You don’t have to be royalty to enjoy a stay in a castle! While there are plenty of castle hotels in Europe that charge enormous amounts for a single night, there are plenty of affordable castles you can visit for right around $200 or less per night! Here are 10 castle hotels in Europe that won’t break the bank.
10 Castle Hotels in Europe that Won’t Break the Bank:
Cabra Castle Hotel
This castle was built in 1760 and has everything you could need in a beautiful castle setting. Each room has a bit of history with a touch of modern comfort. Rooms start at around $167 per night.
Óbidos Pousada, Óbidos
Located in Portugal, you’ll find the walled town Óbidos. Space is limited, but you can stay overnight in this 12th-century castle with views of windmills and beautiful vineyards. Prices start at $176 here.
Parador de Oropesa
Located in Spain, the legend behind this castle is fascinating! It’s said that this was first settled by Hercules’s soldiers! Rooms here start at $125.
Located in England, this castle hotel is only a mere 60 miles from London. Rooms are as low as $168, and this castle was once a hunting lodge back in 1103.
You’ll find Schloss Matzen located within the Alps about 45 minutes from Vienna. This historic castle was built in the 1150s, and room rates are only $213 per night here.
This castle is over 675 years old and is located in Germany. This castle is located on Fairy Tale Road and was claimed to be the inspiration behind Sleeping Beauty. You can stay in this castle starting at $120 per night, making this a great place to stay while in Germany!
Château d’Isenbourg was once the home of Dagobert II back in the Merovingian era. This castle overlooks the city of Rouffach and has a stunning view of the Black Forest. They have rooms from $191, making this super affordable option.
Tulloch Castle Hotel, Ross-shire
Back in the 12th century, only the chiefs of clans used to stay on this property. This castle is about 30 miles from Loch Ness and is said to have a ghost resident! Rooms start at $108 per night here.
This 17th-century castle is located in the forests of Ardennes in Belgium. Rooms here are only $169 per night, and you get the chance to stay on the old hunting grounds of King Louis XIV!
Prieure De La Chaise
This bed and breakfast castle dates back to the 15th century and has five bedrooms that have been converted into a bed and breakfast style accommodation. This castle is surrounded by a beautiful park and has an on-property vineyard! Rooms are as low as $111 here and include a continental breakfast.
If you are looking for a place to stay while visiting any of these cities in Europe, I hope that you consider staying in a castle. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience, and it won’t break the bank! There are lots of beautiful castles all over Europe, so do some research before you book a stay in a hotel or hostel. A castle hotel may be a much more affordable option for a memorable vacation that’s fit for a Queen!
Susan is a Travel/Lifestyle Writer & Photographer. She’s Mom to four children ranging in age from 13 to 24 and is an avid solo and family traveler. She’s always on the look-out for her next adventure and loves to share each of her journeys along the way!
Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski says
It’s really amazing how affordable those castle inns are and I’d love to stay in one. I had lunch at a Parador in Vigo Spain but staying in one would be a real trip.
Amazing hotels!! Love to visit anytime soon.Thanks for sharing