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Lot 1 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/08/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 7 in Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy is a unique town with underground homes, restaurants, shops, churches and walk-in underground mines. Opal Inn Hotel/Motel is an aboveground property with 65+ rooms and over 50 caravan sites. The air-conditioned hotel includes a lobby, bar, restaurant and function facilities. Free car parking and free WIFI is available to all guests. The hotel offers a variety of rooms and facilities for its guests. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, modern amenities - including a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The pet friendly caravan site has FREE showers, coin operated laundry, fire pit, and BBQ. All guests can have pre-dinner drinks at the bar and later dine at the in-house restaurant, where the kitchen can provide you with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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abc wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
The rooms are old and very basic, the phone and wifi non existent. I won’t be back. If the tariff had been cheaper and if modern communications were available the motel rooms might just scrape a pass mark. I won’t hold my breath!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Keith A wrote a review Jun 2021
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
I and my work colleague had the misfortune to stay here for 4 nights. The rooms were never serviced....beds not made...bins not emptied...towels not changed.....carpets not vacuumed despite being filthy! The taps dripped constantly in both rooms. Rooms were in need of a facelift including the stained vanity unit top. Drove up from Adelaide to be greeted by a male receptionist who we felt like we were bothering. That seemed to be the general attitude of most of the staff. Meals were to say the least average and tasteless, which is why we ate out on as many occasions as we could. We were up on business and will never stay here again. I have also made a company policy for all my staff NOT to stay here. Would highly suggest that you avoid this place at all costs!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Do not stay here!
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wilhelmina k wrote a review May 2021
Greater Adelaide, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
2 nights at the Opal in with a tour group, meals were good as was the main reception building ROOMS were well below average the sign said conserve water then on the same sign you had to run hot water for 10 minutes to heat, linen was old and thin, beds were terrible, shower screen was broken,power outlet for kettle didn't work. Nearly everyone in the groups had su standard rooms needing repair running water, running toilets, TV not working, no plugs in sinks. Would not recommend
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
peter h wrote a review Mar 2021
Greater Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Terrible stay no tv no wifi room disappointing no milk for coffee has been good in the past stayed a few times before but told at reception of problems didn't seem to care look for other options next time
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
Christine G wrote a review Mar 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia132 contributions66 helpful votes
Called in without a reservation. Reception said that there may be a problem as all of the sites large enough to take our mobilehome were already booked. After a heap of jiggling she thought our van would fit into the last bay that was left. Settled in nicely. The only thing to remember is that water is scarce and there is no provision anywhere to connect a hose. Amenities block is very neat, clean & tidy and due to some security issues, has keypad entry. Park is 200m from the Centre of town & across from the tourist info center. A HUGE thankyou to Christine at reception for all her efforts and assistance in finding us a place to stay. Recommend. Absolutely
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Date of stay: March 2021
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US$86 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Opal Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Opal Inn?
Nearby attractions include Faye's Underground Home (0.9 km), Old Timers Mine (0.8 km), and Opalios (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Opal Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Opal Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Opal Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Opal Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Opal Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Outback Bar & Grill, John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant, and Downunder Gallery and Cafe.
Does Opal Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Opal Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Opal Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Coober Pedy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Opal Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Opal Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Big Miner (0.3 km).
Is Opal Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.