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Hotel Tayka del Desierto

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was a pleasant surprise, with hot showers (solar powered), and a seemingly clean and comfortable room etc. Dinner was a pleasant affair as well, with an amazing view out of the dining area. Like others have said, heating in the room is only from 5-10pm (mine started working at about 8pm however), and electricity to charge your devices... More 

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Mount Barker, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there as part of a Uyuni Salt Flats tour. It's definitely a nice place (not that there are any other options out there). The food is good. However I found the check in staff particularly sneaky. As we had some car issues we checked in very early at 2pm and were the first ones there. They asked us... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Spent one night here whilst on a tour. Absolutely freezing cold,had plenty of gas heaters around but non were lit! No hot water and heating only on for a short time. Dinner and breakfast ok, drinks were a rip off. As this is the only hotel for miles you are a captive audience. Amazing view from the dinning room before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This quaint hotel is literally in the middle of nowhere. As such, it needs to make its own electricity and heat. As a result, hot water runs out shortly after sundown (when solar-heat is no longer available to heat the water), and electric outlets are turned off at 10:00 pm. The room was clean and the beds were quite comfortable... More 

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Strengelbach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stayed at this hotel during a three day Salar de Uyuni - Bolivian Altiplano trip by Ruta Verde. We were told that the location is at am altitude of 4500 m (this is higher than other writers mention, a clarification via Google didn't produce any meaningful results and an email inquiry (in English) at the hotel was not answered.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Hotel del Desierto appeared out of nowhere as we drove across the desert of the Altiplano. There are no other buildings around and the hotel has very limited facilities but that was all that we expected. It is perfectly comfortable, but there is nowhere central to sit. So we enjoyed a simple but pleasant meal with our driver and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Enjoyed the isolated location. Travelled from the salt flats to the Silosi desert. Comfortable snug bed in basic hotel. Dinner included in stunning dining room Good food. Nice local wine. Basic breakfast

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This hotel is really located in the middle of nowhere and it's the only option aside from camping. Location - middle of nowhere - stunning scenery of the desert - must go outside at night to look at the stars, it's amazing at 4,300m and zero light pollution. Rooms - Bare basics - You will find 3-4 large beds in... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Located in a remote and pristine desert in Bolivia, 40-min drive from Laguna Colorada Tayka del Desierto is one of the most comfortable options in the middle of nowhere with. Rooms have en-suite bathrooms and hot water (thanks to solar panels). Provided the limitations to get fresh produce (everything must be brought from Potosi) the dinner and the breakfast were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

After hours of traversing rough desert tracks, right smack in the middle of the most inhospitable but stunning landscape looms an oasis where you can find a hot shower and a warm bed. There is no wifi but enough electricity until 10.00 pm to charge cameras etc (but not to run a hair dryer, straightener, etc). You will your thermals... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Tayka del Desierto

Address: Ojo de Perdiz | Siloli Desert, Calama, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Tarija Department > Calama
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hotel Tayka Del Desierto Bolivia/Calama
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