Whilst spending New Year’s Eve in Spa, Belgium, I stumbled upon an urbex site I hadn’t heard of before: the spooky Hôtel du Golf.
As I moved through the domain to explore, a slight winter breeze made the curtains flutter polyphonically along with the the clacking of the windows against their frames.
Inside the hotel, some rooms had been daubed by decay, whereas others still bore witness to a lively past. Menus, glasses and ashtrays sat on the bar, exactly where they had been ten years ago. Files had been left inside their bookcases, and computers on their desks. One could easily imagine the staff working the administration in their respective cubicles, or tourists enjoying an apéritif in the lounge, soft music in the background, the smell of cigarettes and lime wafting through the air.
It’s the life inside the decay that makes urbex so fascinating in my opinion. Just as with a dying body, there’s still a heart pumping inside the place, there’s still blood moving through its veins, though so weak it can easily be denied.
The municipality of Spa isn’t too pleased with this spooky hotel in the midst of their wellness attractions. However, the true heart of the city, together with all its souvenirs, are more present here than anywhere else in town.
What do you think of this spooky hotel in Spa? Are you a fan of urbex?
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