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Desert Cave Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Adelaide, Australia
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“Pleasant experience”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Stayed in the Dessert Cave hotel for 2 nights in one of the underground rooms. Thought it would be claustrophobic but surprisingly it was not. Very airy and bright. Only down side was all ni one shampoo and conditioner did not have much conditioner. Also felt meals in resturant a bit expensive for what you got but otherwise a pleasant stay

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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

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Gold Coast Australia
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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!

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Melbourne, Australia
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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

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Perth, Australia
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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.

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Property: Desert Cave Hotel
Address: Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Price range (per night): $154 - $258
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Cave Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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 
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Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy, South Australia

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