Looking for a luxury getaway with some unusual company? We take a look at some of the top haunted luxury hotels in the world.
Don’t like ghosts? Here’s a list of places for you to avoid.
In addition to being one of the top “foodie” hotels in the world, this 800-year-old castle boasts eight centuries of Nordic ghosts. Another claim to fame? Miley Cyrus recently was a guest.
A classic hotel that boasts the most illustrious ghost on our tour: Mary Queen of Scots, who was executed at Fotheringhay in 1587. The building dates from the 7th Century AD and features original graffiti dating back to the 1700s etched into its windows.
Lots of hotels have human ghosts, but the Hotel Castello Della Castelluccia has the ghost of a horses that were lost in a gambling debt. Built sometime around the 12th and 13th centuries by an aristocratic family, the 4-star hotel is reportedly haunted by Emperor Nero, whose ghost has lingered the land since the fall of the Roman Empire.
This historic luxury hotel was built in 1912 and has hosted famous names like Pearl S. Buck and Haile Selassie. It’s also said to be one of the most haunted hotels in India, and even inspired Agatha Christie’s novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
This luxury hotel is consistently ranked one of the most haunted hotels in the world, built on the site of wartime cemetery.6. Hotel Galvez & Spa in Galveston, Texas
This historic hotel opened in Galveston, Texas in 1911. The company doesn’t always boast about its apparitions (‘They didn’t tell us it was haunted’ was the title of a 2 star tripadvisor review from a dissatistfied customer who reported ghostly interactions from the super-haunted fifth floor room). However, the hotel does offer ghost tours to guests and – during the month of October only—to outside visitors.
The hotel that inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining” – and later was the location for Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation – plays up its own haunted reputation, offering a Ghost Adventure package, which guarantees a haunted fourth floor room.
Once a transatlantic passenger liner, the Queen Mary is currently docked in Long Beach, California, where it operates as a hotel and restaurant. It’s also been voted one of the most haunted places in America by Time Magazine; the place makes the most of its haunted legacy: offering, dining and hotel packages that come complete with ghost tours.
New Orleans is supposedly one of the most haunted cities in the United States; as such, it boasts a number of haunted hotels. Le Pavillon Hotel, built in 1907, reportedly has five different ghosts, including a vanishing girl named Adda who appears in the lobby.