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Reviewed 18 May 2012

A must do, underground rooms cut out of the rock, cool, comfortable way to experience an amazing part of audtralia

Room Tip: Above and below grounds, depends what you are wanting to experience. If you want total darkness, this is for you.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Deb S
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

We were welcomed at check in by smiling staff and were able to park our camper van in the courtyard. It was a welcome night in a hotel after camping for the last three nights. The room has a great bed and pillows for a comfortable sleep. All the amenities you would expect. The sandstone makes for a brilliant red roof and walls in your room. It was so quiet under the ground. There is TV in the room and the all channels including Fox sport which pleased my husband. The soaps and shampoo were in dispensers in the shower and above the sink. Lovely herbal products of good quality. Much more sensible than those silly bottles they give you which are never enough. We enjoyed shopping underground in the gift shop and Umoona Opal Shop next door. For dinner we booked at Umbertos, as we booked with WOTIF we were entitled to a special menu ($30 set course menu pp) and it is highly recommend, mention at check in and read the fine print on your WOTIF booking, the steaks were perfect, and the cake divine. There was some confusion, the Restaurant/Bar Manager unaware of the promotion, so make sure you ask at Reception for the menu copy and take it with you to the Restaurant, but it was handled smoothly by the staff once the initial confusion was sorted out. We really enjoyed our dinner and stay at the Desert Cave Hotel. It was my husbands birthday and they bought out desert with a sparkler on top, which was a nice personal touch. We will be back on the next trip for sure. Thanks!

Room Tip: Choose an underground room for the novelty and the best nights sleep you will ever have.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank misstiatokyo
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

easy check in ....staff at reception could not do enough for us ....breakfast order was a bit confusing ...we asked for one serve of eggs on toast ...and got one egg...but the omlette was great....rooms are clean ...plenty of shampoo ect ....close to everything ...right in the heart of Coober Pedy

Room Tip: I think all rooms would be okay here ....we found it pretty quiet ....
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Judith-68
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

My husband and I stayed in one of the underground rooms at the Desert Cave Hotel on our way to Uluru. It was a great experience. The room was clean and modern, although you do get a little bit of dust from the earth walls. The king size bed was comfortable and the in house movies were good. The bathroom was clean and tidy. We had a meal at Umberto's restaurant. The decor is very dated (1980's) but the meal was nice. The meal prices are expensive (nearly $40 for a main course) but I think that is pretty common out here. We also ate at Tom and Mary's Greek Taverna on the main street in Coober Pedy which was great. The Desert Cave has an underground bar which is a nice place to have a cold drink. The reception staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank perrymp
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Coober Pedy is hardly on the beaten track except it is just off the Stuart Highway and served daily by Greyhound bus plus there is an airport with flights in from adelaide. We flew in and took the bus out to Alice Springs. Visiting is a must for those looking for opals. This hotel is main one in the town and staying in the underground rooms is something to experience if you get the opportunity. We found there was little information available about town facilities and found on arrival at the airport that there we should have arranged a pick up by the hotel. The hotel staff were very helpful and encourage anyone planning a visit to contact the hotel direct for travel information and advice in advance

  • Stayed: March 2012
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