Visiting a castle is a childhood dream for many, but staying in a castle hotel and truly living the grandeur of royalty for a night (or a few nights) makes for an unforgettably romantic holiday.
These romantic castle hotels promise a comfortable and exceptionally exquisite stay:
1. Schloss Hotel Igls, Austria
Sitting in the heart of the Tyrolean mountains and one of Germany’s smallest five-star hotels, the Schlosshotel Igls was originally built more than 100 years ago as a summer home for a wealthy German doctor. Today, guests enjoy supreme discretion and privacy with a visit to this romantic castle hotel.
2. Bovey Castle, Devon, England
Sitting amid Dartmoor National Park, in the moorlands of Devon, Bovey Castle features 64 well-appointed guest rooms each individually designed. The castle also features a spa, golf course, two restaurants, cozy surroundings and a luxurious pool and spa.
3. Castle Marne, Colorado, US
Although are no kings or queens in the United States, there are a handful of castles in the country including Castle Marne of Denver, Colorado. Featuring 9 well-appointed rooms decorated in Victorian style, Castle Marne is a locally and nationally designated Historic Landmark building ideal for a romantic getaway.
4. Thornbury Castle, Bristol, England
Once the residence of Queen Mary and King Henry VIII, the Thornbury Castle is an exquisite Tudor palace that was erected in 1511. This romantic castle hotel includes sprawling gardens in which visitors can stroll and relax the day away.
5. Ashford Castle, Ireland
The first stones of the Ashford Castle were laid in 1228; today, Ashford Castle is complete with Waterford crystal chandeliers throughout and features 83 guest bedrooms along 140 hectares of woodland.
6. Dornroschenschloss Sababurg, Germany
The setting for the long-time legend of Sleeping Beauty, this romantic castle hotel is over 650 years old. Dornroschenschloss Sababurg has been renovated into a dreamy escape ideal for a romantic getaway.
7. Clontarf Castle, Dublin, Ireland
A slightly new-age castle, the original Clontarf Castle which was built in 1172 has since been redesigned and was completely rebuilt in 1837. Today, guests appreciate the innovative lighting, minimalistic design and convenient location of Clontarf Castle to Dublin’s city center.
8. Airth Castle Hotel & Spa, Sterlingshire, Scotland
Set amidst 14 acres of wooded parkland, the Airth Castle Hotel & Spa is an award-winning romantic retreat that features 14th century castle walls, 18th century stables, and 12th century church ruins which come together to form 125 guest bedrooms and suites which provide the ultimate luxurious escape.