The underground rooms were far better than those above ground, clean, quiet and very dark, but are showing there age. The hot water is slow arriving but we had been advised to be patient. The evening meals in the Umberto Diningroom were great, while breakfast and lunch in Crystal Cafe were good. The staff were most pleasant and helpful. The opal shop had a good range but I suggest that you also visit the shops across the road.
Considering that the township of Coobey Pedy is hundreds of miles from anywhere and in desert conditions, I thought the facilities. Our different tour drivers all had a passion for the town with considerable knowledge, each having lived there for decades.
The golf course ??, mines and churches were well worth seeing.
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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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Cave Coober Pedy
- Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy, South Australia