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Desert Cave Underground Hotel

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Published April 23rd 2013
Go glamping underground in 5 star luxury
Located in a visually stunning location in Coober Pedy and rising high out of the main street is the Desert CaveHotel.

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Sitting up high and dug into the cliff.


They have a variety of aboveground and underground rooms.

They boast the worlds only underground bar, an elegant restaurant and a cafe which is open for breakfast through to 3 PM.

As you enter the Main Street, you will find the hotel just after the roundabout on the left-hand side.

It towers impressively high up on to the hillside.

The front room seem to be rather warm so if the genuine underground coolness is what you're after, ask to go further back into the hotel.

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Unlike some of the other hotels, there is no outdoor rest area other than the swimming pool, however the swimming pool is considerably cooler and does have some shaded areas with reclining lounges.

The rooms are rather unique with stone walls and ceilings in the underground rooms.

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A double underground room.


From the reception, you can walk underground to the display area and come up in the little shopping mall of the hotel.

It is conveniently located in the main street so that many of the attractions are a short walk away.

Whether you are staying here or not they also offer a range of outback tours that you can book into and the prices are quite reasonable.

I joined one of those tours and you can read the review on weekendnotes.com about this experience just use the search engine for Coober Pedy tour.

Room rates start come around $130 per night upwards.

They have single rooms, double rooms, family suites and interconnected rooms. We stayed in a suite that had one central door, a central corridor that led into both of the rooms.

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The entrance to the rooms we stayed at.


Discounted rates are sometimes available if you walk in from the street at short notice.

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Buffet breakfast is often included in the room rate.
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Why? Stay underground for a truly unique experience
When: Anytime
Phone: 08 8672 5688
Where: Hutchinson Street, Coober Pedy
Cost: From around $85 upwards
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