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4.2 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 d ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 05 May 2021

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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$168* Per night/room 11 May - 12 May

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 210 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 (107) Couples (86) Family (15)
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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5 out of 5
Clean and fresh with good staff providing local information

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Mar. 2021 by FOM

Thank you for your positive feedback

4 out of 5
Stayed in an underground room for one night, a truly unique experience! Spacious two bedroom room carved into the rock, it was cool dark and quiet. Bathroom quite dated and needs an upgrade for the price, toilet cistern ran non-stop. Restaurant was closed so had dinner in the cafe which was nice. Would stay again.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Apr. 2021 by FOM

Hi Thank you for your review and hope to welcome you again. Cheers

4 out of 5
Room was spacious and had a comfortable bed. Staff were very friendly.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Feb. 2021 by Hiruni

Hi, Thank You for the positive review with a high rating and delighted that you have enjoyed the stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank You.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Feb. 2021 by FOM

thank you for the rating

3 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2021

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25 Jan. 2021 by FOM

Thank you for your Rating

5 out of 5
Without a doubt, one of the best restaurants i have eaten at. Completely unexpected. The room we stayed in was of a good size and very comfortable. The bar on site was also very unique and had a good range of beer and wine.

Posted by , from Newcast;e on 22 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Oct. 2020 by FOM

Hi Daryl, Thank you very much for your wonderful and positive review. we are glad that you and your daughter enjoyed Desert Cave Hospitality. hope to see you back in Coober Pedy Thank you

5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Oct. 2020 by Hiruni

Hi, Thanks for your terrific rating and see you next time. Thanks.

2 out of 5
Rooms average, loud noises from street, bad smell in room.

Posted by on 24 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Sep. 2020 by Hiruni

Thank you for your review and disappointed to hear that your stay was not as comfortable as expected. we will look into some of the points you have mentioned and take the necessary action required. Our team always tries to do the best for guests. Thank you

4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Sep. 2020

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29 Sep. 2020 by Hiruni

Hi, Thank you for your terrific rating and looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks. Hiruni

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
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • 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

  • Airport: Coober Pedy, SA (CPD) (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Desert Cave Hotel offers 50 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
  • 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 credit cards, 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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