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Ice Hotel Romania

Balea Lac | Fagaras mountains, Fagaras, Romania (Formerly Balea Lac Ice Hotel)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012
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Birmingham, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012 via mobile

We spotted this on Facebook but instead of taking the 3 day offer we booked through www.secrettransylvania.co.uk and had one nights stay. This was a much better idea as there isn't a great deal to do and a day and night up there does the trick. We actually stayed in the hotel next to it as we have a 2yr... More

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oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We were actually looking into an Ice Hotel stay in Scandinavia when we discovered that Transylvania has one. After checking out everything thoroughly we were really happy with our choice of location and tour operator and realized our short break was going to be ‘good value’ …. However we didn’t realize what an understatement that was!! You have to experience... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Spent one night at Ice Hotel as part of a 4 night break with Secret Transylvania who were a fantastic holiday company - nothing was too much trouble. The Ice Hotel was a chilly experience but I slept well as I dressed appropriately and there were sleeping bags and covers provided. Very interesting to see the ice sculptures in the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This was without doubt one of the best short holidays we have been on. Romania is beautiful ,friendly and cheap. All of the recommended restaurants we ate in were without exception ' brilliant ' The sights included on the trip were breathtaking ( my 13 year old son loved Bran castle Dracula's home!! ) The coach was comfy and our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012 via mobile

We arranged our stay with untravelled paths and it was great from start to finish!!! We had to wait a bit to get cable car up as the guys who run it went to lunch! Bizarre as we and one other couple were their only customers all day! Bad timing. We had bright blue skies which made views up amazing!... More

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

For those of us who progressed some time ago from backpacking, and being somewhat reluctant to place our trip in the hands of others, all I can say is Untravelled Paths, James, Christina, you surpassed our expectations ...plus some! The transport, the locations and quality of the hotels, tip top! Bucharest, a darkly interesting city. The Castle at Bran was... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

A Christmas night like never before! A fantastic experience to have Christmas dinner and stay in the Ice Hotel. Our group was a diverse mix of like minded people who all got on. Untravelled Paths were well organised and flexible with timings to suit the group. Definately would recommend them to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

secret transylvania guest house is based in the beautiful village of Cisnadioara, which is just 40 minutes away from the Trans Fagaras Highway (the road to the ice hotel!!) In a totally fun and action packed four days, they took us to explore Rasnov Fort, Bran Castle and Sighisoara, the spooky old medieval citadel where Dracula was actually born!! You... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I booked my trip earlier this year and stayed in the ice hotel. I booked via Untravelled Paths because their rates were really good so i spoke to a very nice guy who explained the itinerary. It was such an amazing experience which i will never forget. I also had a 4 course meal at the hotel where I got... More

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

With all my travels, I'm a little late with this review of course but nevertheless...you WILL want to go here!!! I went for a second time to stay with the wonderful people at Secret Transylvania and knowing I have an adventurous side, they planned a wonderful 'surprise' day for us. I won't give the entire surprise away, but the end... 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): $$
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Faragas Mountains provide a perfect backdrop for the Balea Lac Ice Hotel. Its remote location, at over 2000m is reached only by cable car making it an exclusive 10 room hotel. Set amidst breathtaking scenery, the Ice Hotel is rebuilt every year and the views and silent nights make a visit to the Ice Hotel a must. The stunning Ice Church is a short walk away. Activities: Sledging, snow mobile, skiing. ... more   less 
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