If a man's house is his castle, then it stands to reason — exponentially speaking — that his (and her) castle is nothing short of paradise. Or so we believe, which is why GAYOT has taken such care with this exclusive Top 10 list of castle hotels around the world. While these properties once served the lavish needs of royalty, they are now available to mere mortals like us, who greatly appreciate the pleasures once reserved for the aristocracy. From turrets and moats to spas and golf courses, these castles blend the best of past and present. It may be a cold, cruel world out there, but as far as these elegant hotels are concerned, it's still possible to find a place where fairy tales come true.
MEDIEVAL FRENCH FORTRESS Château du Peyruzel
Designed with four square towers to replicate the shape of a Maltese cross, this castle offers a salon, library and reception room, each with its own original attributes.
PRIVACY IN A B&B Castello Delle Quattro Torra
In the loving care of the Ponticelli family since 1885, this property, complete with four towers and battlements, is now a bed and breakfast with only three rooms.