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“Motor Bike ride into Coober Pedy (Phil & Pokey)”

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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
“Motor Bike ride into Coober Pedy (Phil & Pokey)”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

12 May 12 I booked us in after reading about the hotel in Ulysses magazine. We rode in late afternoon to be greeted by Martin who showed us around so we could park our bikes undercover out back out of sight. Wow what a place! Rooms are great clean spacious. Gift shop bar tours kitchen bathrooms laundry everything you could want. Martin offered us a beer. If its 5 o'clock you know Martin will be having a beer, good stuff. We went next door to Johns for tea they give Radeka guests a price break. Great service good food. Back for few more frosties. Met Bob the Kwiw Dingo fence man good stories. This is a great part of Australia, a unique hotel, well priced, a fabulous host, and great stories. I highly recommend you stay with Martin and his crew, Good Times!

Room Tip: All rooms are great. It depends how you are traveling to what room you stay in. None will dissapoint...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Five of us stayed here in april , we were on a motorcycle tour from darwin to melbourne , radekas was reccommened to us by a fellow motor bike rider , and we sooo glad he did , the rooms that we had were underground , so quiet , well appointed and clean , this motel is unique . the motel also has mini bus tours out to the dingo fence and the most amazing landscape you will ever see , absolute must do . all in all radekas motel and coober pedy is a must .

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Quorn, Australia
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed at the Radeka while working around Coober Pedy and mines servicing machines and various mining support equipment.
We were happy with the quality of our accommodation and found the room clean and the service provided by Martin and his staff to be of high quality. We found MArtin to be a friendly and approachable manager, and was more than happy to talk about services around Coober Pedy. A delighful tourist information provider!
Thank you for an enjoyable stay Martin.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

We arrived on the greyhound bus at 5am and were very happy to see Martin (the manager) waiting for us in the Radeka bus. Our room was available (private underground room) so we got an early checkin, which allowed us to catch up on some sleep from the bus!
The room itself was clean and tidy with everything you need and nothing you dont. Having a fridge in the room was a bonus, even though we could have used the communal fridge in the Kitchen.
The Kitchen was always kept very clean and is nice and large, we didn't eat out much in the 3 days were at Coober Pedy so we utilised this kitchen extensively.
I would definitely recommend the Radeka 'Break Away Tour' - its a 4 hour tour that takes you to all the sites around Coober Pedy, it surpassed my expectations (the mine sites, which you need a permit to enter are incredible) and the guide really knew his stuff (thanks Phil!)
Martin was very helpful during our stay in Coober Pedy and the cleaning staff were also very nice. Thank-you Martin and the team at Radeka's - Ben & Marika (Melbourne)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Having been travelling around Australia on & off for the last 18 months, this is by far the best value accommodation I have had the pleasure to stay in. The website is honest & truthful, the accommodation is in the centre of town and Martin the manager is a true character and a pleasure to meet, if you want to know anything about the area ask Martin and he will give you the best information and organise tours for you. Excellent.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

We stayed at Radeka's while traveling around South Australia. We found Radeka's a great place to stay as Martin the manager was very helpful when we had a little trouble with a with one of our friends who came of his motor cycle. Thanks for all your help Martin.

Room Tip: We stayed in the motel and the under ground rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

The accomodation and facilities were all extremely clean and tidy and were better than I was expecting at the price.. The host, Martin, was very hospitable, knowledgable and helpful with directions round town. I would definitely recommend it to budget travellers.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn
Address: 1 Oliver St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is located in the centre of Coober Pedy, on the town's main street.The Underground accommodation is located between the BP and Mobil service stations and has a red digital time/temperature display above the motel/hostel entrance."Live Like a Local" by experiencing living 3.5m or 6.5m underground at Radeka Downunder. "Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer".3 choices of accommodation are available; 3.5 metres underground motel rooms with private en suite, 6.5 metres underground budget rooms and open dorms with shared bathroom and toilet facilities or air-conditioned above ground motel rooms with private en suite.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers a courtesy bus pick up and drop off at the local bus station for Greyhound passengers and local airport for Regional Express passengers and travelling pilots.Free secure on-site parking is available, and motor bikes and push bikes can be placed under cover. Communal Facilities Include: a fully equipped Kitchen, TV/Dining Room, coin operated Washing Machine & Dryer, Residential Bar & Souvenir/Gift Shop. Several restaurants are two to five minutes' walk away.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is suitable for any age group, nationality, families, couples, singles, friends travelling together, contractors and student groups.Run as a family business, Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers half day tours of Coober Pedy, the opal fields and the scenic Breakaways.ALL tours are available morning and afternoon depending on public demand. ... more   less 
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