Top 5 Castle Hotels Near Rhine River - Updated 2024

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The Rhine River is the second-longest river in central and western Europe. It passes through Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, and the Netherlands. The Rhine Gorge and the romantic Rhine or the Middle Rhine are the most picturesque parts of the river. Those who love the waters or the river rides can take cruises along the river that will let them visit the countries where the Rhine River flows. Tourists can stay in historical and luxurious castle hotels near the waterway, which is an ideal experience during the warm summers and chilly winters. To help you plan an unforgettable trip, scroll down to check out our list of the top castle hotels near Rhine River.

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 July 07, 2024.

1. Burg Reichenstein (from USD 245)

This posh and spacious hotel offers great views that visitors can enjoy while relaxing in their rooms or feasting at the restaurant. It is a dreamy spot that’s perfect for couples, but anyone who cares for some exploration or just wishes for a relaxing stay will appreciate this accommodation. Guests can go fishing, boating, try out archery, or go on walking tours in the area. Visitors are entitled to room service during their visit.

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Burg Reichenstein

Wifi Available

Address: Burgweg 24
19.76 km (12.3 mi) from Rheinfels Castle

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace

2. Relais & Châteaux Hotel Burg Schwarzenstein (from USD 197)

This modernly styled and capacious hotel can perfectly accommodate lone travelers, couples, families, and friends. It is also near the famous Geisenheim landmark, which is only 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. With a lot of activities to do, such as biking, hiking, and walking, you won’t want to leave the property. Guests can stay connected with the free WiFi, which is available throughout the property. The hotel offers top-rated dining, especially savory breakfast with a variety of choices. They even serve vegetarian and vegan meals for those who are avoiding meat in their diet. The room minibar will delight guests and it’s stocked with handy snacks and beverages.

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Relais & Châteaux Hotel Burg Schwarzenstein

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Rosengasse 32
25.5 km (15.9 mi) from Rheinfels Castle

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden

3. Burghotel auf Schönburg

This luxurious and historic castle hotel offers a pleasant experience, along with the magnificent views from 2,450 ft (747 m) above the town center. Visitors feel like they are transported to a different realm and era. It has a stylish on-site restaurant that will make you feel like a noble as you delight in the culinary offerings. Guests can enjoy playing darts and trekking while staying at this castle hotel.

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Burghotel auf Schönburg This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: Auf Schönburg
6.25 km (3.9 mi) from Rheinfels Castle

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

4. Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels (from USD 135)

This four-star sophisticated hotel features astounding views as it is situated on a hilltop. Visitors can easily access the famous Loreley Rock, a distinguished landmark along the Rhine River, making this hotel one of the top accommodations in the region. The property has a huge indoor pool, where guests can take a refreshing dip. You can also relish the free sumptuous buffet breakfast that comes with your stay. Free parking is available, perfect because touring the area is best done by car.

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Hotel Schloss Rheinfels

Wifi Available

Address: Schlossberg 47
127 meters (418.0 ft) from Rheinfels Castle

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Hotel Castle Liebenstein

Burg Liebenstein von Burg Sterrenberg 2019
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jörg Braukmann used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Visitors love the experience of staying and sleeping in the stunning hotel rooms of this property, which is surrounded by medieval walls. The rooms on the top floors give guests a great view of the Rhine River and Valley and the neighboring towns. The property is roomy and provides free parking for visitors. The on-site diner offers delicious food choices for specialty three-course meals and romantic candlelight dinners. It is near Mittelrhein Klettersteig, a hiking and rock climbing area with scenic sights only 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away.

Hotel Castle Liebenstein

Address: Zu den Burgen 1, 56341 Kamp-Bornhofen, Germany

Price: From 141 USD

Star Rating: Five-Star

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Escape to these historic castle hotels

Solo travelers, couples, families, and friends should start reserving their stay in one of the luxurious and notable castle hotels along the Rhine River for their warm summer holidays or cool winter getaways. These hotels offer beautiful hilltop views that will captivate anyone and make them feel like royalty as they view the Rhine River, valleys, and plains. It will certainly give a once-in-a-lifetime luxury experience that guests will never forget. Start planning your stay in one of the castle hotels on this list.

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