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The Underground Motel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights earlier this month and what an enjoyable experience it was. Hosts Mike and Mercy were such easy-going, friendly folk that we wished we could have stayed much longer. Well-informed too on all the local must-do's. High quality rooms too (we appreciated the upgrade!), giving the iconic Coober Pedy underground living experience. The town centre is a pleasant 10 minute stroll away, with several good eating places. Extra-special all round :-)

Room Tip: We got a self-contained room, and there's an excellent communal kitchen (two supermarkets in tow...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We (myself and 3 friends) drove from Adelaide and stayed in the Underground for 2 nights to attend a friend's 30th birthday in Coober Pedy. The motel was well priced, clean and tidy with fantastic views but the best thing about this motel is the owner. She is super friendly and sooo helpful! She dropped us in town both nights that we stayed and picked us up when we were ready to come home (at 3am after the 30th)!!! Myself and my partner have stayed in many hotels in Australia and overseas and this is absolutely the best service we have ever had! If we ever go to Coober Pedy again we know where we would be staying! Do yourself a favour and check it out...

Room Tip: We had a twin and a double right next to reception - both were great!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

stayed at the underground motel while on a 7,100 km round trip through the outback and found a great motel that was clean with a complimentry breakfast thrown in...the owners were very friendly and drove me into town to get tea...a service that you dont expect in todays world but just goes to show what a special place it is...rooms were cool without the need for an airconditioner even tho it was 39 degrees outside and being on top of the hill the views of the town and the countryside was an added bonus...highly reccomend this place for both the facilities and the service you receive

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Hi
This property would have to be the most organised and cleanest motel I have ever experienced.
The lady at reception was great nothing was too much trouble, she even lent her car to us to drive to town as ours had a very large trailer attached.
Very unique, very well done highly recomended.

Room Tip: book the rooms without the kitchens (will be cheaper)as the common kitchen is a delight
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed in one of the family rooms under the main hotel and found it to be clean, tidy and well looked after. The facilities are basic - but it's Coober Pedy! The lady running the place was super helpful and super friendly. It's quite strange waking up underground (or in the side of the hill to be more accurate) only to find the sun shining outside through the small window at the front. The only thing I can fault was the bed which was like sleeping on a boat at sea - very soft in an old, needs replacing way!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

What a great few days spent with family and friends at Underground Motel. The woman that ran the motel was the most friendly Ive experienced. Incredibly clean, fantastic.Will recommend to any one going to Coober Pedy. Must see sunsets at the front of motel at beeroclock.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Underground Motel in Coober Pedy is quite simply, fantastic. The owner, Mike, is a hard working generous soul who runs his business in a calm but incredibly efficient manner. The ensuite rooms are clean and have lots of character. A continental breakfast is included in the tariff, and as you help yourself to this in a well equipped little kitchen, it's all very relaxed as well as being a lovely way to interact with other travellers. We really enjoyed our stay at The Underground Motel and will recommend it to anyone who is heading to Coober Pedy. Don't miss it.
Chris D

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Underground Motel

Address: P.O. Box 375 | Catacomb Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Coober Pedy
#3 Business Hotel in Coober Pedy
#4 Family Hotel in Coober Pedy
Price Range: $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well maintained property with very clean rooms and grounds, situated on the edge of the town center in a quiet and secure area. All rooms underground, with ensuite shower/toilet, TV and phone. Internet WiFi Hotspot. Great elevated location offering a fantastic view over the desert landscape and the Breakaways. Outdoor setting under veranda, trailer/caravan parking, children's play area, BBQ, kitchen and laundry facilities. Visitor information and tour arrangements. ... more   less 
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Underground Hotel Coober Pedy

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