Live out your fairy tale in a castle hotel in the Czech Republic

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Do you want to feel like a castle lord during your travels? Venture to the Czech Republic, a country with two thousand lordly mansions.

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Do you want to feel like a castle lord during your travels? Venture to the Czech Republic, a country with two thousand lordly mansions. A number of impregnable castles and romantic chateaus offer accommodation in places where famous aristocratic families from all over Europe resided. It is sufficient to choose from our selection of seven Castle Hotels and experience your romantic story in the Czech Republic.

Enjoy your privacy within sight of Prague

Chateau Jemniště from the 18th century is just a few kilometers south of Prague. You can enjoy private accommodation in three apartments, which are also equipped with a historical fireplace or a canopy bed. Whether enjoying breakfast in bed or a quiet dinner by a crackling fireplace, you will surely feel like royalty at Jemniště. Of course there is also an individual tour of the interior of the chateau included in the price, during which you will visit nine halls and the Chapel of St. Josef, with a glass of champagne in hand. The eco-friendly five-star castle hotel Chateau Mcely with a luxury spa and wine cellars offers services of the highest quality. You must taste the specialties of the restaurant Piano Nobile, winner of the national contest for the best restaurant. The hotel also offers specially adapted children’s apartments for princesses, baby bathes or alchemistic drinks mixed according to medieval recipes.

Romance in the vicinity of UNESCO sites

Romance by candlelight and relaxation in a castle spa. That’s what Chateau Herálec, situated halfway between the two largest Czech cities – Prague and Brno, has to offer. You can choose one of the 19 rooms and chateau suites overflowing with luxurious amenities and what is known as the pillow menu, thanks to which you will fall asleep as if on a cloud. In addition to the charming English park you can also enjoy the spa with a pool, Jacuzzi, gym and sauna on the grounds of the chateau. To explore the surrounding area you can visit UNESCO heritage sites in Třebíč and Telč.

In the Plzeň region you will spend the night in the room of Alphonse Mucha and in the chateau dungeon.

Accommodation in apartments where famous European emperors slept and an adventurous night in the chateau dungeon can be experienced at Chateau Zbiroh, lying near Plzeň. Its offer includes the room where Emperor Charles IV or Rudolf II spent a night or the apartment of the Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha, who created his most famous work The Slav Epic, right at Zbiroh. It is now on display in Prague, however, part of the artist’s work adorns one of the halls of the chateau. If you are looking for adventure, you can spend the night in the chateau dungeon, one of the oldest parts of the chateau. There will be only a sleeping bag, foam mat, flashlight, bread and a jug of water. If you prefer comfort, you can take advantage of special packages at Chateau Zbiroh that include massages, visits to the fitness center with a professional trainer or a picnic in the park. From Zbiroh you can head 35 km to Plzeň, which this year boasts the title of the European Capital of Culture. Until the end of the year, the city offers hundreds of events, from concerts to an international theater festival to new circus performances.

Pamper yourself in the foothills of Šumava

Project Plzeň – the European Capital of Culture 2015 is however experienced by the whole region. At Chateau Hrádek u Sušice, not only can you stay in the middle of unspoiled nature, you can also visit one of the stops of the Nine Weeks of Baroque Festival, which features nine Baroque monuments of the Plzeň Region during the year. The chateau is perfect for royal relaxation during wellness procedures. You will find Sauna World, a swimming pool and a tub for a relaxing bath in its interior. Of course there are also pleasant massages and rituals lasting several tens of minutes, after which you will feel reborn. You can get some fresh air in the chateau park, at the adventure golf course and during hiking trips in the Šumava mountain range, which will enchant you with its green ancient forests and the clarity of its lakes. During the Baroque night, which will be held on August 27, you can also look forward to contemporary concerts as well as snacks and the Baroque fireworks finale.

Recharge your batteries in Eastern Moravia

Napajedla Chateau is located in the east of the Czech Republic in the region of wine and the footwear brand Bata. It was built in the 18th century in the late French Baroque style. Today, you as well can enjoy its unique atmosphere and stylish apartments without a TV or mini bar. Each room is designed to meet certain energy rules. Hence the names of the rooms – Courage, Joy and Vitality. If any of these qualities are missing in your life, you can set off to Napajedla. In addition to apartments full of positive energy, you can enjoy massages, cooking classes and consultations in the field of personal development. If you decide to take a trip to the surrounding area, visit Luhačovice Spa with its unique architecture, or the castle gardens in Kroměříž or Zlín – the city of Bata factory.

Castle comfort in the heart of the wine region

The Lednice-Valtice UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its 280 km2, is one of the largest landscape complexes in Europe. The area, whose axis is the Baroque chateau in Valtice and the neo-Gothic chateau Lednice, lies in the wine region of southern Moravia, near the border with Austria. You can spend your fabulous vacation right on the premises. Lednice Chateau Hotel, located near the entrance gate of Lednice Chateau, originally served for the accommodation of guests of the noble family of Liechtenstein – the original owners of the estate. Children will delight in the confectionary shop right in the hotel building, while for adults a chateau wine cellar is available.

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