Writing from Malta about the good, the bad, the quirky and the downright sublime moments of life on a small island.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Malta in a Minute: The Splendid

Malta in a Minute is a series of posts featuring a photo taken here or there, of this or that, with a short explanation about the subject matter. It’s a bit like Instagram-on-a-blog and, I promise, will not take more than a minute to read.

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This is the doorstep of the former Splendid Hotel in Valletta. Located in the notorious red light district known as ‘the gut’, The Splendid started life as a brothel and was the scene of the brutal murder of an escort that took place in one of the upstairs bathrooms. It is now said to be haunted.

The Splendid Hotel, 74 Strait Street, Valletta

8 comments:

  1. cracking up that it's called "the gut." ;)
    Happy Spring Loree!!!

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  2. A very special photo ! and a spooky hotel !

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    1. It's quite unique but it's not used as a hotel any more.

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  3. Now Loree that is a tale that seems to require more details. I think there is a great story line waiting to be written about this particular spot in Malta. Hope you have a blessed weekend. Hugs!

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    1. IdI love to write a longer piece but I want to get inside it first. ItsI only used for exhibitions or musical soirees every now and then and I never seem able to make it.

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  4. Interesting. I wonder if there are ghost encounter accounts regarding this hotel.

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    1. I'm not sure. I'll try to dig up some more information.

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