Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia /// 2019.12.31. @Ati @Berni RATING: ✪✪✪✪ DIFFICULTY: hard SIZE: 4 buildings, 7 stories

Attila Deák

23:25 28th March 2020 Published by: Attila Deák

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When we decided to visit Bali, I searched for abandoned places, and soon I found the name “Ghost Hotel” everywhere. So it was our main and ultimate direction to visit, and in reality, this Palace Hotel is clearly the most amazing hotel I’ve ever seen or been to.

The view from the hotel is absolutely spectacular, the architecture is world-class. There are so many rooms, halls, corridors to explore that in 3 hours we couldn’t visit every part of the hotel complex. The floors of the bottom levels, unfortunately, filled with wet mud, so we couldn’t reach every part there. The terraces give you the perfect view for the whole southern Bali because the hotel is located quite high up in the mountains.

The awesome wooden roof structures, the mighty dragon statues, the perfectly built marble floor finishes, the cool hidden graffitis, the frightening staircases, the monumental top-level halls makes this building one of our all-time favorite Urbex place.

Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia /// 2019.12.31. @Ati @Berni RATING: ✪✪✪✪ DIFFICULTY: hard SIZE: 4 buildings, 7 stories

Attila Deák

23:25 28th March 2020 Published by: Attila Deák

The Story
Videos
Location

When we decided to visit Bali, I searched for abandoned places, and soon I found the name “Ghost Hotel” everywhere. So it was our main and ultimate direction to visit, and in reality, this Palace Hotel is clearly the most amazing hotel I’ve ever seen or been to.

The view from the hotel is absolutely spectacular, the architecture is world-class. There are so many rooms, halls, corridors to explore that in 3 hours we couldn’t visit every part of the hotel complex. The floors of the bottom levels, unfortunately, filled with wet mud, so we couldn’t reach every part there. The terraces give you the perfect view for the whole southern Bali because the hotel is located quite high up in the mountains.

The awesome wooden roof structures, the mighty dragon statues, the perfectly built marble floor finishes, the cool hidden graffitis, the frightening staircases, the monumental top-level halls makes this building one of our all-time favorite Urbex place.

 
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THE STORY

The background story of the P.I. Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel and Resort:

The Story of the P.I. Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel and Resort is full  with corruption, ghost stories, and wasted money. The luxury hotel was built in the highlands of Bali, on the main road between the beaches of Kuta, the midland with Ubud – and the north coast of the island.

Here is the story what we’ve found:

The Hotel was built starting in the early 1990s by Tommy Suharto, the youngest son of the former Indonesian President Suharto. It was an investment project, but it ended quite bad, because the playboy Tommy went to prison in 2002, after being convicted of ordering the assassination of a judge on Indonesia’s Supreme Court who had previously found him guilty of corruption charges, so the hotel construction halted forever, and never restarted. The real estate developer mentioned above became cursed due to his corrupt business practices and went bankrupt. the land still belongs to Tommy, but the hotel stands abandoned. Locals tell more sinister tales, of overworked laborers who died while building it remaining to haunt the site, and of a curse put on the businessman who developed it, leaving him bankrupt. One of the crimes he was found guilty of was a land scam (with the backing of the military and local police) he forced landowners off their property before offering compensation 1/10 of the value of their property and torturing those who refused. He planned to build another resort, but with his jailing and the disintegration of the Suharto regime, his companies quickly fell apart.

The rumors were mostly about that the terrorist attacks in Bali caused the halting of the construction of the hotel, but it’s not true.
This high-end resort with huge hallways, rooms, terraces was never opened before. The only missing thing is the furniture. The long-awaited 5-star hotel was almost finished, around 80-90% were already done. The locals in Bali afraid of ghosts, so they don’t dare to visit the hotel, so eventually they keep the hotel untouched. Only western tourists visited it, so overall the palace hotel is in good condition, although it’s more than 20 years it’s abandoned. Something like this wouldn’t have been around for a while in Europe or in America. Now decades later, it is slowly becoming a tourist attraction. There is no sign of human presence, and there are no indications that plans exist to renovate or reopen the resort in the future.

Interesting articles about the Ghost Palace Hotel:

VIDEOS

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