Accommodation in Czech Castles and Chateaux
You might already be lucky enough to be named the lord or lady of some castle or chateau. If not, here is the opportunity to live like a royal. In the Czech Republic, you will discover a range of elegant locations offering accommodations full of romance and history. You can select from castle hotels or stylish apartments. Which will you choose for your next stay?
Around Prague and to the North
For those looking for solitude close to the city, try one of the three apartments in the Baroque-style Jemniště Chateau. Two are located in standalone houses at the entrance gate to the Courtyard of Honour, and the third is located in a side wing of the castle. You can also look forward to historically-furnished interiors and castle tours with a glass of champagne or a picnic in the castle park. In addition, you won’t see other guests while staying in one of the three suites in the Renaissance Nové Město nad Metují Castle. Fans of architecture and interior design will be interested in the innovations of Czechoslovak architects, Dušan Jurkovič and Pavel Janák, who worked to modernize this Baroque and Renaissance style castle in the early 20th century. The interiors are now redecorated, as well, in Art-Nouveau, Cubism, Art Deco and Functionalism styles
Chateau Mcely, originally the country residence of the noble family of Thurn and Taxis, now offers guests a neoclassical romantic experience about an hour drive outside of Prague. Chateau Mcely is categorized as a five-star hotel and was named the best boutique hotel in 2015 by Dolce Vita magazine. Its gourmet restaurant, Piano Nobile, is led by Chef Honza Štěrba is consistently ranked as one of the best in the Czech Republic-- cooking classes are available with the chef himself! Guests of the hotel’s 23 rooms and suites also have access to the Mcely Spa and large English-style chateau park grounds.
The Castle Hotel Maxmilián under the Baroque terrace of Loučeň Castle offers similarly magical accommodations. You can select a room in the building, which was used for official business by the Thurn and Taxis family, or in the modern airy extensions. Those who prefer the noble life can stay in any one of three castle period apartments or the romantic Little House of Prince Alexander, which stands alone right in the castle park, surrounded by the many mazes and labyrinths of the gardens.
For another hotel that offers a combination of historical and contemporary style, book your stay in Liblice Chateau. The late Baroque castle hotel’s restaurant is a part of the Czech Specials project and its walls display gorgeous frescoes around the main dining area. In addition, guests can enjoy a wellness & spa centre, bike rentals, and can take walks in the marvellous French garden or English park. For a unique wellness experience that is open to all ages, venture to the Libice Salt Caves for a one-hour period of relaxation in its healing environment.
Gourmet diners will also enjoy staying at Hrádek u Sušice or Chateau Hotel Zbiroh in the Pilsen region. At the Renaissance U Sušice, guests dine with style in the beautiful Renaissance Court, Armorial Halls, Gothic Hall, lounge and in summer, on the outdoor terrace. Meanwhile at Hotel Zbiroh, spend the night in the rooms of past royal owners, such as Rudolf II, Charles IV and Sigismund of Luxemburg or even the famous Czech painter, Alphonse Mucha. To stay in the historic mood, U Rudolfovy Kratochvíle Castle tavern is located on the chateau grounds and serves medieval specialties in a lively period atmosphere.
Vysočina- The Highlands
A secret tip for lovers of peaceful, comfortable fairytale accommodations is the small Klokočov Chateau in the unspoiled natural paradise of the Iron Mountains in the Vysočina region. The period furnished apartments will take you back to the atmosphere of the 19th century. With a capacity of only 20 guests, you will find a romantic and secluded atmosphere for your next holiday.
For a more modern experience, visit Chateau Herálec with both period interiors, as well as modern comforts and a luxurious wellness center. This boutique hotel is the perfect spot to escape stress and enjoy the hotel’s beauty and its ornate spa, all integrated into this stunning 17th century chateau. Herálec features an entire wing of the castle devoted to relaxation and health. Swim in the enchanting private pool with a silver mosaic overhead and then detox in Finnish saunas or with a rest in the castle turret jacuzzi. Body massages, scrubs, wraps, facials and other treatments, provided by L’occitane, are all available for booking.
You can also relax in castle luxury in the leisurely atmosphere of Hostačov Castle. It’s a great place for foodies! In the castle restaurant guests can taste food in the “slow food” style: made from local, seasonal ingredients, prepared according to traditional recipes and influenced by the art of a master chef. For the active, Hostačov now offers zorbing, an adventure activity that involves players wearing giant plastic bubbles.
Venture to the culturally-rich region of Moravia to visit Napajedla Castle, not far from the larger city of Zlín. Each room of this unique hotel is named after a different human character trait. Instead of television and a mini bar you will find scented natural essences and “shabby chic” style. Napajedla successfully combines old and new and lends modern function to historical objects, while at the same time featuring gentle and romantic lines.
The Nový Světlov Chateau, farther east on the border with Slovakia, is an English tudor style hotel that has a capacity of 72 guests. Although larger, this elegant, white complex has a strong attention to detail, with hand-carved Mahogany furniture, as well as marble bathrooms in each room. Nový Světlov is also a great location for your next event, with a 500-person theater and concert hall or the more intimate 68-person restaurant.
Create your own fairytale with a stay at one of these or the numerous other castles and chateaux on your next tour of the magical Czech Republic.