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Hotel Tayka del Desierto

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a completely isolated spot, near to nothing, this space station like hotel lies in a mars like environment at 4800 m height above sea level. Staff is very helpful. Guests (we too) frequently get sick due to the height, but hotel is well stuffed with medicals (oxygen, tablets). Rooms are very spacious. Heating is a problem, as nights can...

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New Hyde Park, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is over at over 16,000 feet. The staff are friendly and the rooms well maintained. limited electricity after about 10PM. The restaurant is very good. The location is excellent with wide vista seen from all directions. Sunset san be excellent.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed February 28, 2017

**Please see bottom of review for photography tips** On my second visit/review of this property I've upgraded my rating from a 4/5 to a 5/5. I've come to see these properties in a different light. Considering the remote location and the challenge of fighting the environment to keep the place running one has to expect that repairs will sometimes lag....

Montgomery, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 2, 2016

At 4522 metres/14,839 ft above sea level this is the highest hotel in the world (usually claimed to be Everest View in Nepal but that's about 1000ft lower). It's the nearest you'll experience to landing in Mars, with the red desert views. The glass panelled dining room is a recent addition, but adds so much. At this altitude, walking round...

3Thank cymraeg4
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

This lovely hotel is located in the middle of nowhere in the Andean dessert right on the border of chile and Bolivia. Our stay couldn't have been better. The hotel is located at nearly 15,000 feet, and I had been suffering from altitude sickness all day. Noticing this they ushered me to a room right away and brought oxygen to...

3Thank AshishGuptasfo
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 26, 2016

When you understand that this hotel really is in the middle of a desert with no obvious water supply, it is incredible that it is so comfortable and well equipped. Oxygen essential as it is located at over 4,500m but staff very helpful and dinner was delicious. Hot water gets used up fast so grab a shower as soon as...

1Thank Richard B
Reviewed November 24, 2016

The location at the Siloli desert is excellent. And that's it. The architecture of the hotel itself should be more attractive. Despite it is said that 23,000 desert stone blocks were used to build the hotel, most of the walls are covered by an ugly grey color that looks like concrete. As the rest of Tayka hotels, the property corresponds...

Thank atontao
Reviewed November 21, 2016

located at nearly 15000 feet, one of the most impressive locations for a hotel in the world. Food was OK (nothing special) but then the altitude was playing havoc with me, so I may have mis-remembered! Actually took Diamox whilst here, first time I have had to, as staying overnight at altitude is quite different to up and down in...

Thank molari
Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

The desert hotel is located in the middle of nowhere in the Andean desert It has a very interesting architecture and esthetics, a very efficient and esthetically striking mix of stone and modern technology It runs exclusively on solar panels It saves water The rooms are large clean and esthetically interesting The common area are beautiful and so is the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

To add to other comments - this is literally in the middle of nowhere and I didn't know what to expect - I was pleasantly surprised. Luckily I was there at the start of November and it wasn't freezing cold. The hot water (use before sundown) was boiling hot and the shower powerful. I had one of the tastiest meals...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hotel Tayka del Desierto

Address: Ojo de Perdiz | Siloli Desert, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Nor Lipez
Number of rooms: 14
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“A,B or C seem to have more outlets for charging”
PGIT, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“As far from the generator/car park as possible”
vivthetraveller, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“ask them to change the sheets”
lenejer, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be in a newer room as the older ones had an odor.”
2013babs, May 2, 2016 | Read review
“You could ask for a desert view but the restaurant is the best viewing spot.”
carolynp622, Apr 26, 2016 | Read review
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