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The Underground Motel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Coober Pedy
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed in one of the family rooms under the main hotel and found it to be clean, tidy and well looked after. The facilities are basic - but it's Coober Pedy! The lady running the place was super helpful and super friendly. It's quite strange waking up underground (or in the side of the hill to be more accurate) only to find the sun shining outside through the small window at the front. The only thing I can fault was the bed which was like sleeping on a boat at sea - very soft in an old, needs replacing way!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

What a great few days spent with family and friends at Underground Motel. The woman that ran the motel was the most friendly Ive experienced. Incredibly clean, fantastic.Will recommend to any one going to Coober Pedy. Must see sunsets at the front of motel at beeroclock.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Casa88
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The Underground Motel in Coober Pedy is quite simply, fantastic. The owner, Mike, is a hard working generous soul who runs his business in a calm but incredibly efficient manner. The ensuite rooms are clean and have lots of character. A continental breakfast is included in the tariff, and as you help yourself to this in a well equipped little kitchen, it's all very relaxed as well as being a lovely way to interact with other travellers. We really enjoyed our stay at The Underground Motel and will recommend it to anyone who is heading to Coober Pedy. Don't miss it.
Chris D

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The motel is very clean and tidy. The friendly house keeper cleans the whole place and changes towels every day. Basic breakfast provided and just a short walk into 'town'. We only needed a couple day days in Coober Pedy to see everything.

Nice swinging chair and tables out the front of the motel to watch the sunsets across the dirt.

Room Tip: There is only one room with a window at the front - request this if you want to know when it gets li...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank rich005
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were a family of six people staying for two nights in one of the family room (one double bed in one room and two bunk beds in another room, no doors to the room though). The room wasn't huge, but it can be expected for an underground accommodation, which is also why we wanted to stay there: to experience living underground, a typical feature of Coober Pedy. Also with the good weather we had all our meals on the table just outside our room so we didn't feel too cramped at all. Great location too, the motel is on higher ground and we could enjoy amazing sunset view of the surroundings, Coober Pedy being fairly small, it was a walkable distance from most shops, restaurants and museums. Service was perfect, the lady at the reception was lovely and often asked us during our stay if she could help with anything. I definitely recommend the place!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Agathita
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed at Coober Pedy on the 24th and 25 July and enjoyed our stay very much.
The were 5 of us so we had 3 rooms and all the rooms were fantastic. The lady who ran the Motel was one of the best workers we have seen, she seemed to do everything.
Breakfast was provided, basic continental style but enjoyable.
We would definitely stay here again, and to recommend it to our friends.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank KGJSydney_Australia
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

A really cool place to stay! You will never stay in a motel like this one with rooms dug into the rocks. The suite was as advertised and worth the little extra it cost. The couple who operate the motel were very nice and accomodating. Don't miss the chance to stay here!

Room Tip: choose the suite
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JohnnyBfromFlorida
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Additional Information about The Underground Motel

Address: P.O. Box 375 | Catacomb Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Coober Pedy
#3 Romantic Hotel in Coober Pedy
#4 Family Hotel in Coober Pedy
Price Range: £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well maintained property with very clean rooms and grounds, situated on the edge of the town center in a quiet and secure area. All rooms underground, with ensuite shower/toilet, TV and phone. Internet WiFi Hotspot. Great elevated location offering a fantastic view over the desert landscape and the Breakaways. Outdoor setting under veranda, trailer/caravan parking, children's play area, BBQ, kitchen and laundry facilities. Visitor information and tour arrangements. ... more   less 
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Underground Hotel Coober Pedy

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