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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

An experience to sleep in a room carved in rock. Most of the hotel rooms don't need AC as it is naturally cool enough although outside temperatures reach plus 40 C. The swimming pool is a very pleasant addition and the restaurant is very good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On first appearance it looks very impressive and does seem to be one of the nicest places in town however ...... our underground room felt damp the bed sheets also felt damp , they were old pink and green stripes and felt rough like they were pilling . Our room opens to the outside and was hot with only a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More comfortable than the sister hotel Opal, underground rooms are huge with huge bathrooms and excellent amenities. Watch out if you are claustrophobic as it us truly underground - no windows so it is dark at night with lights out.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could not stay in Coober long ; hotel very comfortable ; staff very friendly ; there is a nice pool though surrounds could be a bit tidier and some lounges would be good; big disappointment was arriving after 9pm and all restaurants were closed.

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Victoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was comfy and spacious. The room was lovely and cool but we did use the fan for air flow. Everything was clean and the staff were friendly. The room next to us were pretty noisy and it almost felt like the walls were too thin. The tv was great and phone signal down in the room was pretty...

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Paris, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coober Pedy is where the beautiful Australian opals are mined. The miners sell direct but the prices are not inexpensive, although some deals can be made. The Desert Cave Hotel has rooms both above and below ground. Obviously below ground has no windows and the "rooms" are actually cut into the stone. Stone walls and ceiling, don't expect drywall here....

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I called in here while Ferrying a plane from WA to QLD, I arrived late and was not expecting to get anything to comfortable, The staff at the Desert cave sent a vehicle to the airport to pick me up ($10 each way) On arrival the reception staff were friendly and offered an underground room. It was a nice room...

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DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear brucelogan79, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Always happy to assist with Airport transfers where we can. Happy to read staff looked after you during your brief stay. Underground rooms can certainly be the place to be during these warmer months, although we do have air-conditioned above ground rooms for those who enjoy...

Victoria
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have to say the facility is comfortable, clean, just like a regular hotel, just without windows. The staff are friendly and efficient, the facilities are vast and includes internet, although sometimes this is patchy in the underground rooms, cafe, restaurant and opal museum and shop. It is very well located, right in the Main Street of CooberPedy, and you...

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DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pauline S, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review on your recent stay. Looks like you enjoyed your stay and we're able to take in the numerous local attractions around town. Happy travels! Matt Coxon

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here on our way to Uluru and back. First night was great but second night we had some crickets and bugs come in under the door but easily fixed. We had a great stay and breakfast in Crystal Cafe was fantastic! Lots to see at this hotel as well.

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DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tico2016a, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Happy to read you had a great stay and enjoyed breakfast in Crystal Cafe. Sorry to hear about the bugs. Happy travels! Matt Coxon

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our stay at Desert cave hotel was a very interesting and an unforgettable experience. The hotel provided us with the opportunity to savour the unique underground lifestyle of Coober Pedy. It was very comfortable and the staff were very helpful and courteous. A special thanks to Panduka and Nalin for all their help before and during our stay at the...

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DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel, responded to this review

Dear senakew2016, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Very pleased to read our team, with Panduka and Nalin in-particular had looked after you during your stay. It's certainly a unique experience staying in an underground room and gives a taste of how the locals in town have been living for over 100 years. Will...

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Cave Hotel

Address: Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range: RM461 - RM822 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Cave Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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“don't expect anything but strange”
 of 5 bubbles 337millicentr, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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 that :)”
 of 5 bubbles brucelogan79, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the underground rooms are comfy all year around. Above ground is air conditioned”
 of 5 bubbles W295MHpatricias, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose an underground room.”
 of 5 bubbles senakew2016, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Underground room was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles 779stephanie, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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