Luxury Travel Options for Single Travelers: Live like a king or queen while you relax and enjoy the Chateau Heralec! The Czech countryside has lots to offer winter and summer. Nearby Prague is the best day trip to see much history of the area and endless sights. Alternatively, take a drive to the Renaissance towns of Telc and Trebic.
(A personal note: I just had a wonderful 6 day stay at the Chateau. I highly recommend it for everyone, including solos. Unlike many venues, there was no push back or wincing when I asked for “a table for one” in the dining room. Even more important, notwithstanding this elegant setting, this family-owned business made me feel very much like I belonged while a lone traveler. Although there are 19 guest rooms/apartments, when I met the owner, she quickly greeted me by name without a prior introduction! Lastly, the staff anticipated every request before I said a word. I thought they must be mind readers! )
-In cold weather, go ice skating right in front of the Chateau Heralec.
-In summer, swim in the local quarry now abandoned.
-Year-round or as weather permits:
-Go sightseeing in Prague, and end the day with a river cruise.
-Take a drive to see the Renaissance architecture in nearby Telc.
-Relax in the world-class Spa by L’Occitane on-site at the Castle Heralec.
-Plan a day tour to historic Trebic.
Amid a large English-style park, pet-friendly Chateau Herálec Boutique Hotel & & Spa by L’Occitane is located in the heart of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. You can make free use of the spa. In warm weather ask to reserve a drive in the Chateau’s convertible. The Chateau has been lovingly restored in its 19th century style of the Romantic Period. The ceilings feature murals as do the walls throughout that will keep you exploring every day to see what piece of history you can find.
In the Chateau’s documentary, they had a staff member rummaging through centuries of history. They even found a 20th century bust of Lenin and Stalin! However, the Chateau from the 1300’s forward has had many architectural styles having survived on the same site from the Austro-Hungarian period to the occupation during World War II and Soviet domination. The Chateau, as its motto states has “risen from the ashes”, been authentically restored to provide an elegant 5 star wellness/spa environment plus top wine and cuisine.
Unlike many luxury hotels that have “decorator art”, the Chateau has a gallery concept showcasing late 19th-century and early 20th-century Czech artists. The original paintings were displayed outside each guest room. Inside large reproductions of each artist was reproduced via high resolution photography as wallpaper. My room featured Jan Honsa’s flowering bushes turning the wardrobe and bathroom doors into a welcome touch of spring. There is a modern bathroom with fluffy bathrobes and slippers, a flat-screen TV, a minibar and and a coffee/tea maker in each room.
Spa facilities include a large indoor pool under an ancient vaulted ceiling, a hot tub and a sauna. Massages are available as well. You can also make use of the golf simulator on site.
Gourmet Czech and international cuisine are served in the restaurant of the Chateau Heralec, and the chic bar is a great place for a nightcap.
For more on my stay at the Chateau, check out our Blog.