I have a very long list of places I want to visit, things I want to do, places I want to see. Some of the hotels I’ve listed below look so magical they could be from a dream. A Ferngully, Fairy, Hobbit-ish, Royal, Medieval dream. It may be quite some time before I have the opportunity to visit these wistful locations, but if you want to treat your inner fairy princess, check out these beautiful hotels for your next vacation.
The Montaña Mágica Lodge or Magic Mountain Hotel
How beautiful is this place?! This picturesque hotel is built in the shape of a volcano with water spouting from the top feeding the ferns, moss, and plant-life as the water makes its way down. Everything used to create this magical space is environmentally friendly and local artisans were brought in to construct the beautiful interiors. The hotel was inspired by myths that spirits protected a magical mountain in the forest, and once you made the climb to the top of the mountain, your dreams would come true.
It is apparently a bit of a trek through the rainforest to get out here, but I have no doubts that the trek itself would be incredible.
Thorngrove Manor Hotel
If the Fairy Godmothers from Sleeping Beauty had a home, this would be it. Originally built as part of a vineyard, this romantic hotel is located in the oldest wine producing regions of Australia. Did you catch that? Wine… Lots of wine. Check out their website for more pictures of this gorgeous hotel.
Located in West Sussex, Amberley Castle was converted into a hotel in 1989. Some of its famous visitors include King Henry VIII in 1526, when he came to discuss his future divorce from Catherine of Aragon, and Queen Elizabeth II in 1945. The hotel sits on about 12 acres with gorgeous gardens, a professional golf course, and medieval stonework. If ever you want to feel like Natalie Dormer’s version of Anne Boleyn (from The Tudors), a walk through this hotel might do the trick.
I couldn’t have a piece about magical places and not include Cinderella’s Castle. Can you stay here? Not really. Few people manage to win a night’s stay, and others are celebrities that have probably managed to make Disney A LOT of money. Hopefully one day, I manage to make Disney a lot of money so I can pretend to be a Disney princess for one night (come on, you would too). I would probably walk away from the suite with hundreds of pictures. This is Disney, so the details are most definitely impeccable.