10 World’s Weirdest Hotels


3. Palacio de Sal

Photo: palaciodesal.com.bo

This hotel is in Bolivia and is made entirely from salt. The floors, walls, and ceiling are made from salt. Even the bed and chairs are made of salt. Each room has a private bath. The Palacio de Sal is located at the eastern shore of the Great Salar de Uyuni, near the world’s biggest salt flat. The current hotel was built in 2007, though the original building (1993-1995) was dismantled due to sanitary problems. Now, however, you can be sure that all the discrepancies are removed. Since the building and some furniture are made entirely of salt, there are some specific rules the guests should follow. For example, visitors are prohibited from licking the walls and they also should be careful with salt furniture.

All in all, the hotel is supplied with 16 rooms, steam room, whirlpool, massage room and several golf courses, available from May to November. Typically, the Bolivians treat their guests to salty meat and veggies. The Palacio de Sal leaves lasting impression.

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Last year I visited Bolivia and I just fall in love with this hotel! All the weekends I was admiring picturesque sunsets and starry sky. They are especially stunning here due to the great altitude above sea level (12,000 ft.) The hotel is located at the endless salt expanse. This creates the feeling of loss in time and space. This hotel is a great choice if you want to try out something peculiar.