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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Saw this on TripAdvisor before planning the trip but didn't book. When we got to town we drove through and saw the sign and checked the place out- sure glad we did! What a little gem. Very reasonably priced compared to some places in town offering underground rooms. Very friendly and helpful service and with good local knowledge (which restaurants...

1Thank Kizz B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We are currently travelling in our caravan throughout Australia for 7 months. On our bucket list, and on many international travelers lists to stay in a underground Motel. Driving around the area we came across several, one being the Underground Motel. What a great discovery, a small motel 9 rooms. Sitting out side for breakfast has great views overlooking the...

Thank David H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2015

There are plenty of underground motels in Coober Pedy, but this one is a little gem. My wife and I stayed there twice, coming to and from Uluru, and each time the owner Mike made us feel like we weren't checking into a motel, but were arriving home. The rooms were spacious, impeccably clean, and there's a great kitchen where...

1Thank billbennettoz
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Don't tell anyone how good it is, or there will be no room for us next time. Out of all the places to stay and relax,this is the best and the friendliest. We stayed in a self contained cave down the hill with magnificent private views over "the breakaways" The proof is in the tasting!

Thank debbie779
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

From reviews from some friends that have stayed in the cheaper accommodation in town we decided it was worth paying a little more ($125 instead of $85). It was worth every penny. Really nice hostess, the rooms are immaculate, the toilets and common kitchen are like new out of a catalogue. The location is up on a hill just beside...

Thank Martin C
Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

The Underground Motel was a great break up for the Adelaide to Alice Springs run. Its an experience in itself sleeping inside the results of machinery cutting into rockface and that would of been enough. Topped with friendly service from Mike and Mercee who helped sort dinner from a local restaurant. While the decor may be dated, it falls within...

Thank Sam C
Mount Gambier, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Chose on recommendation from a colleague, stayed there for several weeks during work contract. The owner and staff are friendliest, most helpful and kind people I have ever met in any hotel/motel I have ever stayed at. The rooms are spotlessly clean and maintained. They did my washing every day, the breakfast supplied in the room gave ample amount and...

Thank Ian F
Strathalbyn, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2015

The most friendly ,very quiet, and they made you feel at home. There is a good view down over the town, not to fare to walk to most things in Coober Pedy. It is a good look at staying in an underground room ,if you have not done that before.

Thank Paul A
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed here for a night and what a fabulously clean and unique place. We were greeted by lovely friendly people and made to feel very welcome. Rooms and facilities are extremely clean and spacious. A continental Breakfast was offered with adequate choice of toast and cereals. Tea and coffee is available or you can purchase a...

4Thank Dohntcha
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2015

it is very different sleeping in a room no windows underground bloody brillant bloody 4 starr rooms staff excellent asked about good place to get fuel lady manger gave us a 8 cent fuel voucher they cant do any more for you good value on price close to all coober pedy has to offer they offer you discounts on local...

Thank malcolm k

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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 

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
Price Range: $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Underground Hotel Coober Pedy
Underground Hotel Coober Pedy
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Coober Pedy
#3 Business Hotel in Coober Pedy
#4 Family Hotel in Coober Pedy
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“The first room on the left hand side has a window”
 of 5 bubbles xxxSaraHxxx91, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in two different rooms and they are all similar.”
 of 5 bubbles Madmel55_24, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't chose room 1”
 of 5 bubbles 299angelao, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I took the standard double with kitchen facilities and this was perfect for my stay. Only down side was that I could not stay longer”
 of 5 bubbles CLR2701, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you have big kids, try to book the bigger family room.”
  • Front verandah facing the sunset
 of 5 bubbles D9036DQcarolines, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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