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Cristal Samaña

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Salar de Uyuni

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • Very nice property middle of the deserted area. I was very skeptical after reading all…

    Dec 3, 2019

  • Location, breakfast, and service were excellent. Mattresses were not as good as expected.

    Jul 17, 2019

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  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 54 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Salar de Uyuni - 15 min walk
  • Archaeology and Anthropology Museum of the Southern Andes - 16.2 mi / 26.1 km
  • Plaza Arce - 16.3 mi / 26.2 km
  • Clock Tower - 16.4 mi / 26.3 km
  • Museo de Trenes - 16.8 mi / 27.1 km
  • Train Cemetery - 17.4 mi / 27.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Economy Twin Room

What’s around


  • Salar de Uyuni - 15 min walk
  • Archaeology and Anthropology Museum of the Southern Andes - 16.2 mi / 26.1 km
  • Plaza Arce - 16.3 mi / 26.2 km
  • Clock Tower - 16.4 mi / 26.3 km
  • Museo de Trenes - 16.8 mi / 27.1 km
  • Train Cemetery - 17.4 mi / 27.9 km

Getting around

  • Uyuni (UYU) - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 54 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Cristal Samaña Hotel Uyuni
  • Cristal Samaña Hotel
  • Cristal Samaña Uyuni
  • Cristal Samaña
  • Cristal Samaña Hotel
  • Cristal Samaña Uyuni
  • Cristal Samaña Hotel Uyuni

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • All residents of Bolivia may be charged the national value-added tax (13%) upon check-out. Non-residents on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. To qualify for a tax exemption, tourists must present a valid passport along with the migration card they received upon arrival in the country at check-in.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Cristal Samaña does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 40 per vehicle one-way.
  • Cristal Samaña has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I have been driving in Bolivia. Uyuni is rather rough, I thought the hotel would not a place to recover from long driveling. I was pleasantly surprised, great relaxing night.

    1 night trip, Feb 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Hotel itself is the highlight, nothing around

    the hotel itself is the highlight, the hotel and many beautiful decorations are made with salts and salt blocks, do spend some time both in daytime and at night to take some pictures! otherwise, the hotel is near nothing, there’s nothing around. we attempted to walk 30mins towards the salt flats, and it’s a waste of time, there’s nothing close to clear white salt grounds or water pools with mirrow effect near the hotel. from our later tour experience, its like 15-30mins DRIVE distance to get any nice area of the salt flat. So, do not expect to be able to walk over to the salt flats and see anything spectacular. Remember to book dinner in advance or when you check in, as there are nothing around. Nice rooms, warm showers, and nice window with a open view towards the salt flat side.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 25, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    muy mal servicio

    hemos llegado y non resultaba la reserva, nos han dicho de esperar porque suouestamente a las 10pm se tenia que desocupar una habitacion..a las 10:30 pm nos han dicho que no hay habitaciones y nos han dejado a la aventura. muy mala experiencia

    gianni Pierluigi, 1 night trip, Apr 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Generalmente la cena suele ser buffett.... pero esta vez la cena fue pesima(y eso que no esta incluido en el hospedaje es un costo aparte). Ver al personal frente a las gradas matandose de risa tampoco fue muy agradable.... parecio que no tuvieran interes en los huespedes. Reserve 5 habitaciones de la cual 1 el lavamanos desbordaba agua por todos lados necesitan conservar mejor el hotel!!!

    Andrea, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    施設は清潔で立地も良い。 部屋が少し寒かったです。

    2 night trip, Aug 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    L'enfer blanc du Salar

    Au bord du Salar d'Uyuni le désert de sel l'emplacement est idéal. Construit en sel, hôtel vraiment surprenant. Après un jour de ballade magnifique dans le Salar dépaysement garanti.. Grande chambre en sel bien sûr mais équipement minimaliste. On top, chauffage quasi inexistant et totalement inexistant la nuit.

    Michel, 1 night trip, Dec 5, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    1 night trip, Sep 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    2 night trip, Sep 18, 2018

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