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Cristal Samana Salt Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly and the hotel has a constant maintenance service. They serve the food in a beautiful lunchroom and they have a very decent bar. It also has a pingpong table and several free spaces. I totally recommend it!

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 March 2017

One of the best at the biggest Salt Flats in the world in Bolivia, excellent service beautiful salt Hotel, and the rooms are very good excellent views, beds are warm and comfortable, right next to the Salt Flats. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel has the potential to be a real stand out, made of salt, the design is wonderful, really interesting shape and layout, quirky carvings in the salt walls, great communal spaces such as a fantastic games room (fab idea as there's nowhere to go nearby) and obviously aiming at a high end market BUT in the midst of their...

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We decided not to be boring travelers, and stayed in a hotel made of salt Cristal Samana. This is incredible to live in a such unusual place! Moreover, it is situated in Salar, outside the city, so you can feel a sense of serenity there. I was so impressed with this hotel as it is the only hotel in Bolivia...

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Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated at the limit of the Uyuni salt plane in a dirty brown part of the salar It serves mainly as a construction zone, the noise is unbearable and the entrance is clearly marked by junk and construction materials left Inside it's ok at least There was no person attending the reception and it took 20 min...

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crstalsamaña h, Gerente at Cristal Samana Salt Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all the hotel sends you the most sincere apologies, because the hotel its getting thru an improvement process, that will allow us to give you a better service for the future, as part of the considerations you are cordially invited to stay at the hotel again, with a differentiated rate for the problems you have mentioned...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I want to say this was not the hotel we had originally chosen, the one we did had a problem 2 days before our arrival with their heating system and due to the cold in the area we were not able to stay there and the Cristal Semana was the hotel our original hotel arranged for us to stay at...

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have booked the hotel on the midday on our way form La Paz, the receptionist was nice and asked us if we want the late dinner, also he helped us with finding a Guide through the Salar de Uyuni, which thankfully had time. Almost all things you ill find in this hotel are made of salt. It is really...

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The rooms and building were beautiful--views of the Salar, good beds, plenty of blankets, hot water for showers, game room for the kids, the included breakfast was good......our review is average based on the dinner and the communication about the meal options. We specifically asked in advance about dinner options and were told that the only possibility was the advance-reserved...

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night. The hotel is nice but very very cold, the room had a Heather for it was not enough we asked for an extra Heather and still was very cold. The hotel had only one person in reception and no one else could help us with our luggage. I'll not go back I didn't sleep very...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 April 2016

BE CAREFUL - we had organized a transfer from the airport to the hotel and the guy from the hotel who picked us up wanted us to withdraw $600.- from an ATM in Uyuni (which was the price for 2 nights and 2 rooms). He told us that this was the amount we owed the hotel and since the wifi...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $172 - $267 (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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“You should stay at this SALT HOTEL in Uyuni, excelent option”
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R6824XFjuana, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for view on the salt flats”
GoneForLong, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Get rooms without the suites. I noticed that the windows were able to open”
JacquieAdios, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see the room.”
vicbrasil, 20 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Get one of the rooms where the fireplace in the corridor is just outside your room.”
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