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Desert Cave Hotel

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The Desert Cave Hotel is the world's only underground international hotel. We're located at Coober Pedy, which since 1915 has lured those who seek the elusive opal, found in this vast outback semi-desert area. Available Government and Corporate Rates with meal deals available.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Free parking
Room service
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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I liked the hotel. The staff were friendly and accommodating. I stayed in a second floor room, which had cold air conditioning and was comfortable for a one night stay. There was a ramp to get to the second floor, but no elevator. Otherwise it is a large flight of stairs that
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Response from DCH_Management, Manager at Desert Cave Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your review on staff & hotel look forward to seeing you again
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Excellent lunch in the Crystal cafe. Wrap was really delicious. Staff super friendly. Used wifi and relaxed after a long drive. Exhibition underground is worth the walk through. Catered for dairy free and were very considerate with special requests. Such nice people; including
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I called to inquire about a room and was greeted (if you could even call it that) with a rude and abrupt woman. I’m not rude in anyway, but I could not understand her intro and when I double checked to make sure I called the correct place, she said it even faster and I could not
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Response from DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Desert Cave Hotel
Responded 4 Feb 2019
I am very concerned to read about your experience. Due to full time staff being on holiday we have had to use some casual assistance in the office and would like to be able to address this directly but would need to know the date and time of your call. The staff have been given training on the correct way to manage a phone call and this staff member requires at least a revision of her training and attitude. We do strive to give good service and if you could contact me directly I will en-devour to give you the service that we pride ourselves on
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What a hidden gem. Wonderful meal that would be up there with the finest restaurants in Australia. Excellent service, food was top shelf. Great to stroll around the hotel with plenty see including a good gift shop.
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My partner and I stayed here on a road trip from Adelaide to Darwin. We were not greeted with the most friendly reception at the underground bar or reception. When we asked if we could order off the bar menu we were told there were too many people in the restaurant for the
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I am towing a trailer, is there secure parking?
I am not sure, as we were travelling in a tour bus.
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"Maybe the underground rooms are better?"
"Not book this hotel underground!"
"Above ground rooms with air conditioning are recommended, but we stayed in the dugout room for the experience!"
"Staying underground is a novelty and fun but not a necessity."
"Dont get an underground room unless you are prepared for bits to fall from walls and ceiling."
US$97 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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