Top 7 Castle Hotels In Rhine Valley - Updated 2024

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Rhine Gorge, also known as Upper Middle Rhine Valley, in western Germany, is the stuff of fairy tales. It stretches for 65 km (40 mi), encompassing vineyards, medieval towns, and of course, the Rhine Castle Trail.

There are plenty of sites to see, but the main attractions are Rhine Gorge’s castles. There are approximately 40 of these fortresses found throughout the valley, built in a span of 1,000 years. One standout among these is Rheinstein Castle overlooking the Lorelei Valley. It served as the home of the Holy Roman Emperor - Rudolph von Habsburg.

Some castles you can only visit, while others you can stay at. If that sounds like something up your alley, read on to find out about the top castle hotels in Rhine Valley.

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 June 01, 2024.

1. Burghotel auf Schönburg, Oberwesel (from USD 428)

Indulge in a truly enchanting experience at this exceptional 4-star hotel nestled within a historic castle. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance as you admire the picturesque medieval town of Oberwesel and the stunning Rhine River Valley from your romantic room with breathtaking views. Enjoy the convenience of cable TV, a complimentary minibar, and a spacious bathroom, with some rooms offering Wi-Fi.

Savor the delights of creative, international cuisine in the elegant dining areas of Burghotel, where every meal is a culinary masterpiece. Embark on exhilarating adventures along the Trollpfad Oberwesel hiking routes, located just 5.2 km (3.23 mi) away from Schönburg Burghotel.

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Burghotel auf Schönburg

Wifi Available

Address: Auf Schönburg

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

2. Hotel Schloss Rheinfels, Sankt Goar (from USD 123)

Rheinfels Castle was originally constructed to profit from river traffic buildup in the 13th century. Today, this romantic hilltop castle hotel near the Rhine River has preserved its historic charm while offering unbeatable views of the majestic waterway. Designed by JAB Anstoetz, Hotel Schloss Rheinfels features 67 rooms. The Tower Suites and the Prince Suites are the grandest of all. You’ll also find a wellness and spa area with a unique attraction - a gym down in the catacombs.

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Hotel Schloss Rheinfels

Wifi Available

Address: Schlossberg 47

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

3. Burg Reichenstein, Trechtingshausen (from USD 306)

Burg Reichenstein is a castle hotel, museum, wedding venue, and culinary destination rolled into one. Burg Reichenstein is originally a feudal castle estimated to have been built in the 12th century. Previously left to decay, it was transformed into an English-style residential castle and now, a hotel. There are several rooms on offer, but the Castle Suite is the jewel of the collection.

During your stay, you may meet the castle’s resident ghost. It’s believed to be the spirit of Dietrich von Hohenfels, a robber knight.

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Burg Reichenstein

Wifi Available

Address: Burgweg 24

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

4. Relais & Châteaux Hotel Burg Schwarzenstein, Geisenheim (from USD 327)

In the Hessen region of Rhine Gorge, you’ll find Relais & Châteaux Hotel Burg Schwarzenstein standing tall and proud. Located on a hill and surrounded by vineyards, it presents a picturesque setup for your vacation.

This German castle hotel on the Rhine Valley was built in the late 19th century. It underwent several renovations as it changed hands. Today, the castle hotel is home to the 2-star Michelin establishment, Restaurant Schwarzenstein, and 51 tastefully designed guest rooms and suites.

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Relais & Châteaux Hotel Burg Schwarzenstein

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Rosengasse 32

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

5. TOP Jagdschloss Hotel Niederwald, Rüdesheim am Rhein (from USD 131)

TOP Jagdschloss Hotel Niederwald was once a feudal estate. It used to be part of Ehrenfels Castle in Hesse. In the 1960s, it was eventually converted into a modern hotel. You can stay at the main building, or opt to book the Cavalier or Coachman House. TOP Jagdschloss Hotel Niederwald also welcomes pets for a reasonable nightly fee. While you’re here, don’t forget to make good use of the restaurant and the wine cellar.

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Jagdschloss Hotel Niederwald

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jagdschloss Niederwald 1

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

Other castle accommodations in Rhine Gorge, Germany

6. Gate room at Arenfels Castle, Bad Hönningen (from USD 205)

The jewel of Bad Hönningen, Arenfels Castle invites history and culture buffs to stay at their Gate Room. These suites are located on the castle’s east wing.

This particular listing is for a 55-sqm (592-sq. ft.) unit with a separate living area and luxury bath. Like a hotel, essentials such as toiletries and sheets will be provided. Parking is also available beside the castle.

Arenfels Castle was built in the mid-13th century. Apart from its vineyards, the castle is known for its massive collection of windows - there are over 360 windows throughout the property.

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Bad Hönningen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
178 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was beautiful with a stunning view overlooking the vineyards and mountains
beautiful views and a spacious room with a medieval atmosphere
the shower was excellent and we also enjoyed our breakfast in the keller
breakfast was good views were lovely and the room and bathroom were great
the room was excellent and very comfortable
clean and well taken care off
the room was so clean comfortable and cozy :) suggested
john was a lovely host
hosts are nice and welcoming
the staff was extremely friendly and helpful
great stay and the host was very accommodating
hosts were very quick to respond and help with anything
beautiful place to unwind away from a busy location
an absolutely beautiful location and the room was perfect
amazing location and an awesome room hopefully we will be able to come back one day
the location is wonderful you are surrounded by a vineyard with nice walking/hiking paths
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7. Modern apartment in an old wine castle, Winningen (from USD 128)

Follow the Rhine as its branches off into the Moselle, which flows along the village of Winningen. Here, you’ll find an old wine castle dating back to the 19th century. One of its apartments on the east wing is open for guests, fully furnished with a lovely dining area and separate kitchen. You may brush shoulders with the owner, Martin, who is always happy to entertain his guests with local recommendations.

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Winningen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
314 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous village with plenty of cafes/restaurants and great pastries for breakfast
the flat is very cozy amazing location with nice view to the vineyards
the apartment itself is spacious and nicely renovated and has some character
roomy clean apartment in a charming town
the apartment was clean spacious and comfortable
lovely apartment - clean and comfortable
martin is a great host
martin was very welcoming and helpful
martin is a great host we had a lovely time
host is old school cool guy
our host was lovely interesting and helpful
good location in winningen
close to restaurants and a very cute little village
such a cute space close to everything and super roomie
beautiful stylish apartment really close to the centre
all in all i love the place (be ware located in a village)
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Experience the romance of Rhine Gorge

These top castle hotels in Rhine Gorge, Germany, let you travel back to the time of feuding lords and robber knights. Apart from staying in a unique property, you also get to immerse yourself in local history and culture!

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