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Desert Cave Hotel

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25 Nov.26 Nov.
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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. Available Government and Corporate Rates with meal deals available.
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting Northern Territory, we flew home via Coober Pedy. Flying in, it looked horrible. While tying down the plane we were attacked by flies that went between glasses and eyes. We were nearly ready to go elsewhere but went into town. Checked in to...More

Thank jewel_58
Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 23 April 2018

We are also glad you stayed and thank you for your favorable review. As the temperature drops the flies become less active. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed two nights at the Desert Cave. Very welcoming staff, truly amazing building and underground rooms. Chef Leo provided world-class food, both at breakfast and dinner with spectacular presentation, local flavours and a superb menu choice. A fantastic experience, both for business and family stays.

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Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This hotel is right in the centre of town. Most attractions are within walking distance. There is a museum, restaurant, bar and swimming pool on site. Museum was very informative. We did not eat or drink there as it was a bit pricey. The pool...More

1  Thank CMN1960
Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks for your great review. Desert Cave is very central and we give a unique Coober Pedy experience.

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Customer service and hotel staff are great, very accommodating. Hotel is quite dated and really needs updating. The towels are probably 10 years old, not in a good way either. People should also be aware that rooms are not underground either, they are dugouts with...More

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Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for your great review of the staff and service. The rooms are designed to reflect the genuine living conditions of the cooper pedy miners, but do have the added facilities of running water, shower and toilet facilities. The ventilation in the rooms can be...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

We stayed one night here in an underground room. it was a beautiful hotel. Very roomy, with comfortable beds. No air conditioner but had fans. It was overly dark of course so needed to leave bathroom light on to find bathroom if needed. Staff was...More

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Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave HotelResponded 25 February 2018

Glad you enjoyed your stay, Please feel free to return

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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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"Maybe the underground rooms are better?"
30 Sep. 2018
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"Not book this hotel underground!"
22 Aug. 2018
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"Above ground rooms with air conditioning are recommended, but we stayed in the dugout room for the..."
12 Feb. 2018
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"Staying underground is a novelty and fun but not a necessity."
10 Jan. 2018
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USD 107 - USD 202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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