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Desert Cave Hotel

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Overview of Desert Cave Hotel

Desert Cave Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

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 sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUmoona Opal Mine & Museum2 min walk
  • Popular LocationJosephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage6 min walk
  • Popular LocationFaye's Underground Display Home19 min walk
  • AirportCoober Pedy, SA (CPD)6 min drive

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About this area

Coober Pedy

Located in Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel is in a rural area and in the mountains. 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.

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
  • Faye's Underground Display Home - 19 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Pizza - 3 min walk
  • Desert Grill & Seafood - 3 min walk
  • Opal City Chinese - 5 min walk
  • Outback Bar and Grill - 7 min walk
  • Pedy Roadhouse - 7 min walk

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. Additionally, 3 bars/lounges, a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli are on-site. All 50 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus minibars and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hairdryers and phones.
Desert Cave Hotel offers 50 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, coffee/tea makers and minibars. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices 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

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

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • 24-hour return 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/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts
  • 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
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge


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

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
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

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 142 out of 364 reviews
5 - Excellent 39%
Rating 4 - Good. 143 out of 364 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 54 out of 364 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 17 out of 364 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 364 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Thank you for having us
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great family story and legacy .
Centrally located , cafe has great breakfast and coffee . Great Australian family story of how this place was built and the things they had to over once . Will be back .
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I wouldn't stay here again!
Booked a room in this hotel for 4 nights, was traveling on a road trip with my husband. We weren't happy with the room we got for the money we paid. The room was more recently renovated by the looks of it and it was large. I didn't want an underground room but felt like we were in a dungeon. Entry was through a corridor and we felt stifled and the only window which opened was a panel below the larger windows and there was no air. We asked to be moved if possible and we were told we couldn't. The receptionist went to some effort (appeared to) and then couldn't find us another room. The next day we saw a different receptionist who made an effort and asked if there was any availability and she looked and she found a room of lesser value. I wasn't phased about the outdated walls etc and bathroom and no discount was provided and that's okay because we asked to be moved. However, there were dead bugs on our window sill. There was also splashing of something on the tiles above the bathroom sink. The cafe was okay but everyone working there appeared flustered. We ate breakfast twice there and it was reasonable. It was open from 7 to 2 and then reopens at 5. The 5 stars Umberto? I don't know who Umberto was or is, I'd take my name off that restaurant! Don't eat there. It wasn't pleasant. I had the braised pork ribs and my husband had soup. It took forever to come out and my husband's side of vegies, which he thought would be refreshing was just dr
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Great location in Coober Pedy, cafe on site, pizza across the road.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021