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Sleep in a snow hotel

Updated: 2014-12-11 09:57 (chinadaily.com.cn)
Sleep in a snow hotel

Check in, chill out! Stunning igloo hotel opens with private pools, mountain saunas and candle-lit suites, but no running water. Every winter, this hotel is carved out of the surrounding snow, with igloo rooms, romantic suites and even an outdoor whirlpool for the bravest guests.Iglu-Dorf hotel is rebuilt every season from 3,000 tons of snow at six locations from the Alps to the Pyrenees.The Swiss igloos, constructed in the Bernese Oberland and surrounded by 9,000ft mountain peaks, comes with artworks carved into the walls by artists from around the world, candle-lit suites for romantic guests and even saunas among the mountains. Open from Christmas Day to April, each villages sleeps up to 38 guests, cocooning them in cosy sleeping bags on thick sheepskin rugs, designed to withstand temperatures of minus 40C.In the morning, theres an enormous buffet of croissants, cooked meats, pastries, cereals, cheese and coffee. The cost for one in a standard Iglu-Dorf igloo is 99euros. [Photo/IC]

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