You get what you pay for. Evelyne at reception was a great start to our one night stay underground at Radekas. Our ensuite room was small by motel standards but was clean and well appointed and the early morning showers were wonderful. Being underground, the overnight temperature was moderate, and above ground the 1 degree felt more like 15 degrees in our suite. Unfortunately though, the reason for the early showers and departure were that the bed was poor, sloping downwards into the middle - very uncomfortable, and the noise reverberating around the passage ways and into our room from other clients was very loud. Noise insulation through the door was non existent and some inconsiderate guests made sleeping very difficult. Nevertheless, at least we can say we've had an underground experience. Next time, we will investigate a more upmarket underground experience.
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- Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is located in the centre of Coober Pedy, on the town's main street.The Underground accommodation is located between the BP and Mobil service stations and has a red digital time/temperature display above the motel/hostel entrance."Live Like a Local" by experiencing living 3.5m or 6.5m underground at Radeka Downunder. "Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer".3 choices of accommodation are available; 3.5 metres underground motel rooms with private en suite, 6.5 metres underground budget rooms and open dorms with shared bathroom and toilet facilities or air-conditioned above ground motel rooms with private en suite.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers a courtesy bus pick up and drop off at the local bus station for Greyhound passengers and local airport for Regional Express passengers and travelling pilots.Free secure on-site parking is available, and motor bikes and push bikes can be placed under cover. Communal Facilities Include: a fully equipped Kitchen, TV/Dining Room, coin operated Washing Machine & Dryer, Residential Bar & Souvenir/Gift Shop. Several restaurants are two to five minutes' walk away.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is suitable for any age group, nationality, families, couples, singles, friends travelling together, contractors and student groups.Run as a family business, Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers half day tours of Coober Pedy, the opal fields and the scenic Breakaways.ALL tours are available morning and afternoon depending on public demand. ... more less
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