What with Goth clubs, Goth magazines, even knitted Goth boots for babies, it was probably only a matter of time before Goth hotels started springing up. Some of these hotels are run by Goths, mainly for Goths, and tricked out in the latest of dark home decor. Some are simply decorated in the finest Gothic tastes; well, they do say black goes with everything.
The most well-known Goth hotel is probably the Bats and Broomsticks bed and breakfast in Whitby, which entirely unsurprisingly caters most often for attendees of the Whitby Gothic Weekend, although I would suspect they are booked up well in advance. Bats and Broomsticks is entirely decorated in Victorian Gothic splendour.
Also in the UK there is the Chiroptera Gothic Guest House in Scarborough, also within sensible travel distance of Whitby. To judge from the gallery on their website, Chiroptera's decor is absolutely phenomenal, with a main colour scheme of black on black (and a hint of red).
|(c) Chiroptera Gothic Guest House|
Photo by Glen Campbell Purepic.co
Is that an amazing room or what?!
In Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin, you can book the "Gruft" or 'coffin room' (that's room 31, by the way) in which you will find two coffins to sleep in. (Although there is also a conventional bed if you should get nervous...) This hotel may be of some interest to creative types anyway, as it is designed to be a work of art that you can live in.
The Witchery in Edinburgh is a restaurant with rooms available, located amongst a collection of ancient buildings in historic Old Town and close to the city's castle. It has eight gorgeously Gothic suites, decadently decorated and utterly flamboyant.
We all know that weird things happen in Las Vegas... and at Ron Decar's Las Vegas Hotel you can choose from a myriad of themed rooms. However I'd bet that 'Disco' and 'Gangster' would be less up your street than Gothic (featuring a bride-and-groom coffin bed, gargoyles, tombstones, and even a coffin-shaped bath tub) or Egyptian (filled with golden fabric, 'ancient' relics and heiroglyphs).
I'm now really wishing I could afford a holiday...