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Desert Cave Hotel

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  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“underground room”(51 reviews)
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“no lift”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After complaint I was changed to another room as the first room had dirty bed linen and dirty bathroom basin. Also no running water, not hotels fault however this was not verbally communicated to me when I checked in, only an obscure notice on the...More

Thank Michael R
Hotel's Favourite
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

Thank KAOSabroad
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

Given how remote Coober Pedy is, this is a pretty remarkable hotel. There are above-ground rooms but the whole point of the place is to stay in one of the underground ones hewn out of the colourful rock. They are large and very comfortable, not...More

Thank Andrew P
Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Andrew for your review, glad you appreciated the underground Coober Pedy experience

Reviewed 1 week ago

Crystal Cafe is the casual cafe in the Desert cave Hotel and they did a good job in straight forward lunch style food at a reasonable price. Service was friendly and prompt and as you might expect. What surprised was the good quality of the...More

Thank Oldjack
Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and appreciation of the cafe and staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in the hotel which is absolutely beautiful! The underground architecture is incredible! We had dinner in the restaurant and it was by far the most delicious food our whole trip so far!!

Thank Yvette H
Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you are able to visit Coober Pedy again.

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US$120 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Opposite1114
24 September 2014|
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Response from Jim F | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, as we were travelling in a tour bus.
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"Above ground rooms with air conditioning are recommended, but we stayed in the dugout room for the experience!"
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"Staying underground is a novelty and fun but not a necessity."
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"Dont get an underground room unless you are prepared for bits to fall from walls and ceiling."
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"Try one of the other Coober Pedy offerings"
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