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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

On the advice of the pilot from William Creek we stayed at the Lookout Cave Motel. Very friendly and welcoming owner. Gave us advice on what was open and what to see during our short stay in Coober Pedy. The rooms are dug out of the side of the hill and are solid rock. A unique experience. I would recommend a stay here during your visit to Coober Pedy

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Fell in, tired, dry and very hot from a day in the desert and found the most gentle, lovely people running the most delightful hotel in Australia. They have a perfect location (although hard to find) and 360 degree views that allow perfect pics of sunrise, sunset, the city of Coober Pedy and the desert mirages.

The Underground Experience, the high lookout - well done, a great mix.

Our hosts offered discount coupons to various tourist attractions, a map to unusual and free sites to explore and a feeling that they had been waiting for us all year, even though we arrived without a booking.
Well done!

Room Tip: They are all good - and quiet. Free WiFi available throughout - Enjoy!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

After 6 months on the road this place rates in the top 5 that I've stayed at; that top 5 also includes a 5star hotel!
The 'cave' was clean, comfortable and just right for two nights for a couple. All members of the family who run the place are wonderful , and one can easily feel very welcome here. If I were to return to Coober Pedy I'd definitely go here again. I awarded 9 out of 10 because there is room for improvement; I would have appreciated a better bed; the bed there was a bit saggy. However the latter should not be seen as a complaint, this bed would still be better than the majority of motel beds around Oz.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

fantastic location, well equipped and clean room. Very helpful staff. Great café (John's seafood and Pizza, I think). Definitely stay again and recommend to others. Free wifi also a highlight and worked perfectly.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

My husband, son and I stayed in a family suite at the Lookout Cave Underground Motel. The coolness inside the motel provided a pleasant escape from the oppressive heat outside. The walls inside our room and in the hallways were totally awesome. The staff were super helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this Coober Pedy motel. The view from the car park was amazing.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

My mother and l recently stayed in this dug out which was a 1st for my mother. The room was a great size for the two of us and had everything we needed including complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits.
The owner was an extremely helpful and pleasant person. He also assisted us with our washing which was very kind.
Very clean accommodation and great sunset views.

Room Tip: Well my tip is we got the choice of room but room 18 was great for 2 or 3 people.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Wow, what can we say? Wonderful, Unique, and Quite Special...
We spent 2 nights here - was only going to be one but we loved it so much. The room was so clean and tidy, and even though it was 43+ outside the room temperature was perfect. Fantastic nights sleep because you don't have any noise from traffic, neighbouring rooms etc, and of course because you are underground!
The lookout on top of this place is brilliant - full 360 view of Coober Pedy - and sunsets you'll never forget. Beautiful.
Nick is fantastic, he made us feel so welcome, has brilliant genuine local knowledge, and gave us some very good information that made our trip more memorable. We have stayed in alot of different places from campsites to 5 star hotels and this place is the best of all.
We'll be back for sure!
Thankyou so much to Nick and crew.Keep up the great work :)

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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: £78 - £91 (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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