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Desert Cave Hotel

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Above Ground Room | Balcony

Overview of Desert Cave Hotel

Desert Cave Hotel

3.5 star property
Mountain motel with 3 bars/lounges, near Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

8.0/10 Very good

405 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

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About this area

Getting around

  • Coober Pedy, SA (CPD) - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Outback Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Mediterranean Street Food Tavern - 4 min walk
  • Pizza - 4 min walk
  • Desert Grill & Seafood - 4 min walk
  • Opal City Chinese - 6 min walk

About this property

Desert Cave Hotel

Desert Cave Hotel is only 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 10 per person one-way. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, visit the coffee shop/cafe for a bite to eat or unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Other highlights include a nightclub, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.


English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Serbian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Cave exploring

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Nightclub


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Low-height worktop and sink


  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Serbian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 30 for adults and AUD 15 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 10 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Outdoor pool

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Desert Cave
Desert Cave Coober Pedy
Desert Cave Hotel
Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy
Desert Cave Hotel Motel
Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy
Desert Cave Hotel Motel Coober Pedy

Frequently asked questions

Does Desert Cave Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Desert Cave Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Desert Cave Hotel?
As of 6 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Desert Cave Hotel on 10 February 2023 start from NZ$191, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Desert Cave Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Desert Cave Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Desert Cave Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Desert Cave Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking and electric car charging are available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Desert Cave Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is AUD 10 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Desert Cave Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Desert Cave Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes cave exploring. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include 3 bars and a nightclub. Desert Cave Hotel also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Desert Cave Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Outback Restaurant (3-min walk), Mediterranean Street Food Tavern (4-min walk) and Pizza (4-min walk).
What's the area around Desert Cave Hotel like?
Desert Cave Hotel is a short 7-minute walk from Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage and 3 minutes' walk from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Underground rooms were a feature
John, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Hayley, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Comfortable but very outdated. Room smelt musty. Towels are possibly 10 years old as were extremely thin.
Pamela, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Unclean, smelly and noisy
Martina, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Debbie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location and friendly staff. Room was large and clean.
Dale, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The fridge leaked water all over the floor causing my wife to slip and fall. Reported to reception next morning and nothing was done about it. Also found a hole in the wall, toilet seat loose. Very disappointing stay
Greg, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

I think the property is “tired” & overpriced compared to others on offer in regional areas.
Christopher, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Maria, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The two girls at reception were super helpful
Sue, 1-night romance trip
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