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Str. Gheorghe Lazar nr. 19 | Avrig, Sibiu 555200 , Romania
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Hotel of Ice
Ranked #6 of 82 Sibiu B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We didn't stay in the hotel, but had the dinner. The 4 course dinner was excellent and brilliantly prepared considering there is no kitchen in the hotel and this was probably the best meal we had in Romania. The hotel looked great and the rooms looked particularly good, each with its individualised carvings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! Stayed here as part of a week with Secret Transylvania, everything was wonderful starting with the cable car ride, the stunning views, the sheer joy (or is that terror?) of being towed behind the skidoo in a rubber dinghy on the frozen lake, watching the braver souls who were ice climbing, walking through the tunnel through which went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Had fantastic trip with untravelled paths, the ice hotel was great, a once in a lifetime sight. The food was 4 courses and was good value as even though £40 it was very nice and very well presented. The ice bar was great too and had some cocktails for sale, which were reasonably priced. Over 5 days in romania we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012 via mobile

I booked to stay at the Ice Hotel as this was a feature offered by Secret Transylvania and I have to say the whole experience was amazing! The Ice Hotel is exactly what it says on the tin - ice. What a cool experience. I thought it might be like an igloo but an ice palace would be a better... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Not very easy to get there by cable car in bad weather conditions, it is however an experience to sleep in an igloo and have a drink served in glasses carved in ice! Unique experience also if you have to go to the bathroom during the night (no bathroom in the igloos or the hotel, but in the nearby Chalet... More

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Address: Str. Gheorghe Lazar nr. 19 | Avrig, Sibiu 555200 , Romania
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Sibiu County > Sibiu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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The Hotel of Ice is built every winter in the Romanian Carpathians. It is the only hotel made of ice and snow in south-eastern Europe. The hotel is open from December to April. Building material is the ice of the glacier lake Balea. The hotel has 10 double rooms and three other rooms in separate igloos. A real must-see is the mountain scenery around the Hotel of Ice, located at an altitude of 2,000 meters.The Hotel of Ice at Balea Lac is situated on a glacier lake in the Fagaras Mountains in the southern Carpathians. The mountain range marks the southern border of Transylvania, a historical region in central Romania. Access to the hotel in winter is possible only by cable car.The guests of Hotel of Ice can expect a 3-star service. On arrival you will receive a guided tour through the hotel and the Ice Church. Of course, not all facilities are housed in the hotel. Right next to the hotel you´ll find a mountain hut where are located all sanitary facilities and a (warm) restaurant. ... more   less 
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