Spooktacular destinations: book your escape this spooky season!
Dying to get away this Halloween? We’ve got some fab-boo-lous destinations that’ll get you right in the spooky spirit.
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No tricks, just treat yourself!
Philippines – Java Hotel (Agoda)
Celebrate Halloween Philippines style with the Semana ti Ar-aria Festival in Laoag City. On top of your typical Halloween festivities, you can experience an extra element of spookiness with the Parada Lloca-Llocana and Tumba, where different neighbourhoods compete in honouring spirits of the dead.
Then after the celebrations are over, enjoy a relaxing stay at the Java Hotel. This casual Javanese-style hotel offers free breakfast, an in-hotel restaurant and bar, an outdoor pool and a gym. It’s also just a few miles away from La Paz Sand Dunes, Laoag Cathedral and the Sinking Bell Tower – ideal for a day of sightseeing.
Australia – Ruby's Cottage Farm Stay (Booking.com)
Port Arthur is known as a paranormal hotspot. This Tasmanian town was once a penal settlement in the 19th century, and many ghost stories have been told since 1870. Some even say that the souls of the departed have never left...
Get into the supernatural spirit with a Port Arthur ghost tour. Then, to shake off the spooks, come back to a cosy room at Ruby’s Cottage Farm Stay. Surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful farmland, this lovely guesthouse offers free breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine. Plus, enjoy spectacular views of Safety Cove Bay, Isle of the Dead and Point Pluer.
Hong Kong – The Pottinger (Agoda)
Fancy something more on the fun side? Then Hong Kong is the perfect place for you this Halloween. From night club costume parties to haunted theme parks, there are many ways to celebrate the spooky season. Jump right into the festivities at Hong Kong’s Disneyland Celebrations and Ocean Park’s Halloween Fest. You can also join the fun at the Lan Kwai Fong Halloween Street Party. There’s so much to choose from and there’s something for everyone!
On top of that, enjoy an elegant stay at The Pottinger Hotel. Just a 3-minute walk from the Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district, The Pottinger Hotel doesn’t fall short when it comes to luxury. Enjoy stunning city views, room service, an Italian restaurant and much more.
Germany – Hotel-Restaurant Barbarossahof (Booking.com)
Germany doesn’t play around when it comes to Halloween costumes. If you go to a Halloween party, you probably won’t see any cowboys or princesses. Instead, you’ll likely be surrounded by witches, werewolves, zombies and maybe even some axe-wielding murderers. Just try not to get too spooked out!
But there’ll be no spooks or scares at the Hotel-Restaurant Barbarossahof. This family-run hotel offers free parking, a continental breakfast buffet, an old-world restaurant, a sports bar with a beer garden and a Finnish-style sauna. No tricks here, just treats!
Spain – Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel (Agoda)
Known as El Dia de los Muertos, Halloween is actually considered to be a three-day event in Spain. These events are split into three celebrations – Day of the Witches, All Saints Day and Day of the Dead. Halloween is typically celebrated through parties and other festivities, but you can also dip into the more traditional celebrations, such as the castanyada, which is celebrated on All Saints Day with roasted chestnuts and small marzipan cakes.
However you choose to spend your Spanish Halloween, you’ll never be far from the festivities at the Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza. Enjoy beautiful city views, room service, a club lounge with free drinks and snacks, a Japanese restaurant, a rooftop pool and much more!
Italy – Porta Maqueda (Booking.com)
Feeling brave? See if you have the guts to explore the deep Capuchin Catacombs, where the remains of deceased monks and friars lie. There are currently around 8,000 corpses in these sinister crypts, with some dating as far back as the 17th century. However, the Capuchin Catacombs aren’t for the faint of heart, so enter at your own risk.
If you’re in the mood for something more spiritual, you can also visit the castle of Caccamo. The castle is reportedly haunted by the Norman noble Matteo Bonello, who according to legend, walks in the halls of the castle muttering the names of people who betrayed him.
Whatever takes your fancy, you can cool off from the creeps at the Porta Madqueda. This simple, yet charming B&B offers a great mix of value, comfort and convenience. You can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast, free parking and room service.