Free WiFi
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage
Parking on site

This 900-year-old West Sussex castle offers luxury accommodations within medieval walls. Its stunning gardens are home to an 18-hole putting course and 2 lakes. There is free private parking on site, and Amberley Rail Station is a 10-minute walk away.

Amberley Castle has been awarded 4 AA Red Stars and 3 AA Rosettes for its fantastic food. You can dine in the 12th-century Queen’s Room with its vaulted ceiling, or the Great Room, with oak flooring, a tapestry, and suits of armor.

The elegant bedrooms are furnished with antiques and fine fabrics, and biscuits will be waiting for you on arrival. Each room also comes with fluffy bathrobes, slippers, a flat-screen TV, and facilities for making tea and coffee.

Amberley Castle is completely enclosed by its old wall, and retains a portcullis that gets lowered at night. You can climb the ramparts for stunning views, play tennis on site, and there is also a croquet lawn to enjoy.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel has been welcoming guests since Sep 25, 2009
Hotel chain/brand: Brownsword Hotels

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
1 full bed
1 queen bed
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Host Info

Company review score: 8.7Based on 15,194 reviews from 14 properties
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Property info

A unique luxury hotel located in the picturesque village of Amberley at the foot of the South Downs. Privately owned by Andrew and Christina Brownsword, this magnificent 900-year-old castle is enclosed by a 60 foot high curtain wall and portcullis that remains open, behind which you will discover an enchanting hotel offering the highest standards of food and service. Bedrooms are resplendent with the luxurious facilities you would expect from a country house hotel. History encompasses every part of this wonderful building and the many acres of gardens it stands in. Enjoy discovering our tennis courts, 18-hole putting green and croquet lawn, and even our resident peacock roaming the grounds. For those seeking tranquillity and relaxation, there are many quiet corners to discover under the shade of a tree or by the fireside.

Neighborhood info

Enjoy a trip to a historical site, or a day in the countryside. Find the best places to shop or experience the local wildlife. Perhaps you fancy a day trip to enjoy the quieter pace of the small towns of Sussex or to visit a garden. Maybe you're up for a day trip to a mysterious place or one of the or many other great days out in West Sussex. There is so much to see and do in the area. If you would like any further information or directions, please do not hesitate to speak with our Reception team who will be happy to help.

Language Spoken

Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: British

Amenities of Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • View
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment
  • Mini golf
  • Tennis court
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Baggage storage
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Sustainability initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    3:00 PM - 11:00 PM


    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    When booking 4 rooms or more, or 10 room nights or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

    The card used to make the reservation must be presented at check-in.

    Guests that are making a reservation on behalf of another guest, must contact the property.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    FAQs about Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel

    • Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel is 2,450 feet from the center of Amberley.

    • The prices at Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Yes, Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Guests staying at Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • À la carte

    • Amberley Castle- A Relais & Chateaux Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Tennis court
      • Mini golf
      • Tennis equipment
      • Bicycle rental