Romania's Hotel of Ice Woos Winter Guests [PHOTOS]

 
on December 29 2011 7:46 AM
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The Balea Lac Hotel of Ice in the Fagaras Mountains, 300km (184 miles) northwest of Bucharest, Romania, is ready and open to tourists for the current winter season.

Rebuilt each year, the hotel is made entirely of ice and is the only ice hotel in Eastern Europe. Consistent snow cover and temperatures below freezing favor construction of ice hotels in the region.

The Balea Lac Hotel of Ice offers accommodation in 10 double rooms with king-sized beds where the temperature is between -2 and +2 degrees Celsius, at a price of 35 Euro ($45.73) per person.

The hotel also has a bar (with glasses made of ice), a restaurant, and a reception area, all built with bricks of ice.

Check out pictures of the hotel here:

Ice Hotel in the Romanian Mountains

A waiter serves dinner to tourists inside the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice in the Fagaras mountains Dec. 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Ice Hotel in the Romanian Mountains

Tourists have dinner inside the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice Dec. 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Ice Hotel in the Romanian Mountains

Tourists visit a room inside the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice in the Fagaras mountains Dec. 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Ice Hotel in the Romanian Mountains

A bartender arranges ice glasses inside the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice Dec. 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Ice Hotel in the Romanian Mountains

Tourists walk in the snow outside the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice Dec. 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Ice Hotel in the Romanian Mountains

Tourists walk in the snow outside the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice Dec. 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Ice Hotel in the Romanian Mountains

A child touches the outside wall of the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice Dec. 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti