Luna Salada is unique in that it is built from blocks of salt mined in this area, so you can definitely say they have made good use of local materials. Even the floors, furnishings and bed heads and frames are carved from salt. The hotel sits on the banks of the Salar de Uyuni, with spectacular views out over the white, never-ending salt plains.
There are 23 rooms with a choice of singles, doubles, triples and even a family suite. Each room is simply and elegantly furnished, promising a comfortable stay complete with heating and hot water bottles for those chilly months. The en-suite bathrooms have hot running water. Colourful rugs and throws throughout bring the pale complexion of the hotel to life, adding a bright splash of colour and warmth.
There light and airy restaurant serves simple and delicious food for you to enjoy together with fantastic views over the salt plains. There is also a bar area where the seating and tables are made of.... you guessed it.... salt, with comfy cushions and more bright colours. Pieces of artisanal furniture coupled with cosy glowing fireplaces, retain a wonderfully authentic Bolivian feel to the hotel.
A stay here basically means you embrace the area and its salt! You eat at salt tables, sit on salt benches, sleep on salt beds, walk on salt floors - but it's up to you if you want to add salt to your food!
Open: Luna Salada is open all year.
Location: The hotel is situated on the banks of Salar de Uyuni in Colchani, not far from Uyuni town.
Rooms: There are 23 guest rooms made up of singles, twins, doubles, triples and family rooms. All have en-suite bathrooms with hot water and heating. The rooms are simple and comfortable with bright splashes of colour added in the soft furnishings.
Activities: Explore the salt flats in a 4x4. Visit the Inca Huasi Island and its cacti. See the red and green lagoons and colourful flaminigos. Certain activities are restricted to the dry season. Spend a day exploring the Tunupa Volcano or simply relax at the hotel with a spot of stargazing.
Facilities: The hotel is unique, made out of salt blocks. There is a restaurant and bar and also a spa, only available to hotel guests.
Dining: The restaurant and bar furniture are made from salt blocks. Colourful cushions, table cloths and throws bring a distinctly Bolivan feel to the rooms. Simple and delicious meals are served making use of fresh local ingredients accompanied by a superb wine selection. Breakfast is a buffet affair of fresh fruits, cold meats, cheeses, pastries and breads. The restaurant is popular with visitors and you can enjoy views of the Salar as you dine.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for a visit to Bolivia.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi in the public areas of the hotel.