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Castle Hotels in Germany

Schloss Lieser, Autograph Collection

Schloss Lieser, Autograph Collection is like a fairytale castle in the heart of the famous Moselle valley, directly on the river bank and surrounded by beautiful vineyards.  Staying here, you’ll feel like a true princess or prince.  

 Closest airports:  Frankfurt-Hahn Airport:  18.3 km | Luxembourg Airport:  65.5 km | Saarbrucken Airport: 7.9 km
Castle Hotel 6 Tremsbuttel Germany.

Tremsbüttel Castle

Castle Tremsbüttel from the late 19th century is located in southern Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  As the residential building of a former noble estate, it is actually a mansion but has been called a castle for some time due to its castle-like shape. The castle is surrounded by 4 hectares of English-style gardens.

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Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

Set in a grand Baroque palace with scenic gardens, this 5-star castle hotel in Bergisch Gladbach offers views as far as Cologne Cathedral. If you love a quiet stay with plenty of hiking trails in the nearby forests, then Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is for you.

Bensberg Underground Station is a 3-minute walk away, providing direct connections to Cologne city center in just 30 minutes. Cologne Exhibition Grounds are a 20-minute drive away.

Castle Hotel 3 Germany Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

Schlosshotel Ralswiek

Schlosshotel Ralswiek in Germany was built from 1894 to 1896, with the east side facing the bay. In 1913 the Marstall was added to the design by the Stralsund master builder Franz Juhre. The beautiful landscape park with its botanical diversity was created in 1810 and was expanded around 1900. The largely preserved interior (entrance hall, stairwell, paneling, door handles, glass windows) was partly designed by the important Art Nouveau architect Henry van de Velde.

Bensberg Underground Station is a 3-minute walk away, providing direct connections to Cologne city center in just 30 minutes. Cologne Exhibition Grounds are a 20-minute drive away.

Castle Hotel 4 Germany Schlosshotel Ralswiek 1

Castle Hotels in Hungary

Kastélyhotel Sasvár Resort

(also known as Parádsasvár Castle Hotel)

Parádsasvár is a small village in northern Hungary, and famous for its glass factory. The Károlyi family built the castle in 1881, which later became a hunting lodge. Today, this most beautiful castle hotel, the first of Hungary’s castle hotels, is a 5-star hotel. It sits in the Mátra Hills, about 100km from Budapest. Choose between the Renaissance wing with its Biedermeier and Empire furniture, and the Romantique wing. In addition to these two wings, there is also the Rendez-vous wing with tulle baldachin (canopy) beds.

Castle Hotel 1 Hungary Paradsasvar

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Castle Hotels in Ireland

Ashford Castle

Multi-award-winning Ashford Castle is Ireland’s first Forbes five-star and former home of the Guinness family. “Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of our remarkable 800-year-old castle. Discover our exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, passionate team, a wealth of estate activities, and a state-of-the-art spa.”

Castle Hotel 2 Ireland Ashford Castle

Castle Hotels in Switzerland

Château Gütsch

Set in a 19th-century castle, overlooking the town of Lucerne in Switzerland, this is a dream stay. A large part of the original structure was completely destroyed in the great fire of 1888. In 1901 the hotel received its present appearance, being modeled after Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. Thereafter it was renovated in 2012 and again in 2014. Today you have an exquisite architecture with romantic bay windows, cozy beamed ceilings, Victorian stucco, golden canopy beds, cozy sleigh beds, and, of course, the most beautiful view of Lucerne!

Castle Hotel 7 Switzerland Chateau Gutsch

Castle Hotels in Finland

Scandic Imatran Valtionhotelli

Centrally located by the River Vuoksi in Imatra (South Karelia), the hotel is an Art Nouveau castle constructed in 1903 with quite a bit of history. It was a military hospital during the Finnish Civil War. During World War II, it was the headquarters of the Isthmus Army and, in the Continuation War, as the military administration department at headquarters. In addition to all that, the basement of the hotel also housed the Imatra Air Defense Center during World War II. 

Castle Hotel 8 Finland Imatran Valtionhotelli

Castle Hotels in India

Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan sits in the middle of Lake Pichola. It was completed in 1746 and is the ultimate picture of romance. The James bond hit Octopussy was filmed here. And of course, Udaipur is known as the “Venice of the East”, making it even more romantic! It was originally called Jag Niwas and it used to be the summer retreat of Maharana Jagat Singh II. This 5-star luxury hotel is India’s most expensive hotel. Photo sourced from

Castle Hotel 9 India Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

Castle Hotels in Canada

Castle Hotel 10 Banff Springs Hotel Banff Alberta Canada

Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada was opened in 1888 and is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. A fire (1926) destroyed the original structure and two years later the replacement structure was completed. The Monarch of Canada, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth visited the hotel during their 1939 royal tour of Canada.

Castle Hotel 11 Chateau Frontenac Quebec Canada

Château Frontenac

The hotel is one of the main attractions in Québec and the most photographed hotel in the world. Constructed in 1893 in the style of historicism ( neo-Gothic and neo-renaissance elements) it dominates the Quebec City skyline. The hotel is a National Historic Site with an elegant touch of historic Europe. TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION TIP: Book a room overlooking the Saint Lawrence River.

Castle Hotels in Austria

Castle Hotel 19 Austria Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg

Schloss Leopoldskron

This castle hotel is a rococo palace and a national historic monument in Leopoldskron-Moos, a southern district of the city of Salzburg. The palace was commissioned in 1736 and after years of turmoil opened in February 2014 under the name Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron. In 2015, the Historic Hotels of Europe awarded the Schloss the “Best Historic Hotel of Europe” award. In the same year, the Schloss achieved a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. In 2016, the Schloss placed second in the Historic Hotels of Europe’s award for a “Best Historic Hotel with ‘A Story to Tell'”.  Prince Charles, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are just a few names from the long list of notable guests enjoying the hotel’s hospitality. The “Sound of Christmas” starring Julie Andrews, John Denver, and Plácido Domingo was filmed here in 1987.

Castle Hotel 13 Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden Worthersee Austria

Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden

The castle was built as a Renaissance castle from about 1590 onwards and was devastated by a blaze in 1762. Subsequently, it was rebuilt in a Neo-Renaissance style and opened as a hotel in 1890. Thereafter it changed many hands and today it is a popular year-round hotel on the western shore of Lake Wörth (Wörthersee).

Castle Hotels in Poland

Castle Hotel 12 Czocha Castle Lesna Poland


Czocha Castle is a defensive castle in the village of Czocha (Gmina Lesna), Lubań County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in southwestern Poland. Its construction was ordered by Wenceslaus I of Bohemia, in the middle of the 13th century (1241–1247). It is one of the few castles in the world with its original structure still intact.

Castle Hotels in Turkey

Castle Hotel 17 Turkey Ciragan Palace Turkey Istanbul

Çırağan Palace Kempinski

The hotel in Istanbul is a former Ottoman palace, on the European shore of the Bosporus, between Beşiktaş and Ortaköy in Turkey. Built between 1863 and 1867 and destroyed by a great fire in 1910 the remains (only the outer walls) were restored. The restored palace building opened in 1992 with luxury suites and two restaurants. A further restoration process in 2007 now resembles the authentic palace with baroque style and soft colors.

Castle Hotels in Spain

Castle Hotel 14 Spain Castle of Alarcon Parador de Alarcon Cuenca

Castle of Alarcón

Castle of Alarcón, (built around 1460) is an authentic medieval fortress, steeped in history. The castle is open to the public (since 1966), keen to share its spectacular setting and transporting its guests back in time!

Castle Hotels in France

Hapimag Château de Chabenet

This hotel is a French castle from the Middle Ages (completed in1471), in the Center-Val de Loire region. Château de Chabenet has a large park of several hectares in which all residents can walk through several hiking trails. With about 150 km from Paris, it’s an ideal escape for couples!

Castle Hotel 15 France Hapimag Chateau de Chabenet

Castle Hotels in the United Kingdom (UK)

Dalhousie Castle in Bonnyrigg, Scotland

Brimming with over 700 years of history, Dalhousie Castle in Midlothian, Scotland sits on acres of wooded parkland on the banks of the River Esk. The oldest buildings that still exist today date to around 1450. It’s a real city escape with a mere 20-minute drive from Edinburgh via the A7, and 10 minutes from Rosslyn and Roslin Chapel, a possible resting place of the Holy Grail.

Castle Hotel 5 Scotland Dalhousie Castle

Camelot Castle, England

Construction of the castle in Cornwall started in 1894 and took five years to complete. Films such as ‘Knights of the Round Table’ starring Ava Gardner, ‘Dracula’, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and many others have been filmed here. The castle, also the private home of John and Irina Mappin, is managed by the family’s private household staff.  John originally bought the castle with the idea to bring together people from all fields of the arts and in doing so elevating British art. But having experienced the pleasure of guests enjoying the castle atmosphere, they decided to share the beauty and splendor with the public. I can only say, they are waiting for your checking in!

Castle Hotel 18 England Camelot Castle Cornwall

Thornbury Castle, England

A Tudor castle in the parish of Thornbury, in Gloucestershire. Construction began in 1511 as a further residence for the 3rd Duke of Buckingham. Today it is a luxury hotel and restaurant, and a popular wedding venue.

Castle Hotel 16 England Thornbury Castle

Castle Hotels in the Slovakia

Galicia Nueva

Castle hotel Galicia Nueva is a luxury hotel in Slovakia. The first appearance in literature of the castle in Halič is from the year 1450. Rich in history, the castle was sold in 2006 to a development company from Košice who restored it and turned it into a 4-star hotel with a spa. The rooms and suites represent different historical and artistic styles.

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Castle Hotel 20 Slovakia Castle Hotel Galicia Nueva Halic Galicia Nueva Halic 1