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Desert Cave Hotel

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The Desert Cave Hotel is the world's only underground international hotel. We're located at Coober Pedy, which since 1915 has lured those who seek the elusive opal, found in this vast outback semi-desert area. Available Government and Corporate Rates with meal deals available.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This hotel complex is quite amazing and almost out of context and in dissonance with the rest of Coober Pedy but it is an alternative for those who do not want to stay in digouts. or go full Coober Pedy style. We experienced Desert Cave...More

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Response from DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 4 days ago

Thank you its great you enjoy your stay

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The Desert Cave Hotel is a beautiful oasis in the desert. Large, clean, well-appointed rooms, a huge bathroom, very comfortable bed and curtains that actually shut out the light - which is a rare find in hotels - were just some of the highlights. Centrally...More

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Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope the future will see your return.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This town is very different to anything I have ever encountered before and having seen it, did not expect much from this hotel. But I was pleasantly surprised! I did not sleep a wink here. Someone had set the alarm clock to go off at...More

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Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and looking forward to seeing you if you travel this way again. Your comments have been passed to the bar and housekeeping staff

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The underground family room was great, it had everything we needed including the laundry facilities and the room service on top. The staff were brilliant with helping us out when needed with questions or helping us out. we enjoyed the underground walk with pictures and...More

Thank Amber M
Response from DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Its great to here that you and your family enjoy your stay with us. I will pass on comments to the our staff and again thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Looks great from the outside but the above ground rooms are very basic and in need of an upgrade. Very dated. Didn’t see the underground rooms. Cafe, bar and shop ok. Plenty of parking. Johns pizza over the road had great food and reasonably priced.

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Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 7 October 2018

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the facilities. The underground rooms are very popular and invulnerably need to be booked in advance. I hope you have another opportunity to experience the Coober Pedy dugout experience.

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Response from Jim F | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, as we were travelling in a tour bus.
Room Tips
"Maybe the underground rooms are better?"
30 Sep 2018
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"Not book this hotel underground!"
22 Aug 2018
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"Above ground rooms with air conditioning are recommended, but we stayed in the dugout room for the..."
12 Feb 2018
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"Staying underground is a novelty and fun but not a necessity."
10 Jan 2018
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US$106 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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