Read on: Ten Stays to Indulge your Bookish Ways
Celebrating World Book Day this April, Booking.com shares some perfect, and little known, bolt holes around the world where book lovers can find new literary inspiration, lose themselves in their favourite novel by the fire or make the acquaintance of fellow readers on a similar escapist mission. Curl up in the classic worlds of Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe for a few days or discover the latest modern works at these unique gems.
Book And Bed Tokyo, Japan
Featuring over 1,700 reading materials in English and Japanese, this bookshop-themed accommodation is a great escape in the bustling city of Tokyo. Choose from the vast collection of books in the lobby, switch on your personal reading light and let yourself be instantly carried away to magical places.
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa, Switzerland
For travellers who love to be pampered and enrich their knowledge while on holiday, consider staying at this boutique hotel close to Zurich’s centre. Featuring a wellness area, a rooftop pool with stunning city views and a private library with 33,000 books, all you need to do is to choose where to settle down…
Carlisle Bay, Lesser Antilles
There are few places more perfect for those who dream of simply relaxing with a book on the beach with the sound of waves gently lapping in the background. The Carlisle Bay’s library features hundreds of books while its changing lighting also creates a cosy environment for curling up indoors.
In the heart of London’s West End, this boutique hotel was built in 1718 and makes the idea of relaxing with a book by the fireplace almost impossible to resist. Priceless antiques and historical features will help you quickly escape to the fascinating worlds of Dickens and Austen.
Il Salviatino, Italy
Nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills, this 15th century renaissance villa will take you to 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.
Highly endorsed for history and culture, Cusco is a great base to explore the magnificent Macchu Pichu. Built upon ancient Incan ruins, JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s vaulted ceilings and Peruvian artifacts will inspire you to read one of Mario Vargs Llosa’s novels (if you haven’t already).
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 can satisfy even the most demanding reader.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, India
Have you ever entered a palace in a horse-drawn carriage? The 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 and is an idyllic spot to spend your time reading about this fascinating country.
The Commons Hotel, a Noble House Hotel, USA
Embrace your inner geek and stay at this elegant property on the University of Minneapolis campus. The hotel’s library is a great spot to relax and hide away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
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 broaden your horizons surrounded by tropical scenery.