Have you ever dream to stay in A castle at least for one day ? To be like a king or queen ? There is a many castles around the globe that open their doors for public . Many of them were turn into the hotels. We made a list of 5 Castle Hotels where you can stay and make your dream to come true.
1.Ashford Hotel Castles- Ireland
While many vacations to Europe are spent touring Medieval castles, the Ashford gives you the ultimate chance to stay in one overnight. From your entrance through the impressive gate and wall, the Ashford separates itself from other castle hotels by its sure size alone. This massive castle was built over a number of centuries, starting with the first mansion built here in 1228. In 1589 protective fortifications were built, but it took until 1715 for the Ashford name to stick when a French-style chateau wing was added. Ireland’s famous Guinness family bought the Ashford in 1852 and grew the estate to 26,000 acres, planted thousands of trees, and completely re-built the West wing of the property. Perhaps the biggest change came it the 1900s, when it was turned into a hotel, was doubled in size, and became a true 5 star property.
The accommodations are matched with activities such as horse riding, falconry, lake cruising, fishing, clay shooting, archery, golf, and much more. They even have a spa for massage, body wraps, nails, facials, and waxing. Over the years, powerful guests from Mary Queen of Scots, King George V, Princess Grace, Brad Pitt, President Ronald Regan and more have stayed here. The author Oscar Wilde was even here as a kid as his dad had a neighboring home. A portrait gallery on the 2nd floor shows most of the famous people who have stayed here. With its connect to Mary Queen of Scots the castle was featured as the home of the French royal family in the hit TV series Reign. They did this because most of the huge French chateau actually looked like castle back then before they got Renaissance makeovers.
Cost Per Night: Rooms start out around $130 a night up to a cost of $600
2.Parador de Oropesa, Spain
5.Heralec Boutique Hotel & Spa- Czech Republic
Built in the Vysočina region of the Czech Republic, the Chateau Heralec Boutique Hotel & Spa by L’Occitane is a 13th-century castle with 20 luxurious rooms. The largest by far is the King’s Suite, named after the powerful Trčkové family of Lipa, and festooned with ornate wooden ceilings and mosaic flooring.
Accompanied by an English park from the 18th century, Chateau Herálec is located in the Vysocina region that has the highest amount of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country and is dominated by pristine and beautiful nature filled with deep forests, blooming pastures and breathtaking panoramas.
For its visitors, it represents a true zen oasis as time spent at our hotel in its spacious rooms and apartments is time spent in absolute privacy and undisturbed peace. Specialties of Chateau Heralec include one of the largest collections of branded Bordeaux wines in the Czech Republic as well as an exquisite cuisine providing an authentic gastronomyexperience based on fresh and local ingredients without any chemical additives.
Chateau Herálec, one of the most luxurious hotels in Czech Republic, provides you also with a unique wellness &spa concept. Our castle Spa by L’OCCITANE guarantees a spa experience equivalent to the one you would receive in the original Spa L’Occitane in the 5* hotel Couvent des Minimes in Provence. Experience true relaxation and indulge yourselve into luxurious comfort of our castle hotel with the natural cosmetics of the highest quality, L’OCCITANE.