The architects have always tried to create something interesting and different to attract the visitors, from the use of technology to simple ice hotels. The Hotel Palacio de Sal is a unique piece of architecture, entirely made of salt. The Hotel Palacio de Sal stands in stunningly dreamlike landscape of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt flat. Palacio de Sal is a luxury hotel made exclusively of salt. Salar de Uyuni is already famous for being world largest salt flat.
Hotel Palacio de Sal covers an area of 48,000 square-feet. The hotel has 16 single and 8 double bed rooms. The space is airy and spacious. The rooms are comparatively smaller but comfortable. The prices start from 85 pounds ($135) per night. The hotel is different in having all features of luxury hotel including golf course, a dry sauna, steam room, whirlpool and, not to get surprised its own saltwater baths.
The walls, floor, desk, bed, tables and chair everything is made from salt bricks in Hotel Palacio de Sal. The hotel is located at an altitude of 3000 meters. The cooking is a challenge at this high altitude as it takes more time, still the food tastes great. The salt used in these dishes comes from the salt flat. The dishes mostly are made from llama meat, lamb, and chicken.
The main issue that is faced in Hotel Palacio de Sal is changing of wires as they get corroded for walls being made of salt. Second being the reconstruction after heavy rain falls. The interesting rule of the Hotel Palacio de Sal is that licking is strictly prohibited. The construction of this hotel took two years. The Hotel Palacio de Sal is dream come true for its creator Don Juan Quesada. The place is without any doubt the best choice for building such a master piece.
The Google rating for Hotel Palacio de Sal is 4 stars. This hotel is no less than a white palace with an amazing infrastructure. Most tourists reviewed the staff of Hotel Palacio de Sal to be extremely accommodating. The power supply is limited and extreme weather conditions do not affect the services of this hotel. The food is superb and one of the best in Bolivia. The family and play areas are great. Some others have tried to follow the idea but Palacio de Sal still is the best located at 25km far from the city. The morning and night views are great from the windows and guests enjoy their stay.