Lack of Wi-Fi, insufficent breakfast menu and poor bar opening hours were amongst his disapproval - but what really bothered him was the lonliness. Hotels all over the world work to minimise this feeling of lonliness by providing friendly service, compromising facilities and most of all an enticing warm and comfortable environment.
We've found the perfect hotel for our friend - it's a bit out of the way, and although you'd have to take the 'warm' out of 'warm and comfortable', it is extremely cool...
Here is a room inside the SnowHotel located in the Snow Village in the western part of Finnish Lapland. Yes, the bed is made of ice, as are the walls and floor.
The Snow Hotel is by no means an everlasting place. For the 2013-2014 season it will be the 13th time the Snow Hotel will have been created. It's open for reservations until April 2014, as it's creators aim to keep the hotel alive for as long as they can, before the inevitable happens.
Above is the Ice Bar, where even the shot glasses are made of ice. There's also an ice restaurant to cater for the guests staying in the 15 double 'igloo' rooms and 8 furnished ice suites. We think that this is one of the most beautiful and original places to stay that we've seen. Read all about this incredible place and check out the amazing images at the Snow Village website.
The Spicetag team