Read On! Ten Stays to Indulge Your Inner Bookworm
In anticipation of World Book Day, Booking.com reveals their favourite picks of the world’s greatest book-obsessed properties!
Book lovers rejoice! A whole new form of literary inspiration has been unearthed, with Booking.com revealing their top picks of the world’s most book-crazy properties in celebration of upcoming World Book Day on 23 April.
Readers are invited to lose themselves in these enchanting accommodation hotspots – where you can read your favourite novel by the fire, or swap recommendations with newfound friends by the comfort of the hotel pool. Curl up in the classic world of Don Quixote or Robinson Crusoe for a few days, or discover the latest modern works at these unique gems – whatever your literary poison, reconnect with your inner bookworm with a stay at one of these properties.
Book And Bed Tokyo, Japan
Whether you prefer the traditional kimono or the comfort of lush hotel robes, curl up in comfort on the couch with one of over 1,700 books offered in both English and Japanese – the perfect escape from the bustling city of Tokyo. Choose from a vast collection of reading materials in the lobby library, switch on your personal reading lights and lose yourself in a literary abyss.
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa, Switzerland
For those who love feeling pampered as you pour over your latest addictive novel, this boutique hotel in the heart of Zurich is just for you. Also found at this relaxation haven is a wellness area, a rooftop pool with stunning city views and a private library with 33,000 books – readers paradise!
Il Salviatino, Italy
Classy, Elegant and Chic – Don Corleone style. Revisit the classic age of The Godfather, who never compromised on luxury. Nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills, this 15th century renaissance villa will have you scouting through the pages of the bestselling novel “Hills of Tuscany” by Ferenc Máté. Mouthwatering meals, fine wines, and panoramic views of Florence's historic centre complete this dream journey.
Library Hotel, USA
Featuring over 6.000 books from 10 different categories, The Library Hotel in New York City is inspired by the Dewey Decimal system. Whether you’re interested in philosophy, technology or arts, this boutique Midtown hotel will satisfy even the most discerning reader.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, IndiaThe Taj Falaknuma Palace is rumored to be the former residence of one of the richest men in India. The property’s oak-paneled Palace Library features almost 6,000 books in glass-fronted cabinets - an idyllic spot to spend your time reading about the history of this fascinating country.
The Library, Thailand
Designed specifically to provide beautiful spaces for reading, The Library is a unique property with a modern aesthetic and a signature red swimming pool. Borrow a book from the property’s well-stocked library and spend your days reading whilst taking in the tropical scenery.