Dubai, United Arab Emirates-: Hungary is one of world’s most sought-after travel destinations for its majestic castle stays, ranging from abandoned historic fortresses, to former royal palaces. Many of these castles have been transformed into exclusive hotels and resorts that can be booked for short or extended stays unlike any other.
Check out our picks for the Top 5 Castle stays in Hungary for our Middle East travelers this holiday season.
1- Botaniq Castle of Tura
The luxurious Botaniq Castle of Tura hotel and restaurant offers an exceptional experience in every way. Being the first hotel in Hungary to join the elite group of small luxury hotels of the world, the castle has garnered special recognition. Surrounded by breathtaking forests and parks, the castle offers 19 exquisitely designed rooms and suites, as well as two restaurants that serve food made with the finest and freshest ingredients from local producers.
Located in Tura, Botaniq Castle is situated approximately 50 km North-East of Budapest, capital city of Hungary, and is just a short 40 minutes’ drive from Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
2- Hertelendy Castle Hotel
The magnificent Hertelendy Castle Hotel, with its extensive private gardens and grounds is the ideal location for those travelling with family and friends, especially for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, equestrians, and gourmands.
Located in the southern part of Hungary, the castle is 2 and a half hours from Budapest by car. As the hotel has its own landing strip for airplanes and a helicopter landing pad, the hotel can also organize your transfer by a private aircraft.
3- Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
Facing the iconic Chain Bridge on the banks of the Danube, the stately Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace is an art nouveau palace hotel located in the very center of Budapest.
Capturing the glitz and glamour of Budapest’s Golden Age, the palace hotel offers stunning views of the Danube River and Budapest skyline, with the capital city’s major attractions including the gothic revival Parliament Building, luxury designer brand shopping street Andrássy Avenue, and Danubius Fountain in Elizabeth Square just a few steps away.
Rejuvenation is also at the heart of the hotel. The hotel’s spa draws on the city’s wellness tradition, and its renowned restaurants offer original dining experiences, perfect for travelers looking to unwind while experiencing exceptional local culture.
4- Teleki-Degenfeld Kastélyszálló
Step back in time with a visit to Nógrád County and the rural estate of Teleki-Degenfeld Kastélyszálló, located within a hamlet beneath the Cserhát mountains. Savour the rural serenity and friendly atmosphere, just 76 km, or a 1 and a half hours’ drive by car east of Budapest.
Ideal for all occasions, from weddings, family gatherings to business events, romantic long weekends, or even a cozy Sunday lunch, the hotel guarantees to welcome guests with delectable country fare, warm service, and luxury comforts.
5- Prónay Castle
Alsópetény is a small town located in Nógrád County, 50 kilometers from Budapest, at the foot of the Cserhát mountains. Here you will find the delightful Prónay Castle, where guests can expect a distinctive experience with elegantly appointed suites and contemporary hotel rooms that provide visitors with the utmost comfort. The early twentieth century atmosphere offered by the castle is complimented by an impressive garden that is delightful in all seasons. At the centre of every stay are the specialized rejuvenation experiences to be had at its dedicated spa house, exceptional cuisine, and the friendly hospitality of the staff that make every visit unforgettable.