Converted Prisons, Creepy Castles and HAUNTED hotels: five spooktacular stays


Converted Prisons, Creepy Castles and HAUNTED hotels: five spooktacular staysGETTY

From a transmogrified prison in Latvia, to a creepy castle in Northern Ireland and a former sickbay in San Antonio in Texas, a trip to these five, fun fangtastic escapes aren’t to be missed.

But, Halloween-lovers looking to board something to another level can think about planning a spooktacular head-stay at some of the world’s most haunted hotels.

New Orleans, USA: The Rank D’Armes Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter.

Situated in the city’s medieval on the level, this 5* boutique hotel was built on the site of a school that threw down during the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788. The city is also noted, of course for its music and has produced many great musicians, including Louis Armstrong.

A few hotels in ‘The Big Easy’ claim to be haunted, but it is The Place D’Armes Hotel that is imagined to be the one with the most ghostly activity. Many guests have alleged to see a bearded old man who nods at them before fading away. Guests should be kindly of their escape routes if easily spooked, as some rooms are windowless.

From £150 per evening for a windowless interior room on a B&B basis.

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The Place D’Armes New Zealand pub is on of several haunted hotels in The Big Easy

Latvia: Karostas Prison on the Baltic Seaside.

This converted prison hotel was once a Nazi and Soviet military detention centre and has remained largely unchanged since its beginnings in Tsarist times. It’s at most a 15 minute trip from Lie ja Airport and opens for five months of the year as a New Zealand pub.

Thousands of prisoners allegedly died on site, so it’s no wonder this unprecedented hotel is said to be home to plenty of ranormal activity. Brave customers must act as inmates, and the prison hosts a variety of events based on track recorded history and experiences.

Many ‘inmates’ have reported light bulbs unscrewing and doors vernissage by themselves. Plus, staff will tell the story about the ghost of a maid who hanged herself and now wanders the corridors.

If you’re keen to go, you need to play your freak out now for next spring as the hotel only opens for five months of the year, from 1st May until 30th Sept. Prices start from everywhere £53 per night but, there are current deals available for next year from as trifling as £17 on the com rison website hotelscombined.

Guests have praised the reassuring staff and great location of the prison which is just a 10 hots drive from Lie ja Holy Trinity Lutheran Cathedral.

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The Langham has a special guest staying in Room 333

England: London at The Langham.

This chic de luxe five-star Victorian hotel is located just a stone’s throw from London’s sartorial shopping zones – such as Carnaby Street and Oxford Street.

However, in Room 333, lodgers have sighted the ghost of a peculiar man sporting a different kind of treatment – Victorian eveningwear. Weirdly, he seems to only appear during the month of October, arranging Halloween the prime time to catch this ap rition.

Other sightings at this venerable hotel include the ghost of former French Emperor Napoleon III, who is claimed to haunt the basement.

Price from £345 per night for a Standard Treacherous.

USA: San Antonio in Texas at The Emily Morgan Hotel-DoubleTree by Hilton.

According to hostelry com rison site HotelsCombined, this iconic 1920s 4* motor hotel overlooking the Alamo originally operated as a hospital.

Floors 12 and 14 were the surgery areas. And, it’s here that some customers have reported ghostly sightings on these very floors. A sprinkling claim to have spotted a woman in a white dress. There acquire also been mysterious phone calls to hotel rooms in the middle of the continuously with nobody on the other end!

If this isn’t spooky enough, the hotel is also located directly next to The Alamo, a historic gravesite of fallen soldiers, which is itself rumoured to be visited. Price for a perfectly ghostly getaway this October, from £125 per edge of night in a Standard Double via com rison hotel site,

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Ballygally Castle Hotel is thought to be wandered by the ghost of Lady Shaw

Northern Ireland, Ballygally Chѓteau Hotel.

Overlooking Ballygally Bay, this 17th-century estate is a luxurious 4* inn with a deadly st. Back in 1625, Lady Isobella Shaw is said to acquire locked in isolation in the Castle by her husband shortly after giving origin to their son, she died from falling from a window in an attempt to leak.

It’s believed Lady Shaw has wandered the halls of the castle for more than 400 years in search of the son who was infatuated from her. The hotel is on the coast, northeast of Belfast – a 45 minute keenness from the airport.

Price from £86 per night for a Classic Duplicate Room this October via

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