Harry Potter Hotel website crashes after being invaded by avid Muggle fans


The Georgian House Hotel offers Harry Potter-themed rooms from £ 209 ($ 340) per night.

Harry Potter fans are crying out loud to reserve a limited number of rooms at a central London hotel that have been decorated based on JK Rowling’s popular books.

Hotel rooms – also called wizards’ rooms – were adorned with potion bottles, cauldrons and “unexpected magical details,” according to the Georgian House hotel’s website. “They have a gothic side, very true to the spirit of Hogwarts.”

Muggle fans, however, may have to wait to book a room. The hotel’s website went down after surprisingly high customer demand, and calls are taking a long time to go through. A front desk spokesperson told CNNMoney the phones were ringing all the time.

The hotel reserves rooms until December 2015.

The Georgian House hotel has been offering a few Harry Potter-themed rooms for the past year. But demand has exploded in recent days after some local ads sparked a storm of media coverage.

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A number of rooms at the Georgian House Hotel are designed to meet the needs of Harry Potter fans.

Harry Potter-themed vacations don’t come cheap. An overnight stay for two costs £ 209 ($ 340) and the price goes up to £ 363 ($ 585) if you include breakfast, a special “Muggle Walking Tour” and tickets to a Warner Brothers Studio Tour which features the making of Harry Potter films.

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The last novel in the Harry Potter series was released in 2007, but the popularity of the boy wizard continues.

In July, Universal Studios Japan unveiled its long-awaited theme park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

This is Universal’s second Potter-focused theme park – the original opened in Florida in 2010.

Universal Studios Hollywood would have its own version in 2016.

To keep fans interested, author JK Rowling also recently posted a short story on his “Pottermore” website, which provides a glimpse into the life of a Potter in his thirties.

CNNMoney (London) First published on October 27, 2014: 12:10 p.m. ET

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