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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Not one for confined spaces, a lack of windows and the room feeling warm and a bit stuffy made me feel a bit claustraphobic at first. With 3 in the cave, I hogged the fan. All in all a very clean and tidy accommodation with very helpful staff. The roof top view was a definate bonus

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

The rooms were clean and well appointed for the price we paid. Found the room a bit stuffy but this was alleviated by a pedestal fan - it was probably also that the weather outside wasn't that hot or cold, so the temperature would have been more welcome if we'd been in more extreme weather, oddly enough. We found the bed very uncomfortable though, it was extremely springy and very difficult to get comfortable on. Might have just been our room, but it could be something the owners could look into. Speaking of owners, extremely friendly and welcoming, they really made us feel that we were valued customers and that our needs were their first priority.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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lookoutcave, Owner at The Lookout Cave Underground Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you for your review, we are always eager to hear comments both positive & negative as this helps us understand what our guests value and where there is room for us to improve.
Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your nights sleep, it is very surprising to us as usually we are told its the best nights sleep they have ever had! When we bought the Motel in 2010 we bought over a dozen new Sealy mattresses and all new Actil Sheets with comfort to suit the majority.
It's a shame you didn't tell us as we would have happily moved you to another room (bookings permitted).

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Great place to stay when youre in the weird and wonderful world of Coober Pedy! Rooms were very clean, owners helpful and competitively priced. The rooftop lookout is handy as well. We would have liked to stay for two nights but were a bit pushed for time. Would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We chose to stay in a hotel instead of camper because it was pouring with rain! Most people would be looking to get away from heat in Coober Pedy. Anyway, this place was the best value for a family and the kids were keen to stay in an underground venue. We actually found the rooms a bit warm - a constant 21degrees I'd guess but if it had been hit outside they would have been lovely and cool. Staff were helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay.. sleeping underground in a well appointed clean room.
Its one of the best memories I have ever had of a motel.
Owners were very helpful and nice.
Did I mention UNDERGROUND too..!
So cool and quiet.. who said heaven is up in the sky ..I am opting for the underground place lol

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stayed for 2 great nights in the cave. Hosts were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Room spacious and clean. Would stay again next time in Coober Pedy. Decor tasteful and walls/ceiling fascinating. Only suggestion would be more of a block out style curtain on window in room or motion sensored lights in main corridors. Would then make room much darker at night. Recommend for singles or family.

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lookoutcave, Owner at The Lookout Cave Underground Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thanks for your post & comments...:)
We have actually just ordered block out roller blinds for all of the rooms so next time you stay, it should be as good as pitch black!

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

If you're not expecting the world, great little motel. Clean, and indeed underground, and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Loved it! Would definitely stay here again (although unlikely to be in the area soon)

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lookoutcave, Owner at The Lookout Cave Underground Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Many thanks for your post :)

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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 - £95 (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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