Everyone has their own idea of what a dream vacation looks like and where to spend it: skiers prefer going to Courchevel and Méribel in France or Zermatt in Switzerland; surfers travel to Bali and Australia, while yoga lovers go to India. What about travelers who enjoy reading, what destination should they visit? For book lovers, we have selected several places with excellent hotel libraries that boast local literary legends and even offer Sunday Roast and whisky tastings.
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Nestled within Bali’s cultural heart of Ubud, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a luxury hotel along the Ayung River and surrounded by natural beauty. It is famous for its incredible indoor-outdoor spaces that overlook the nearby river, rice paddies and verdant hills. The hotel’s traditionally elegant lounge The Library is an inviting space to enjoy not only books but also refreshments including Mandapa’s signature afternoon tea in both English and Indonesian style. Amidst pool views, The Library is a beautiful gathering spot for travelers during their stay at the resort.
The Academy Hotel
Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury in London’s West End, The Academy Hotel is a 50-bedroom boutique property made up of five Georgian houses. The Bloomsbury Set was a group of associated English writers, philosophers, and artists, that included Virginia Woolf, as well as E. M. Forster, and Lytton Strachey in the first half of the 20th century who resided in Bloomsbury. Filled to the ceiling with books, the Library at The Academy is the ultimate space for book lovers. Not only they can enjoy a book but also will be able to immerse themselves in the lives of the local artists and authors whose evergreen works line the walls.
The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur is set in the heart of the capital of Malaysia, steps away from the bustle, upscale boutiques and skyscrapers of the city’s Golden Triangle. The hotel features 364 guest rooms and 30 suites. In addition to its spa and five exquisite restaurants, the hotel offers a beautifully designed lounge – The Library. It is lined with an extensive collection of a wide range of books. Guests can also take part in The Library’s innovative menus that will delight the senses.
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