For our first visit to Coober Pedy on our way to Alice Springs we decided to stay at an "above ground" motel. I picked the "most stars" but I think 4 stars to them means "stars in the sky" nothing to do with the hotel's cleanliness. We booked a room with a king bed. As soon as we opened the door the smell of mould wafted past our noses. The towels were tea towel size and the shower was so dirty it felt like we were walking on slime. A bit of Exit Mould wouldn't go astray. The restaurant was very ordinary for such an expensive price. $35 for a main course - it was barely edible. The breakfast dishes in the morning were filthy, as if they had never been cleaned properly. There were a lot of "locals" hanging around the hotel which made me feel a bit unsafe as most of them were drunk. On our way back we stayed at the Mud Hut Motel which was 100 times better and much cheaper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Desert Cave Hotel is the world's only underground international hotel. We're located at Coober Pedy, which since 1915 has lured those who seek the elusive opal, found in this vast outback semi-desert area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Cave Coober Pedy