Ghost Stories of Tripadvisor
Spectacularly supernatural hospitality
London, 2020: Ever visited a hotel and not been able to put your finger on what’s wrong? Or experienced the weird and unexpected during your stay? Some may attribute hotel horror stories to staff mismanagement, poor cleaning regimes or their own baroque psyche. Others, gathered in Ghosts Stories of Tripadvisor, attribute them to the supernatural.
For Halloween 2020, Bompas & Parr published Ghost Stories of Tripadvisor, the first collection of online reviews detailing haunted hotels. The publication, dedicated to all who work in hospitality is, by turns horrific, unseemly and comic.
A five-star spooking
The volume featured thirty-nine tales collected from around the world, from Cornwall to Chicago, each bringing a sense of creeping horror to the page, and illustrated with over forty unexplained and candid images – intended to be read beneath the covers with phone torch and hot breath.
‘Behind the veneer of hospitality lurks a creepy sense of something else - eerie sounds with no particular origin, corridors that don't quite compute, doors that open onto the unexpected, carpets with threatening auras. Ghost Stories of Tripadvisor collects first-hand accounts of the uncanny hum that haunts hotel worlds.’ Sam Jacob – architect, critic and director of Sam Jacob Studio
‘A riot of laughter. An epic compilation of spooky stories from the eeriest haunted hotel rooms around the world.’ Gonzalo Herrero Delicado – curator at Royal Academy of Arts
'Finally a reliable guide to easy to see ghosts and easy to feel hauntings. Oddly the reviewers do not seem, in the main, to have enjoyed the experience, which makes me think their testimony is all the more reliable. I have just booked room 242 at Lansdowne Strand House and can't wait to get there, I was amazed to be told there was no premium on the room - something that is sure to change now this book is out.' Viktor Wynd - impresario, collector, owner of The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
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