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Ice hotel bedroom, Canada.

Romancing the goosebumps at Canada’s ice hotel

June 22, 2015 – 11:57 am |

Canada’s Hôtel de Glace is a pristine sanctuary that comes into being each year, never in quite the same form, then melts away, like it was all an illusion. A hotel with no restaurant, no room service, no TV or Internet access and where, to get to the loo in the middle of the night, you have to negotiate an outdoor courtyard where the temperature is below freezing and, if snow is falling, it will be falling on you.

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