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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2013

2 kids and 2 adults loved it. Clean and tidy, staff were amazing, and very friendly. We kept our caravan in the car park. Which was great. Room delivered pizza was yum from the local pizza place. Walk to the top of the motel to get great views of Coober Pedy the the sunset. Awesome stay kids are still talking about it.

Room Tip: Room 22 was cool, kids thought we were staying in a castle. Having to go up a few stairs.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

One of the great hotel experiences i had was stayiny in The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
It was amazing I thought it would be scary not at all . It was so amazing we all wanted to look all over the place we had a guided tour and after a lovely meal. we all wanted to have a night cap outside it was so awesome watching the sun go down and the stars are amazing,
They say the locals play golf at night when it has cooled down they light up the place and use balls that glow in the dark . An awesome wonderful place I invite tripadviser to place it on their top quirky hotels. site . Go and enjoy

Room Tip: go online look for yourselves all the best
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Very friendly and hospitable folk at this hotel. Nick, the owner's father, was super helpful and informative. The hotel rooms are amazing - dug out from the hill, yet spacious and very tidy. The family rooms had a good layout, with kids in separate room to the back. Facilities were great, including BBQ and use of laundry (great for travellers)!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank drdrowe
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

What a fantastic place to stay! If you are travelling with family to Coober Pedy and want an 'underground experience', then The Lookout Cave is for you. Our group of 3 families, and one couple thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay with Nick and his family, recently. Having a host who had lived in Coober Pedy for 38 years meant that we were given plenty of local knowledge of what to see and do, in CP and we even had a bus and dinner organised for us, for one night! I must say that after a week of bush camping the ample hot water in the showers was a BIG plus, and the kids loved having free Wi-Fi after being internet free, for a week! Lastly, the Lookout Cave certainly lived up to its name- having the BEST lookout in town!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We were supposed to only be in Coober Pedy for 2 days but ended up there 6 days while our 4WD was being repaired. Nick & his daughter were amazing. They put us up for the extra nights no problem at all, drove us to visit one of the opal mines since we were without a car, recommended all the tourist spots to see and did our washing for us too! Cannot say enough good things about them and will definitely be staying there again if we get back that way. The hotel is awesome, very clean and tidy and of course it's underground, so it's an experience in itself! Highly recommend the Lookout Cave to anyone passing through Coober Pedy.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

recently stayed 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed staying underground.
The rooms were neat, tidy and comfortable.
Our hosts were excellent assisting with all our needs and providing excellent local knowledge of places and things to see.
It was also no trouble to organise a bus and dinner downtown for our group for a night out.
The best views of the town are from the motel also.
Would highly recommend as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We arrived to a place that looked nothing on the outside but nce you go in .... whole different story.
Wide spacious hall entrance with well appointed rooms and plenty with family rooms too.
Very different all being dug out and underground. All amenities were supplied and they will even do your laundry for a small charge and the best bit was the VIEW, you can see the whole town so go in just don,t drive by.

Room Tip: Would be the place to stay in summer as 22 degrees all year round
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Address: 1141 McKenzie CL | P.O. Box 79, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Price Range: £79 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lookout Cave Underground Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel offers 3 & 4 star underground accommodation in a quiet & secure location set on a hillside overlooking town. The Motel features 18 underground guestrooms including one & two bedroom self-contained units. All rooms are equipped with a bar fridge, 32” LED TV, kettle, toaster and include a private en-suite with toilet and shower. Immerse yourself with ochre-lit skies across the vast desert landscape that continues as far as the eye can see. Sleeping underground is a one of a kind experience, unique in its entirety and an opportunity not to be missed. Our rooms go deep in to the hillside; up to 50m at ground level and approximately 25m underground. If its on your bucket list - plan your holiday and cross it off! ... more   less 
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