Desert Cave Hotel

Lot 1 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy, Australia, 5723 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
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Housekeeping3
Breakfast1
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Desert Cave Hotel

"Loved that you could dine dinner in the restaurant and breakfast in the cafe."

cindy - June 13, 2018

Superior Double - Bathroom Desert Cave Hotel
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9.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Exceptional location
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Excellent cleanliness
8.4 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.4 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.3 room quality and comfort
Excellent facilities on premise
8.1 facilities on premise

Great location, king size bed, large room.

LuAnne | February 9, 2020

The location was perfect.

LuAnne | February 12, 2020

Nice shower.

LuAnne | February 9, 2020

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Shops

Cheaper than 89% of all properties in Coober Pedy in the last 24 hoursCompared to 28 Coober Pedy properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center.1 Km
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Desert Cave Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.3
Superior Double
Superior Double
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Triple Room
Superior Triple Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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      Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, Ground Floor
      Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, Ground Floor
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        Cave Standard
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          Ground Floor
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Desert Cave Hotel?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

            How do I get to Desert Cave Hotel?

            Desert Cave Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 10 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the motel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Desert Cave Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Desert Cave Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Coober Pedy with private transportation, the motel can arrange car rental for you.

            What is the smoking policy at Desert Cave Hotel?

            Desert Cave Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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            What people love about Desert Cave Hotel

            • 8.0
              Very good
              "A good experience, and cool place"

              David | June 8, 2017

            • 10.0
              Exceptional
              "Nice stopover for the night."

              susanne | February 23, 2018

            • 8.4
              Excellent
              Cleanliness
              "Big room Very clean"

              Robyn | October 7, 2017

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            Overall rating:
            8.2
            Excellent
            79 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.4
            Facilities
            8.1
            Location
            9.0
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            What travelers say they love:
            Great accommodation with a very interesting background
            Timothy from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            More about Desert Cave Hotel

            More about Desert Cave Hotel

            This contemporary hotel, located in unique Coober Pedy, is an award-winning dugout-styled property. The hotel maintains a position between Adelaide and Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway. The 19 underground suites are comfortable and provide an authentic mining town ambience. The hotel is decorated with a modern-retro fusion theme that captures the heart and soul of this otherworldly landscape. The on-site Umberotos Restaurant serves international and authentic Australian dishes. Breakfast can be enjoyed at the Crystal Cafe which features an impressive Sunday buffet. The Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy is a great experience for those who seek an interesting hotel with character.

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            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping
            3 mentions
            Food & Dining
            1 mention

            What they offer

            10.0
            Exceptional
            "Has a swimming room, dining, cafe, gem store."

            susanne | February 23, 2018

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            Food and dining

            Breakfast options

            American
            Continental
            Italian
            Vegan
            Gluten-free

            Restaurants on site

            Umberto's
            Cuisine:International
            Menu:Buffet
            Crystal Cafe
            Cuisine:International
            Menu:Buffet

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            Reviews of Desert Cave Hotel from real guests

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            Agoda Reviews (79)Booking.com Reviews (245)
            8.2
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            10
            Cleanliness8.4
            Facilities8.1
            Location9.0
            Room comfort and quality8.3
            Service8.4
            Value for money7.7
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            <6 Below Expectation (8)
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            123
            9.3
            Exceptional
            iling from Taiwan
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in December 2012

            Attractive hotel”

            Decoration is nice, n the shower gel smells very good n natural

            We stayed in underground room for 2 days. When we walked in the room, the first impression is " this is not underground, just a room without window.@.@" but the decoration is specially! After we went to look around n understood the history about the cave, we realized it's tipical life style in coober pedy. If u come to coober pedy, u will see this hotel is a very outstanding resort in town. And they support u the very good quality shower set. I really enjoyed my days in Desert cave hotel.

            Reviewed January 01, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Waleed from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Lovely Hotel but bad restaurant ethics.”

            Friendly staff, great location

            The stay was terrific, however, we booked at the restaurant (Umberto) and ordered oysters natural, thy smelled really bad and we sent it back and told the waitress that these oysters are not fresh and it is dangerous to eat. No response from the chef and were charged for them. We own a restaurant ourselves and we know what should have been done. Not even an apology. The rest of the meals were ok, pretty average but we didn't expect much of Coober Pedy restaurants... But Umberto is a lovely decorated restaurant that depicts an upmarket food and service. We were very disappointed with the indifference.

            Reviewed March 02, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Mary from Canada
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in February 2012

            A really unique way of presenting accomodations”

            The hotel rooms that are build underground have an amazing atmosphere

            we arrived in coober pedy in the middle of a cold spell (that morning it got to 15c before sunrise) and the hotel staff let us check in early (we had been on the greyhound for about 10 hours and i guess we looked like we needed the rest and room) and that was a bonus. we were directed to many of the sites in coober pedy and had no problem following directions.

            Reviewed February 20, 2012
            8.8
            Excellent
            phillip from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            Great hotel for a clean and secure stay.”

            Guest services were fantastic. At $154 for the night the price was high for what it was, however, considering that Coober Pedy is remote, the price seemed reasonable.

            Reviewed November 05, 2016
            9.3
            Exceptional
            peter from Australia
            Group
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in May 2014

            very relaxing”

            luxury. Fine food and comfortable rooms

            We loved the underground experience. The hotel was so luxurious it was hard to believe we were in coober pedy. The hotel had everything we needed.

            Reviewed May 24, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            Shirley from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

            Comfortable, near 2 excellent restaurants”

            location near 2 excellent restaurants, well stocked supermarket, places of interest; comfortable room & friendly staff; interesting design & ambience

            Good quality. Comfy clean spacious room, good mattress. Everything works. Interesting hotel design: external walkways, inside displays, underground features, paintings by good Australian artists eg. 2 by Peter Coad in the hallway leading to our room. Staff very friendly, as was everyone in Coober, including Greek Taverna (200 metre) and John's Pizza (across the road) both serving excellent food. Well stocked IGA supermarket(300 metres, eclectic food choices. Interesting Umoona Opal Mining Museum next door.

            Reviewed October 26, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            susanne from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 1 night in February 2018

            Oasis in the desert”

            a lovely clean, room in an oasis in the desert, after driving 8 hours. has a swimming room, dining, cafe, gem store. pizza shop across the road. nice stopover for the night.

            Reviewed February 23, 2018

            Thank you for your review. Glad your holiday was enjoyable

            Responded June 23, 2018
            Desert Cave Hotel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            David from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

            Unique hotel and location”

            Undergrouund room, excellent staff, excellent food

            Very, very enjoyable. We stayed in an underground room. The whole hotel from staff to dining, to room were excellent. It is one of the best hotels I have stayed in and I am over 70 years of age.

            Reviewed December 04, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            iling from Taiwan
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 1 night in December 2012

            Lovely hotel ”

            The room was very clean and big fridge in there

            We stayed 2 night here. The hotel is in the main road n near the lookouts. The room was very special n clean. And big fridge that u can place a lot of drinks cz the weather was very hot n dry! We enjoyed it!

            Reviewed January 03, 2013
            6.8
            Good
            listya from Indonesia
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

            Staff were not friendly”

            We arrived after a long drive and was expecting a greeting and smile. But instead the receptionist just glanced a us, not even smiling, and then left. He returned a few minutes later but was not smiling and not friendly. Did not explain about check out time or the facilities of the hotel. He just gave us the room key and told us there was a ball dinner that night for 70 dollar per person. The hotel itself is nice and reasonably priced for the dates (easter long weekend) and the location (middle of nowhere).

            Reviewed March 31, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Matthew
            Solo traveler
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017

            It was a ten times as good as the Hilton in Alice Springs!”

            Great room , meal , and staff , the waitress done a great job with meal , she was a credit to hotel.

            Reviewed December 14, 2017

            Thank you for your review. Glad your holiday was enjoyable

            Responded June 23, 2018
            Desert Cave Hotel
            8.7
            Excellent
            Blair from New Zealand
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 1 night in January 2016

            Unique Experience”

            Location, Novelty, Staff were very good.

            Pleasant stay for once night. Had stayed in an underground room before so decided the above ground one would be fine this time to save a few $. Big comfortable room. Huge bathroom. Everything was good. décor a lttle dated but that was fine for where we were in the middle of nowhere.

            Reviewed January 29, 2016
            8.7
            Excellent
            Kenneth from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in December 2011

            Good location”

            Clean,quiet and helpful staff

            We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . We were able to be allowed into our room early, so we could relax as we both were feeling a little unwell. Wonderfully dark to have a little nap.

            Reviewed December 30, 2011
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Tim from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

            Enjoyable”

            Stayed underground in the side of a rock. Restraint food was delicious. Activities available through the hotel were great.

            Excellent. Underground room was very comfortable. The facilities were great and the staff very friendly.

            Reviewed January 11, 2014
            7.2
            Very good
            Karen from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2017

            Disappointed ”

            We booked this accommodation as it advertised the underground experience, it was a little more expensive but we wanted the underground experience. Only we got there and where told all of the underground rooms where booked 🤔 To bad so sad, the room we stayed in was nice and clean, the shower was rubbish and coming of the wall. My advise don't book this accommodation on line, ring them and ask for your room of choice, and get an email with confirmation

            Reviewed June 28, 2017
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Stuart from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in February 2014

            A very relaxing stay in unusual surroundings.”

            Location, Unusual Accommodation & Friendly Staff.

            We all enjoyed staying in the Underground Room. Peaceful & Comfortable.

            Reviewed March 13, 2014
            4.3
            Russell from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in October 2013

            Overpriced , disappointing but has great potential”

            the best thing was the quietness in the rooms., and the 5c a litre petrol voucher

            a very average stay at a very average hotel.... but in saying that, if it was done differently it has great potential to be something great. Not a lot to say about it, was looking forward it.. an underground cave room, but really... it came up very ordinary

            Reviewed November 14, 2013
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Margarita from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

            Underground experience ”

            swimming pool, good restaurant, nice opal shop

            excellent and quiet at evening, but little bit noisy from early morning, also was some sand on the bed from ceiling

            Reviewed September 10, 2013
            7.0
            Very good
            Ken from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in November 2013

            Passing through on our way to Alice Springs, very ”

            Underground, decor, shower

            It was fine for the 1 night we stayed on our way travelling north. If anything, the hotel was overpriced for what it offered.

            Reviewed December 10, 2013
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Mark from New Zealand
            Couple
            Superior Double
            Stayed 1 night in September 2013

            Very comfortable”

            Staying underground, close to town, bars and restaurant on site.

            Our stay was very comfortable, and staying underground was an unusual experience.

            Reviewed September 16, 2013
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