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Comfort Inn CooberPedy Experience
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

What a great place to stay. We were there 5 nights. Our room was very spacious and had everything we could possibly need. Is was so dark and quiet we slept in every morning that I didn't set our alarm! Rather odd having no windows but I soon got used to it. Plenty of choice for breakfast (continental). Staff very friendly and helpful. Resident fur staff delightful (hello Oscar and Windsor). Thank you Debbie. You and your family helped make our stay in Coober Pedy a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kwinnychick
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at our underground accommodation. This place rocks! The staff were warm and welcoming (and extremely informative), the room comfortable, clean and included a kitchenette. As a bonus, we almost had the place to ourselves. The hotel is carved into the sandstone and feels cozy and quiet. I would highly recommend this unique experience of sleeping 20 m down under while visiting Down Under.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank atwgrizzlybears
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Sleeping in a windowless room deep beneath the earth's surface is not everyone's dream. But, famously, it has been a way of life for most Coober Pedy residents - dug in to the steady cool of the earth away from the harsh desert heat of the outback opal mining town. This has always fascinated outsiders. The Comfort Inn's underground rooms share the experience. The accommodation reaches deep into the earth - one set of rooms carved off a long, broad, stone corridor and the other, winding in a tunnel. The rooms have the proper traveller's mod cons - ensuite bathroom and television. They have a kitchenette with microwave. And, most importantly, they have a fan. Since the only fresh air comes via a drill hole to the surface, the fan moves the air and makes a comforting ambient noise. Deep in the sandstone rocks, it's very still, very quiet and very dark. Some find it perfect for the best of sleeps and others are a bit unsettled and claustrophobic. I began as the latter but, surprise, surprise, I soon became used to the crypt-like underworld and found myself sleeping very well indeed. Warning: Since there is no morning light, there's a bit of a luscious lie-in temptation.
The down side of this world is that, beneath and behind the rocks is not telephone and Internet friendly. One has to go out to the communal areas for connectivity. The other attraction in the communal areas is the lovely family which runs the place. They are involved in a revivalist church adjoining the motel but, very sensitively, the only part of their faith they impart to guests is their friendly good nature. They are lovely, willing and helpful hosts. There's a decent Continental breakfast to be had onsite along with coffee and cake and soft drinks. The motel is unlicensed but the town's restaurants are a fairly easy reach on foot. And right next door to the Motel is the fabulous, award-winning Old Timers Mine with its layers of opal mining tunnels and its displays of the town's richly rugged history. Tourist heaven with an excellent shop.

Room Tip: Keep the fan on all night. Some rooms are said to get the wireless feed.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank SalineSS
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Amazing place to stay in Coober Pedy! The motel staff are excellent, very friendly and full of information about the motel/mine. Great place for young children, plenty of room to move, and the 'lobby' and rooms were very cool all of the time (which was great as it was 40+ degrees outside). Continental breakfast was good value for money. May need to set an alarm clock for the next morning, as it is pitch black in the rooms once the lights are off, and there are no windows so it is easy to loose track of time! Fabulous free tour by Ben, of the old, undeveloped back section of the mine, where the kids got to go noodling and find some opals of their own. Looking forward to staying there again!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bronroy
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

The staff we met were lovely. We were offered to be shown the room before we made the decision to stay - I guess some people may find it a bit unnerving, but everything including the airflow was explained,and we felt quite at ease in the room.
The furnishings are country/rustic...not my preferred style for sure, but everything was very clean and comfortable.
The continental buffet breakfast was very good.
One thing that I didn't think of before staying is that we had no mobile service at all in our room, so if this is important to you, perhaps and underground room isn't the best choice.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Ally1066
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