Haludovo Palace Hotel, Krk, Croatia
It’s hard to believe that this was once the height of luxury, a high-end resort on a blissful island, where the rich and famous could relax and enjoy every amenity imaginable. Built in the 1970s, the Haludovo Palace was funded, in part, by the founder of Penthouse magazine, housing a top-class casino, cocktail bar, tennis courts, sauna and swimming pool. These days it is crumbling, all broken glass and abandoned rooms, with weeds growing from each crack and crevice.
Located on the Croatian island Krk, the hotel fell victim to the brutal Yugoslav wars, falling into disrepair as the Balkan conflict raged, and never recovering its former glories. Refugees sheltered from the fighting here and, although the hotel did reopen once peace returned to the region, it proved to be short-lived. The last guests stayed here in 2001 and, the building abandoned soon after, these days it is a spooky place indeed.