We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Tayka del Desierto

Ojo de Perdiz | Siloli Desert, Calama, Bolivia
Hotel Tayka del Desierto
Write a Review

168 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

we stayed here one night after driving about 300kms through the desert. it's the only place to stay but the staff that were on the night we were there tried really hard to make us feel welcome. they were apologetic about not being able to offer hot showers because it had been snowing all afternoon. they run on solar power!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was a hotel I never expected to stay in let alone find so comfortable and accommodating. It appeared out of nowhere in a barren but beautiful landscape and the generous rooms and delicious meals were very welcome after a day of bone-shattering driving. While the power was only on for short periods of time and showers had to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After touring the lagoons, we came upon the hotel in the middle of the Andes. This was a convenient stop before continuing on to Laguna Colorado and Licancabur volcano the following day. The hotel is a little short on amenities, but this is completely understandable considering the location. The power in the room is off from 9 pm to 6... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, ME
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It would be easy to criticize this hotel, but taking into account its remote location in the middle of a desert, I think it would be unfair to do so. Just to get there is an adventure, given its remoteness and road conditions. It's actually a pretty basic place; the rooms are nothing special, but ours was clean and functional.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After driving a few hundred km off road, this oasis in the middle of nowhere is a very welcome sight. We gave it 5 stars / excellent due to the outstanding facility in a very challenging environment. However this is definitely not a luxurious 5 star hotel similar to those found in many cities around the world; its a simple... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
46 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This hotel is located at over 4,500m in what is essentially the middle of nowhere - whilst there are roads marked on maps it would be very hard to describe them as that. We didn't have any expectations of what the hotel would be like and as a result of the location it is pretty basic (but no where near... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
La Quinta, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This hotel was booked for us by an agent in Uyuni ( expediciones nueva aventura) who I believe took a large commission on the booking. The hotel construction was by the local community and is of very low quality,. The position is outstanding overlooking the desert and the mountains. The bedrooms are hostal standard with flanellete sheets and and heavy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Tayka del desierto is the only option in the middle of the Bolivian desert. The hotel facilities are good, better than what I was expecting, clean and the staff is very friendly. The shower was really good, good water pressure and hot water. Although the place is very remote, they could try improve a little the breakfast, giving the guests... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
125 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I guess we had high expectation since the night before the stayed at Hotel de La Piedra northern of this one and it is the same owner. But no… We had to scale back a lot… First the room are old and not very clean. I the lobby, you have cables swinging around. No charm I almost felt I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is hard to make a review to this hotel. I've never be in such an hotel where the quality was so much relative regaring the environment where the hotel was located. The hotel is, undoubtedly, the best place to stay if you make a tour visiting the Lagunas del altiplano. It's a luxury in such a remote place. It's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

132 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (132)
Hotel & grounds (46)
Dining (13)
Room/suite (25)
Bathroom (11)
Family/play areas (1)
View from room (5)
Other (31)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...

Near Hotel Tayka del Desierto

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question