Hotel de Glace

Address: 9530, rue de la Faune, Quebec City, Quebec, G1G 5H9, Canada | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 9530, rue de la Faune, Quebec City, is near Vieux QuAcbec.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel de Glace Quebec City

    Reviewed by wisconsin_fan81

    Truly a winter wonderland

    Reviewed Feb 27, 2012
    by (1 review) Wilmington , United States Flag of United States

    Nothing here was overstated. No touristy degradations designed to make money. The design was not infected modern rooms with all the amenities the discerning guest expects. This, in every sense of the words, was an Ice Hotel. The entire building-every wall, every entrance, hallway, room, the chapel, the entire bar, the seats, were out of ice and snow. The rooms themselves had a thin but very comfortable mattress on top of a solid bed of ice with lighting built into the base that you can switch on and off. An information session teaches you how to sleep in the rooms-which include the use of a negative temperature sleeping bag, where to put belongings to prevent freezing, etc. This session is mandatory, even for locals because-as the guide Sophie put it-when sleeping in a hotel of solid ice, you have to forget everything you know about staying in a hotel. The only belongings you really want to bring in the room with you are your boots, snow gear, and whatever you want to sleep in (they recommend synthetics, we used under armor-style thermals) any electronics have to be kept in the bag with you, and the rest, except boots, goes into a waterproof bag. The bathrooms nearest the hotel are essentially heated port-o-johns, so use the ones in the celsius building instead. How was the sleep? Amazing. Seriously. It's expensive yes, but people who didn't think it was worth the money, probably didn't spend the money. It is SO worth it. (note: the address they have listed here is incorrect. It is at the old zoo this year, in Quebec City. Also city bus 801 goes nearly right there and is only 3.00 a ticket, saves a lot vs. the shuttle.)

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    The chapel
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel de Glace Quebec City

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    Traveler Photos Hotel de Glace Quebec City

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    our room for the night
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