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Fall willingly under the magical spell of a hotel constructed from ice and snow, in an unforgettable North American stay.

Beautifully located just 20 minutes away from Québec City, the artfully glistening Hôtel de Glace is newly constructed each year from fresh ice and snow. This stunning hotel has been the captivating setting for many television and film projects, such as Disney's launch of the movie ‘Frozen' and Daddy Yankee's video for his song Hielo.

A stay here guarantees a truly unique experience - not only is Hôtel de Glace the only hotel of its kind in North America, but everywhere you look, you'll be able to feast your eyes upon artist-created ice sculptures and captivating themed décor lit with soft, coloured lights...all while enjoying a colourful, freshly-mixed cocktail served in an ice glass.

With 45 individually-themed rooms and suites to choose from, not to mention steaming outdoor hot tubs and an invigorating sauna, you're sure to discover plenty of new ways to relax amongst sub-zero temperatures! You'll find bespoke-crafted furniture delicately carved from ice by local sculptors and artists, all offset by sparkling, whitewashed walls to give the distinct, refreshing feeling of being spirited away to a magical ice castle.  

Complete with premium mattress-topped clear ice beds, choose from the igloo-like intimacy of the hotel's signature rooms, or perhaps spend a night in a themed suite, featuring ice and snow sculptures, wall murals and creative lighting.

Merge the beauty of fire and ice with a Premium suite stay, complete with fireplace, while if you're in a celebratory mood, the Premium Deluxe Arctic Spa theme suite is the largest and most luxurious room type, coming complete with its own private spa and sauna.

After a well deserved dinner in any one of our five on-site restaurants,, while away some time in the Nordic relaxation area under the stars, complete with its outdoor spas, and an energising Finnish sauna

If that's about as much energy as you can muster...well, we wouldn't blame you. However, also waiting for you here is the Winter Playground, featuring romantic ice-skating paths and more than thirty-five snow slides to whizz down! The Himalayas slopes are the longest and steepest, providing breathtaking views of the Jacques-Cartier river and valley as you zip by.  Oh, and if you're feeling brave enough, why not tackle the Everest - otherwise known as the highest accelerating slide in North America?

Try your hand at some outdoor games, go dogsledding...or if you feel like warming up a little, visit Bora Parc, the indoor water park that evokes the balmy atmosphere of a tropical island, with its year-round 30-degree temperature. Ideal for families, you can spend time splashing around in the wave pool and rushing along the adventure river, before retiring for some much-needed rest.

Head to the Ice Bar by evening, to enjoy a few of those chilled colourful themed-cocktails and maybe make some shapes on the ice dance floor!

If you're in search of a truly exceptional place to stay; somewhere you can enthuse to your friends about for years to come, let's just say the Hôtel de Glace literally represents the ultimate in cool.

Things to note

Check in is from 4pm, and your room at Hotel de Glace will be exclusively yours between 9pm and 9am, earlier arrivals can use luggage storage facilities. There is also a mandatory training session about the experience. The hotel recommend a three-layer approach to clothing, and have a useful packing list that they can advise you on either pre or post-booking. 

Tried and tested

"Beautiful place and nice experience sleeping in the Ice Hotel."

"Spectacular beauty and very unique experience. Exceeded all expectations!"

"Amazing experience I really loved. I will recommend this to all my friends and family - the service was wonderful."

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The basics

Region: Saint-Gabriel-De-Valcartier, Quebec
Cost (from): £200 per night (in Hôtel de Glace, incl. a room at Hôtel Valcartier)
Sleeps: Varies
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Varies
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 824

Facilities

A wide variety of rooms with varying facilities in each is available. Please refer to the property website for a full breakdown. For each room or suite booking, a welcome cocktail in an ice glass, a room to use at Hôtel Valcartier, Nordic area (hot tub/sauna), and discounts on other onsite activities are all included. Free parking is available onsite.

Local activities

Water park, games room, sauna, snow rafting, skating, spa, Quebec city tour, museums, waterfalls, forts, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, festivals.

At a glance

  • Unique North American hotel newly constructed every year from ice and snow, featuring ice furniture, sculptures and wall murals created by local artists. Ideal for those in search of a truly unique (not to mention cool!) escape.
  • Fly to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, 20 minutes away from the hotel by car.
  • Choose from a selection of 45 individually-themed rooms and suites, including Premium suites that feature a fire place..
  • Facilities include five on-site restaurants and bars, an outdoor Winter Playground featuring skating paths and ice slides, a heated indoor pool area, and a Nordic spa that includes steam baths and a Finnish sauna.
  • Don't forget your thermals and a warm hat!
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