Sleep in a hand-carved four-poster bed, eat in stone-walled restaurant, and holiday amidst the utmost tranquil sceneries

After Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, it’s your chance to turn those fairy tales into reality by staying in a Castle hotel! There is something indisputably transformative about stepping into a castle – maybe it’s the fortress walls blocking the outer world, or the secret passageways, or maybe it’s the glimpse of a king-sized life. Either way, just a one night stay in any of the extravagant Castle hotels will make you feel like royals who once called them home. With historic manors and defence-castles transformed into some of the best hospitality venues, it’s time to experience the sheer majesty and get yourselves pampered.

Ashford Castle, Ireland

Living in an Irish Castle is something like living straight out of your royal dream. Landscaped grounds, a moat, sweeping staircases, and turreted towers give you enough of Instagram backdrops. And what if you get a chance to live in a castle room that dates back to the year 1228? Yes, we know it boggles the mind. This magnificent five-star luxury awaits you in a spectacular 350-acre estate on the picturesque shore of Lough Corrib. Christened as ‘Ashford Castle’ it has splendid features which might awake your inner queen. Along with all necessary amenities, the castle houses exquisite individually-furnished guest rooms, lavish bathrooms, enhanced public spaces, spa, elegant dining rooms, a plush 32-seat cinema, plethora of antique furniture, and more. And to indulge yourselves into a royal elixir, there’s a lakeside cottage for your suitor fantasies.

Cost per night: Rs 50,000

Photo credits: Travel Market Report

The Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

While talking about palaces and kings, we cannot skip India and its grandeur legacy of kings and emperors. Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace has all the magnificence of a centuries-old landmark. Being the ‘Last of the great palaces of India’, the Umaid Bhavan Palace is rich with one-of-a-kind amenities which will leave you spellbound. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens you might find yourself in-between peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool. This luxury five-star heritage hotel offers 64 utterly breath-taking Indo-Saracenic Art Deco-style rooms and suites. When at the Palace, choose your stay in the Maharani Suite bloomed with art deco furniture and domes of macaroons on every surface. Chances are that your white-gloved butler may have looked after Madonna and Prince Charles too. It is rather more thrilling to know that the royal family still lives in the adjacent wing.

Cost per night: Rs 39,680 to Rs 112,000

Photo credits: Travel Triangle

Photo credits: Travel Triangle

Doyden Castle, Port Quin

About 200 miles southwest of London, lies an early 19th-century castle that has now been turned into an amiable vacation destination. The gothic style structure though might not be a real castle, it's quintessentially a British royalty. Arched windows overlooking the sea, and a brick fireplace to cuddle up on a chilly night are among the quaint touches that give this miniature fortress its rugged appeal. You’ll get all the modern amenities like microwave, freezer, dryer, washer or TV for your comfortable stay, but like a truly romantic retreat, Wi-Fi and a telephone have been left out (we are glad about it!). Book your Castle along with your beloveds for a royal escape in Port Quin.  

Cost for two night: Rs 43,200

Photo credits: Travel+Leisure

Photo credits: Travel+Leisure

Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

This grand dame of Istanbul was formerly the palace of an Ottoman Sultan. From the sprawling manicured grounds to deluxe suites, to the heated infinity pool with views of the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski never fails to lure its patrons. Its beige and blue interiors have 19th-century furniture, soaring columns, and custom wool carpets. Each room is a beautiful blend of East and the West. You can enjoy the view of the garden or sea through floor-to-ceiling windows and huge balconies. If you incline medieval taste and style, Ciragan Palace Kempinski should not be missed for an experience to hold on.

Cost per night: Rs 40,000

Photo credits: Hotels Combined

Photo credits: Hotels Combined

When planning your next holiday trip, do give yourself a royal treat – relax in your suite, take a dip in the pool, or just stroll through the ancient gardens. Do like how monarchs did!  

At we take great effort to credit all visual content to the source and the rightful owners. However, we can’t guarantee that we always get it right. If you feel we have erroneously identified your image or would like it removed, please get in touch. Our images come from a variety of sources, including Pinterest, Google Images and, of course, directly from the source.


Most Talked About

Related Articles