Here are five bookish hotels, inspired from book and authors where you can spend a day or two.
What could be better than to enjoy your vacation at a hotel that amidst a wide variety of books. These hotels feature book themed rooms with full-fledged libraries and Peaklife lists some of the hotels around the world that understand your passion for books.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India
Set on 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad Taj Falaknuma Palace, is a true jewel amongst the clouds. Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. Overlooking the twinkling City of Pearls, this enchanting palace exudes romance and grandeur that take one back to when the Nizam ruled Hyderabad. The stunning Durbar Hall, Jade Room and massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, and assorted gardens and terraces lend royal decadence to celebratory events and elegance to business meetings.
Taj Falaknuma Palace features over 5000 volumes of rare books and manuscripts. According to the hotel’s website, one will have to take 16 years to complete the whole stack.
Sylvia Beach Hotel, Newport, Oregon
Built in the 1912 as the New Cliff House hotel, the Sylvia Beach Hotel was named in honor of Sylvia Beach, the expatriate American bookseller and publisher who opened Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris in 1919. Later after the Renovation in 1980s the rooms were adapted to 21 literary themed bed and breakfast with a homey to attract readers and travelers. Here each room details 21 authors and includes their books to reflect their life, also you can enjoy reading books at the ocean-front library. The Sylvia Beach Hotel provides no telephones, TVs or Wifi in the rooms, so one can gather one’s thoughts, write and read being unplugged. To make a reservation – 541-265-5428
Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy
Set amongst the rolling Tuscan hills, 15 minutes away from the Florence’s city center, Il Salviatino is a 15th century villa. With original frescoes, lush organic gardens and a vast, yet cozy terrace with beautiful views of Florence and its famed Duomo, pure class and relaxed Italian luxury live here. Apart from truffle hunting on the property grounds to private winery tours and family style Tuscan dinners, the Hotel also offers magnificent library. The Library was added during 1911, when the villa was acquired by Ugo Ojetti, a passionate poet, journalist and art critic, who loved to spend his days reading, writing poetry and admiring the stunning views of Florence from what is now Room 8.
Formerly known as the Common’s Hotel, Minneapolis, is home team central for golden get-togethers, nestled in the heart of campus between Coffman Memorial Union and a stone throw from the Gopher’s stadium. Surrounded with lush lake house landscape dotted with green forest, woodland toile, and Princely details of custom plum paisley and a little Corvette red to bring you home. The Graduate brings back memories of meetings in town to campus meetups, the lobby is lounge-central for student hang time or some serious air hockey tournaments. Roving food carts serving local flavor (‘sota stuffed burritos, hand crafted hot cocoas and all-star spirits) drift amid the cozy communal tables, dramatic fireplace and woodsy backdrop.
The Library, Koh Samui, Thailand
With a seductive backdrop of Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach, The Library reads like an elegant monograph – a beachfront hotel that invites one to sit with a book in quiet contemplation while also weaving its own story of natural beauty and unmatched luxury. With just 46 studios, suites and pool villas spread over 12,800 square meters of land, this minimalist resort provides ample space to read, roam, and reflect. The expansive grounds, sparsely populated with 26 luxury studios and suites, provide ample space for guests to flourish, each area representing a blank page on which to write their story. Their themed rooms include Smart Studio with artistic experiences,
Exotic suit is a luxury ground floor with ample space to read, write and roam around.
These are few hotels inspired by literature around the world.