alvinology | Aug 14, 2019 | 0
6 Unique Winter Hotels to chill out, literally
If you’re looking for a frosty accommodation this winter, Hotels.com has got you covered. From traditional Japanese ryokans to eco-friendly snow pods, more and more hotels are pulling out all the stops to attract the wanderlust Instagrammer.
Here are the 6 unique winter hotels to turn your toes ice cold.
The Cambrian, Adelboden, Switzerland
Escape to an idyllic winter spa getaway in the middle of the iconic Swiss Alps. The Cambrian features picturesque views of the snowy Alpine mountains at an altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level. Its rustic 19th-century architecture is complemented by therapeutic facilities, including a full-service spa, 24-hour health club and heated outdoor pools with stunning views of snow-capped mountains. Complimentary ski shuttles are also available for guests who wish to visit the nearby Adelboden Ski Resort.
The Cambrian is available from S$393 per room per night.
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta, Norway
Dubbed the “World’s Northernmost Ice Hotel”, the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel boasts twenty-six bedrooms, four decorated suites, an ice bar and even an ice chapel! The accommodation features a different design each year, making every Instagram snap truly unique. It even has a sauna, and guests can also try their hand at snowmobiling, ice fishing and reindeer sledding.
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is available from S$655 per room per night.
Whitepod, Monthey, Switzerland
Located a mere minute’s walk away from the Swiss Alps, the Whitepod houses 18 snow pods, each designed to minimize waste and reduce electricity and water usage. Each pod also features floor to ceiling windows with Instagram-worthy views. Featuring up to 7km of private ski slopes, the Whitepod is an ideal stop for eco-tourists and winter sports enthusiasts alike.
Whitepod is available from S$520 per room per night.
Copper Horse Lodge, Golden, BC, Canada
Located in Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, renowned for some of Canada’s best mountain views, the Copper Horse Lodge houses 10 rustic cabins that offer a reprieve from the snow. Guests can settle at the Eagle Eye Restaurant, Canada’s highest restaurant above sea level, and indulge in a selection of locally sourced produce ranging from salmon, buffalo to elk.
Copper Horse Lodge is available from S$161 per room per night.
Shikotsuko Daiichi Hotel Suizantei, Chitose, Japan
Built in the style of a traditional ryokan, the Shikotsuko Daiichi Hotel is located a minute’s walk away from Shikotsuko Onsen, a hot spring resort surrounded by forests and tranquil lakes. Foodies can also look forward to Insta-worthy traditional kaiseki dinners – for the ‘gram!
Shikotsuko Daiichi Hotel Suizantei is available from S$430 per room per night.
Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Spa, Bonnyrigg, Scotland
Located just 8 minutes away from Edinburgh, the Dalhousie Castle boasts over 700 years of history. The castle boasts an illustrious guest list that includes King Edward I, Sir Walter Scott, Oliver Cromwell and Queen Victoria. Each room is luxuriously decorated with rich Scottish fabrics and period furniture, making it the ideal Instagram hotspot for culture vultures. Guests can also keep warm over afternoon tea, featuring a selection of homemade scones, savoury tarts and freshly brewed coffee or tea in the palace premises.
Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Spa is available from S$160 per room per night.
For bookings and more information, visit Hotels.com.