This hotel on the banks of Salar de Uyuni is made completely out of salt.
The impressive Palacio de Sal lies in south-west Bolivia on the banks of Salar de Uyuni, the largest and one of the most beautiful salt flats on Earth. This unique hotel is the first of its kind — everything from the walls to the furniture is made from salt — but it still has plenty of homely touches such as sculptures by Bolivian artists, sleek wooden decking and cosy lounge areas. During a stay here you'll be able to unwind in beautifully remote surroundings while still only being 15 miles from the city of Uyuni if you fancy a change of scenery.
The hotel has a cosy feel with just 42 igloo-like rooms, created with large salt blocks and featuring private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi, but there's a great range of facilities on offer. Following recent renovation, the hotel now has a spa complete with a swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna. Tuck into a variety of hot and cold options at breakfast from pancakes to omelettes, plus buffet dinners with local cuisine including llama and lamb. Enjoy a game of snooker in the spacious bar, and head to the viewing point for some majestic panoramic vistas over the salt flats.
At the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, and 15 miles from the city of Uyuni
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42 rooms built with salt blocks
• Take a tour of Salar de Uyuni, one of Bolivia's and Latin America's must-see attractions • Enjoy trekking and birdwatching in the surrounding area
Dining room, bar
*Denotes local charge