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    Desert Cave Hotel

    Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent24%
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    “above ground” (29 reviews)
    “no lift” (3 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    1 - 5 of 204 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We stayed there for 3 nights and the experience was superb. Got to say that those Sri Lankan boys in the reception are the best. If you need to know what to do, where to eat etc, these boys will help you out. Love the...More

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

    Dear Strikeee, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm glad our staff were able to look after you, and you enjoyed your time here. The undferground rooms can certainly be a memorable expereince. Will pass your comments onto the team....More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We didn't stay in the accommodation but we had a wonderful dinner there and the next day did a little shopping and had a coffee in the beautiful cafe. The lovey lady at Opalis on main st told us to go there even though we...More

    Thank Lena B
    Response from DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Lena B, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. Happy to read you enjoyed our facilities including our Restaurant Umbertos. Will pass your positive comments onto the team! Happy travels! Matt Coxon

    Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

    Unique experience of living underground in this amazing moonlike landscape of the opal mining town of Coober Pedy. We visited as part of a Bill Peach tour flying in from Adelaide. It is an amazing landscape with old Mine areas and spectacular land formations at...More

    1  Thank coleman22
    Response from DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 29 May 2017

    Dear coleman22, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review on the Desert Cave Hotel, and the town 'Coober Pedy'. Glad you slept well in the underground rooms, as most people comment on the great sleep, due to no noise or light....More

    Reviewed 24 May 2017

    Have you ever thought about living underground? Now's your chance to try it out. Stay a night or two at Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy. Experience the quiet solitude at night of being underground all the while gazing in awe at the amazing colours...More

    Thank Muriel A
    Response from DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 29 May 2017

    Dear Muriel A, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review on our underground room experience. Glad you also enjoyed Umbertos restaurant. Happy travels! Matt Coxon

    Reviewed 13 May 2017

    I didn't want to stay in an underground room, so left that to some of my fellow travellers. The room I had was quite spacious. The bed was large & very comfortable. There was also a fold down couch, table & chairs and plenty of...More

    Thank Barbara H
    Response from DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 15 May 2017

    Dear Barbara H, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay. Happy to read you enjoyed your dining experience in our restaurant. We do have a rear entrance guests can drive to, thus avoiding the stairs. Glad to read you enjoyed the local...More

    The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
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    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Babysitting
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    • Pool
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    • US$121 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 50
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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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    "Select one of the rooms underground!"
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    "Quiet as the grave underground, "MUST TRY""
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    "don't expect anything but strange"
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    "It was a bit of a gimmick to stay in the underground room but for an extra $10 now I have been there and done..."
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