Ice Hotel, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec, Canada

The Ice Hotel is located for the 1st time on the site of Village Vacances Valcartier in St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, north of Quebec City, in the Province of Quebec, Canada. It is designed each year entirely in ice and snow with beautiful scenery. There are themed rooms and suites with beautiful sculptures. It is a unique concept hotel where you can spend a magical night and enjoy a cocktail in one of its famous ice glasses. This is a non-smoking hotel with an inside fireplace, a reception room, meeting, conference, a common lounge, sauna and indoor spa with free outdoor parking.

Tips

To get there, you have a shuttle service from Quebec City. Take it at the Place d’Armes. You will get a discount if you buy your ticket at the same time as the entrance to visit the hotel.

If you go with your family, there is a family pass (2 adults, 3 children). There is also a discount for age 55 and over and children under 5 enter without paying.

There are also  interesting packages: visit with a guided tour or not, guided tour with a cocktail or visit ‘Backstage’ in which in addition to the guided tour you will discover the secrets and procedures for the construction and maintenance of the hotel, visit the workshop where you can make your ice glass with which you will end the visit to the hotel bar drinking a cocktail served in your own glass.

 

Royalton Saint Lucia Resort, St. Lucia, Caribbean

The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort is located in the Caribbean, on the island of St. Lucia; about 1h30 from the airport. It is a hotel with all-inclusive service and upscale comfort. The resort has three sections, a section for families in the main complex, the Diamond Club for superior service (with exclusive pool and reserved areas in restaurants) and the Hideaway, an exclusive quiet area for adults. There are several a la carte restaurants and depending on your package you have to book or not. There is a bar before going up to the lobby (which is upstairs, accessible with escalators) where there is usually live music at the cocktail hour. There is wi-fi throughout the site, satellite TV, non-motorized water sports and a fitness center. The site is beautiful but the beach is small and there are rocks.

Tips

The US dollar is accepted everywhere, no need to have the local currency.

If you travel with children, there is a supervised club for them with a lot of activities, there’s also another for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old.

If you want to rent a car, consider that the roads are sinuous all over the island.

Diwane Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

Hotel Diwane is located 2km from the center of Marrakech. It is a hotel that was completely renovated in 2008. There are 115 rooms, a large patio, wi-fi, mini bar, private balcony, air-conditioning and bathroom with hairdryer and courtesy toiletries . There is a restaurant with a party-exterior that gives to the beautiful patio with the pool back where you can have coffee at the bar. There is also another restaurant outside which serves Moroccan dishes. The reception is open 24 hours a day, there is a car park, a terrace, a hairdresser, a beauty salon, a business center, a souvenir shop, a fitness center, a spa center with solarium, a health center and Turkish steam baths. The hotel is 5 km from Marrakech-Menara Airport and a 10-minute walk from the central station.

Tips

The hotel is very well placed to reach the cultural district by walking. The Kasbah Mosque, the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs are nearby. In the vicinity of the hotel you will find many shops, bars, restaurants and even a cinema.