Atmospheric hotel built into the side of a rocky outcrop in an isolated and spectacular location, offering a stay that is anything but ordinary.
Marooned roughly halfway between Uyuni and the Chilean border, this isolated but pleasantly surprising Mallku Cueva hotel is the only option within the spectacular surrounding area. It's certainly out of the ordinary: built into the side of a rocky outcrop, it utilises the rock face as a wall for some of the bedrooms and for the communal living room where it is atmospherically uplit at night.
The rooms are basic, but cosier than the remote location might suggest, with comfy beds and central heating – a godsend on chilly altiplano nights. The décor is attractively rustic. Light is supplied by a gas generator and switched off at 10.30pm, but beyond relaxing in the lounge beside the huge fireplace or eating in the small but above average restaurant, there's little to keep you up late here. Overall, given the remoteness, this is a charming and well-kept place.
What our clients say
"Lovely friendly place, like staying with a family. A great welcome to Bolivia."CC, Carnforth
"Rated as basic, but very comfortable and the food was very good. Freebie tea in the lounge was much appreciated after a long journey."SB, Craven Arms
Extremely remote hotel. The family who ran the hotel were very friendly and provided an evening meal with exceeding good lamb!IP, Guildford
Very cosy and warm in spite of cold outside.LM, Stowmarket
"Mallku Cueva was great, better than we expected, though having our base layers to hand helped!"
"Very comfortable hotel - especially given its remote location. Lovely warm welcome from the owner, cosy room and good meals."AG, Edgware
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