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Emu Park, Australia
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145 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a powered site and our family had a motel unit. Everything was excellent. The room was clean and well maintained. The amenities block again were of a high standard. The staff were amazing. It didn't matter who you spoke to you received a friendly helpful reply. Receptionist super efficient and always had a smile for you. The resturant... More 

Thank Pamela R
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have eaten here over the last 2 months and cant get enough. The food is Fantastic, there is definitely love in that kitchen. We have tried almost the whole menu. 5 star and Great work Anthony and staff. Tony & Linda Desertview Motel

Thank Tony P
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tony & Linda Thank you so much for your kind review. The passion and love that the Kitchen team inject into their work is certainly something I noticed when I first arrived, and I'm glad it's noticed by our valued customers. You mentioned that you've tried nearly everything on the menu: what's your favourite dish? Thanks again for taking... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It was late and we were tired. It was the only place open that had the cheapest room available but still pricey for what it was. We had a ground floor unit. Bed was uncomfortably, shower just dribbled out. Couldn't wait to leave the next morning. Didn't have a good feel about it Rooms were clean and plenty of parking... More 

Thank microlights
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. I'm sorry to see that it wasn't a pleasant one for you. I'll investigate the issue with the shower. It may have been a problem we resolved while you were here so that you could've enjoyed your stay more. Coober Pedy does have... More 

Warragul, VIC
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after coming out of the desert after 6 days of travel. Reception was friendly and helpful. Received discounts for hotel meals and drinks card. Rooms clean and a quite night sleep. Very comfortable with a large room for reasonable price. Washed clothes at caravan park which is part of same complex.

Thank whistle007
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon whistle007 Thank you for your nice review. Our team works hard to not only provide clean facilities, but also great service to all our valued guests. I'm glad to see that we have done that for you. Hopefully it's not too long before we see you again here at Opal Inn. Kind regards Ashley - Front Office Manager More 

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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Checked in after a very long drive from Adelaide. Staff pleasant and helpful and room basic but clean. Food was absolutely delicious and fresh in the Bistro, would highly recommend dining there. We were just passing through on our way to Darwin but struggled to find anything to do in Coober Pedy!

Thank Jayne A
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon Jayne A Thank you for taking the time to leave a pleasant review. We often get positive feedback regarding our food and I've noticed that our Kitchen team certainly put passion in their work. Coober Pedy has a number of gems to explore (no pun intended). I'm not sure what time or date you arrived, but perhaps it... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you for making such an effort to be organised and efficient on such a hectic afternoon of the storm. Ashley was so polite and helpfull. Such an asset to this company. Keep up the great work...made my day.

Thank Vicki M
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Hi Vicki M Well... This has made MY day. Thank you so much for your brilliant feedback. I'm glad that I could help you. I might just pass this on to my bosses... Maybe I might get a little Christmas bonus? :-) Hopefully it's not too long before you're out this way again. It'll be great to be able to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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218 reviews
145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Took a while to find my booking when I checked in. Dusty location and whilst the room was acceptable, it's really over priced, but I guess everything is over priced in Coober Pedy. Went across the road for dinner to the Outback Bar & Grill which was very good. Overall an good stay for a night in Coober Pedy if... More 

Thank Bruce W
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bruce Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately, it can be a bit dusty out this way. It might've been a bit windy the day you stayed with us which would've made it a bit dustier. I would be interested to know what website you are referring to that states guests need to pay for... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Waited almost an hour for my food and no apology when it arrived. Food was cold and tap soft drink tasted like soda water. No menus in the tables so had to offer for a family of 5 once I reached the front of the line. Felt rushed to order for a family of 5.

Thank Julie B
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Hi Julie B Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry that you didn't have a good experience with us. As it is something that is out of the ordinary for us it actually surprises me that this happened to you; we even received a lot of positive comments in the reception as guests were leaving... More 

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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice welcome by reception staff. Always a plus. Easy to find. Room was clean, big, not necessarily attractive, but adequate to our needs, wifi better than lots of others who claimed "free wifi" in our travels outback. Restaurant was out of spaghetti for the evening by 5:30! Look at other restos 1st. Don't fill your car with petrol before... More 

Thank Naomi W
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Hi Naomi W Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. It's good to see that you were looked after by the reception team, as customer service is something we pride ourselves on. As for the issue of running out of spaghetti: this is the first I've heard of this. I'll have a chat with our chef to... More 

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58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a stop over on the way to The Rock. The rooms were clean, comfy. The adjoining restaurant serves great food too. My only complaint is that they need to work on the sound proofing of the room. It took a while to fall to sleep as you could hear trucks, people arguing, etc. despite that, I... More 

Thank Giselle M
Ashley M, Front Office Manager at Opal Inn, responded to this review

Hi Giselle M Thank you for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for providing feedback regarding the noise issues. I'll look into this to see if there is something we can do to resolve this issue for any other guests. I look forward to seeing you with your next visit, and wish... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is located in the middle of the town of Coober Pedy in the heart of outback South Australia. It is a unique town with underground homes, restaurants, shops, churches and walk-in underground mines. Alice Springs is around 680 km away, and Adelaide is some 850 km away. This 80-room hotel is a popular destination in Coober Pedy, tourists come here, as much to holiday as to explore why this town is so famous amongst gemstone lovers. The air-conditioned hotel includes a lobby, bar, restaurant and conference facilities. Free car parking and free wifi is available to guests. The hotel offers a host of rooms and facilities for its various guests. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and feature with reverse cycle air conditioning systems and modern amenities, including a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can have pre-dinner drinks at the bar and later dine at the in-house restaurant, the in-house kitchen can provide you with a sumptuous breakfast to start the day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Opal Inn

Address: Lot 1 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range: ₹ 6,779 - ₹ 8,347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Opal Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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“try a language other than english on the lad at reception if you want something”
 of 5 bubbles Deajavoo, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Away from the car park and bar!”
 of 5 bubbles katie10590, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms more convenient if you have luggage as there are quite a few stairs to the upper level.”
 of 5 bubbles rozf758, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“away from the access road to the caravan park is a good choice”
 of 5 bubbles GraemeE129, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room close to reception. Much easier to get to dinner and home.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeK157166, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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