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This Hotel and Spa Features Salt Block Construction at its Best

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 25, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Glenn Meyers last modified Jul 24, 2012

For those adventuresome people who want something different, try spending the night in a room of salt at the recently remodeled Hotel Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa.




 

 

Salt construction is fully evident in the hotel lobby.

For those adventuresome people who want something different, try spending the night in a room of salt at the recently remodeled Hotel Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa.

Located in the port of Colchani, on the eastern shore of the Great Salar de Uyuni and just 25 kms from the city of Uyuni, the Hotel Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa is built entirely of salt: Walls, floors, ceilings, and much of its implementation and decorations, including chairs, tables, beds, sculptures.

This Bolivian retreat has been selected by numerous travel publications as one of the most unusual hotels in the world.

Writer Bridget Borgabello describes the setting best:

“Positioned at an altitude of 3,650 meters (12,000 ft) above sea level, the hotel is in a great spot to enjoy some remarkable sunsets and expansive starry skies. The hotel is surrounded by what seems to be endless stretches of salt flats and a backdrop of mountain ranges, giving travelers the sensation of being in the middle of nowhere. Guests can take a day trip to the Isla Incahuasi, a rocky island formation located in the center of the Salar de Uyuni.

“The unusual island is the remains of an ancient volcano, which approximately 40,000 years ago was submerged by an enormous inland sea. The island is now home to gigantic cacti, fragile coral-like rocks, fossils and other natural artifacts dating back in time.

“A night at Palacio de Sal will set you back around US $100 per night per person. And guests planning a visit to the salt hotel should be informed that the spa and treatment rooms are currently closed for remodeling and should reopen in 2013.”

Source: Bridget Borgabello, gizmag

 



 

 

 
 
 

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