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Desert View Apartments
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

I stay here quite often (4 or so times a year) with work. I love this place! Tony and Linda are amazing hosts, they feel like long lost friends and have since day one.
The apartments are far enough out of town that you never get any trouble, but close enough to walk to town... If the temperature permits!
A fantastic underground experience. Apartments are clean and spacious with bathroom, cooking facilities, full size fridge (you don't get this everywhere!). The bedrooms are large, cool and quiet. I always have the best uninterrupted sleep here and it's so nice and dark, I've had some embarrasingly long sleep ins!
Highly recommend this place. Great prices! Would not stay anywhere else!

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Good experience to stay in a "cave" in coober pedy , the proper way....
Very good for the price, not a 5 star hotel but of course it isn't for the price and quirkiness .
Comfortable and kitchen to cook meals, not to far out of town centre, nice and quiet

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

i certainly agree with most of the reviews and would stay there again with no hesitation , it was clean and tidy with all that you need ,after all its not for long term living . Only a small suggestion regarding the outdated tv, its a bit dissappointing . But as tony said there slowly updating. we found tony only too helpful in all aspects and was very flexible .
dilum, obviously you had an issue with yourself ,as you can see the majority of reviews are positive .

Room Tip: all underground so equally good .
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Obviously Dillum you stayed in a diffirent place than us.Honesty is a great asset. Shame you tried to hoodwink Tony by sneaking extra people in without paying. 4 of us stayed for 3 nights and cannot agree with your review. The appartment was spotless, and yes, there are ants, BUT, this is Australia and we had ants everywhere we went over our 5 week stay.There was a full kitchen to cook in, a LOVELY pool to cool off in, and you need that, it is hot in Coober Pedy.And the hosts were lovely. Tony had a great sense of humour, and was always ready to help if needed.Location was awesome. We made a great choice when we chose this place to stay in.If you want an underground experience with lovely hosts then this is the place for you.

Room Tip: We were given a choice of rooms, and chose a 3 bed appartment. All the appartments are great. The De...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Starcross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Yes unlike some of the near by hotel/motels the rooms are under ground Tony is a great host if there is any thing he can help you with he will. I stayed for two nights and unlike some other places I have stayed at you don't have to go out of your room at ten and your not aloud back till after three if you won't to stay in bed all day you can. Make sure that you go to Johns pizza place they are to die for and yes as in the name you do get a Desert View. Stayed two times and hope to stay again but it's a long way from the UK

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Port Pirie, Australia
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Dilum sounds like the guy who on both nights, paid for 11 people, but really had 15 people staying in the two rooms - Tony did not charge for these extra people on either night but did charge a one only, small additional fee to cover basic cleaning cost ...
Dilum has given a highly inaccurate review of a fantastic motel / great host and honest country hospitality ...
A pity Dilum himself could not be the subject of a 'review' ...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed 22nd and 27th of Dec in two 3 bedroom apartments. Both apartments were dirty. Bathrooms hasn't been cleaned. Kitchen area and the bathroom area full of cockroaches and ants.
When we complained to Tony, he said that's how it is.

Please have everything in writing as they charged extra when you come home for rubbish reasons. he is rude. No customer Service at all.

We will never stay and never recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Desert View Apartments
Address: Shaw Pl, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Coober Pedy
#5 Family Hotel in Coober Pedy
#5 Romantic Hotel in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert View Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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