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The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff at this family run motel Rooms and common areas very clean Fantastic views from the rooftop above the dug out especially at sunset if the clouds don't come down beforehand 20 mins walk to the Main Street and restaurants

Thank Sarah B
Bindlach, Germany
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We received a very nice and warm welcome from reception staff. The room was outstanding clean and well equipped. Climate in the underground room was exceptional. Very good infos for restaurants and sightseeing. In Coober Pedy we would always choose the same hotel again.

Thank Werner P
Basel, Switzerland
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61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The underground room was great. We did not like the long walking distance to the center. To go down it's easy but to go back it is quite steep! Since we do not drive and drink my husband has to drink water in the restaurants

Thank WConny
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140 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very unusual hotel that has been excavated into the side of the hill. Rooms are very clean the temp inside is a very pleasant cool compared to the blazing temps outside it was 42 degrees when we arrived. The view from the top of hotel is terrific looking over the town and the sunsets and sunrises more so.

Thank Steve T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a comfortable stay at The Lookout Cave Underground Motel. It was located on top of a mountain and you could climb to the top of the motel for a great view of Coober Pedy. The host was friendly and informative about the sights and local restaurants. The rooms were clean and adequately appointed. We wanted an underground experience... More 

Thank melfrommelbourne13
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique underground experience. The property was clean, tidy and had everything available that we required. It was serviced daily and towels changed. This surprised me as so many hotels nowadays put out their environmental sign that says "we will only change your towels if you want us to." We were very happy with the service and room.

Thank Beernbeam
Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real gem -pardon the pun- of a find in Coober pedy. Have stayed in town before generally the mud hut which is also good but this place is the full underground experience. Staff nice and helpful and good views from the front and on the roof!! A bit further from town centre for eating and shopping but a great... More 

Thank reggieboi
Alice Springs, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming at reception. Room was clean and comfortable. Room was a welcome relief after the drive in high temperatures. The morning view outside was tremendous. That's why it's called the Lookout Cave Underground Motel.

Thank dintebs
New South Wales, Australia
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164 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here many times and thoroughly enjoyed it! Always clean and staff are very friendly! However our room this time was lacking somewhere to put our case we found the head board uncomfortable especially with only one pillow! I am being picky now but it would be nice to have shower gel, shampoo etc. But more than anything it... More 

Thank Shootingstars R
Dubbo, Australia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing experience to stay undergrond. Hosts were really lovely, helpful and informative. Signage could do with an upgrade as it's very tired. Unfortunately no restaurant on site which would really enhance experience as Coober Pedy lacks good eateries. Overall good value for money and great to tick off bucket list to stay underground.

Thank Karen H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lookout Cave is a family owned and operated Underground Motel, providing guests with a warm &welcoming atmosphere.Located minutes from the town centre the Lookout Cave is situated on a hillside in a secure and quietlocation with views over looking Coober Pedy.The Motel features 18 underground guestrooms including one & two bedroom self-contained units. Allrooms are equipped with a bar fridge, 32” LED TV, kettle, toaster and include a private en-suite with toiletand shower.Immerse yourself with ochre-lit skies across the vast desert landscape that continues as far as the eyecan see.Coober Pedy is a resource of hidden treasures; we encourage you to explore and discover a unique outback experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Address: 1141 McKenzie CL | P.O. Box 79, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range: $127 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lookout Cave Underground Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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