The hotel in Tihuta Gorge, built in the location where writer Bram Stoker imagined it would be the castle of the vampire count Dracula, has been put up for sale. According to an ad posted by a real estate agency from Cluj-Napoca, the owner of the castle is asking EUR 7 million for it.
The hotel has become famous in the past years for its Halloween parties attended by foreign tourists.
According to the ad on spatiicomerciale.ro, the selling price was set at EUR 5.8 M without VAT. The 4,100-sqm hotel is served by a plot of land of 16,000 sqm, and it has 66 rooms on three levels, wine cellar, restaurant, terrace and its own water treatment plant.
The main attraction of the hotel, the chamber of horrors, is located at the basement, along with the coffin of the famous vampire.
The hotel was built during 1976-1983 at over 1,100m altitude, in the Tihuta Gorge in Bistrita-Nasaud county (central Romania), in the style of a medieval castle.
The hotel is owned by businessman Ioan Moldovan, who has ranked among the richest Romanian entrepreneurs for years, in such sectors as tourism or food industry.