This is another Tayka hotel that I stayed during my trip to Bolivia in December 2012.
Tayka is a chain of hotels kind of owned by the local community and for the local people. Money earned are to be shared with the local.
Location: It is remote. Compared with many other hotels in Uyuni or at the shore of the salt flat near Uyuni, this place is far. But it gives you an authentic experience.
View: You can see the salt flat from a higher view point as the hotel is on a hill. You can walk from the hotel to some deserted buildings nearby, and it is quite scenic. Walking from the hotel to the salt flat took about 30 minutes one way.
Mount Tanupa is nearby and the hotel is almost at the foot of the Tanupa. You can see it from the hotel.
Comfort level: The hotel is a salt hotel, many furniture is made of salt. But the "salt content" is not as much as the other one that I stayed (Hotel Luna Salada, which I will write a review). I think the hotel is comfortable. Especially after a long day, the hot shower is a nice end to the day. Bed are comfortable, though don't compare with a five stars in Bangkok! I think the hotel has done what it can already to make its guest comfortable. I have no complaint.
Food: The food is nice. Bread is good, as I remember (but the bread of the other Tayka in the desert was nicer :-))
Rating: It is given a 5 star for its location and comfort level, and the fact that it is the best choice nearby. It is more on a relative scale than on an absolute scale. Would I stay here again? Absolutely.
Comparison: Comparing with the famous Hotel Luna Salada, I would say this one has better view and more character. OK, Luna Salada is famous and run more like a modern hotel, but I don't think the two differ a lot in terms of comfort level. Luna has done a great job to have everything made of salt in the room, but I somehow don't like stepping on salt (yes, the whole floor is covered by salt), and the floor of Tayka de Sal is wooden floor, which I like it better. Of course, this means the room of Tayka is less exotic, but it is made up by its location and views.