Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, or Hotel K, the tongue-in-cheek nickname for Kerobokan Jail, Bali's most notorious prison. It is a dark, bizarre and truly frightening underworld of sex, drugs, violence and squalor. Hotel K has become home to a procession of the infamous and the tragic, from the Bali Bombers to the Bali Nine. In Hotel Kerobokan's filthy, cramped and disease-ridden cells, a 'United Nations of prisoners' - Australians, Americans, Germans, Brazilians, French, English, Scottish, Mexicans, Italians - live crushed together in misery. Petty thieves and small-time drug users share cells with killers, rapists and gangsters. Hardened drug traffickers sleep alongside unlucky tourists, who've seen their holiday turn from paradise to hell over an ecstasy tablet. Hotel K is the shocking inside story of the jail and its inmates, revealing the wild 'sex nights' organised by corrupt guards for prisoners who have the money to pay, the rampant drug use, the suicides and killings, and the days out at the beach. It takes you behind the grim walls and exposes the jail's role in supplying high-grade drugs to tourists and dealers on the outside, the gang that rules the jail with terror, the corruption that means anything is for sale, and the squalor and misery endured by prisoners in stinking, overcrowded conditions.
HOTEL K is the shocking inside story of the most brutal, corrupt and truly bizarre jail in the world ? situated right in the heart of the holiday mecca, Bali. The jail's greying walls touch paradise. Step outside and it's sun-kissed beaches, five star restaurants & luxury hotels. Step inside ? and it's hell on earth. This book, written by an Australian journalist with unprecedented access to inside, paints a graphic picture of life in the jail and is not for the faint-hearted. It flirts with dark comedy, but is thick with tragic and shocking stories of tourists and international drug traffickers checked in to Hotel K. It's a place that's been home to Gordon Ramsay's drug addict brother, Ronnie Ramsay, Bali King Cok Pemecutan, Australian beauty school student Schapelle Corby, the Bali Nine, English ecstasy dealer Steve Turner, as well as unlucky tourists and surfers from across the globe. Simultaneously mesmerising and stomach-turning, Hotel Kerobokan paints a confronting picture. Everything you?ve heard is true. And there's much, much more than you ever imagined there could be.