An amazing annual construction of sculpted snow/ice halls/rooms and suites. Reading material and a brief video provides ample information to make this an enjoyable experience.
The hotel is well lit, very quiet and totally secure. While there is security personnel manning the door that accesses the area leading to the Ice Hotel, it's still a little unnerving that only a curtain separates your individual room from the hallway. Subsequently, we could hear footsteps in the hallway while we were trying to sleep, which caused us to never really fall into a deep sleep. This was regrettable because the merino wool sleeping garments that we purchased ahead of time, the fleece inner lining and the arctic sleeping bag provided by the hotel kept us remarkably warm.
Although there are port-a-potties outside the rear of the hotel, we limited our beverages and went to bed later to avoid having to get up in the middle of the night. Having read that the outer lining of the sleeping bag accumulates condensation and gets very wet, we agreed to return to the extra room in the Valcartier(recommended) if either of us had to get up. Nevertheless, we enjoyed this experience and would try it again now that we know what to expect.More
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