Fonab Castle Hotel in Pitlochry, Scotland named crowned top castle hotel in the world.
Top 10 Castle Hotels in the World.
For travelers seeking the royal treatment, TripAdvisor has identified the top castle hotels where you can surround yourself in old world elegance. The list of top 10 castle hotels in the world is based on the quality and quantity of reviews and opinions from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. With the majority of properties established in medieval times, travelers can experience history with a modern twist at any of these castle hotels that have earned high praise from the TripAdvisor community.
To stay in the top 10 Castle Hotels in the World, you must travel to Scotland, Germany, Italy, and England.
Top 10 Castle Hotels in the World:
1. Fonab Castle Hotel – Pitlochry, Scotland
Located on the banks of Loch Faskally in the heart of Perthshire, this charming castle was transformed by the Clark family into a 26-room luxury hotel. Guests can experience the original “Classic Castle Rooms” or relax in one of the modern “Woodland Rooms”.
2. Castle Hotel Auf Schoenburg – Oberwesel, Germany
In 1689, this magnificent castle was burned down by French soldiers and remained in ruins until its restoration in 1914.Decades later, the Hüttl family established this pristine, 24-room hotel within the property that now welcomes travelers from around the world. Guests are invited to unwind in the lounge, or stroll through the expansive, lush gardens that overlook the Rhine River.
3. Hotel Castello di Sinio – Sinio, Italy
Built by Marchesi Del Carretto in 1142, Castello di Sinio is located between the Barolo and Barbaresco wine regions. Travelers can experience a modern-day fortress during a stay at this exquisite hotel that offers nine suites and five rooms.
4. Castello di Petroia – Gubbio, Italy
Known as the birthplace of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, Castello di Petroia is now an impressive hotel with rooms that feature antique furnishings, exposed beam ceilings, 18th century paintings and stunning views of the Umbrian hillside.
5. Castello di Monterone – Perugia, Italy
Originally established as a military base, this 13th century masterpiece now operates as a premier hotel boasting 18 rooms that feature modern amenities with medieval style. Guests will be delighted by the relaxing lounge bar, outdoor swimming pool, and tranquil Turkish bath.
6. Rowton Castle – Shropshire, England
Located in the Shropshire countryside, this 800 year-old castle is seated on 17 acres of land making it the perfect retreat. Travelers are invited to stay in one of 19 lavish guest rooms that offer jaw-dropping vistas of the surrounding gardens.
7. Castle in Clarens – Clarens, South Africa
Referred to as “Rapunzel’s Tower,” this unique property resembles a medieval manor and allows travelers to live like royalty. Offering three levels, the ground floor comes with a lounge complete with a fireplace and the Prince’s guestroom; while the middle floor features a kitchen that includes breakfast upon request. On the top floor, guests will find the Princess bedroom, boasting a four-post bed and stone bath.
8. Chateau Heralec – Boutique Hotel & Spa by L’OCCITANE – Heralec, Czech Republic.
Situated in the Vysočina region of the Czech Republic, this 13th century treasure is now a stately hotel that boasts nearly 20 luxurious guest rooms. The largest suite, named after one of the most powerful Czech families, features wooden ceilings, a mosaic floor, and a special hand-crafted mirror.
9. Ashford Castle – Cong, Ireland
Overlooking Lough Corrib, this Irish castle was founded in 1228, by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family. Today, travelers can stay in one of 82 opulent rooms that are outfitted with antique rosewood furniture, custom carpets, and bespoke beds complete with Egyptian cotton linens.
10. Castle Durrow – County Laois, Ireland
Built in the early 1700s by Colonel William Flower, Castle Durrow boasts pre-Palladian design and sprawling
gardens that represent 18th century architecture. Whether guests opt for the premier “Oriental Style Bedrooms” or
one of the “Master Rooms,” they will be surrounded by luxurious bliss.