Castles were all the rage of the 1000 A.D. era, and there are still thousands standing today across the world, serving as the ultimate tourist spot. However, why tour the premises when you can spend the night and take in the legend and scenery four hours on end, resting comfortable in first class accommodations? Besides five-star comforts, you also get unique attractions like rope-delivered meals just like old royalty preferred. You can be the King or the Queen!
Castle Hotels
Solar  
do Castelo
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The 18th-century mansion within the confines of St. Jorge’s Castle in Alfama, Lisbon is home to Solar do Castelo. This eco-hotel, which was built on the site of the former Alcaçova Palace, offers top-of-the-line hotel rooms with hardwood floors contemporary décor, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with a …
Accommodation types: Castle
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
Sato  
Castle
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Sato Castle stands out in the neighborhood since the building actually looks like a castle complete with torchlights, parapets, and chains hanging over the driveway to simulate the appearance of a drawbridge. The hotel is centrally located in the Zhongshan district, a mere 5-minute walk from Jiannan Road MRT Station. …
Accommodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Taipei  Taiwan  East Asia
Gstaad  
Palace
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The town of Gstaad is renowned for the magnificent Swiss Alps and great skiing. If you are looking for the perfect accommodations for your Swiss getaway, look no further than Gstaad Palace. The palace was constructed in 1913 for the world’s most exclusive clientèle and has always offered unparalleled discretion …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Mountain
Ashford  
Castle
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If you want to travel about 800 years back in time, you need to visit Ashford Castle's picturesque halls and grounds. It is a magnificent castle built in 1228 and is set on 350 acres of sprawling woodlands on the shores of Lough Corrib (Corrib Lake). The ancient Irish castle …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Cong  Ireland  West Europe
Puchner Castle  
Hotel
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The Puchner Castle Hotel is five hotels in one. You can stay in the Renaissance Palace where you have a choice of rooms and suites decorated in the genteel style of Matthias Corvinus who was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458. Or how about The Castle – an elegant …
Accommodation types: Castle   Palace   Spa
Location: Bikal  Hungary  East Europe
Chateau  
Rhianfa
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This romantic castle in the wilds of Wales was built in 1849 by Sir John Hay William Baronet of Bodelwyddan and his wife Lady Sarah Hay Williams. The exterior was designed by Lady Sarah who was captivated by the French chateaus she saw on her holidays. It was built to …
Accommodation types: Castle   Chateau   Luxury
Carr Hall  
Castle
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This castle, which you can rent for a luxury break, was the winner of a TV show entitled, I Own Britain’s Best Home. Owners, Terry George, and Michael Rothwell spent four years doing the place up until it spanks the butt of any competition. In the old days, castles had …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Lundy  
Island
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Lundy Island is one of England’s natural wonders – a small emanation that rises from the waves of the Bristol Channel just under five square kilometers in size. It has been populated since Neolithic times with old gravestones recently uncovered and dated to the 5th Century. There are a number …
Accommodation types: Castle   Island   Lighthouse
Hotel Burg  
Oberranna
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For thousands of years, the most popular pastime in Europe was killing your neighbors. England and France win the prize for managing to have a war that lasted for 100 years. Because of a readiness for violence, castles began to sprout all through Europe’s green hills and many survive to …
Accommodation types: Castle
Chateaux  
Dans les Arbres
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We all dreamed of hidden castles in trees when we were whippersnappers, and here is the dream realized: a mini castle in a tree can be yours. There are several intricate designs to choose from, each lovingly crafted by master treehouse builder Remi. They drew inspiration from nearby chateaus' fairy-tale …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature   Treehouse
Fort  
Leicester
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This fort was named after the first Earl of Leicester who was a 16th Century English statesman and close friend of Queen Elizabeth I. Originally designed to deter the French from invading England again, it remained an isolated post in the British channel until it was captured by the Nazis …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fort
Casa  
da Cisterna
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This fortified village on the Spanish/Portugal border has seen its fair share of action over the last millennium. Conquered and occupied by everyone from the Romans to the Moors the castle lies in ruins. The old village remains in good condition and is an amazing place to visit. When you …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature
La Crête  
Fort
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Built in the 19th Century to stop Napoleon invading England, La Crete Fort still ended up with a French name - which is sort of ironic if you think about it. When the Nazis captured Jersey in World War 2 they naturally used the large fortification for their own military …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fort   Nature
Prince  
Noir
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If you were a French Celt living in the 2nd Century AD under threat from the Romans you would want to in Les Baux-de-Provence. Set high in the Alpilles mountains on a rocky outcrop with a view of the surrounding plateau, the location has been inhabited for thousands of years. …
Accommodation types: Castle   Cave   Traditional
Le Prince  
Noir
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In the violent and disputed lands of medieval Europe villages needed to be turned into forts at the first sight of iron spears coming through the fields. This hotel is a converted fortified village built in the 13th Century. Your room is in a 17th Century convent and decorated in …
Accommodation types: Castle
Kasbah  
Tamadot
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Kasbah Tamadot is part of Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats. It is a traditional Moroccan castle in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The Kasbah is surrounded by scented gardens, terraces, and staircases and maintains traditional glamour. You can stay in the Berber Tent suites which are in the …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Traditional
Location: Asni  Morocco  Africa
Thorngrove  
Manor
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This five-star getaway is riddled with charm and baroque flourishes. It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference: amazing plaster flourishes, rare 19th Century porcelain, and tapestries decorate your room. All the furniture is antique or made by traditional artisans - the four-poster beds are hand-carved from oak, ebony, …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Stirling  Australia  Oceania
Chateau  
de Bagnols
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The legendary Chateau de Bagnols is the kind of place you thought only existed in fairy stories. Set in a tiny village this historic Chateau has towers and turrets, a drawbridge, and a moat. The castle has an ‘old’ and ‘new’ area. The ‘old’ area is from the 13th Century …
Accommodation types: Castle   Chateau   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Bagnols  France  West Europe
West Baden  
Springs
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Part of the hilariously named French Lick Resort, West Baden Springs is a hotel extravaganza. When it was opened in 1902, dumb-struck locals called it the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, and its mineral water baths were said to cure everything apart of credulity. In 1917, an incredible renovation saw …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Banff  
Springs
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Unusually for a luxury châteaux hotel out in the countryside, The Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs was always designed as a hotel and has been housing paying guests since its creation in 1888. Apart from an unfortunate incident in 1926 involving a raging inferno and complete destruction, it has always …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Nature
Location: Banff  Canada  North America