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... inside is well-decorated and very warm. We upgraded to a suite with a seating area, bathroom, and sleeping area. The...
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... us how they dredge the chicken in salt. Some in the dining room commented that there was way more salt than needed, but...
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... contact with Pedro, and it made our stay even better. The room was large, with an incredible salt-brick igloo ceiling. Out...
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LizzyD wrote a review Jun 2019
Los Angeles, California600 contributions119 helpful votes
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Driving up to the hotel, the facade is impressive. The inside is well-decorated and very warm. We upgraded to a suite with a seating area, bathroom, and sleeping area. The walls, dome ceiling, and bottom of the bed are all made of salt. The beds were comfortable with a heated blanket. The shower was nice and hot. Our only complaint was the bathroom door was a little hard to open. The restaurant was made up to be fancy. The food was pretty good considering it’s out in the the middle of nowhere. I really enjoyed it stay here and wished we could have spent the next night here instead of at Tayka de Desierto. It’s such a nice reprieve from the long, dusty, and bumpy roads in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 14 Jun 2019
Dear Guest: Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. We are going to check all our details in bathrooms. Thank you for choosing us for your stay during your trip at Salar de Uyuni. Best Regards Gabriela Minor-guest relation
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Arthur C wrote a review Nov 2014
Winnipeg48 contributions35 helpful votes
To be sure, a hotel made out of salt could be construed as "gimmicky". That being said, it is an excellent hotel in its own right. First, the architecture is stunning. The rooms look like the inside of an igloo, which is a unique feature in what is essentially desert. More importantly, they were clean and well-furnished. Being there in October, we didn't feel the need for extra heat.

The buffets were excellent. They even showed us how they dredge the chicken in salt. Some in the dining room commented that there was way more salt than needed, but everyone seemed to be pleased with the overall level of food quality, certainly me. In three weeks in Peru and Bolivia, it was one of our better meals.

We did see the sunsets and sunrises. I never occurred to me to go stargazing. (Wish I had!) There isn't a lot to do in the area once you return from touring but my wife and I played pool and checkers in the well-appointed games room. But hey, you're in the desert, what do you expect? (Coming here for the nightlife is like staying in Manhattan for the peace and quiet. You're probably going to be disappointed.) Plus, if you were sightseeing on the lake all day (as we were) you're probably going to be somewhat tired anyway.

The Wi-Fi in the room worked well. As for service, we didn't really need any as everything in the room was fine. Check-in/out was uneventful and the restaurant served as scheduled. In short, despite being in a rather remote location, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of accommodations, food and service.
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Date of stay: October 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris H wrote a review Mar 2015
21 contributions9 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I broke budget to stay here, and have no regrets.
We organised our trip through their website (palaciodesal.com.bo) and our contact, Pedro, was very helpful. He created a 3 day itinerary for us and was very accommodating when we needed to change certain details. He even changed dates at the last minute and arranged for a night at a closer hotel after our transport situation deteriorated in Oruro.
The hotel itself is unlike anything I've ever stayed in. We were given one of the best rooms in the place, possibly because of our contact with Pedro, and it made our stay even better. The room was large, with an incredible salt-brick igloo ceiling. Out of our room door was direct access to the salt flats. A short 20 minute walk and you're on the edge of the white desert. Few other hotels have this kind of access. The hotel offers free gumboots for walking on the salt flats (you'll definitely need these), as well as mountain bikes. As part of our itinerary, Pedro organised meals (including lunches on days with no activity). The restaurant is okay. Buffets for breakfast and dinner - if you're lucky, they'll cook their speciality Salt-rubbed roast chicken. The food was fine. Nothing exceptional, but better than a lot of hostel and B&B breakfasts I've had in South America. The staff were mostly very nice. In particular, the afternoon host (Jhardina I think her name was) was very friendly, spoke excellent english and helped me on multiple occasions. The hotel is affiliated with Hidalgo Tours - who showed us an excellent time. As part of our itinerary, we enjoyed a one day tour of the salt flats, which was mind-blowing. We had a great stay at Palacio De Sal. If you are thinking of staying here, I would recommend getting in touch with them through their website rather than booking through booking.com - as you'll probably end up with better service and maybe even a better room.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fangkitty wrote a review Oct 2014
State College, Pennsylvania30 contributions6 helpful votes
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This spectacular hotel is a surprise after a long day driving through the Salar de Uyuni. Built entirely of salt, the walls, floors and furniture are fine examples of what can be done with blocks cut from the Salar. The ceiling of our room was a dome of salt blocks - very cool to look at from the bed!

Our room was very, very large, with a separate seating area and queen-sized bed. The large bathroom was clean and modern. You don't have to worry about staying warm in the room - not only were our heaters turned to high, but our bed was made with an electric blanket, 2 wool blankets, and a comforter!

The wi fi worked when we arrived, but it died during dinner, and the hotel never established a connection before we left. Since we were traveling for scenery, not 24x7 internet connectivity, we shrugged off the issue.

Dinner was a buffet with a nice variety of meats and vegetables. The starter soup was fantastic. The bellman/waiter displayed dinner before it was served - chicken roasted in a very large pot of salt. The chicken was moist and tender. I'm not sure if there is a supply problem or a demand issue, but a number of beverage choices on the menu were unavailable.

Breakfast was a whole different experience. We were told to expect a 7am pickup, which was moved to 7:30 so we could have breakfast, as the front desk indicated breakfast wouldn't be available until 7am. We arrived at 7am to a locked dining room. Another couple arrived and said they were able to get coffee and bread at 7 the day before, so they were also surprised. Our driver arrived at 7:30 and the dining room doors were still locked. Finally, the breakfast buffet was available around 7:40, with dishes arriving bit by bit. We gobbled some food and rushed to leave. We couldn't check out because there was no one at the front desk, and we needed to pay for the prior night's beverages. We left a note and more than enough money at the front desk and got in the car to leave. The clerk who checked us in came running after the car, looking for her money. She had never looked inside the note to see the money.

In all, it's a beautiful, comfortable hotel with very good dinners. I'm not sure what was the issue with the staff and breakfast, but I would recommend this hotel if you're looking for an upscale experience in Uyuni. Just be prepared for a few quirks.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeremy M wrote a review Sept 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania157 contributions85 helpful votes
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We had the opportunity to stay here for 1 night during the dry season and it was FANTASTIC. Truly a one-of-a-kind hotel that commands photo-worthiness alongside relaxation.

It is truly a spectacular building made out of approximate 1 million 14” salt blocks, and without a doubt the highlight of our hotel stays on the trip. The domed ceilings in each room are made of salt blocks taken from the flats, the bed rests atop a larger salt block (amazing comfortable), and pillars throughout the hotel are crafted from salt blocks that make for an absolutely stunning architecture unlike any we’ve seen.

Upon checkin we were upgraded to a suite; we do not know what the non-suite rooms look like, but I'd highly recommend a suite. It offers a king size bed in a separate area of the room (with its own salt dome) and a small living room with couch and desk in a second area of the room (with a second salt dome).

The whole hotel is just so amazing to walk around and enjoy. The pool/spa are also a fantastic way to relax while looking out over the salt flats just outside.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded 5 Sept 2019
Dear Jeremy: Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. Thank you for choosing us for your stay during your trip at Salar de Uyuni. All your comments are highly valued. Best Regards Gabriela Minor- guest realation
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