Desert Cave Hotel

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Outdoor pool
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Overview of Desert Cave Hotel

Desert Cave Hotel

3.5 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

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


  • Outback Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Mediterranean Street Food Tavern - 3 min walk
  • Pizza - 3 min walk
  • Desert Grill & Seafood - 3 min walk
  • Opal City Chinese - 5 min walk

About this property

Desert Cave Hotel

3.5-star motel near Catacomb Church
This smoke-free motel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, 3 bars/lounges, a snack bar/deli and a coffee shop/cafe are on-site.
Desert Cave Hotel offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations 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.

Languages spoken

English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Serbian

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

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

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


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • 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 checkout

Special check-in instructions

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

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 credit cards, 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

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

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 149 out of 384 reviews
5 - Excellent 39%
Rating 4 - Good. 151 out of 384 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 58 out of 384 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 384 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 384 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Property was central to most things with short drives to other things of interest
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I think the property has been let go. The shops were closed the cafe had stale cakes and the coffee was bitter. But worse was our bed had not had the linen changed. I spoke to reception who said he was sorry they were struggling to get staff. They came and changed the linen while we were there. The linen had soiled stains .
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant menu and food is just beautiful. Compliments to the Chef.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friend my staff great food
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unique setup underground
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Impressive internet speed, cafe, bar, safe from dust and scary people on street. Underground room was accessible through groundfloor, as it was dogout through a hill. You can park you car in front your room. Only fan allowed in your room, no air conditioning, mostly we leave the door open to breath.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic place and wonderful people
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Awful place
The complex/hotel was extremely dated for its rating. Very disappointed indeed. Hair in the shower (short black hair -I’m a red head) threadbare towels but no air con. A fan was there but was not adequate at all. Pool need updating. Restaurant was closed. Only the cafe was open and the bar closed at 8. No advertisement for this. Not acceptable for a hotel of this ‘apparent good rating’ will not stay again and will not recommended to anyone
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022