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“Without a doubt... our favourite!”
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Down to Erth B &B
Ranked #2 of 4 Coober Pedy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Without a doubt... our favourite!”
Reviewed 30 April 2011

We had two nights one week and a third night the following week at Down to Erth and couldn't recommend it high enough to anyone wanting to get the true experience of living underground in Coober Pedy. The welcome from Rose, Alex and the dogs was wonderful as were the provisions left for us. We also appreciated their local knowledge of what to see and where to eat - we will try to have a bbq with them if we stay again. It was unseasonally cool when we stayed (not our host's fault) so we didn't use the pool, but I am sure our car enjoyed the carport to rest its tyres after the hard work we made it do.
Over the past few years, we have stayed in many cottages / B&B's throughout Vic, SA and now NT, and if we were to rate all of these stays, Down to Erth would easily be number 1 as the best place we have stayed.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

Stayed one night at Down to Erth B&B, very spacious underground rooms just on the outskirts of town. You'd need wheels as the walk into town would take a while. Very pleasant hosts who made us feel very welcome. Really needed two nights take advantage of the facilities; highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

Rose and Alex are a delight. The accommodation suited us perfectly. We had a great couple of nights sleep. The kids had a wonderful time. We couldn't fault a thing. Thank god the first place we tried was booked out.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

We have stayed in underground accommodation before - but this place is the best we've ever come across. We stopped for two nights in March with my wife and parents. Greeted by Rose & Alex upon arrival and shown around our private accommodation. You are the only guests who will be staying - ideal for a peaceful stay!
The place is wonderfully presented, wine & chocolates on arrival were a nice touch. All the breakfast provisions were laid out too.
Massive living area with two bedrooms, one off each side. There is a small kitchen with all the facilities you would expect - perfectly adequate for what we needed. Full washing facilities too which is handy when you're on a long road trip....
There is also a little cradle to allow you to get mobile phone reception (underground!!), we also put our mobile broadband in there and it worked like a dream.
It was just a few minutes drive to Coober Pedy for dinner, which we did on one night, opting to cook on the bbq ourselves by the private pool on the other.
Really looking forward to staying again - Having stayed in central Coober Pedy before, I find it impossible to recommend staying anywhere else!!

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

I booked after talking to Rose briefly on the phone - she was very nice and accommodating right from the beginning. We drove down from Yarlara and came in late, and with the time change was after 10 PM! I had said we might be late but Rose and Alex were waiting for us with the lights on. The rooms are incredibly clean, and Alex is quite the craftsman and there were many nice touches that one does not see in a standard hotel or house. The food, wine, chocolates, company, plunge pool, sleeping quiet, etc. etc. could not be better. It was such a nice respite from the haul back to Adelaide. We will definitely stay again when we come through that way.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

A highlight of our trip thru central australia. Had we known how nice the place was, we would have stayed longer. it would have been nice to actually relax in the apartment, instead of just sleep there. Unfortunately we underestimated the things that interested us at cooper pedy and raced from one thing to another to fit it in to only 24 hours. Loved the generous breakfast supplies and the other bits and pieces that were complimentary.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

Arriving in Coober Pedy was a lifetime wish, full of expectations and curiosity. These expectations were well and truly exceeded.
The Sky was the most striking blue, the weather was warm and to top it off, we had found the most beautiful B & B at Down to Erth with the most amazing hosts, Alex and Rose.
The accommodation was exceptional, neat and clean, tastefully decorated and well maintained with the most amazing atmosphere and a great selection of food which we didn’t have any trouble polishing off and found it replaced whenever we needed more.
The apartment was so comfortable and relaxing, it was an effort to make ourselves get out the door, we were happy enough to just stay there and take in the beauty of the surroundings.
The weather not being kind to travellers but giving the town the long awaited and well needed rain, we were unable to do as much as we had wished, Alex and Rose to the rescue, giving up a whole day from their busy schedule to take us around to places we couldn’t have gone ourselves. Not only that, but each day, they were full of ideas for places for us to visit and things for us to do.
We thank you sincerely for the kindness you showed to us and the very professional and warm way in which you run your B & B.
.......I WILL BE BACK!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Down to Erth B &B
Address: Wedgetail Lot 1795 Crescent | P/O Box 142, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Down to Erth B &B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique underground Coober Pedy 2 bedroom apartment for a family or couple, accommodating up to 5 persons. Situated a quick 5 minute drive from the centre of town on the edge of the Coober Pedy Opal Fields. A plunge pool for cooling down in the warmer months and a choice of barbeque's,electric,gas or wood makes for relaxed living after a day exploring. ... more   less 
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