Chateau Herálec is a luxury five-star boutique hotel located in the heart of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, a region with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Dominated by pristine and beautiful nature, the area is filled with dense forests, verdant pastures and stunning panoramas. The hotel itself is situated an hour’s drive from Prague, and just a few kilometres from a major motorway that leads to the capital.
The castle’s 19 spacious rooms and suites are all furnished with a king-size bed, television, DVD player and mini-bar. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided. The rooms are artistically decorated, with original paintings enlarged and transformed into wallpaper.
The restaurant, Honoria, provides an exquisite gourmet experience in the form of the best of traditional Czech cuisine combined with modern inspirations — predominantly fresh produce from local farmers is used.
Besides the a la carte menu, there’s a seasonal six-course tasting menu that pairs each dish with a different wine. The castle cellar offers local Moravian wines, as well as a wide collection from Bordeaux. The handmade glasses and chalices enhance the whole dining experience, with each individually coloured to resemble stained glass.
The hotel was the first in the Czech Republic to have a L’Occitane spa. Guests enjoy unrestricted access to a swimming pool set beneath medieval arches, a traditional Finnish herbal sauna and a steam room. Other highlights include a gym and a whirlpool path in the turret. Original L’Occitane massages and beauty treatments are the icing on the cake.
The Herálec castle offers a wide range of activities ideal for business and leisure travellers alike. It’s superbly equipped to hold a dream wedding, family party or business event. Hotel guests can explore the various rooms, including the Ancestor’s Hall, Gentlemen’s lounge and Rose lounge, the chapel of St Anne and the library with a roaring fire.
A magnificent English-style park surrounds the whole property, in which guests can engage in a variety of sports activities, take romantic walks and enjoy picnics or wedding ceremonies. Nordic walking sticks and cross bikes are also available. Guests who wish to travel further afield and visit the medieval towns in the region can hire a Mercedes. Benz E convertible — for free.
Need to know
· Spa by L’Occitane
· Indoor golf simulator
· Free rental of a Mercedes.
Benz E convertible
· Sports equipment
· English-style park surrounding
· Valet parking