Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux is an association of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants. Currently the group has 480 members in 58 countries in five continents.

All of these properties will be in some way unique, whether it be a historic landmark, a unique setting, a unique building, or the very best in cuisine and service and all will make it difficult to accept anything less thereafter.  

Admission to the association is not easy as a property will have to ensure that it meets the high level of service, provide the very best quality cuisine and a high standard of luxury required as a minimum entry. Properties will also have to demonstrate a uniqueness in their product that sets them apart from just being a luxury hotel or a good quality restaurant. The ultimate aim is to provide these unique and special moments that money cannot buy. This is all encapsulated in the association’s 5’C values: courtesy, charm, character, calm and cuisine.

Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is "to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe through these outstanding properties with such unique character.”

The UK and Ireland are proud to have nearly 30 properties as members of Relais and Chateaux. These vary considerably in size and atmosphere and are spread throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The common theme to them all is that they each promote the same core values.

Relais and Chateaux also has a base in London’s Knightsbridge where you can obtain current brochures for any of the UK properties, discuss your holiday requirements over a relaxing cup of coffee or indeed book any of the properties worldwide. Please click on the link above right for further details of the London ‘Maison’.

You can now also get an app for your i-phone allowing you to find your nearest Relais & Châteaux property wherever you are. Click on the link above right.

Other UK and Ireland Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaurants

Scotland                     England & Wales         Ireland

Glenapp Castle     Amberley Castle      Marlfield House

Inverlochy Castle  Buckland Manor      Sheen Falls Lodge

Kinloch House       Chewton Glen         Cliff House Hotel