Ice Hotel Romania, the boutique hideaway 2000m above sea level, is set to open its doors for the 2010/2011 season on 25th December with four new extra rooms. Nestled within the Fagaras Mountains on the frozen shores of the glacial Balea Lake, Ice Hotel Romania offers a unique holiday experience at a great value price.
Each year in December, tonnes of pristine ice are harvested from Balea Lake by local workers to create a shimmering organic structure that subtly shifts in design with each re-incarnation before gradually melting away in April.
The Ice Hotel Romania offers 14 rooms, an ice bar and a chapel. Each of the rooms is themed using sculpture and lighting to create a unique style and ambience. Outside temperatures may plummet to -20°C but, inside the hotel, temperatures remain a steady -2°C, with animal skins, woollen blankets and arctic sleeping bags providing cosy comfort. Adorning the hotel’s super-cool ice bar are hand-carved ice sculptures inspired by leading Romanian artist, Constantin Brancusi. Guests can enjoy warming, colourful vodka cocktails in ice cube glasses before sitting down to experience a 4 course gourmet dinner served on specially carved ice plates.
Ice Hotel Romania is reached by transfer from Bucharest along part of Romania’s “Best road in the World” as featured by the BBC’s Top Gear team in November 2009, and then by cable car up the Fagaras Mountains and at 2034m above the clouds.
Untravelled Paths, provide a variety of great value packages to the Ice Hotel in Romania and skiing trips to Romania’s premier ski resort, Poiana Brasov without sacrificing style or quality.