Castle hotels are my very favorite place to stay on vacation. While you can find newer copies of the “Old World” around the world, it only makes sense that most of the truly authentic ones are in Europe. As I discovered as an exchange student abroad, castles were originally primarily fortresses. As such, they were set on high hills to protect the villages below. As a result, many were made of dark, heavy stone. Luckily, most have been updated to provide all the modern conveniences expected by today’s tourists.
On the other hand, palaces were very elegant and built as royal residences or those of the top officials or aristocracy. As a result, you can expect high ceilings, sumptuous rooms and ornate features inside and out. Most still have formal gardens surrounding them. Select palaces are now also open to the public as national monuments or even high-end lodgings.
Both castle and palace hotels tend to be in the countryside. The good news is that tends to decrease the prices, especially off-season. While swimming pools, inside or outside are rare, most have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and private baths. In any case, be sure to ask!
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The 4 star Schloss Waldeck:
The Schloss Waldeck is pet-friendly! Bring your best friend but check to see if there is an extra charge.
This 42 room hotel is just the right size for solo travelers to meet other guests. This “Schloss” or castle is not a modern fabrication. It is a true ancient fortress/castle updated to modern requirements. The Schloss Waldeck stands on the site of an 11th-century knight’s castle. Through its hilltop location, it offers wonderful views of the surrounding scenery.
This historic castle hotel in Waldeck offers has elegant rooms. Be sure to ask for a view of Lake Edersee or the adjacent parks. A fine dining restaurant and spa are available on site.
Guest rooms include private baths with hair dryers and an array of toiletries. A plush robe and comfortable slippers rae provide. Great for lounging in your room or making your way to the spa. In addition, you can order breakfast in your room and later in the day raid the minibar! Alternatively, you can begin your day at the Hotel Schloss Waldeck in the dining room with a generous breakfast buffet, which is included in the rate. Fine dining is also available on-site.
In warm months, you can take a break on the sun deck. Later in the day, you may want to relax at the fireplace in the great room or take a drink at the bar.
Free private parking is available.
Whether you are a history buff or looking to play golf, go sailing, diving or just relaxing in the spa, this is a good value for the level of quality
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