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Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very Good
344 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Restaurant
Breakfast Available
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationUmoona Opal Mine & Museum2 min walk
Popular LocationSt Peter & Paul Catholic Church2 min walk
Popular LocationCatacomb Church3 min walk
AirportCoober Pedy, SA (CPD)6 min drive

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  • Above Ground Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 376 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsAbove Ground Room
  • Underground Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 376 sq ft
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsUnderground Room
  • Above Ground Family Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsAbove Ground Family Triple Room
  • Underground Family Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsUnderground Family Triple Room

About this area

Coober Pedy

Located in Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel is in a rural area. Old Timers Mine and Serbian Orthodox Church are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Catacomb Church and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Umoona Opal Mine & Museum - 2 min walk
  • St Peter & Paul Catholic Church - 2 min walk
  • Catacomb Church - 3 min walk
  • Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage - 6 min walk
  • Old Timers Mine - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Coober Pedy, SA (CPD) - 6 min drive

About this property

Desert Cave Hotel

3.5-star motel near Catacomb Church
This smoke-free motel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 3 bars/lounges, a coffee shop/café, and a business center. All 50 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus minibars and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hair dryers, and phones.
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.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking
  • Electric car charging station
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 15 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Cave exploring
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
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
The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Desert Cave Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Desert Cave Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Desert Cave Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Desert Cave Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Desert Cave Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).
What time is check-out at this motel?
Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Does this motel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of AUD 10 per person, one-way, applies.
Where is Desert Cave Hotel located?
Situated in the mountains, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Catacomb Church and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Old Timers Mine and Serbian Orthodox Church are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Desert Cave Hotel

4.1
Very Good
344 reviews
5 - Excellent
132
4 - Good
139
3 - Okay
51
2 - Mediocre
14
1 - Poor
8
4.2
Cleanliness
4.0
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
3.9
Property condition
2.0 out of 5 Poor
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
If ur built into a wall are u really ‘underground’

It was a good gimmick to stay ‘underground’ but we didn’t physically step underground. Meal and drink prices were excessive expensive so we found better value across the road. The rooms don’t come cheap and we couldn’t understand how this was marketed as an International Hotel?? It was confusing in checking in, as Reception was not clearly identified. Would probably try somewhere that you physically have to go underground. By the way, no air conditioning, only fans. As they claimed air con was not required because being ‘underground’. Night was too warm, an air conditioner would’ve been better.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020
3.0 out of 5 Okay
  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Underground no sound complete darkness Cool xxxxxxxx

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020