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Hotel Playa Blanca

Hotel Playa Blanca
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#15 of 21 hotels in Uyuni
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Uyuni Bolivia
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Uyuni Joya Andina Airport
25.2 km
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Chinapjs wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia3,786 contributions1,210 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Interesting. Was the headquarters for the Bolivia portion of the Dakar Rally. A flag area outside, restaurant inside but it's currently not taking overnight guests. Big deal is to picnic next to your car on the Flats and under umbrella. Sunscreen and sunglasses important as the sun, reflecting off the Flats is exceedingly bright. Lots of cool photos
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Hema P wrote a review May 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom154 contributions103 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We came here for lunch as part of our tour, while visiting the salt flats. It's quite a unique place, where else would you see anything like this. Everything is made of salt, therefore lacking a little in terms of comfort The Dakar monument is nearby and good photo opportunity. Lunch was ok, just quinoa salad and omelette for vegetarians.
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Date of stay: June 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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chiangmaicharlies wrote a review Apr 2019
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,653 contributions495 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Hotel de Sal - Playa Blanca, whilst on a day trip. Whilst understanding some of the bad reviews for the hotel, for us it was a unique place and worth visiting.

So, visit it for sure if you're passing, but maybe not stay there.

Good photo opportunities - which I guess goes without saying in this region.
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Date of stay: November 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jay M wrote a review Nov 2019
Noblesville9 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although we did not stay overnight here, we spent a great afternoon in the hotel area. I can only say that if you are in the Uyuni area, you must get out to see the hotel and the flag display. I wish that I had known of flag tradition before I went on our trip. The haphazadness of the hotel leads to it charm.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Lou856 wrote a review Jan 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom108 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The good thing about this place is that it's unique. It's made entirely of salt.There's no running water (therefore no sinks or a shower) and no electricity. Every time you wanted to use the toilet you get charged 2 bolivianos (even though you've already paid for your room). I know it's not much but it's the principle of having to pay again.The toilets were fairly nasty too. The "hotel" staff were very rude and very unhelpful however there was a lovely man working in the bar restaurant area who was helpful. The beds were very firm. The outside lock on the bedroom door was broken but the "hotel" staff refused to help in any way. My stay here happened to coincide with one of the starting stages of the Dakar Rally though which was great to see.
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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roger M wrote a review Jan 2019
Allen Park, Michigan203 contributions89 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The complex of the Playa Blanca Hotel in Bolivia is made of salt, and it squats on the magnificent Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt field in the world. It is a tourist stop for Day-trippers to the flats, which are otherwise devoid of comfort facilities.

That doesn’t excuse the deplorable state of the toilet facilities. They charge a ridiculous 5 Bolivianos, nearly a dollar, to visit some of the filthiest toilet facilities in the world. Simply because they can.

I do not bestow this accolade lightly.. I have traveled to some of the most notorious tourist spots in the world. Without going into detail, the Playa Blanca on the Bolivian Salt Flats was the worst. The only justification for charging a dollar is for maintenance. Where does all that money go? It is pure exploitation.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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seagullrob wrote a review Apr 2018
Scarborough, Australia6,042 contributions986 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were spending the day on the Bolivian salt plains as part of an Intrepid tour, and visiting a hotel made of salt seemed like a no-brainer.
Food and drink were available, as were toilets (at a small cost).
The Dakar monument is close by.
Sure it worth a look - so extraordinary!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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STRAWBERR1 wrote a review Aug 2017
58 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
So we went to majorca on the 27th of July for 4 nights. We stayed in s'llot very lovely area. Hotel very close to the beach, shops and restaurants lovely place but as for the hotel well I could not say the same thing at all if your looking for somewhere to just put your head then you are ok. Food not so great always COLD, we paid for half board but we ate out all the time. Here are some pictures for you to see for yourself.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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