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Ice Hotel Romania

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience we all had at the ice hotel,with a huge thanks to our two guides from untravelled paths.Our guide for our mini bus was Marius M,who from the start of the trip had the fun factor&banter along with his wealth of knowledge and extreme helpfulness! Dragos the guide for the other bus was no different,their passion and...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I booked The ice hotel experience with UTP. (Untraveled paths) for my husbands surprise 40th Birthday present... From beginning to the end was superb they planned everything for us, the whole trip was amazing! Our group of just 12 was a great sized group, we enjoyed all this hotel had to offer & had the whole of Balea lake to...

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. If you cannot see Transfăgărășan because of winter this is amazingly awesome. Definitely go with a guide as the roads can be very Romanian going up. The cold is not bad at all I was not well prepared for this but my shoes and my jacket were perfect. The snow is very easy on your items not too...

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We flew from Heathrow on my 60th birthday, wondering what we had let ourselves in for. We had decided to 'take it as it comes' and this seems to have been the best approach. After a three hour flight we arrived in Bucharst to be met by our host, Marius G. from Untravelled Paths. He did everything he could (with...

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Valencian Country, Spain
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The ice hotel is quite an experience, as long as you're willing to throw yourself into it. When we were there a few other visitors didn't want to do anything or even go outside, meaning they had a pretty boring time... However, if you get involved in the activities on the lake, and make the most of the food in...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Always wanted to sleep in an ice hotel so we now have. Unfortunately the weather was bad, snow and poor visibility but the whole experience was fantastic. Ride up a cable car, 10 minutes, activities on the frozen lake ,good food and beer at reasonable prices to a captive audience. The hotel and church are something else to see and...

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Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

First time staying in an Ice Hotel, and what a different, interesting and fun experience. The work involved in sculpting the buildings each December must be immense. Separate from the main hotel is a really remarkable chapel - fully equipped for a real wedding ceremony - and posh igloos for a little more privacy. And wedding nights. Each year the...

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We stayed at the Ice Hotel as part of our trip with Untravelled Path (highly recommend). The views from the cable car are magnificent and Balea Lac is spectacular. This year the rooms have a movie theme and we stayed in Ice Age and Jaws. It was cold, but following a tip from a previous Trip Advisor I had purchased...

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the ice hotel as part of a group tour of Romania but this was definitely a major highlight. The price compared to other Ice hotels is good and the sleeping bag and blankets provided will keep you warm. The ice church was beautiful and the chalet provides respite from the cold. The snow sports offered are great...

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hampshire
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We travelled on our own and firstly the cable car that you have to travel in is unreliable and the staff don't stick to any timetables. Its expensive at £6 per person each way. At the ice hotel you have to book into the lodge near by and the staff are rude and provide no information at all. There are...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Ice Hotel Romania

Address: Balea Lac | Fagaras mountains, Fagaras, Romania (Formerly Balea Lac Ice Hotel)
Region: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Brasov County > Fagaras
Number of rooms: 14
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“The option to stay at the chalet was very much welcome”
Poletrickster, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a room away from bar in ice hotel as it is noisy until bed time”
jonathant621, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take sleeping bag liners and the snow mobiles are a must.”
michellet645, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Wear your thermals and a hat....”
NickyJ2011, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Previous reviews say "race to get a room-avoid rooms by the door" Rooms now allocated & entrance rooms changed to stop drafts.”
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