Spending a night in a castle is a thrilling prospect, as each castle offers something unique. Think regal romance and charm. Just one night in one of these lavish castle hotels will want you staying for more. Indulge yourself to a spot of sheer luxury, history and ambience at some of the most amazing castle hotels around the world:

Château de Bagnols, Bagnols, France

Located in the heart of the vineyards of Beaujolais, the Château de Bagnols is a medieval treasure untouched by time. This castle hotel is steeped in rich history and also features modern-day comforts. A chateau stay is a truly French experience – this is the perfect French countryside getaway.

Castle Hotel interior of Château de Bagnols

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Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hidden behind a collection of historic buildings, the Witchery by the Castle is an atmospheric castle hotel in Edinburgh. The castle features nine original suites with roll top baths for two. Talk about romantic! Dine in the baroque surroundings of the Witchery restaurant or enjoy a candle-lit meal at the Secret Garden restaurant.

Castle Hotel the Witchery

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Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

The enchanting Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace was built on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. 26 acres of lush gardens dominate the surrounding field with dancing peacocks and a subterranean outdoor Zodiac Pool. This is way to feel like a maharaja for the day! As one of the last great palaces in India, this castle hotel will leave you feeling enchanted and wanting to come back for more.

Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

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Castle Hotel Thannegg, Gröbming-Michaelerberg, Austria

The Castle Hotel Thanneg blends in harmoniously with its natural surroundings. The castle’s location in the heart of the Schladming-Dachstein Region offers a peaceful, serene setting. Think cozy, romantic rooms, candlelight dinners on the outdoor terrace and exotic wines from the 850-year-old wine cellar. The castle is also an ideal location for access to activities such as hiking, paragliding, and mountain biking, as well activities for those in search of pure romance.

Castle Hotel Thannegg

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The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

The Chanler at Cliff Walk offers luxury accommodations for an exquisite seaside escape. The mansion dates from the 19th century with rooms featuring luxuries such an leisurely aromatherapy bath service. A great base for visiting the best attractions around Newport, its location near the Atlantic Ocean shore will make you never want to leave.

Castle hotel the Chanler

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Aman Summer Palace, Beijing, China

The Aman Summer Palace is the ideal place to explore the history and culture of Beijing. This elegant castle hotel offers suites and rooms in the traditional courtroom style of the Chinese Palace. All of the rooms are finished in Jin0clay tiles with ceilings that expose wooden roof beams. At the multi-sensory spa, enjoy 5,000-acres of wellness through aromatic massages, treatment rooms, and acupuncture. The restaurants serve Asian-inspired cuisine – from Cantonese and Imperial dishes to a French-Japanese Fusion. Also, why not enjoy a traditional tea ceremony?

Castle Hotel Aman Summer Palace

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Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK

Located in the heart of Cheshire, Peckforton Castle is full of endless charm and tradition. It was originally built for Lord John Tollemache and his family in 1876, and since then the castle has been a venue for business events and wedding ceremonies. The enchanting castle offers 48 opulent bedrooms with stylish soft furnishings. Its award-winning 1851 Restaurant features classic French and modern British cuisine prepared using local and fresh ingredients.
Castle hotel Peckforton Castle

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Château de Mirambeau, Mirambeau, France

The Château de Mirambeau is a 5-star Renaissance-style castle hotel, the ideal location to discover Mirambeau’s ancient vineyards and impressive historic heritage The hotel is rich in French art and history. Also, think gorgeous antique furniture, and glossy marble bathrooms. Its Michelin-star restaurant features locally sourced ingredients made into gourmet French dishes.

Château de Mirambeau

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Parador de Cardona, Barcelona, Spain

Located on a 9th-century fortified site, Parador de Cardona is a castle hotel where its fosses, towers, walls, and gothic elements can be seen in their full glory. The interior is lavishly decorated with Medieval style ceilings, stone walls, and courtyards. The bedrooms feature Gothic charm and are furnished accordingly to Catalan Medieval period through its canopies and rich fabrics. Panoramic views of the town and lands along the Cardoner River can be seen from anywhere in the castle. This place is straight out of a fairytale!

Parador de Cardona castle hotel

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Castello di Monterone, Perugia, Italy

The Castello di Monterone dates back to the 11th century, where it was destroyed during the civil war between the noble families of Perugia and was repaired in 1849. It has the amenities of a modern hotel while keeping its Medieval charm and style intact.

The outside terraces offer spectacular views of Perugia and the surrounding valleys. There is also a spectacular bar decorated with stained glass windows and plenty of space to relax and stroll outside, including its enchanting garden and walkway. Explore the old town of Perugia or take a tour around the beautiful the vineyards of Bevagna and Montefalco.

Castello di Monterone castle hotel

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The Castle Hotel, Dalian, China

Recently opened in 2014, The Castle Hotel is the first luxury hotel in China, earning its nickname as the “Pearl of Northern China”. The composition of the castle hotel is a homage to European-style architecture – neo classical columns, rich marble floors, and soaring vaulted ceilings dominate the entire building. Crystal chandeliers, plush silks, and antique-inspired details can be found in almost every room of the hotel. The balconies overlook the Xinghai Bay and the Yellow Sea.

The Castle Hotel in Dalian

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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

Also known as the “Venice of the East”, the Taj Lake Palace is a fairytale destination. This castle hotel is known for being one of the most iconic and romantic destination hotels in the world. Its opulent, open-air lobby, inlaid marble floors, and lush embroidered velvet and silk upholstery offers an authentic Rajasthani experience. The enchanting courtyard was a backdrop for the final scenes of the 1983 James Bond film, Octopussy.

66 luxurious rooms and 17 grand suites dominate the castle hotel with breathtaking views of the City Palace. This is the ideal place for fairytale weddings and magical honeymoons.

Taj Lake Palace

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Dromoland Castle, County Clare, Ireland

The Dromoland Castle was once the ancestral home of O’Briens of Dromoland, whose lineage dates 1,000 years back to Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. 5th-century relics such as sparking vintage chandeliers, mysterious castle corridors, and lavishly decorated common areas are seen all over the castle. International cuisine is available at their award-winning restaurants made from locally sourced ingredients prepared by expert chefs. Being surrounded by hundreds of acres of green land allows for recreational activities such as archery and clay shooting. An ideal destination for your idyllic vacation.

Dromoland Castle Hotel

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