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Hotel of Ice

Str. Gheorghe Lazar nr. 19 | Avrig, Sibiu 555200 , Romania
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United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as part of Untravelled Paths tour, this was our final night and what we were all looking forward to the most! The hotel itself is incredibly impressive, but we paid extra for a private igloo (only £35 more!) there were 4 separate igloos, larger than the rooms in the hotel and connected by a small 'foyer'. The church... More 

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Sibiu, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Photos can not do this place justice. First hightlight is the trip up in the cable car going past the Balea Cascade and then the view from the top when you arrive. The hotel is totally made of Ice and it is magnificent, all the rooms inside are themed on a particular country within Europe and have distinct ice carving... More 

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This family run attraction is a wonderful location, however it is rum by bias RACISTS. As tourists we were made to wait unfairly for hours to get the cable car to the mountain top. This family attraction certainly favours their fellow countryman over the tourist and makes it blatantly obvious. My advice, find another ice hotel and enjoy the experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Park all of your preconceptions about doing this sort of thing at the door and just immerse yourself, it's not for the faint-hearted, but it's an unbelievable experience. We booked for 2 nights in the ice-hotel but gave ourselves a couple of days either side so we could explore. I booked flights to Budapest intending to stay over in Buda... More 

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The ice hotel at Balea Lac is an amazing display of creativity and effort. Travelling the transfagaran highway is an adventure in itself. Taking the gondola to the frozen lake and exploring the hotel created each year in winter is a bucket list experience. While we were one week too late to experience an overnight stay, we were able to... More 

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Thank Brian M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited the Ice Hotel as a part of an Untravelled Paths trip and our guide, Marius was fabulous, everything ran smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel itself very remotely located and there was heavy snow fall so we were relieved we weren't driving! The hotel itself is only reachable by cable car which is was part... More 

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Thank Sophia M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My friend and I stayed the night at the Ice Hotel 4-5 April- and we found ALL of the staff to be lovely. Everyone was helpful, friendly and spoke English impressively well. This is a unique experience in extraordinary circumstances. Leave your expectations and judgements at the bottom of the cable car and embrace the experience. It had been snowing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Last weekend january 31st-February 1st 2015, we've been to the Ice Hotel at Balea Lac. What I loved: Balea Lac area with its 2 meters of snow, the idea of the hotel itself, the weather and that is pretty much it. What I didn't like: the people that are working over there. We were a large group of 20 and... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Travelled to the Ice Hotel with Untravelled Paths who had the entire hotel booked out for New Year. We almost didn't make it on New Year's Eve due to a technical hitch with the bus, but thankfully we did, although we didn't arrive until after dark. The trip up on the cable car at night was rather exciting and our... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Me and my boyfriend spend an incredible weekend at the Hotel of Ice. It was a breathtaking experience. The landscapes are fabulous, and the hotel seems taken from the fairytales. Excelent food, excelent accommodation (if you like the ice)..everything was perfect. My only regret is that we coul stay only for three days. I wish we had the inspiration to... More 

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