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Skien Norway
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Formerly Hotel de Sal have now changed name. The concept is the same. Interesting and charming to live in between salt walls and floor by visting this lovely area. Big constructions in the area means a lot of garbage and mud around the hotel. We missed a descent outwards seating area, but imagine that this will be on place when...

1Thank PerUrdahl
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 29 December 2013

They gave us a room in the "new" section of the hotel which is still under construction. Since there are no phones you have to walk a long way back to reception. First we noticed there was no soap or shampoo. When staff arrived noone bothered to check what else was missing. We later noticed that there was no toilet...

2Thank susanned
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Check in was ok. Water was cut off from the bathroom without warning and we weren't informed during check-in that water would be cut off either. We got a shock when water was cut off in the middle of bathing (and it was winter! imagine wet, cold and freezing in the bath stall). After 10 pm, all lights in the...

3Thank Violetferrari
new jersey
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We were looking forward to staying in a hotle "made out of salt" at the edge of the Salar de Uyuni. It was indeed a very interesting structure made to look like a winter scene with polar bears carved out of salt in the interior, which we found very strange as polar bears do not exist in that area of...

1Thank sabelotodo
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Having stayed in hotels all over the world, regretably our recent stay at this hotel was amongst our worst experiences ever. The hotel was booked for us as part of a 3 day Salar trip organised by Ruta Verde. On arrival at 4pm we were met with a grim faced woman with a terrible hacking cough who grimaced at us...

7Thank bon_vivant_traveller
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Where to start? We booked to stay here as a treat as we were backpacking and fancied a bit of luxury. The rooms were beautiful and clean and the layout of the place is amazing. The breakfasts are great. But that's where it ends. We paid extra to have meals included but on the first night we were given toast...

5Thank Kate B
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2012

At the edge of the Salar de Uyuni sits an incredible salt block structure. We had no idea we were about to pass through the entrance doors into a "winter" wonderland. The floors are covered in salt crystals and the furniture is made from salt blocks including the bed bases. We visited in December and the interior was filled with...

1Thank Rachel C
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 7 September 2012

My wife and I travelled to Bolivia on our honeymoon. We stayed at Cristal Samana for one night when we were at Uyuni. We were vegetarians and sadly they had no vegetarian food for dinner. Fortunately, we had some of our own ready-to-cook food which, after obtaining permission from the very friendly keeper/manager/whoeverHeWas, we used. It is great to see...

Thank Abhiram N
Reviewed 14 June 2012

A beautiful hotel built of blocks of salt (which includes bedroom furnishing). It's located approximately 20 mins drive from Uyuni near Colchani at the rim of the salt lake. There was electric light all night long but the heating was switched off in the morning which made the breakfast room very cold. The hotel has land cruisers available for trips...

Thank guatemaya
Erbil, Iraq
Reviewed 23 April 2012

First things First..... Who exactly travels to the Salar de Uyuni. It's not a question but more a statement. No one comes here expecting a 5 star. The more concerning guests come here hoping that you arent thrown in with a bunch of unbathed noisey backpackers. At the Cristal Samana you wont be. This hotel is still what I consider...

2Thank JRH152

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A modern building constructed entirely with blocks of salt extracted from the salt flats.Our 27 double, triple and family rooms, all in suite have hot water and heating all day long, which distinguishes our quality.If you're planing to visit Bolivia, you must come to Uyuni and enjoy the amazing experience of sleeping under the stars by the side of the salt flats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cristal Samana Salt Hotel

Address: | Carretera de ingreso al salar a 4 Km de Colchani, Uyuni, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Uyuni
Price Range: $205 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Samana Salt Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Ask for view on the salt flats”
 of 5 bubbles GoneForLong, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room around reception, wifi isn't always available in other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 667dennisl, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Get rooms without the suites. I noticed that the windows were able to open”
 of 5 bubbles JacquieAdios, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see the room.”
 of 5 bubbles vicbrasil, 20 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Get one of the rooms where the fireplace in the corridor is just outside your room.”
 of 5 bubbles manhattanmom, 23 May 2014 | Read review
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