We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent location for families!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Desert View Apartments
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location for families!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

After driving from Alice Springs on a 32 degree day - with a 2 & 4 y.o - only to discover our previous hotel's pool was out of order, it was such a lovely surprise to stumble across this gem in Coober Pedy. The owners were so friendly and welcoming - nothing was too much trouble and our kids loved the swing set and tunnels - plus they have a really cold swimming pool (only about waist-deep, but very refreshing)! The view from the driveway at sunset is lovely, with the hills changing to a pretty pink. The apartments are very comfortable, with everything you need for a self-catering holiday, and because the rooms are underground, they are lovely and cool, no matter how hot it is outside. We are heading back up the Stuart Highway in a week and will definitely be staying here again! Best place in Coober Pedy for families for sure!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Willijaye
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

184 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    100
    63
    14
    4
    3
See reviews for
77
50
2
11
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (47)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2013

After spending almost 2 months here this place has been a home away from home. Tony and Linda went above and beyond to make sure that my stay was pleasant. The rooms are equipped with everything you need for cooking, relaxation and much more and I would highly recommend The Desert View Apartments to anyone and everyone. Its located far enough from the main part of town to take in the relaxation that only the outback of Australia can offer but close enough that you don’t feel isolated. The pool area is a lifesaver during the warmer days also.

I’d give it a definite 10/10!

Jamie

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jamie1983s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Desert View Apartments are underground in the sizzlingly hot desert town of Coober Pedy, in the Outback of South Australia. But because they are underground - hewn from the rocky mountain, it is surprisingly cool, with a constant temperature all year round. This is the 3rd time we've stayed there and it's a rock-solid place to stay on future trips.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SilvaSee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Port Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Wayne and I absolutely fell in love with this place. We were a bit sceptical but ended up staying two nights on our way to alice springs and then left alice springs early so we could spend another night at the motel. Management were amazing, the place was clean and tidy and had everything you could ask for. All we needed was our food and toiletries. I would recommend this place to anyone that is going there even if you don't want the underground experience. I am claustrophobic but coped very well there. I cannot praise this place too much. Other tourist resorts need to look at this place and learn how to treat guests and keep them coming back. Well worth the money and considering the place it is extremely cheap.

Room Tip: Just go straight to the desert view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Suz-anna S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Victoria, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Thank you Tony and Linda. We thank you for a wonderful time. The apartments are huge and you guys are soooo welcoming. I would recommend these apartments to anyone travelling to Coober Pedy. We would certainly stay here again. A definite A++++++++. You certainly get your money worth here...

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
Helpful?
1 Thank Fiona N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stansbury, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

My wife and I stayed here whilst travelling through to Darwin a few years ago, so wanted to give the children the experience of sleeping underground on this trip. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I enjoyed the peaceful comfortable sleep. Rooms are very quiet and dark so if your used to noise it may be a bit disconcerting initially. Kitchen well stocked, lounge comfy, pool is nice but very cold. Not far from main street shops. Some great views of the setting sun over the beautiful landscape

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank GordonWork
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Warrnambool
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed here for two nights in mid-August. A bit nervous about sleeping underground - I was so wrong! It's dark and it's quiet. Best sleep ever. The beds were comfortable. Kitchen well-stocked with all the essential equipment to cook pretty much anything you want . Tony and Linda were just amazingly lovely and ensured we had a great stay in Coober Pedy.
Next time I'm up that way, I would definitely make them my first choice of place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jenzi6975
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Coober Pedy hotels
0.6 mi away
Desert Cave Hotel
Desert Cave Hotel
#7 of 7 in Coober Pedy
229 reviews
0.5 mi away
Comfort Inn CooberPedy Experience
0.1 mi away
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Mud Hut Motel
Mud Hut Motel
#2 of 7 in Coober Pedy
253 reviews
0.9 mi away
Opal Inn
Opal Inn
#6 of 7 in Coober Pedy
128 reviews
2.2 mi away
Venushill B&B
Venushill B&B
#3 of 4 in Coober Pedy
18 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Desert View Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Desert View Apartments

Property: Desert View Apartments
Address: Shaw Pl, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Coober Pedy
#5 Family Hotel in Coober Pedy
#5 Romantic Hotel in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert View Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Desert View Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing