One of the guide books calls this the most "stylish" option in town, and it may well be. It does look pretty good.
The good: Very short walk from the bus drop off area, short further walk to the tour agency offices to join your salt flat tour. The pillows were nice. The towels were fluffy. The staff, who did not have any English, were very nice and helpful, even with my broken Spanish. Everything was very clean and new looking. The water was hot and plentiful. There was a little space heater in the room that we could control (rather than the plumbed-in radiator that the hotel can turn off).
The meh: Breakfast for us was almost non-existant - we didn't have time to sit and see if something else was coming out, but as far as we good see, it was bread, a toaster and some juice and I think some yogurt. Maybe it improves if there are more guests, but there did not seem to be very many when we were there. Having wifi would also be nice.
The bad: The beds are hard. Very, very hard. I've slept on some hard beds in Asia, but these are a step further. The rooms are dark. It turns out that most of the rooms are actually interior rooms, with only a small window that opens onto the dark interior hallways. That nice courtyard to see is all glassed in, and most of the rooms don't face it anyway. Presumably this all makes it cozier in the winter, but it was not that cold when we were there, and was a surprise. Our $50/night room did not qualify us for an exterior window. The hallways are noisy. Very noisy. Around 7:30/8:00, there arose a loud clatter outside our "window" and door with large gaps which was the hotel staff rolling very rickety carts and cleaning supplies along the rough tile floor and shouting back and forth to one another. If there a been a tour group, I assume it would have been worse. If you are there for one night and up for your morning departure, not an issue, but beware if you are hoping to sleep in!
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