We needed a decent nights rest after being on the road for 3 days and sleeping rough in our car in some dodgy caravan parks. Opal Inn was just right for us.
Reception was very friendly and mindful of our security, warning us to not leave anything in our car. Like many outback towns, Coober Pedy is suffering some real social problems with the aborigines - a real shame. We didn't explore the town because A. We were exhausted and B. we simply didn't feel safe.
We enjoyed a good nights sleep. Clean room and facilities. The Bistro provides hearty meals that are big portions and good value. Once again, very friendly staff.
We particularly enjoyed the little grassed oasis outside of the budget rooms - chilled out in the evening with a beer.
Will return for sure when we travel in a more 'holiday' frame of mind and have more time. Interesting place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the middle of the town of Coober Pedy in the heart of outback South Australia. It is a unique town with underground homes, restaurants, shops, churches and walk-in underground mines. Alice Springs is around 680 km away, and Adelaide is some 850 km away. This 80-room hotel is a popular destination in Coober Pedy, tourists come here, as much to holiday as to explore why this town is so famous amongst gemstone lovers. The air-conditioned hotel includes a lobby, bar, restaurant and conference facilities. Free car parking and free wifi is available to guests. The hotel offers a host of rooms and facilities for its various guests. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and feature with reverse cycle air conditioning systems and modern amenities, including a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can have pre-dinner drinks at the bar and later dine at the in-house restaurant, the in-house kitchen can provide you with a sumptuous breakfast to start the day. ... more less
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