With a cancelled tour to Toro Toro I was holed up in Uyuni for 2 days at the Tambo Aymara. The staff were really very sweet & helpful. But thats it. Bright yellow / blue fleece sheets- under & over, left me ltching for days. It left me wondering - if 20 people check in for just one night, is it logistically possible to launder that many fleece sheets every day. A sketchy breakfast - jam & cheese, no butter. The bread finished one guest helped himself from the kitchen. 20 french guests, one girl in the dining room harassed & running helter skelter . Only one couple got eggs - they went in and asked for them. Surely if breakfast is scheduled for 6.30 you can get coffee ready by 8am. Some tables had jugs of hot water.Most didnt. Once breakfast is over, the Tambo Aymara has nothing on hand. No coffee or tea as most hotels in Bolivia have. They dont do other meals. I do think there must be better optio s in Uyuni esp if the tour is booked months in advance ( and paid for)…
We stayed here before and after a trip to the salt flats. The architecture is beautiful and we appreciated the comfy warm beds with flannel sheets, as well as the heater in every room. Plenty of hot water for showers and we appreciated the bottles of water provided in the room. The staff is very sweet and the breakfast was delicious. It was close to everything, yet quiet and peaceful inside. We slept well and enjoyed our stay here.
We stayed here twice this month-once before leaving for the salt flats and after we returned. Rooms are basic but more then fit our needs. It is clean and I found the staff to be extremely helpful. There is a curfew at 11 but we alerted the hotel to our late arrival due to a snafu with our plane trip from La Paz. They supplied a heater so we were very comfortable and warm through the night. WiFi is spotty and the shower head is not ideal but there was more than enough hot water for the both of us to take a shower. Highly recommend.
Warm reception, cosy atmosphere, Great lodging, hot water, and impossible to be cold in those warm bedsheets!!! Place of rest in the busy city of Uyuni and the perfect place to start your visit of the Salar.
According to the bolivian authorities this Tambo Aymara is not classified as a hotel but some king of a hostel. So please don't present it as a hotel. Due to late booking and lack of rooms on other hotels i had to arrive there with a group of tourists we stayed 2 nights. Rooms are very basic, the place very cold, there where problems with hot water in some rooms, the breakfast is basic, The people that works there are nice but they can't do too much. Better ask for another heater to the room.