Thursday, 29 May 2014
Everything in this hotel is made of salt.
Staying in a hotel made entirely of salt - from the walls to the beds - is definitely bound to leave you thirsty. Guys, check out the Palacio de Sal hotel which was built from one million blocks of salt over a two-year period and sits on the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni.
Everything from the walls and floors to the beds and tables have been carved out of salt taken from the Salar de Uyuni salt flat. Even the quirky retreat's swimming pool, tables and chairs in the dining room and nine-hole golf course are made from sodium chloride.
Creator Don Juan Quesada dreamt up the idea of the world's first salt hotel as it was the most abundant building resource in the area. And the Palacio de Sal was first built in the mid 90s but had to be dismantled in 2002 before being rebuilt.
There are, however, strict rules for guests to the 30-room resort, such as 'don't lick the walls' as the hotel is somewhat fragile and has to be repaired after each rainy season sweeps in and dissolves parts of the construction. It sleeps up to 48 people across 21 twin rooms and nine double rooms with prices starting at a tasty £85 - N20,000 a night.