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White Cliffs Underground Motel

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129 Smiths Hill Rd, White Cliffs, New South Wales 2836 Australia
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting White Cliffs, White Cliffs Underground Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quirky environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, White Cliffs Underground Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of White Cliffs. You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by Underground Hotel, including a gift shop and a coffee shop. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. While in White Cliffs be sure to experience nearby cafes such as Red Earth Opal Cafe. During your visit, be sure to check out Paroo-Darling National Park (0.8 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the motel. Underground Hotel is sure to make your visit to White Cliffs one worth remembering.
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BartzOnTour wrote a review Jan. 2021
Newcastle7 contributions6 helpful votes
Sleeping in a cave, not only fun for the kids but literally so cool in hot White Cliffs. This isn’t any Hilton but the rooms were clean, the bed super comfy, a nice pool and the best rooftop view. We were there when it was quiet so bathrooms were clean but I suspect others complaints were on busy days where it would be quite impossible to keep them clean as everyone would be carrying their dusty selves in there. I think the unique stay would well make up for this!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear BartzOnTour Thank you for writing about your first impression of your visit with us. We work hard to look after our guests and provide them with a unique experience. We look forward to you visiting us again one day. Safe travels The Team at the Underground Motel.
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Luke wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Really enjoyed our stay, the accomodation was very quirky and centrally located. It was great having the pool at the hotel. The staff were very accomodating, they adjusted the menu to make sure there was food available for my partner who is a coeliac. We enjoyed our stay and loved the town.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear lukesK3720FY Thank you for writing about your first impression of your visit with us. We work hard to look after our guests and provide them with a unique experience. We look forward to you visiting us again one day. Safe travels The Team at the Underground Motel.
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Robert N wrote a review Jan. 2021
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We stayed there for two nights the 13/14th January 2021.We had a room with one queen and two singles. The reason I have given it a very good rating is that its just incredibly weird and for that reason alone you must experience it. The rooms are underground. They are dug into the side of a hill with no windows, one door to the room and a round hole which goes several metres up to the roof. The hotel has only two or three entrances. It is what I think it would be like to sleep in a cave or a bunker. The room was comfortable and cool due to the fact it was underground. There are numerous places to sit and read or relax underground and you can read about the history of the place. You have to go out of the room to seperate toilets/washing facilities. These were clean. There is also a small pool to cool off in. The breakfast is continental and there was plenty of it and it was included in the price. You could help yourself to juice, tea and coffee throughout the day. The hotel does food but we chose to eat in the town. You can go onto the roof up a steep set of stairs. The sunrise and sunset and views of the stars were very special and we even witnessed a large dust storm. The staff are friendly and informative. Note that there is no internet or mobile phone signal unless you have Telstra. The staff were kind enough to let me phone my wife to let her know that I and the kids had arrived safely and she told us that we could use it any time. It is not a place to stay if you don't like enclosed spaces. It is a place to stay for a night or two. I would go back without a doubt, probably in winter as the heat is intense. You will have a positive experience you will not forget.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Dear Robert N Thank you for writing about your first impression of your visit with us. We work hard to look after our guests and provide them with a unique experience. We look forward to you visiting us again one day. Safe travels The Team at the Underground Motel.
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Jipsy07 wrote a review Jan. 2021
St. Ives, Australia23 contributions1 helpful vote
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I booked a one night stay at The Underground Hotel. I paid $209 for one night for one room for myself and my two boys (10 & 12). I'm a single mum but I was willing to pay that amount given the novelty of the experience...that was until we turned up and were in shock. Even my boys wanted to leave. This place is a rip off and dirty. This was an experience we were really excited about but the place was very run down so it was extremely disappointing. There are no ensuite rooms, only shared bathrooms / toilets (which I knew about when booking) but also no fridges or tea / coffee facilities in the rooms. The rooms and communal areas were very dusty, the carpets were stained, the carpet in our room had not been vacuumed, the room desk had water damage on it, the backing board on the wardrobe had completely fallen off, and there was heaps of mouse poo in the wardrobe where spare pillows and blankets were kept. My son went to get into his bed and there was mouse poo between the bed sheets. The bedside lamp was broken. The lounges in the communal areas were so dusty that I instructed my boys not to sit on them. Some of the bathrooms looked to have had a makeover but other toilet / vanity areas had not. We didn't eat dinner there but it looked like slop and other patrons we saw eating there were taking a few mouthfuls then pushing the food aside. We had a mouse in our room who kept us awake during the night. There are no phones in the rooms to be able to contact reception either. The towels were old and stained but we did get tubes of shampoo, body lotion and soap. There was also a bottle of water in the room but with cheap plastic cups which we dared not drink out of. The pool was good. The staff (hired backpackers) were really lovely and doing the best they could but the motel was very understaffed and there was a clear lack of investment in the place. It could be such an amazing motel but it was far from it. There aren't many other options in the town but next time I'll either stay in one of the demountables at the back of the White Cliffs Hotel (which I later saw and, whilst basic, they were clean and had ensuites and air con) or I would drive 2.5 hours to Broken Hill and stay there. If I could give this place a negative rating I would. Save your money and don't stay there. It's a horror show.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Somsuvro B wrote a review Jan. 2021
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This is probably the best place to stay in White Cliffs, considering the underground experience. There is a regular motel in town as an alternate option; however, if I were to visit White Cliffs again, I would again stay in the Underground Motel. The motel itself is in a wonderful location, with an unobstructed view of the bushlands in all directions. The rooftop, or the top of the hill, provides an excellent view of the sunset and is also an ideal place for star gazers. The rooms have been dug out of the cliff face and as such, are locally referred to as dugouts. These dugouts are laid out in a labyrinthian maze and finding your way around these adds to the charm. When you check in, the staff warns you about mice and even offers to keep any edibles, that you may be carrying, in their pantry. We were not carrying any and we also did not face any mice problem in our rooms, so I guess it happens with people who ignore the advice. Our rooms were clean and even the shared toilets were clean. The hotel had a full occupancy during our visit, and this did have an impact on the toilet availability and cleanliness; however, it was not too bad. Breakfast is basic, with only toast, cereals, apples, and fruit juices/tea/coffee but for such a remote location, it was adequate. They could have possibly added some eggs to the mix, but I am not complaining. For dinner, there is a limited menu available and during our stay, we only had pasta, roast beef, chicken nuggets & fries available as options. The food was tasty, but the quantity could have been better. I would suggest the regular motel in town as an alternate dinner option; both their menu and portion sizes were better. There is a pool in the motel and the water was clean; it was not large enough for swimming but provided some cool comfort after a day’s trip into the national park nearby. Overall, it was a good experience, considering that the place is really in the middle of nowhere.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Dear ThakelaDil Thank you for writing about your first impression of your visit with us. We work hard to look after our guests and provide them with a unique experience. We look forward to you visiting us again one day. Safe travels The Team at the Underground Motel.
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USD 115 - USD 119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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underground hotel white cliffs
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesWhite Cliffs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Cliffs Underground Motel
Which popular attractions are close to White Cliffs Underground Motel?
Nearby attractions include Fossickers Den (1.5 km), Paroo-Darling National Park (1.4 km), and Linda George Jewellery (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Cliffs Underground Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at White Cliffs Underground Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at White Cliffs Underground Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Cliffs Underground Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Earth Opal Cafe, White Cliffs Hotel, and White Cliffs Outback Store.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Cliffs Underground Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is White Cliffs Underground Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.