These Hotels Were Made For People Who LOVE Books

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Social Content Editor8 March 2017

There’s an old saying that says all fiction can be reduced to two basic plots: “a stranger comes to town” and “a man or woman goes on a journey.” Both suggest travel and literature go hand-in-hand. Right? Here are some of the coolest book-themed hotels out there waiting to be discovered around the world…

1. This New Orleans mansion…


Stay here for leafy palms views, stained glass windows, a beautiful music room and a “ladies parlour” (ladies parlours are the best parlours, fact) and of course this book-filled bedroom.

Cost per night: £99 ($120)

2. This 17th-century castle in Brittany…


All that’s missing from this dreamy French castle is Emma Watson, Gaston and Mrs. Potts. Expect four-poster beds, fab gardens, and lots of historical architecture before crashing in one of the four sitting rooms with a good book.

Cost per night: £225 ($273)

3. This Harry Potter-themed hotel in London…

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Relive all your literary childhood fantasies in this stunning Georgian townhouse that’s been kitted out with HP-style bed sheets, stained-glass windows even a ‘Horcrux’ mug.

Cost per night: £309 ($375)

4. This Japanese Book hostel…

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Book and Bed, a dreamy hotel in the Japanese city of Tokyo, has created a hotel that is almost too amazing to leave: a cheap, cheerful dorm where guests’ bunk beds are filled with thousands of books in Japanese and English. Sorted.

Cost per night: (£29) $35

5. This chic Edinburgh boudoir…


Imagine Jane Austen‘s apartment in 2017 – well it would look something like this: wide windows, classical white-panelled walls, a cutesy fireplaces, a writing desk, and a wall of books. There’s a mini-bar too!

Cost per night: £104 ($126)

6. This fine art-deco reading cinema in Somerset…


This wonderful little Art-Deco palace is located in the tiny village of Axbridge (England’s smallest village in case you’re interested). What’s even cooler is that it houses one of the most beautiful reading rooms we’ve ever cast our eyes on. Thoughts?

Cost per night: £389 ($472)

7. This Chiswick book beauty…

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Every single corner of this bookvana is surrounded by books – oh, and there’s a teapot. What more could you ask for?

Cost per night: £389 ($472)

8. This Scottish Lowlands book bar…


For die-hard bookaholics! This wonderful flat actually sits on top of a bookshop in Scotland‘s National Book Town. Live out all your book fantasies, have a wee dram of whisky and dream about books all night long.

Cost per night: £39 ($35)

9. This Australian writer’s retreat…


Surrounded by the Blue Mountains, this charming little farmhouse and orchard is just a 25-minute drive from civilisation. Expect valley views and a cutesy garden to potter around in. Oh, and the place is so quiet so you’ll be able to read hundreds of books in silence and complete solitude.

Cost per night: £72 ($87)

10. The Hobbit-themed Motel in New Zealand…

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Here, you can literally sleep in ‘the Shire’. This Lord-of-the-Rings-themed hotel, located in Otorohanga, New Zealand includes kitchens and can accommodate up to six people. Ready for an adventure?

Cost per night: £214 ($260)

11. This Library Hotel in Manhattan…

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The hotel’s collection of over 6,000 books is organised by the Dewey Decimal System and each of the 10 guestroom floors honours one of the 10 categories of the system. There are six rooms on each floor and each room is uniquely decorated with a collection of 25-100 books. Fabulous.

Cost per night: £210 ($255)

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