We stayed here at the beginning of March. The hotel is linked with another chalet so if you feel the cold too much you don't have to stay overnight in the ice hotel (they lock their doors at around 23.00 though!) Unfortunately the ice hotel does not have any toilets the nearest ones are at the cable car a 2-5 mins walk (depending on how you walk in the snow). The bed is made out of ice, with a crate & mattress on top. You are also provided with a mummy sleeping bag which keeps you fairly warm. Each room in the ice hotel has a different theme & are beautifully carved. The hotel also has an ice church next to the igloos which is just beautiful. You can upgrade to an individual igloo but personally I found the hotel rooms to be nicer. If you are going to have the dinner, the vegetarian option is nicer. The food is brought over from the chalet & there is only one waitress so be patient! Overall an amazing experience.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ice Hotel Romania Fagaras