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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Value for money somewhere different to the usual hotel experience. Good clean well ventilated rooms service upon arrival was excellent. Only thing was I could hear the room next door. Overall I would stay again great value for money especially to stay underground!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Maitland, Australia
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Nice comfortable accommodation.very clean and warm due to being underground. Fans provided good ventilation. Good free wifi in lounge area outside of room.good nights sleep as it is very dark and quiet. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stayed for two nights in August 2014. I found the Lookout Cave Underground Motel to be welcoming, clean and comfortable. Rooms are naturally at 20-25degC all the year round. Continental breakfast is served in the room. (This is an independent review by a guest - I am not related to the business in any way.)

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

On price, this place wins hands-down, and the location is pretty good (behind the drive-in, on the hill, overlooking the town).

Stayed on two separate occasions in July 2014. The foyer to the rooms is really nice, and the staff are relatively friendly and accommodating.

The rooms are pretty basic, and to be far, probably need a bit of maintenance. I can relate to one of the earlier reviewers about pieces of the wall falling off. I suspect this is a fairly common problem in Coober Pedy, but probably requires attention. In addition, the bathroom had a few broken tiles, etc.

On the whole though, I think the place was pretty good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed one night in the Lookout Cave Underground Motel with our two children and the service was excellent. It was freezing outside and about 25C inside so it too us a while to work out we didn't need as much bedding as we'd expected. Spacious beautiful well appointed underground rooms, spotlessly clean with free tea coffee and biscuits and free fast wifi and lovely hot showers (just make sure you have the exhaust fan on!). Our hosts were very friendly and helpful with family friendly advice of what to do in Coober Pedy and offered to make the dinner booking at Tom and Marys Greek Taverna for us while we were on the road and out of mobile range. They also washed and dried all our clothes for a modest fee and delivered them to our room while we were at dinner and froze our ice packs for our esky so we could continue our trip down the Oodnadatta Track with cold drinks and food. All up we were all very happy and highly recommend the Lookout Cave!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Darwin, Australia
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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.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

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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