10 Great UK Places to Stay For Book Lovers

10 Great UK Places to Stay For Book Lovers


From book butlers to library sleepovers 10 great UK places to stay for boo

On World Book Day or just because, there are many ways to celebrate. One popular option is staying at a hotel that provides an imaginative twist.

At The Library Hotel, guests can choose from sixty-four unique rooms that each reflect a particular literary genre. Plus, they can request a personal "book butler" to assist them in discovering the ideal read.

1. The Bulgari Hotel

Bulgari hotels are designed with an eye for those who appreciate beautiful jewels, dark wood interiors and backlit onyx flooring. Visitors from around the world are drawn to these luxury properties around the world.

Knightsbridge's premier shopping district, The Bulgari Hotel is a haven for those with refined taste. Its sleek contemporary architecture and world-class service are complemented by an expansive subterranean spa.

These suites offer plenty of space and comfort, featuring two queen beds as well as a luxurious bathroom. Perfect for families or extended stays, these accommodations provide plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

The bathrooms at Hotel Bulgari stand out, boasting black granite bathtubs and rain showerheads. To further reduce its environmental footprint, the hotel uses Bulgari-branded bath products and recycles towels and bed sheets - helping to minimize its carbon footprint.

2. The Library Hotel

The Library Hotel Collection, part of The Library Hotel Group, offers book lovers a haven. Each of its 60 rooms is themed according to Dewey Decimal Classification systems such as Modern Literature or Astronomy for an immersive book-themed experience.

Rooms are decorated in a subtle yet sophisticated style, featuring plush white duvets, padded button headboards and dark woods. Amenities include Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, slippers and robes.

At Madison & Vine Hotel & Conference Center, there's an on-site restaurant as well as a complimentary wine reception each night. Additionally, the Reading Room, Writer's Den and Poetry Terrace provide thoughtful spaces to relax in.

Midtown Manhattan's public library, Bryant Park and Grand Central Station can all be explored within walking distance from this ideal base. Furthermore, you'll be close to the Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue shopping for some retail therapy!

3. The University Arms

University Arms Hotel, situated in Cambridge's city centre with views of Parker's Piece, is an iconic English landmark. Constructed in 1834, this Autograph Collection property was recently reimagined by renowned classical architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki.

Enjoy 192 rooms and suites decorated in classic Edwardian style, inspired by the historic stain glass windows that remain in many. Rooms feature comfy beds with quirky headboards, comfortable armchairs and 42-inch flatscreen TVs; marble bathrooms come complete with rainfall showers and designer toiletries for added luxury.

On a sunny day, the wood-panelled public spaces are stunning - featuring a library curated by Heywood Hill and an atmospheric bar serving Bloomsbury Boozers and cocktails inspired by East Anglian legends. At night, Parker's Tavern - managed by East Anglian chef Tristan Welch - becomes the place to be seen.

4. Whitton Hall B&B

Book a stay at this Georgian splendor in Shropshire's rural west and experience old school elegance at its best. The hall boasts several large, light bedrooms each with their own special characteristics - and best of all? You get to enjoy your stay in one of England's most stunning areas!

Whitton Hall, built 400 years ago, is an ideal base for exploring Shropshire on either a weekend of culture or week-long journey. Nearby medieval market towns of Shrewsbury and Telford are worth exploring, as is 12th century Bolsover Castle. A short drive will also take you to some of the area's finest pubs and restaurants. But what really sets Whitton Hall apart are its people - residents who live and work here with passion.

5. Another Place

One of the most picturesque hotels we've ever stayed in is Another Place, formerly Rampsbeck Hotel and situated on Ullswater's shores. This grand establishment features 18 acres surrounding its main building, an exquisite swimming pool area and delectable food and drink options.

Experience the Lake District like never before with a stay at Another Place. Their reimagined main public space, The Living Room, provides an inviting spot to unwind in style or sample local beers and wines. For those seeking an all-out spa treatment, book into their state-of-the-art health club or enjoy an indulgent meal at their on-site fine dining restaurant; those looking for something safe can always rely on top-notch room service as well.

6. Hotel du Vin

This Hotel du Vin in Cambridge was transformed from a Georgian terrace and offers an opulent, homely experience for guests. As part of their growing chain of hotel branches around the UK, this contemporary addition to their collection offers guests luxury and service in a cozy environment.

Guests are invited to make use of the hotel's library, which offers a relaxing space to catch up on work or read a book after an exhausting day. Dining can be enjoyed at Bistro, serving British and European cuisine in an inviting vintage space.

Luxurious and individually designed bedrooms boast handsprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, roll-top baths and rain showers. Select suites even feature private terraces for added enjoyment!

7. The Library Hotel Collection

A book-lover's paradise, this Midtown hotel is a carefully curated library that feels more like a private club than your average hotel. Organized according to the Dewey Decimal system (long after many actual libraries have abandoned it), its floors are filled with books in every nook and cranny.

Each floor has its own theme, with rooms decorated to match. For instance, on the seventh floor ("The Arts") there are rooms dedicated to performing arts, fashion design, photography and sculpture.

Rooms are contemporary and tasteful, featuring plush white duvets, padded button headboards and dark wood floors. Amenities include robes, slippers and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries for added pampering.

8. The Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza, part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), caters primarily to business travelers but also offers great amenities for leisure guests such as in-room spa services and an impressive restaurant.

The hotel's 168 rooms have been fully refurbished and feature premium bedding, double-glazing for a good night's sleep, quieter zones and other high-tech amenities. Room service is available as well as access to 24-hour business center and gym facilities.

This mid-range hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring the Theater District, just two minutes away by foot. Its modern rooms and proximity to Times Square make it a popular choice among both business and leisure travelers alike.

9. The Park Hotel

The Park Hotel, boasting 450 suites at its tallest point (not including any overpriced ewaste bins) is the ideal basecamp for any London mini break. From business travellers to well-heeled bachelors and their dogs, The Park has something special for everyone; not forgetting its award-winning spa. However, what truly sets The Park apart are its impressive suites and penthouses on ground level--including one mantelpiece penthouse! Additionally, guests have access to its no-fee business centre as well as plenty of dining options including Jack Astor's restaurant - its answer to London's iconic institution!

10. The Royal Lancaster Hotel

The Royal Lancaster is a majestic mid-century architectural icon that blends timeless classic style with breathtaking views over Hyde Park. Its 411 rooms and suites exude classic elegance while providing luxurious comfort.

In 2017, this iconic London hotel underwent a significant refurbishment to restore it to its former glory. Situated near Hyde Park Tube Station and Marble Arch, its prime location makes it the ideal starting point for exploring some of London's most captivating attractions.

This 5-star hotel offers a free 24-hour gym, two restaurants and a bar/lounge. Additionally, there's an on-site 24-hour business center, complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services available.

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