The Luna Salada Hotel is situated on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in the Colchani area, 30 minutes from the town of Uyuni – a location providing views of the impressive flats. Built entirely from local salt bricks, this rustic hotel even has furniture made from salt, including the beds and chairs. The hotel has 49 rooms, of varying styles and sizes, some with salt lake views. There is a large restaurant with great views over the white desert which serves delicious meals. The hotel also has a spa with sauna and jacuzzi.
Outside the Luna Salada Hotel looks like rustic but inside it is a luxury hotel made from salt which makes a stay a unique experience. It’s located about 45 minutes from Uyuni but a shuttle is provided and the hotel offers everything you would need during your stay. The Salar de Uyuni starts just in front of the hotel which gives magnificent views
You may have visited ice hotels in Sweden or tree top canopy suites in remote rainforests. But has anything prepared you for Bolivia’s salt hotel?
The Luna Salada – the Salt Moon – Hotel is one of the most extraordinary ideas in the hotel world. It doesn’t just command a panoramic view over the glittering Salt Flats of Uyuni – it is itself actually built from the blocks of salt mined from its surroundings. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, make sure a stay at Luna Salada Hotel is on the itinerary of your tailor-made holiday to Bolivia.
In the distance the salt flats were visible. Almost appearing as ice and snow, the salt flats are just a wide area of salty, white earth.
Standing close to the edge of the Flats, just 30 km from the interesting village of Uyuni, the low buildings have white walls – as you might expect, they’re constructed of blocks of salt – topped with rustic thatched roofs. But the big surprise awaits; step inside and you’ll discover floors, tables, chairs, even the king-sized bed in your room is carved from solid salt.
See the inside and out of what you may find and see in this unique hotel made of salt
The rooms at Luna Salada Hotel are all made of salt but the main walking area is covered with wood. There are rooms with a full salt experience too but I preferred have the main area covered.
From the lobby there was a long stretch of individual alcoves like this, including sofas, beds for lounging, and hammocks. That space station feel was in full effect. At the end of the hall, the restaurant and bar boasted spectacular views of the salt flats through the windows.Food they served are bountiful and great.
The main colors are white (salt) with blue (sky) decorations and artwork in local style. All the furniture’s framework is made of salt but for the rest is as normal furniture. The bed is large and has a quality mattress with comfortable pillows. It’s back to basics without TV and Wi-Fi but the view outside is just as good as a TV.
Within the lobby the ground was paved with white salt too, and the walls were made of white salt bricks. The entire hotel held little sitting areas with fireplaces and cozy seating.
Once again I noticed the salt on the floor, along the edge of the room and the walls were all made of salt bricks.
The surrounding landscape of the desert salt flats truly made me feel as though were on some other planet. The grounds of the hotel were seemingly endless and the staff was extremely hospitable. It was a wonderful, relaxing retreat in between the hard travelling behind and ahead of me. After an overnight stay, the next day I started my 3 days private Bolivian outback tour starting from the salt flat trek all the way to the Atacama desert of Chile.