Best Castle Hotels in the World: Senior Travel

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Another great site for senior citizens planning worldwide travel is The 10 Best Castle Hotels in the World.  These hotels provide a myriad of experiences for the senior traveler who enjoys the unusual, and are good destination spots to consider.  They are summarized here with links to sites that provide more information

Amberley Castle, England
England’s Amberley Castle has a legendary history dating back some 900 years, including ownership by Queen Elizabeth I from 1588 to 1603; visits from Charles II; and a bout in the English Civil War, when Cromwell attacked its walls.

Ashford Castle, Ireland
A quintessential Irish castle experience awaits visitors to this 13th-century estate (built in 1228) on the fringes of western Ireland’s evocative Connemara region.

Castle on the Hudson, New York
Manhattanites sick of cramped quarters, smog, and subways can head just 25 miles north, across the Hudson, and spread out in spacious digs fit for royalty at this U.S.-based castle hotel. It may lack the royal credentials, but the Castle certainly looks the part of a kingly residence.

Château de Castel Novel, France
Tucked away in a serene pocket of the French countryside, the elegant Château de Castel Novel offers guests not only refined accommodations, but an escape into off-the-beaten path France, where an exquisite combination of history, gastronomy, and nature converge.

Château de la Bourdaisière, France
If the idea of a fairytale castle stay sets your heart aflutter, but the price tag to actually do so just plain makes your blood race, has found a fantastic French castle hotel where you can court and dine your significant other for as little as $175 per night.

Gritti Palace, Italy
Commissioned in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice, the swank Gritti Palace has hosted a long list of VIPs since, providing luxurious lodging for numerous heads of state, international royalty, literary bigwigs, and film and rock stars, including the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Greta Garbo, and Winston Churchill.

Kasbah du Toubkal, Morocco
While other castle hotels on this list are accessible by chauffeured car or ferry, guests at Morocco’s Kasbah du Toubkal usually arrive on the back of a mule – or on foot.

Palácio Belmonte, Portugal
Built atop fortified Roman and Moorish walls, the Palácio Belmonte is not only the oldest building in Lisbon, but the oldest palace on’s list.

Taj Lake Palace, India
If you want to feel like a maharajah, there’s no better place than the romantic white-marble Taj Lake Palace, afloat on India’s Lake Pichola, in Rajasthan.

Waterford Castle, Ireland
Offering an extraordinary escape from the mundane, the secluded and majestic Waterford Castle is situated on a sprawling 310-acre island, encircled by the flowing waters of the River Suir, in southern Ireland

Online travel planning for these hotels is easy to do. Surely one of these castles will find its place on your must-do list soon!   jeb

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