By Andra Beltz
The new Ice Hotel at Balea Lake will be open to visitors from December 23, even if the official inauguration of the entire complex will take place in the first part of February 2019.
During the inauguration ceremony, the main guest will be Jose Miguel Menchaca Pinochet, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Romania.
The opening of the Ice Hotel in the heart of the Fagaras Massif also means the arrival of the first tourists who will overnight in the rooms of the unusual objective. The reservations for accommodation and the privilege of being among the first cravers who want to experience sleep at – 2 degrees Celsius in the Hotel of Ice Bâlea Lac 2018 – 2019, were made good months ago, and tourists from the UK are also this year, champions in this chapter.
Set at 2,001 m above sea level, Balea Ice Hotel is located by Bâlea Lake, in the Făgăraş Mountains. All spaces are made by local craftsmen using ice blocks from the lake.
The rooms here feature hand-carved ice beds. Blankets are made of reindeer fur and thermal blankets are provided.
Accessible only by cable car, Ice Hotel Balea also offers a restaurant that serves international food. Breakfast is buffet style. At the bar, drinks are served in glasses made of ice.
The hotel is 40.2 km from Carta Train Station. The distance to Sibiu Airport is about 80.5 km.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.
The Ice Hotel this season will have 16 double rooms (currently 12 rooms are finished and equipped) and a restaurant with a capacity of 60 seats. ” The igloo satellite ” will have four double rooms. The nightly rate in a double room in the ice hotel is 100 euros, and in igloo, 150 euros. new Ice Hotel at Balea Lake will be open to visitors from December 23, even if the official inauguration of the entire complex will take place in the first part of February 2019.
By Andra Beltz