5 Castle Hotels to Sleep Like a King
All over the world, historic manors and majestic castles have been transformed into some of the UK’s most unique hospitality venues. Whether you’re looking for an over-the-top getaway or a private setting, a one-night stay at these luxury locations will make you feel like royals who once called them home. Take your pick and sleep like a king or queen, at one of these 5 castle hotels in England.
Edinburgh Castle Hotel
Renowned for its beautiful coastal setting and captivating Victorian architecture is the Marine Hotel and Spa in North Berwick. With views fit for royalty, the castle hotel has 83 unique bedrooms to choose from. Featuring extensive conference facilities and a luxurious spa complex, the Marine Hotel and Spa is ideal for both business stays and leisure breaks. Looking to feast like a king? The hotel is also home to the award-winning Craigleith restaurant. Guests can enjoy the finest Scottish cuisine, while overlooking the firth of Forth. Looking for a quick escape from your castle? The hotel is within easy reach of Edinburgh by car or rail. Indulge yourself with a restful stay, or schedule a visit to Edinburgh Castle and Zoo in between your royal getaway.
Castle Hotel Dublin
Built in 1750, and nestled amongst 40 acres of sprawling gardens, is Dublin’s St Helen’s. The magnificent hotel is 10 minutes driving distance from the heart of Dublin. Guests have the opportunity to explore the rich heritage and culture of the capital while enjoying the spellbinding architecture, charming hospitality, and grandeur. If you’re dreaming of walking in the shoes of royalty, this is just the place – experience interiors consisting of lavish furnishings and rich tones. After a day taking in some of Dublin’s top sights, rest well in one of their deluxe rooms, with sweeping views of Dublin Bay. Looking to spoil yourself? Treat yourself to the hotel’s award-winning Talavera restaurant, or opt for exclusive private dining at Le Panto. Sleep like a king, at this Irish National Monument.
The Clermont Charing Cross
As a landmark by itself, The Clermont opened in 1865 and remains one of the most well-located hotels. One of the most striking features of the hotel is the impressive grand staircase running through the center of the hotel, designed so that guests of 1860 would not have to watch their feet as they descended. With illustrious guests like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the plush rooms are set up to send you soundly off to sleep. Stay in one of their Studio suites, offering a taste of refined city living combined with a side of luxury. The highlight? The Clermont Charing Cross is a stone’s throw away from London’s West End, The National Gallery and so much more. If you’re longing to make the most of your time in the luxury hotel, enjoy an evening of drinks and cocktails in their stylishly refurbished bar, or a delightful afternoon tea.
Randolph Hotel Oxford
Merging together history and heritage, stay at Oxford’s spell-binding Randolph by Graduate Hotels. Taking inspiration from the University of Oxford, the historic hotel is a plush retreat for both locals and travelers. A short walk from Oxford train station, the hotel has played host to prime ministers and presidents. With each room uniquely designed, you’re bound to have moments of surprise and discovery around every corridor. Prepare for a royal feast, as you sample mouth-watering dishes from the newly opened Acanthus restaurant, or explore an outstanding selection of champagnes and gins. If you’re looking for a captivating business venue, the hotel’s meeting and conference rooms are unlike any other. Looking to spoil your four-legged family member as well? Randolph is a pet-friendly and family-friendly castle hotel.
Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel
Set in the postcard-perfect gardens of the English countryside, is Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel. The peaceful rural setting is ideal for an unforgettable getaway while being close to Birmingham’s city center and major transport links. Step into the shoes of actual royalty, with the grand manor house even hosting Elizabeth I. Retaining many of its original features, the medieval hotel includes a grand staircase, roaring log fires, and intricate stone carvings. Moreover, the 16-century building has lovingly refurbished each of its 27 elegant bedrooms, each of which maintains its original charm. From poster beds, designer sofas, and pleasant views of the ground, guests will be in for a treat. Offering the finest in dining and accommodation, Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel effortlessly provides luxurious hospitality with flawless attention to detail.
Ready to turn those fairytale dreams into reality? Stay at one of the country’s finest castle hotels, and get ready to be treated like the king or queen you are.