7 Best Castle Hotels In Catalonia, Spain - Updated 2024

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Like much of Spanish Iberia, Catalonia has preserved its beautiful history, foremost being its religious sites such as monasteries and churches. The Pyrenees Valley is home to ancient yet active churches such as Sant Climent de Taüll, while up on Montserrat sits the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery. The city of Tarragona even boasts ruins dating back to the Roman era, including a primarily intact amphitheater. Catalonia also offers plenty of places to stay, from Airbnb vacation rentals to castles that are offered to tourists as novel accommodations. If interested, check out this list of the best castle hotels in Catalonia, Spain.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Parador de Cardona, Cardona (from USD 137)

This Spanish castle hotel was built over a thousand years ago yet it looms over the town of Cardona to this very day. Now called Parador de Cardona, part of the castle has since become a hotel operated by the government and open to the public. Sections have been renovated to accommodate not only guestrooms, but other facilities and amenities such as a restaurant, a gym with a sauna, and also elevators for accessibility.

Guests will be staying in lovely rooms and suites, all of which have been fitted with modern yet homey furniture and beds. Amenities such as air-conditioning and heating are also included for comfort.

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Parador de Cardona

Wifi Available

Address: Castell de Cardona, s/n
46 meters (152.0 ft) from Castell de Cardona

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Hotel Castell d'Emporda, La Bisbal d'Empordà (from USD 91)

At Hotel Castell d'Emporda, guests can enjoy the majestic scenery of Emporda’s countryside unimpeded instead. Visitors can try Mediterranean fare at Drac Restaurant while Tres Margarit serves traditional Iberian cuisine. Da.Li Sunset Terrace has a poolside lounge setting and a light menu, perfect for winding down after a busy day.

The hotel offers its 57 rooms and suites to its guests, each of which has been decorated using silks from India and furniture from Morocco, Italy, and China. The guestrooms follow set themes, such as glitzy Dali Rooms or classic Castle Rooms. All come with amenities such as air-conditioning and centralized heating, and access to the swimming pools.

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Hotel Castell d'Emporda

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Castell d'Empordà, s/n
112.59 km (70.0 mi) from Castell de Cardona

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

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3. Torre d'Amer, Amer

Escape to a realm of enchantment at The Tower of Amer, a meticulously renovated 13th-century castle nestled amidst the idyllic countryside. Surrounded by awe-inspiring panoramic vistas, this hidden gem beckons guests to unwind and reconnect with nature. The backside of the castle is reserved for tourists. It spans three levels, accommodating families and groups of up to 10 members with ease.

Revel in the spacious living and dining area, complete with a fireplace, and savor culinary delights prepared in the well-appointed kitchen. Discover the charm of the walled garden courtyard at your leisure. A delightful grill area and a furnished patio invite relaxation. Indulge yourself with a soak in the private pool before calling it a day.

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Amer, Catalunya, Spain
78.9 km (49.1 mi) from Castell de Cardona
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

4. Can Xirau Lux Castle, Santa Susanna (from USD 715)

Experience the epitome of luxury and create lifelong memories at Can Xirau Lux Castle. This exceptional property seamlessly combines contemporary amenities with the timeless allure of a fortified tower dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The castle, designated as a Cultural Heritage monument, is nestled within a garden and features a private pool boasting awe-inspiring sea views.

The spacious living room adorned with vintage furnishings offers relaxation. Outside, indulge in the delightful amenities including hammocks and a grill area. Enhance your stay with unforgettable experiences, including an exclusive sunset boat trip reserved solely for guests.

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Santa Susanna, Catalunya, Spain
88.43 km (55.0 mi) from Castell de Cardona
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 7 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great pool and nicely designed backyard with amazing sea view
monica was very communicative and helpful
we spent a great vacation in this place
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5. Castell de Riudabella, Vimbodi (from USD 209)

Castell de Riudabella is situated in lands formerly home to the Order of Cistercians who used the area for agricultural purposes. Although the property isn’t a traditional castle as it wasn’t built as a fortified home, its structure and design very much follow neo-medieval principles.

The accommodations offered come as either impressive suites or cozy apartments, all exuding a rustic yet dignified ambiance. Timber beam ceilings and stonework walls create a lovely contrast with modern amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, and heating. Guests can spend a lazy day unwinding in the hot tub or swimming pool or reading a book in the garden.

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Castell de Riudabella

Wifi Available

Address: Castell de Riudabella, s/n
80.59 km (50.1 mi) from Castell de Cardona

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry

6. Castell de Fonolleres, Fonolleres (from USD 525)

The history of Castell de Fonolleres can be dated as far as 1113 AD, making this structure and Church of Santa Maria right next to it two of Spain’s more venerable buildings that stand to this day.

The primary accommodation is a country house converted from the castle’s original walls and keep. Its six guestrooms come with their own designs and themes, such as Petra Room’s ancient stonework or Jardin Room’s garden-facing balcony. The building has air-conditioning and heating, as well as soundproofing.

The castle’s bailey has also been converted into a swimming pool area with a covered shed for lounging. There’s also an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue grill and a dining table.

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Castell de Fonolleres

Wifi Available

Address: Carrer Assumpció, s/n
49.16 km (30.6 mi) from Castell de Cardona

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Skiing Family rooms

7. Castell de Llaés, Llaés (from USD 131)

Castell de Llaés dates back to the 10th century and is a designated Protected Historical Heritage. Despite renovations into a country house meant for accommodations, much of the original structure has been preserved and incorporated without losing its aesthetics.

Potential tenants can book either the whole castle, or either one of the apartments. The Tower Apartment features five bedrooms, a living area with a fully equipped kitchen, and also a terrace overlooking the countryside. The School Apartment is smaller and has only three bedrooms, but it also has a living room, kitchen, and a terrace with a spectacular view.

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Castell de Llaés

Wifi Available

Address: Afores, s/n - Castell de Llaés
53.59 km (33.3 mi) from Castell de Cardona

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

Discovery your own fairy tale in Catalonia

With its ancient castles and beautiful countryside as your backdrop, Catalonia is a great place to rouse the flames of love - or for singles, ignite it. But you can’t have a fairy tale without a majestic castle to live in, so make sure to book at any of these top castle hotels in Catalonia, Spain.

If you’re looking for a more adventure-filled vacation, there are several scenic glamping spots in Catalonia, Spain.

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