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Hotel Description

Desert Cave Hotel places you steps from Catacomb Church and within a 10-minute stroll of Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Highlights at this motel include 3 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

All 50 rooms feature TVs, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Additionally, phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

This business-friendly motel offers a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Coober Pedy motel, you'll be 1 km (0.6 mi) from Old Timers Mine and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Serbian Orthodox Church.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$177* Per night/room 14 Feb. - 15 Feb.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Underground Family Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Above Ground Family Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Desert Cave Hotel ratings based on 218 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Desert Cave Hotel

Everyone (109) Couples (87) Family (18)
5 out of 5
Fantastic place and wonderful people

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2022

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16 Jan. 2022 by Desert cave Team

Thank you for the excellent rating. It is our pleasure you had a great stay with us.

3 out of 5
Dam noisy inconsiderate neighbours Rang reception who acted swiftly Many thanks for their kindness In sorting out this issue

Posted by on 30 Nov. 2021

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30 Nov. 2021 by Desert cave Team

Hi Deborah, Thank you very much for your review and we apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.

5 out of 5
I had a very sound sleep without the aid of air conditioning. Overall highlrecommend

Posted by on 28 Nov. 2021

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29 Nov. 2021 by Desert cave Team

Thank you Richard for your positive feedback! We are glad that you had a lovely stay, hope to see you again!

4 out of 5
Place was in easy access to places Found a bottle top under the chair and a roll of duct tape

Posted by on 20 Nov. 2021

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22 Nov. 2021 by FOM

Hi Deborah, Thank you very much for your review and hope you enjoyed the stay with Desert cave Hotel. regards

4 out of 5
A nice room for a quick overnight stay while on the highway. A little on the expensive side, but it seemed to be slim pickings when we booked. Aside from the cost no complaints

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2021

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27 Oct. 2021 by FOM

Hi Matthew, Thank you for the review and it is a great pleasure to accommodate you in Desert Cave Hotel.

5 out of 5
I didn't like the stairs to the top. Knowing we could have driven to behinf the restaurant would have helped.

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2021

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6 Oct. 2021 by FOM

Hi John, Thank you very much for the review and Glad you enjoyed the stay. Thank s

4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2021

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14 Aug. 2021 by FOM

Thank you for the rating

5 out of 5
Thank you for having us

Posted by on 27 May 2021

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29 May 2021 by FOM

thank you for your wonderful review

5 out of 5
The underground room was lovely. Nice and dark just the way I like a bedroom. Could hear other doors closing in the distance though. Was not overly disturbing.

Posted by on 5 May 2021

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9 May 2021 by FOM

Thank you for the wonderful review and rating. Hope to see you back in Coober Pedy cheers

5 out of 5
Clean and fresh with good staff providing local information

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2021

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24 Mar. 2021 by FOM

Thank you for your positive feedback

Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a nightclub, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Desert Cave Hotel. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Coober Pedy motel is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Desert Cave Hotel offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Desert Cave Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 35.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Desert Cave Hotel

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 10 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 35.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Desert Cave
  • Desert Cave Coober Pedy
  • Desert Cave Hotel
  • Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy
  • Desert Cave Hotel Motel
  • Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy
  • Desert Cave Hotel Motel Coober Pedy

You should know

  • Desert Cave Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.