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Top 10 Castle Hotels Worldwide

Properties Fit for a King (or Queen)

Exterior of Castle Hotel Auf Schönburg in Germany, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Castle Hotels Worldwide

The World's Best Castle Hotels

And they lived happily ever after. More than just a fairy tale ending, this is the perfect description for a holiday at one of the regal lodgings on GAYOT's list of Top 10 Castle Hotels in the World. Once the exclusive domain of royalty, these properties now offer their aristocratic luxury to mere mortals. From turrets and moats to spas and nouvelle cuisine, they blend the best of the past and present to create an experience fit for 21st-century kings and queens.


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