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Hotel Samay Wasi

Av. Potosi 965, Uyuni, Bolivia
Hotel Samay Wasi
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

a 10 minute walk from the 'centre' of town. The rooms are small but functional. There's wifi in the public areas (but it is slow, as is to be expected from a hotel in a remote area). The breakfast is decent (but nothing to write home about). The staff was helpful. Overall recommended for a stay as you will not... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I stayed one night at this hotel in November 2014. My room was clean and comfortable. Wifi worked most of the time. There was always hot water for a warm shower. There is no elevator, so you have to haul your own luggage up the stairs to your room. It seems this hotel is a family business. The house was... More 

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Zejtun, Malta
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night during November 2014.   The hotel is located 10 minutes on foot from Uyuni's centre.  The rooms that we were given was quite big and it was very clean when compared to the other hotels we stayed in Bolivia.  Wifi from our rooms was also acceptable. The breakfast consisted of bread, crackers, biscuits,... More 

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Clane, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed in Hotel Samay Wasi for one night before beginning my Salt Flats tour, and was happy with the experience overall. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Uyuni, about a 10 minute walk to the centre of the small town. The rooms are not huge, but space was more than sufficient for what we needed. The beds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in the middle of a ghost town so the accommodation is pretty good for its location! During the day the hotel is pretty cold (it's late July) but at night they turn on the heater and it was actually cozy. The breakfast is one of the best I've had in the last month traveling through South America!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I think you have to remember this is Bolivia, they are a pretty underdeveloped country and so you pay for what you get. The breakfast was simple (as it is everywhere in Bolivia), cold meats, yogurt, cereal, bread, jam etc. A good selection and as much as you wanted. The drawback to breakfast is it is on the bottom floor... More 

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Utrecht, Nederland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Pros: - None Cons: - At the outskirts of Uyuni - The restaurant/breakfast room is located at a patio of the hotel, where all the room doors also are. This means that the noise from people having breakfast can be clearly heard in the room. The noise also resounds within the hotel. - Very limited breakfast: only marmelade and no... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Its not far from town, but the 10-15 minute walk is flat. The most expensive place we stayed in Bolivia and rooms were not as good as the cheaper places. wifi works here which is a plus in uyuni, although it looks like a few places have good wifi now.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stayed here before and after my trip to the salt flats. Uyuni does not have much to offer and this hotel is one of the better options. The rooms were larger than the average Bolivian hotel and reasonable nice. The breakfast was average. The water was hot some of the time. Not much English spoken at the front desk.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Stayed here before & after the Salt Flats expedition. The stay we had before was very below average, our room had a bricked up wall behind the window so no light at all & there was building works going on until past midnight! The stay after the salt flats expedition was better, we had a real window & not so... More 

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