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The Underground Motel

Lot 1138 Catacomb Rd, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723 Australia
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#4 of 7 hotels in Coober Pedy
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Well maintained property with very clean rooms and grounds, situated on the edge of the town center in a quiet and secure area. All rooms underground, with ensuite shower/toilet, TV and phone. Internet WiFi Hotspot. Great elevated location offering a fantastic view over the desert landscape and the Breakaways. Outdoor setting under veranda, trailer/caravan parking, children's play area, BBQ, kitchen and laundry facilities. Visitor information and tour arrangements.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Clothes rack
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Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Day_3366 wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions19 helpful votes
Perfect place to experience a night underground. Close to town and easy parking. Can also sit and watch the sunset from out the front. Kitchen facilities also available with microwave and stove top. Access to crockery and milk. Bed was a bit soft but fine for one night.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Escape586936 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We stayed for one night and found everything about our stay here perfect. From helpful check in, to the provisions in the room, it’s one of the cleanest motels we’ve found. Funky and comfortable, we would have no hesitation to highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Radford S wrote a review Aug 2023
Atlanta, Georgia401 contributions164 helpful votes
OK this is not a HOTEL..it is a motel. That said, what an experience. It is part of a dug out...meaning they were looking for opals in the side of a hill. The rooms all have kitchenettes. Mine had a great share outdoor area with the next room. They have AC but it can be a challenge to get it regulated. You are underground. My only negative is it isn't a close walk to anywhere. If you have a car - NO problem at all. Plenty of parking. Oh and the onsite managing couple is SUPER. They are the reason to be there!!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: I would recommend this motel only if you have a vehicle.
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Ben B wrote a review July 2023
Hobart, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
One roll of toilet paper, hot water ran out after 3 showers, front door looked like it had been kicked in, wifi did not cope with visitation numbers. A lot of money for a hole in the ground. That and you had to wash all the crockery, dry it and put it away to avoid a $30 fee.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Ross S wrote a review Apr 2023
Adelaide, Australia51 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely place with good decor and use of space. Walls have been sealed so no dust for those who might have allergies. Access to a kitchen is a bonus for those who need it. Bed comfy and the shower was a nice treat at the end of the day coming off the Oodnadatta track
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Johnsupport1969 wrote a review Mar 2023
Bolton, United Kingdom353 contributions161 helpful votes
Stopped here for 1 night and experience. It is just out of town so good location. Friendly staff. Although there is a fan in the room I would say it needs air con. It is a unique experience and would recommend John pizza for a snack. Reasonable price
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CKpossum wrote a review Dec 2022
Townsville, Australia30 contributions5 helpful votes
Finally got to tick off a bucket-list item by staying at a Cobber Pedy underground motel - very pleased with our choice. First impression of its stunning entrance was wow! an opulent reflection of the colourful vibe associated with this iconic mining town. Super impressive panoramic view from the front porch. Our room was truly spacious and the ensuite totally adequate for our needs. Did not miss windows at all! No fridge was not a problem as we had our own battery-powered car-fridge. There's also a well appointed and very clean separate kitchen for guests' use which was handy for breakfasts and gave us an opportunity to chat with fellow travellers. Always amazed by the interesting people you meet on the road. Be forewarned that mobile reception and/or wi-fi may require a step outside at times. We had under-cover car-parking during our stay. Whilst a bit of a distance from the town centre, nothing is very far in Coober Pedy. Do not miss driving out to The Breakaways; or visiting the Serbian Orthodox Church; or having a meal (ribs to die for) at the Big Winch 360.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Margar550 wrote a review Nov 2022
Barossa Valley, Australia77 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights and we had the budget room which was small but had all the amenities. The shared kitchen provided all the necessities with a spacious frige, cooktop, oven and cutlery and crockery. Great shower, cosy room. The only thing we missed was another chair in the room but you could also sit in the shared hallway which was breezy and had easy chairs just outside the room.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Mark S wrote a review Sept 2022
546 contributions219 helpful votes
A unique experience that you have to try , although it may be a bit claustrophobic for some , but I didn’t find it as plenty of natural light . Has all the facilities you would expect in the room and considering it’s a long way to Coober Pedy, the owners do a good job .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Georgina Woodlee wrote a review July 2022
Forster, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
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One of the only few places that could accommodate our family of 5. I was a little nervous to be ‘underground’ but it was fantastic, with a window at the front and an outdoor covered area where we sat to eat our meals. Great BBQ area at main office, which also offers outstanding views. Neat, toddy and very comfortable!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: When heading out at night, look for the Motel’s blue fairy lights to know where you are
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AU$143 - AU$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Underground Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Underground Motel?
Nearby attractions include Faye's Underground Home (1.1 km), Old Timers Mine (0.7 km), and Opalios (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Underground Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Underground Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Underground Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Underground Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Underground Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant, Outback Bar & Grill, and Big Winch 360 Cafe & Wine Bar.
Does The Underground Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Underground Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Underground Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Coober Pedy.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Underground Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Underground Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Big Miner (1.6 km) and Opal Bug (0.3 km).
Is The Underground Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.