely qorth a quick look.
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