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Six charming ‘Literary Hotels’ from around the world that are every book lover’s dream come true

For an avid reader or a bibliophile, there is no better place to explore than a library. But have you ever thought of travelling to a place which is full of books? Unfortunately, traditional libraries have only books and not beds so one could literally live in it. However, in this day and age, there are certain hotels spread across the globe who understand your passion for reading and have created a literary section in their compound for you to have that unique experience if you choose to stay at their property. Here are 6 hotels where you can lose yourself amidst books:

1. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India

Though it is Nizami architecture and grandeur that attracts most travellers to this palatial hotel, what makes this Taj acquired property stand out from the other five-star hotels in the country is the collection of over 5,000 volumes of rare books and manuscripts.

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2. Sylvia Beach Hotel, Newport, Oregon

This unique hotel in the United States has rooms inspired by popular authors like Agatha Christie, J.K. Rowling, Mark Twain, Shakespeare, among others. With no WiFi and phones allowed in the reading area, you can just relax on one of the couches and lose yourself to the world of words.

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3. The Library, Koh Samui, Thailand

Though beachfront hotels are usually famous for their otherworldly view, this one in Koh Samui
is fortunately also popular for books. There’s nothing like relaxing on a beautiful beach with a good book. You can sit with a book besides the pool or on the beach all day long.

The Library Koh Samui

4. Library Hotel, New York, USA

Every single room in the boutique hotel is decorated based on different sections of the Dewey Decimal System of library arrangement. Also, every book-laden guestroom explores individual topics within various categories of books.

The Alcove Library

5. The Alcove Library, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

This elegant colonial inspired hotel has a modern lobby that boasts of polished floor-to-ceiling mahogany shelves heaped with an eclectic mix of books, while each of the guest rooms features their own fictional theme.

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6. Book And Bed Tokyo, Japan

Who wants to sleep when you get a bed inside a library. This hotel in Tokyo lets its guests stay up the whole night reading in their own ‘bookshelf beds’. Without a shadow of a doubt, this a heaven for readers.

Book And Bed Tokyo

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