The underground motel in Coober Pedy greatly surpassed our expectations.
We didn't realise that no taxis existed in coober pedy or public transport and so we were shuttled around by the owners of the motel free of charge. We were picked up from the airport, taken back there when we left, and also taken into the town on numerous occasions.
The motel is about a 15 minute walk away from the town centre which isn't far but it was extremely hot when we visited in december and so without the owners help there's no way we could've got around and seen all the interesting lovely sights. The motel is ideal for people driving but i'm sure the lovely owners would do anything to accomodate anyone.
The double room we stayed in was a good size. It was clean and comfortable. I was a bit worried that i'd feel claustrophobic underground but i had no problems. We stayed in a room furthest away from the entrance and it still felt airy and light.
Breakfast was included with the rate and there was pleanty to choose from with cereals and bread. It was put out ready the previous night and as we were up early to go on tours (that the lovely lady advised us on and booked for us, Merv is excellent!) we had ours the night before. The kitchen had everything that we needed (microwave, cooker fridge lots of dishes etc )and we felt comfortable going there and making our own food.
We sat out on the patio a couple of nights and had a wonderful view of the stars. It's really nice with plenty of chairs and picnic areas.
Hopefully one day we'll go back to Coober Pedy and we'd definately stay at the Underground Motel again. It's extremely good value for money, walking distance from the town, quiet and relaxing, and actually underground, not like lots of other accomodation around the area. The lady (i feel really guilty for not remembering her name) who runs the motel with Mike, who i talked to through email to book the motel, couldn't have been anymore lovely or helpful.
The Underground Motel is definately the best place to stay in Coober Pedy and we'll never forget our visit.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Underground Hotel Coober Pedy
- Underground Hotel Coober Pedy