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The World’s Haunted Hotels

The 31st of October is reserved for celebrating the spookiest, scariest and the most haunting of holidays. Hello Halloween. Costumes and decorations aim to frighten, and only the very bravest check in to hotels that are known to be haunted…

Are you that brave? We’ve searched our database of over 800,000 hotels and pulled out those that are thought to be home to ghosts, poltergeists and all things haunting. Would you dare visit on Halloween?

The Russell Hotel, Sydney Australia

The Russell Hotel, Sydney Australia, Haunted Hotels

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Located at ‘The Rocks’ in the heart of Sydney, and within walking distance to some of the city’s key attractions, The Russell Hotel offers boutique accommodation for travelers. In 1788 the area is where the first penal colony was established.

The hotel is apparently home to a number of ghosts, but the most prominent is that of an old seaman who is said to be seen and heard in Room 8. Sometimes he haunts the corridors and sometimes he simply visits quickly, but even staff are reported to have noticed that the floorboards creek even when the room is unoccupied.

The Langham Hotel, London, England

The Langham Hotel, London, England

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One of the most grand and reputable hotels in London, The Langham, was built in 1864. Set in Westminster, the Langham, London is within an easy walk of Tottenham Court Road and Regent Street. This 5-star hotel is close to everything London has to offer.

While there have been a number of strange incidents reported, rumour has it that Room 333 has a mysterious resident, with reports of a zombie-like ghost appearing, arms outstretched to guests.

Hotel Burchianti, Florence, Italy

Hotel Burchianti, Florence, Ital, haunted hotels

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A stunning converted hotel in the heart of Florence, the Burchianti offers easy access to Florence’s popular tourist attractions including the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, are within easy walking distance of the hotel. Located in Tuscany Wine Region, the hotel provides the perfect base for exploring local vineyards…. it is also apparently haunted.

According to reports from guests, the hotel apparently has a number of resident ghost – from children skipping down the hallways to a maid of the hotel finishing her cleaning. Visitors to the Fresco room should be particularly mindful; a number of guests have reported feeling a presence watching them.

The Brown Hotels and Spa, Colorado, USA

The Brown Hotels and Spa, Colorado, USA

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The stunning and majestic Brown Palace Hotel is regarded as a national treasure in Denver, Colorado. More than a century old, the hotel has over time played host to both presidents, prime ministers, and celebrities.

In addition to high-profile guests, a number of those who have stayed at the hotel suggest that it play host to a number of translucent guests as well. Along with a number of paranormal activities, there has also been a reported sighting or a string quartet in the guest dining room!

So do you dare? Where are the spookiest hotels that you have stayed at? Any recommendations for us?

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