Stayed here the night of February 19th, 2013 with my girlfriend and we had a great time. We showed up at around 3pm, checked in and then walked around the property for bit before having a tour of the hotel (free for hotel guests). The tour was good 40 minutes and was interesting to hear some facts while seeing the whole hotel. Before 8 pm, you can take a look in all the suites and take photos everywhere. Getting a suite for the night is not necesary as you can visit all of them during the day, in the end you are just in your room to sleep, not to hang out!
After that we had the information session as to how to properly get into your sleeping bag etc. I think this part is a definite must even if you have been camping before, the lady gave some useful tips about how to keep your socks and boots dry.
Before dinner we took advantage of the free snow shoes and walked around the paths of the properties. not that well marked, but we found our way no problem.
Luckily we had our own car and went out to dinner close by, there are a bunch of restaurants all within a 5-10 minute drive. A much better option than the simple cafe that is on site.
When we came back, we had our free drink at the Ice bar, and we went on the ice slide a bunch of times! They had some activity in the bar area to keep you busy as well.
We went into the hot tubs before going to getting ready for bed. Without going into as much detail as other people, we headed to our room (#35) in our snow suit and our long underwear. We were both quite warm with one layer and didnt get cold during the night. We couldnt believe the number of people wearing cotton pyjamas to bed! They tell you not to during the info session!
The breakfast in the morning is not great, pretty simple and not a lot of variety. For the price that you pay even for a basic room I think it would be could to have some fresh croissant and make it more appitizing. If they changed this, I think it would give it 5 stars.
Overall, we had a great time at this unique place. Would I stay here again? Maybe but not for a while. But I do recommend it to anyone visiting the Quebec City area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at only 20 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 44 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