This was a 30 year anniversary trip for 2 people who love winter. We splurged for a theme room which was well worth it. Based on another recommendation we asked for the Avalanche room (Room #S-10) and it was fabulous. The best room in our opinion - you truly felt like you were sleeping in the middle of an avalanche. We brought our own down sleeping bags that zip together so we were never cold. We arrived at noon and had no trouble entertaining ourselves exploring the hotel and rooms and snow shoeing around the grounds. We brought our own champagne to have in the early evening and once the day crowd thinned out it was great to not only explore the hotel but hang out at different areas - for instance, our own cheese and crackers on a carved ice table in the main hall, surrounded by beautiful ice sculptures and the great ice chandelier. The Ice Bar and slide were very festive (it was Carribean Night when we were there) and the lighting was really interesting and constantly changing. Bring a cooler and try to bring your ice glasses home from the bar! I liked the "Nordique" drink at the bar and recommend it. When we went to our room in the evening the staff had added lit candles to add to the ambience - a great accent on our wonderful room. We hit the hot tub, then the dry sauna and then to bed and were plenty warm all night. Again, the zip-together sleeping bags helped out. The Hotel staff should offer them as an option for couples instead of giving everyone individual bags with liners, as there's no doubt that you'll be warmer in one bag. Waking up in the Avalanche Room was fantastic and the view from the bed in the early morning light added to the experience. The next night we stayed in old town Quebec at the Hotel Acadia which was also great in a totally different way.
Personally, we had no problem with the breakfast we were provided (after a nice shower). It was more than adequate and an all-you-can-eat buffet. let's face it - we didn't come here for the food, and it was very convenient to have the cafe there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at only 10 minutes from Québec City, the Hotel de Glace is open from January until March. Enter a magical world where snow and ice are transformed into fabulous decors. Come to live a magical night in one of the 36 rooms and suites. Enjoy a cocktail and relax in the exterior hot tubs and sauna. The Hôtel de Glace is a must see attraction to be discovered in family, in couple or between friends this winter! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Glace Hotel
- Ice Hotel Quebec
- Ice Canada Hotel
- Ice Hotel Canada
- Ice Hotel Montreal
- Hotel De Glace Quebec/Quebec City