5 awe-inspiring castles that have been turned into hotels

Posted by Kyro Mitchell on 1 February 2021

Living in a historic castle is not only reserved for royal families. A number of castles around the world have been transformed into some of the most lavish hotels one could ever dream to stay at.

Here are five of world’s the most extravagant castles waiting to welcome you as a guest.

1. Gravetye Manor, United Kingdom


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The Gravetye Manor located in the UK is the embodiment of opulence. The former castle features a wide-open garden that includes acres of apple orchards, lilies, rose bushes, and swan ponds. Inside the facility, guests are greeted by roaring fireplaces and oak-wood salons. Guests also have the option to stay in a number of different rooms, including the Classic room, Deluxe room, exclusive Deluxe room, and the Robinson Suite, which is perfect for longer stays or families.

2. Palé Hall, Llandderfel, Wales


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Palé Hall in Wales is the perfect destination for a quiet retreat, comfort and culinary indulgence. Situated in the tranquil Dee valley this grand, historic, high Victorian mansion has an idyllic woodland garden rolling down to the banks of the river.

The hotel features eighteen luxurious, individually styled bedrooms with sumptuous décor, each with a beautifully appointed bathroom. In addition, there are four charming garden suites situated within the estate grounds.

3. Hotel Schloss Thannegg, Grobming, Austria

Hotel Schloss Thannegg can be found in the idyllic hills of the Austrian Alps. Parts of the hotel date back to 1150, while the wine cellar is around 850 years old, according to CNN. The historic and sustainable castle hotel also features a groundwater heat pump, PV systems, its own hydropower plant, and Tesla charging stations. For those looking for some adventure, Hotel Schloss has its own free ski shuttle that will whisk you away on an alpine skiing journey.

4. Burg Wernberg, Germany

Burg Wernberg castle in Germany dates back to the 13th century and is located atop a high hill that provides an unrivaled view of the Bavarian countryside. The castle was officially converted into a hotel in 1953. Guests staying at the hotel can expect classic German gothic charm. The beautiful city of Nuremberg is just an hour away by car if you’re in the mood to explore.

5. :Ashford Castle, Ireland


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Ashford Castle in Ireland is situated in a spectacular 350-acre estate overlooking the blue waters of Lough Corrib. The castle was built by the De Burgo family almost 800 years ago, and has also been the personal home of the Guinness family. It has also hosted countless notables over the years, including The Prince of Wales (who later became King George V) and President Ronald Reagan. Today, the castle turned hotel features a total of 83 bedrooms, 140 hectares of wooded parkland, and even a spa.

Guests staying at the hotel and take part in a number of outdoor actives, including hiking, tennis, golf, boating, cycling and kayaking, just to name a few.

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