If you are a thrill seeker and a lover of horror movies, you’ve reached the right place. This post is no joke because of the below list of hotels that are haunted and are still in use for the public. Perfect for Halloween holidays, below is a list of nine spooky hotels
1. Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
This might come as a surprise to a lot of people, but the ever so popular Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, India is haunted. Listed as one of the best by Conde Nast Traveler, the hotel is said to be haunted by one of the designers involved in the construction, who committed suicide by jumping off from the fifth floor, when he realized the hotel was facing the wrong direction. His spirit is said to roam around the hallway of the hotel and is said to roam on the rooftop.
2. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada
Built in 1888, the hotel was erected to upsurge tourism in the west. It has served famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe, Helen Keller, Queen Elizabeth II, and many more. Besides sitting pretty in the Rocky ranges in Banff, Alberta, the hotel is said to be going through mystical activities. As per rumors, a family was killed in room 873 and their spirits still linger around. The hotel is a perfect place to have a thrilling time along with an enchanting view.
3. Stanley’s Hotel, Colorado
Built in the early 1990s, the hotel was an inspiration for Stephen King’s book The Shining after he spent time there. It is said that the spirits of the husband-wife duo who built the hotel, still roam around. People have also heard giggles on the fourth floor of the hotel and the ghost of the former chief maid still unpacks the luggage of visitors!
4. Grand Hyatt, Taipei
Located in the bustling downtown in the city of Taipei, the Grand Hyatt, as said by the locals is haunted. The hotel is said to be built on the land of wartime prison, where prisoners were executed, and their spirits have been lingering around ever since. To tackle against the spirits, Chinese sutras are hung at the entrance of the hotel, and holy manuscripts are placed at the corridors.
5. Dalhousie Castle, Scotland
Located in the town of Bonnyrigg, 8 miles south of the Scottish capital Edinburgh, the castle dates back to the 13th century. The castle was built by David, the Earl of Huntingdon. The castle showcases stunningly traditional architecture with historical features. People have reviewed the place to have strikingly beautiful views along with ghosts.
6. Ross Castle, Ireland
Located in the Meath County of Ireland, the castle faces one of the most renowned midland lakes called Lough Sheelin. The 15th-century castle is now a bed and breakfast and is said to be haunted by Sabina, the evil daughter of an English baron Richard Nugent, the 12th Lord of Delvin, who himself haunts in the underground. People have heard a door slamming noises, laughter and voices in the corridors. The place is considered to be one of the spookiest places in Ireland and is great to visit during Halloween.
7. The Langham Hotel, London
Known as the first luxurious hotel in London, the Langham hotel is home to numerous ghosts, which includes that of a doctor who committed suicide after killing his wife, a butler, a German prince, and even Napoleon III, who spent the final days of his life there. The scariest room numbered 933, which hosts most of the paranormal activities, is still open to bookings for brave visitors.
8. Toftaholm HerrgårD, Sweden
Erected on the coasts of Lake VidÖstern in southern Sweden, the manor is as old as the 14th century. Guests have reportedly heard banging doors and windows. The place is said to be haunted by the poverty-stricken peasant lover of the baron’s daughter, who the castle belonged to. The boy later committed suicide in room 324 because the girl was forced into marrying someone else. The spirit of the boy is said to loiter around the manor to date.
9. Russel Hotel, Sydney
The boutique hotel located in Sydney attracts visitors for its exquisite views along with a spooky experience. A sailor is said to have checked in from a very long time and never checked out of the hotel. One can hear laughter and walking noises till date.
Whether you are a supernatural activity investigator or simply want to experience spook, the above places are a must visit. These places are also quite popular during Halloween but are equally exciting during regular days. A night or two spent in these hotels will surely keep you awake and thrilled, and give you an experience of a lifetime.
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