Palacio de Sal (Spanish for “Palace of salt”) is a hotel built of salt blocks. It is located at the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, 350 km south of the La Paz department’s capital La Paz.
The first hotel was built in 1993-1995 out of salt blocks in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni, and soon became a popular tourist destination. It had 12 double rooms, a common bathroom, and no shower. Its location in the center of a desert produced sanitary problems, as most wastes had to be collected manually. Mismanagement caused serious environmental pollution and the hotel had to be dismantled in 2002.
Around 2007, a new hotel was built, under the name Palacio de Sal, in a new location at the eastern edge of Salar de Uyuni, 25 km away from the town of Uyuni. The site is 350 km south of Bolivia’s capital La Paz. The building was constructed of about 1 million 35-cm salt blocks, which are used for the floor, walls, ceiling, and furniture, including beds, tables, chairs, and sculptures. The sanitary system has been restructured to comply with government regulations. The hotel has a dry sauna and a steam room, a saltwater pool, and whirlpool baths.
In the new hotel, as in the old one, there is a rule prohibiting licking the walls (in order to prevent their degradation).
According to Wikipedia