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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence
Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
“It was okay”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Three of us recently stayed at the lookout cave. We thought it was an amazing experience except for the little bits of sand falling on our heads while we slept was not as enjoyable, but the showers were amazing, loved the awesome pressure especially on a cold night when it's 3°c outside but 20°c in the room. Beds were okay, not the best I've slept on. All in all a great experience.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Malmsbury, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

All the staff were great & very friendly. The lookout on top of the hotel was great. We stayed for 2 nights and although rooms are underground, they could become quite hot & stuffy. It was a little difficult to sleep & had to keep the fans on. Otherwise, room was great.

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

As a family of 4, we really enjoyed the overall experience of staying at The Lookout Cave Motel. All the staff encountered were very friendly. The lookout on top of the hotel was great, especially at sunrise and sunset. We stayed for 3 nights, and must admit that our quality of sleep was average - the room does get warm & stuffy so you did need to keep the fans on, and the beds could be a little more comfortable. Our room was very clean. Johns pizzas were fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Family room 22 had one double and bunk beds. Bunk beds wobbled and had no bar so a child could fall out onto the tiled floor. Rooms very hot/stuffy although fans provided some relief.Position of beds could be swapped so double bed nearer the kitchen and door. Wifi didn't reach room. Staff great.

Stayed July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Great rooms, quiet. Great views. Would definitely come back here! Family run which is great for families like us. We managed to get accommodation for 6. The lookout above has commanding views of e town and it's only 2 minutes away. Great spot.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Australind, Australia
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment underground, was amazing, clean, very quite, free internet, TV, great views of the town outside. The owner was very friendly & helpful in guiding us in what to see in Coober Pedy

Room Tip: We had the 1 bedroom apartment which was away from everyone, lovely size for being underground.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to Coober Pedy although we had previously stayed in underground accommodation at White Cliffs. This hotel was so much better. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. Check-in was quick and efficient and the position of the hotel made for fantastic photos of a Coober Pedy sunset. We visited The Breakaways (a must see), The Painted Desert (another wonderful experience) and even had a trip to Oodnadatta. There is so much to see in Coober Pedy but I would suggest a trip to Faye's House; the couple who own the house were so friendly and nothing was a trouble to them ($5.00 charge). Overall a stay at this hotel and a trip to Coober Pedy is a must on the "bucket list".

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lookout Cave Underground Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lookout Cave is a family owned and operated Underground Motel, providing guests with a warm &welcoming atmosphere.Located minutes from the town centre the Lookout Cave is situated on a hillside in a secure and quietlocation with views over looking Coober Pedy.The Motel features 18 underground guestrooms including one & two bedroom self-contained units. Allrooms are equipped with a bar fridge, 32” LED TV, kettle, toaster and include a private en-suite with toiletand shower.Immerse yourself with ochre-lit skies across the vast desert landscape that continues as far as the eyecan see.Coober Pedy is a resource of hidden treasures; we encourage you to explore and discover a unique outback experience. ... more   less 
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