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Belgian zoo offers an underwater hotel room which looks into a walrus tank


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The coronavirus pandemic has made a lot of people want to tick things off their bucket lists.

And if staying in an underwater hotel room isn’t on yours, it definitely should be.

A zoo in Belgium boasts guest rooms which look onto the side of the venue’s walrus tank.

Visitors can fully immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of the creatures, whilst enjoying a relaxing stay in their room at the Pairi Daiza Resort.

The unique suite –  called the Walrus House – is part of The Land of the Cold at the zoo and has been designed in silver, blue, and white to fit in with the Arctic theme. It also features ice motifs throughout.

What’s more, the glass separating the humans and animals is cleaned every week, to ensure visitors have crystal clear views.

The hotel room is Arctic-themed (Picture: Pairi Daiza)

But the room isn’t the only space for animal-lovers.

The resort has more than 100 rooms with personal views into animal habitats. Other suites and lodges overlook bears, wolves, stellar sea lions, penguins, Siberian tigers and fallow deer.

The Polar Bear House rooms offers guests the chance to gaze upon the animals, either above ground or in the water.

Cute (Picture: Pairi Daiza)
Chill out with the white bears (Picture: Pairi Daiza)
‘What are you looking at?’ (Picture: Pairi Daiza)

Mathieu Goedefroy, a spokesman for the zoo, said: ‘It’s important to know that these underwater rooms are a well-appreciated enrichment to the life of these animals, who use them as a “television screen.”

‘Certainly, the bears and walruses seem very interested and curious to see what’s going on behind the windows.

‘So if there’s one thing our resort guests don’t have, it’s privacy.

‘But that is something our animals do have because they all have access to enormous territories where they can easily hide if they don’t want to be seen.’

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