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Forget Windows. The New Suites at This Belgian Luxury Hotel Look Directly Into a Walrus Habitat

Easily one of the most interactive views in Europe.

Forget walking with elephants, what about sleeping with walruses? This newly opened Belgain resort features a unique underwater suite that overlooks the mesmerizing marine mammal.

Walrus House occupies the lower level of Land of the Cold, which opened at the Pairi Daiza Resort in March. The one-of-a-kind space is characterized by an expansive glass wall that allows guests to come face-to-face with playful walruses while relaxing in five-star luxury.

The Walrus House at Pairi Daiza Resort

The Walrus House  Pairi Daiza Resort

Sporting an Arctic colorway of ice blue, white and silver, the open-plan suite is replete with high-end furnishings—think white onyx and gilded brass—and features a plush double bed, a comfortable lounge area with TV, an ensuite and plenty of icy motifs. Best of all, you have a clear view of the walruses in their natural underwater world.

Of course, if walruses aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other animals that you can share a wall with. The three-level hotel also features rooms facing polar bears on the lower level, along with suites overlooking penguins and Siberian tigers on the ground level. The top level, meanwhile, offers rooms with views across the entire award-winning Pairi Daiza zoo, which features more than 7,000 animals.

The Walrus House at Pairi Daiza Resort

The Walrus House  Pairi Daiza Resort

The zoo decided to open the new 50-room resort following the success of its current hotel offering. The existing rooms, which overlook bears, wolves, deer and sea lion, have an occupancy rate of 82 percent and this expansion will double the number of overnight visits at the zoo.

White Bear House at Pairi Daiza Resort

White Bear House  Pairi Daiza Resort


A stay at the Walrus House starts at roughly $1,300 (€1,151) for two adults. In addition to the suite itself, guests will have access to the zoo and be treated to breakfast and dinner, as well as a special welcome gift. To book a room at the resort, which also financially supports a myriad of conservation projects, visit the Pairi Daiza Resort website.

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