When you think of castles, you think of romance, drama, and imposing architecture. But how about impeccable interior design and complete luxury?
Well, I’m pleased to say that Roch Castle Hotel has it all.
I was recently invited to spend a night at the Castle and it certainly lived up to its majestic facade. From the moment I entered through the crest-adorned gates, I felt like royalty. The design is contemporary and elegant, yet warm and inviting at the same time, with the work of local artists adding character and charm.
I stayed in a room named after Adam De Rupe – the Norman knight who built the Castle back in the 12th Century.
Legend has it that De Rupe decided to build the Castle on top of the rock to protect himself, after a witch prophesied that he’d die from the bite of a serpent.
Sadly for De Rupe, after instructing a servant to gather logs for the fire, a snake had concealed itself in the log basket and delivered his deathly fate.
Look closely at the Hotel’s ceramics and you’ll see the story depicted by local artist, Dan Wright.
Aside from the delicious breakfast which is served at Roch Castle, dining is only available for groups of 8 or more, and must be booked in advance. But fear not, as guests receive complimentary transfers to its sister property, Twr y Felin Hotel, which offers an incredible fine dining experience at its restaurant, Blas.