Dreaming of staying in an old castle or luxury palace? Well you can do just that in Poland, where there are a good number of historic castles and palaces offering hotel accommodation, many of them dating back to the middle ages.
Czocha Castle in Lower Silesia
Dating back to the 13th century, Czocha Castle is located on a lake bank near Jelenia Góra in south west Poland, near the border with Germany and the Czech Republic. The castle has been open to the public since 1996 as a hotel and conference centre.
It was distinguished by National Geographic Traveler monthly magazine as one of the 7 new wonders of Poland. Czocha Castle Hotel. Photo credit.
Rzeszel Castle near Olsztyn
Rzeszel Castle is small but well preserved 14th century castle in the town of Rzeszel, on the banks of the river Sajna. Rzeszel is located in north east Poland, in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, an hours drive north east of Olsztyn.
Hotel has 20 rooms, local attractions include peace and quiet, rural landscape with plenty of lakes and forests. Get away from it location 60 mins north from Olsztyn Szymany Airport. Photo credit. Booking details.
Hotel Podewils in Krag
Krag is a forest region with lakes and wooded hills. It was on this spot, in the year 1414 between two lakes, that a gothic castle was built.
From this period the cellars and three archery ranges survive near the eastern wall of the castle. Like all buildings of this kind, the castle was extended and rebuilt many times and because it is over 500 years old, its original outline is difficult to trace.
Visit Hotel Podewils where you will find horses and other recreation activities, it is also in close proximity to Gdańsk.
See also our post about Malbork Castle. and Wikipedia for a full long list of castles in Poland.