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Tayka - Hotel de Piedra

San Pedro de Quemez, Uyuni 0000, Bolivia
Tayka - Hotel de Piedra
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Such a pity that this place is run so badly! The location is awesome, in the middle of the desert, and the construction style quite nice, all in rocks. But the staff has no interest in keeping it in good conditions. Dusting the rooms, cleaning the bathrooms (the sink had a gray layer of grease accumulated for months), instead of... More 

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32 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

When you are there you have to realize where u r. Close to the border to chile in the far south of the Uyuni desert. As all the other writers here, we stayed there for a night during round trip . The staff is highly motivated, to make u feel as comfortable as they can. From the beginning we got... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
125 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This hotel is lost in the middle of the desert 100 miles away from a city. Knowing this, it is a very charming hotel with an authentic feeling and international standards. The rooms are spacious with a nice view on the valley (the hotel is located on a hill). Diner was nice made from local products as well as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We havent expected there is a "hotel" in the desert. But when we got there, it really surprised us. Very nice hotel, all made in rocks, very special, and service is very good. Room is clean and with hot water for shower. Dinner is good also. In this kind of environment, run a hotel this chiqui is a miracle:)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

- The hotel is situated near the village of San Pedro de Quemez. It is built from blocks of volcanic rock. The architecture is very interesting, but do not look at the details: poor workmanship everywhere! Maybe this is because local people were involved in the building activity, but it seems the management does not care either. - Large room... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
30 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

OK, it's in the middle of nowhere but this was the only hotel in 6 weeks of travelling where we felt it necessary to use our sleeping bag liners when going to bed. The sheets may well have been clean but to find black hairs and other bits & pieces doesn't fill you with confidence. Yep, the water was hot... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Tayka group have the better hotel facilities in this region but, do not be fooled, they are all quite basic. This hotel is well out of the way of resources such as food and complex building materials, so much of the food is local and therefore very limited. In all fairness, our food was tasty and the wine cheap!... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

As others have said, it's in the middle of nowhere, so it's Hobson's Choice. It felt as though the duty manager knew that, so we didn't get the good service others mentioned. We didn't get any heat, light or water in our room for most of the stay either! We were quite upset when the manager casually flicked some switches... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Make no errors, this hotel is as basic as it gets. It is miles from anywhere so running such an establishment in such a harsh environment is an achievement in itself. The staff are extremely willing and helpful. The rooms very rudimentary and freezing. Need new curtains as when we stayed, made from just a piece of hessian, one with... More 

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Costa Mesa, CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Yes - this is not a Marriott in Hawaii. The hotel is very beautiful, the people are friendly, service is good. We were staying here all alone so I don't know if there are a lot of other hotel options around for non backpackers. But I would stay here again and in winter I would even as backpacker consider staying... More 

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