Desert Cave Hotel

Available Rooms

Double or Twin Room - Underground

Max Guests:

This room is located underground with natural sandstone walls, this is a perfect way to experience unique Coober Pedy underground living.

Single bed(s) x 2; Double bed(s) x 1;
Air Conditioning; Iron; Desk; Ironing Facilities; Seating Area; Washing Machine; Heating; Sofa; Shower; Hairdryer; Free toiletries; Toilet; Bathroom; TV; Telephone; Radio; Flat-screen TV; Tea/Coffee Maker; Minibar; Refrigerator; Wake-up service; Alarm clock;

Queen Room - Aboveground

Max Guests:

This air-conditioned room is located above the ground in a garden setting.

Large bed(s) (King size) x 1;
Air Conditioning; Iron; Desk; Ironing Facilities; Seating Area; Washing Machine; Heating; Sofa; Shower; Hairdryer; Free toiletries; Toilet; Bathroom; TV; Telephone; Radio; Flat-screen TV; Tea/Coffee Maker; Minibar; Refrigerator; Wake-up service; Alarm clock;
3 stars
Hutchison Street 5723 Coober Pedy Australia (AU)
-29.00978851 134.75538635
American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB, Bankcard, Eftpos


Guests liked the large, clean rooms, though some commented they were dated
Some guests mentioned the bathrooms could be improved

Service & facilities

Guests appreciated the friendly staff
Some guests said reception could be improved

About Desert Cave Hotel

Desert Cave Hotel offers unique underground desert accommodation in Coober Pedy. You can also stay overground. There is an outdoor swimming pool and free parking. The hotel offers a choice of spacious overground or underground rooms. All guestrooms are tastefully furnished and provide modern amenities. Desert Cave’s restaurant serves modern Aussie cuisine for breakfast and dinner. There is also the world’s only underground bar and games room. An airport shuttle is available on request. There is Wi-Fi access.

Amenities of Desert Cave Hotel

  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Billiards
  • Hiking
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Packed lunches
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Snack bar
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Kid meals
  • Wine/champagne
  • Bottle of water
  • Fruits
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • On-site coffee house
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Secured parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Tour desk
  • Ticket service
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Terrace
  • Games room
  • Sun terrace
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Laundry
  • Daily maid service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Business centre
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area

Guest Reviews (58 reviews)


Sep, 30, 2016

A comfortable bed after a long drive from Ayers Rock.

W had a big room with a balcony, a comfortable bed
House keeping could be better had spider webs in the bath room. Room price a bit high for above ground room


Sep, 23, 2016

Lovely place to stay but a bit pricey

Great for the experience of staying underground. Quiet room and the WiFi worked. The cafe and the bar were good, staff were friendly.
A bit pricey which is the only reason we didn't stay again on the way back home.


Sep, 22, 2016


Right in the middle of the opal shops!

Gill Pennock

Sep, 20, 2016

A great place to stay

Friendly efficient staff, incredibly helpful. Underground room well thought out - comfortable beds, lots of room, so quiet, and nightlight if needed. Amazing breakfast.
We didn't like all the stairs to the restaurant but have since found out that there are 2 other ways up there for disabled guests.


Sep, 08, 2016

Outstanding staff

Bed was very comfortable and room was very clean. Reception staff were very courteous and helpful. Restaurant waitress was outstanding. Her name was Maneka (sorry about spelling) and she deserves a mention. We travelled with two kids, one toddler and one infant and her assistance to us meant we had a stress free dinner in the hotel restaurant,Umberto's. Coffees in Crystal Cafe were also very good and even though we missed breakfast by 10minutes, the cafe staff were very obliging and allowed us to order from the breakfast menu.


Aug, 30, 2016

Desert rooms not primitive!

1. Provision of Gideon Bible was appreciated. 2. Appreciated notice of lack of water in desert environment. 3. Great staff, esp Robert, who took care of us in the conference room, and unlocked door to the passageway to the rooms a little early. 4. Courtesy bus from airport (made private arrangements to airport).
1. You have soap/body wash & hair care... could you think about toothbrush & paste, and shaving implements. 2.Multiple levels via stairs (some steep). 3. Three levels of stairs to Umberto's and conference room. 4. When I booked via internet I could not see underground rooms to book... only above ground. 5. My room was labeled 'Queen', I could not see that description when I was looking at you website.


Aug, 21, 2016

Best outback motel

This is a great motel. We had an above ground room and it was huge, spotlessly clean and well equiped. The fine dining restaurant is a lovely surprise...very good food and professional service. Quite unexpected for the locality.


Aug, 12, 2016

Great and clean rooms.

I stayed in ,,overground,, room and it really great. Very clean and comfortable.


Aug, 05, 2016

Overall, an excellent stay in comfortable accommodation in central and convenient location

The accommodation was in excellent condition and extremely comfortable. Café and restaurant on site made the stay even more enjoyable for their convenience and location
More facilities for mobility impaired. Too many stairs and extremely difficult to get upstairs to Umberto's Restaurant. Need a lift and more details on website on which rooms/facilities are suitable for disability


Jul, 16, 2016


The luxury in a most unlikely environment! The quality of dinner in the restaurant - wonderful!
Nothing really. The price was high, but that is to be expected in such a remote location.


Jul, 12, 2016

Thanks for nothing

The room was fine. stuffed my booking and instead of getting the two rooms I booked, I got one room and a fold up bed. Despite three emails to, no one has had the courtesy to respond to me.


Jul, 11, 2016

Friendly staff, great atmosphere

We were late arriving and couldnt contact them by phone but our room had been saved and staff were friendly.
The stairs to the rooms above ground were a bit steep to take heavy cases up!


Jul, 10, 2016

Pretty good for Coober Pedy

The Restaurant food was very nice. The rooms were dated but in very good condition and very large.
The desk staff took a written copy of credit card details rather than pre-authorising. This is a security issue and they did not seemed concerned when asked about it.


Jul, 07, 2016

we had a comfortable stay

comfortable, clean, quiet, easy access, interesting facility
water pressure for shower


Jun, 13, 2016

Our stay at Coober Peddy was different, and very interesting

The underground walk through museum was excellent, overall an interesting experience. This was very different to other places we have stayed, was fascinating, worth the stoppover!
The restaurant we felt was overpriced for what you get on the plate.


May, 24, 2016

Enjoyed the swimming pool. Beautifully kept. Very pleasant stay in central location.

Very pleasant stay. Really appreciated late check out to coincide with flight. Staff extra helpful.


Apr, 28, 2016

Legitimately underground rooms, fun novel experience with fantastic onsite restaurant.

the room was legitimately underground, carved out using a machine. room had a great vibe but didn't echo, which was a unexpected surprise. Extremely authentic, comfortable, somehow still got phone reception and WIFI! short walk from the shops and service station, fantastic onsite restaurant, fantastic food at a good price.
the car park could maybe be a little better ordered? seriously nit picking to find a negative, this place was great!


Apr, 28, 2016

The under ground opal mining museum/

The under ground opal mining museum/bar/cafe is amazing. Worth half of what they charge for your room.


Apr, 24, 2016

overpriced and noisy

Restaurant was very good.
Having a band that attracted drunk locals with fighting and a stabbing. Noise of drunks. Teenagers racing up and down stairs near our room. Rocks thrown at our car in the car park.


Apr, 18, 2016

Unique location.

Unique location. Tour by Gerhart was excellent


Apr, 13, 2016


The location was excellent, central to eating places and shopping.
What was once a nice place to stay was not well maintained. The Underground shop was closed, areas were blocked and dirty.


Mar, 15, 2016

my above ground experience

pity I didn't get an underground room, it was implied by the advert that all rooms were underground and the desert inn was the most expensive of all the other hotels who advertised genuine underground rooms - so I thought by paying the extra I would have the best a little disappointing.


Mar, 03, 2016

It was comfortable but on the average side

The motel was fairly close to most attractions. Room was average but clean
Office staff were not very welcoming. If anything nondescript to questions , He couldn't be bothered with anything even giving a receipt for our payment had to be asked for


Mar, 03, 2016

Interessant, in einem underground-Zimmer zu übernachten!

Interessant, in einem underground-Zimmer zu übernachten! Sehr schön eingerichteter, großer und sauberer Raum, dunkel und ruhig. Leider nicht ganz so kühl, weil er direkt hinter der Eingangsmauer lag. Toll war die Empfehlung, eine 4-Stunden-Tour rund um Coober Pedy zu machen. Total interessant.
Uns hat die Pizza von gegenüber nicht so gut geschmeckt.


Mar, 03, 2016

Oberirdische Zimmer haben mehr Vorteile

Schöner Pool
Es ist gewöhnungsbedürftig unterirdisch zu wohnen. Kein Fenster!! schlechte Ausleuchtung durch die Lampen, kein WLAN in den unterirdischen Zimmer! Überlegt es euch gut, ob ihr nicht lieber ein oberirdisches Zimmer buchen solltet.

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