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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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...

Adelaide South Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our family stayed in the Desert Cave Hotel on our way back from visiting Ayres Rock and Kings Canyon and we all agreed that out of the 5 hotels we stayed in on the way this was definitely the most enjoyable out of all of them. The hotel has gone to a lot of effort with underground displays giving people...

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

Dear 779stephanie, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review on your recent stay with us. Very pleased to read you and the family we're able to enjoy the wide range facilities we offer, including the 'underground' room expereince. Will pass on your comments to the team! Happy travels! Matt Coxon

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place and friendly service. Probably all can expect as far as quality goes in such a dust bowl location..makes for a comfortable stay and everything you need on site so you don't need to go outside the "safety" of hotel. Restaurant dining also cafe for a lovely cappuccino, pricey breaky though! Has bar & pokies also coin operated pool...

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

Dear WineandDineMe2, Thanks for taking the time to write a great review on your recent stay with us. Sounds like our facilities met your expectations. We're always happy to provide a comfortable stay to all travelers passing through this way. Will pass on your comments to the team, including our friendly barman and cafe staff! Happy travels! Matt Coxon

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in an underground room. The room was spacious & clean. The staff were friendly, welcoming & helpful. We used the laundry facilities & ate in both the cafe & restaurant. It all worked very well.

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

Dear CallySydney, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review on your recent stay with us. Happy to read it all worked out well. Job done! Will pass this onto the team. Happy travels! Matt Coxon

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stumbled by on this hotel. It turned out to be a good choice. A bit on my upper limit($145), but the room was big, as was the bathroom. Modern and good staff at reception. I suppose if I had a few extra dollars, I would have chosen a cave room just for the experience.

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

Dear Smiley M, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Happy to read the reception staff were good and room was clean, big, quiet, with comfy beds. Happy travels! Matt Coxon

Canberra
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The room was nice and clean, warm hot shower which I liked. The housekeeping was great, loved coming back to my room each day as they clean it anew. The only disappointment is the reception staff as they are not very proactive to answer emails about confirmation of bookings and when we were there, not very helpful with the tours....

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

Dear wildflower0675, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Happy to read the room was clean and the housekeeping team got a positive mention. Sorry to read about the reception staff not hitting the mark on this occasion. I will discuss your comments with the team to ensure a positive outcome each time reception are...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We booked an underground room with twin beds. I requested a walk-in shower for my disabled partner and we were put in a disabled underground room. The set-up was perfect - so much space to move around in a wheelchair, the bathroom was spacious, and a large TV screen. I wasn't sure about staying in an underground room but the...

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

Dear scrapgingergill, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Pleased to read we were able to meet your needs and you had a fantastic nights sleep. Glad you enjoyed dinner in our restaurant and breakfast in the cafe. When traveling through this way again, we do have a rear disabled access entrance to the restaurant...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: RM467 - RM517 (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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“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
“If you need wifi in your room, don't go for the underground rooms as there is no wifi coverage there.”
 of 5 bubbles wildflower0675, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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