Unbelievable hotels: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy

Taylor Lorenz 9 November 2017

Sleep in a cave in the outback at this exotic hotel in South Australia.

Hotel name: Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy

Where: Coober Pedy, South Australia

What’s unique about this property:

This hotel affords you the chance to sleep underground and experience dug-out style living surrounded by the Aussie outback. The rooms are spacious, featuring high ceilings and, as they're underground, are cool, dark and airy.

Meals and a pool are available on-site and there are rooms above ground as well.

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What is there to do in the area?

A number of day tours are available through the hotel. These include a desert cave tour that shows you a working opal field, the famous dog fence, a real dugout and more.

Other tours include an outback mail run, where guests deliver mailbags to cattle stations across 600km of beautiful outback scenery, and sunset, ghosts and history tours.

A free interactive display is also set in sandstone passages throughout the hotel.

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What do other people say?

Most guests on TripAdvisor rate the property and experience as very good for families, groups and solo travellers. Many state that the rooms are large, that it’s easy to get around town and that is was very quiet.

A few guests claimed that it was expensive for what it was but overall had a good experience.


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