The Haludovo Palace Hotel
An abandoned resort hotel on the Croatian island Krk north of Malinska. We visited it during our trip in August 2016.
Haludovo was built in 1971. Bob Guccione, the founder of Penthouse magazine, invested 45 million US dollars in the project and officially opened the Penthouse Adriatic Club casino located in the hotel in 1972. However, the casino went bankrupt the following year and was closed. During the Yugoslav Wars, the hotel became a shelter for refugees. In 1995, the hotel was privatized and went through a number of owners. It hosted its last guests in 2001.
Today the hotel resort is abandoned with the interior effectively destroyed while the buildings remain intact. As of November, 2018 signs in the local area still reflected directions to the hotel complex.