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Ice Hotel Romania

Balea Lac | Fagaras mountains, Fagaras, Romania (Formerly Balea Lac Ice Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best experience you never dream about. It's a must visit. This changed our minds forever:) Other great places to visit. Transfagarasan, Balea Lac, Sinaia , Brasov, Castel Peles, and if you stop to Bucharest you must go to see Casa Poporului.

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Volda, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Ice Hotel as a birthday present for my husband. It was just as romantic and cool as we imagined it would be. Downside is that we could not "check-in" before the programme with the tourists was finished, but we just enjoyed the nature around. On the plusside, we could use the bathroom/shower amenities and restaurant of... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled here as part of an organised trip with untravelled paths in Feb 2014 The ice hotel is an experience not to be forgotten - the food provided is lovely and it was surprisingly easy to sleep in such low temperatures - even going to the toilet in the middle of night was something you have to do to experience... More 

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Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to the ice Hotel last January with Secret Transylvania and couldn't have been more happy, such an amazing experience! We flew into Sibiu and had just a 20 minute transfer to the beautiful village accommodation Jez and Di own. Next day only a 40 minute transfer and you are on the TransFagaras highway. Jez was with us every... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I came to Ice Hotel during a 6 month road trip around europe - and this was the place I was most looking forward to. Upon arrival, we had to wait 3 hours to get on to the cable car - even though we were on time and had checked the times that they usually leave (its only twice a... More 

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UntravelledPathsLtd, Partner at Ice Hotel Romania, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie D, Thank you for your feedback and I'm so sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience up and the Ice Hotel. As you mentioned it's absolutely beautiful there but it is also very remote which does mean that the service can occasionally drop below international standards - this is something that is currently being addressed but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a friend coming to Romania all the way from Qatar and he has never seen snow, so we all spent a night at the Ice Hotel. What a great experience to remember. Everything up there is nicely done and taken care of, there is a lot of work put in and maintenance afterwards. Before going to sleep, you... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I went with a friend in January to Romania with Untravelled Paths. We had our personal guide Marius who was extremely knowledgable, helpful, and went out of his way to make our experience enjoyable, including taking us to meet his in-laws who had cooked us a traditional meal. The itinerary was very well organised and flexible. The old cities of... More 

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hamilton uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Have just returned from our visit to Transylvania. We stayed in the annexe building of the Guest House, and had our meals at the main house. We are a family of 4, with a 12 year old and a 19 year old. The annexe was lovely and ideal for our family with 2 double ensuite rooms and a single day... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

OK, so sleeping in sub zero temperatures and having to wear layers and layers of clothes to wander around may not seem like the ideal get away that you want to pay for, but this is a unique experience that really shouldn't be missed. Each year, the hotel is rebuilt and designed on a different theme. It really is amazing... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 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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Address: Balea Lac | Fagaras mountains, Fagaras, Romania (Formerly Balea Lac Ice Hotel)
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Brasov County > Fagaras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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