The love for books is usually a factor that not even the best hotels tend to take into account. We, therefore, gathered for you a list with the best hotels in the world, which consider reading, not only a wide privilege, but mainly a privilege of their guests!
#10. Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy
In a restored 15th-century villa, this hotel, except for a four-star cuisine and a breathtaking view of Florence, has a library of all the volumes of classical literature, giving the opportunity to visitors for an aperitif on its comfortable leather armchairs.
#9. La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
The specific hotel has offered its rooms to writers, thinkers and leaders from around the world and is a hub for the arts and letters. In fact, in 2009, it established a prize in order to promote the Moroccan literature in French-speaking countries. Not to mention a well-stocked library, which is the hotel’s trademark.
#8. Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
On the shores of the Indian Ocean dominates this luxury hotel, whose library is said to worth more than the nearest beach. You can, therefore, imagine its wide array.
#7. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India
This palace, built in 1894, contains a library with so many volumes of rare books and manuscripts that, as it is indicated on the hotel’s website, you should read a book a day for more than 16 years, if you want to have read the entire collection.
#6. The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
Two steps from the University of Minnesota, this hotel is not only ideal for relaxing and reading around the fireplace, but it also offers a book butler, willing to deliver at your own room the book you have chosen to read!
#5. Sylvia Beach Hotel, Newport, Oregon
The paradise of bookworms, as each room is inspired by a classic or contemporary author, including Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, J. K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, John Steinbeck, Shakespeare, Jules Verne, J.R.R. Tolkien and Gertrude Stein. If you exclude the lending library, this hotel does not have wifi, phones or televisions! So that nothing and no one can distract you from reading.
#4. The Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR
Four nights a week, the Heathman opens its library to its residents and offers free wine, together with a curator of literature who coordinates the event. Plus, the collection includes more than 2700 books, signed by winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
#3. The Library Hotel, Koh Samui, Thailand
This stylish boutique resort has an elegant, minimalist library filled with books ideal for reading by the red swimming pool of the hotel or at the idyllic Chaweng beach, which is just few steps away.
#2. The Library Hotel, New York, NY
The hotel’s reading room is open to guests 24 hours a day and is filled with hundreds of books and a wide selection of free snacks and beverages for you to nibble while reading.
#1. Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
This hotel – perfect for any writer who respects his work – has specially designed rooms, not to mention its suite, which looks like the inside of a giant typewriter!