Six real life fairy tale places to stay around the world

In winter it's nice to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea, but the chilly season doesn't have to be all about the staycation for bookworms.

Fancy yourself a fairy tale fanatic? Are you a murder mystery lover or an action addict?

These stays will be sure to spark the imagination of every bookworm, bringing some of the world's best stories off the page and into real life.

The former home of Beatrix Potter.
The former home of Beatrix Potter. Photo credit: Booking.com

Lindeth Howe, Lake District, England 

Originally built in 1879, this beautiful estate was home to famed English writer Beatrix Potter. Converted into a hotel, The Lindeth Howe may be a classic book lover's dream. Set in the picturesque English countryside, the hotel features stylistic details that are said to bring stories like The Tale of Peter Rabbit to life. 

Every room showcases a different writing theme.
Every room showcases a different writing theme. Photo credit: Booking.com

The Apostrophe Hotel, Paris

Nestled in the heart of Paris, The Apostrophe Hotel is a potential writer's fantasy. Every aspect of the hotel is said to be dedicated to words and stories, with every room and staircase aiming to showcase a different writing theme. The hotel is intended to take guests on a literary journey. It's described as the perfect writing getaway with easy access to the historic city of Paris - hopefully offering a cure for writer's block.

The Literary Man Hotel is billed as the ideal book lover's getaway.
The Literary Man Hotel is billed as the ideal book lover's getaway. Photo credit: Booking.com

The Literary Man Hotel, Obidos, Portugal 

Located next to the Obidos Castle, The Literary Man is full of culture and history, a place to learn and relax. With access to the 18th century wine-cellar and the chance to borrow one of the many hundreds of books that can be found in every corner of the hotel, this is billed as the ideal book lover's getaway, and great for fans of classic wine too. 

Spend a night sleeping amongst the stories.
Spend a night sleeping amongst the stories. Photo credit: Booking.com

The Book and Bed, Tokyo

This truly unique hotel offers guests what it calls the ultimate bookworm experience. The Book and Bed lets guests spend the night among the books, literally. It boasts an impressive book collection that may have guests up until the small hours of the morning. But who needs sleep when there are stories, right?

This hotel will be familiar to both book and film lovers.
This hotel will be familiar to both book and film lovers. Photo credit: Booking.com

The Plaza, New York City 

Situated right in the middle of New York City, The Plaza is a said to be a timeless hotel that offers luxury and literary history. The famous Eloise Suite - based off the beloved children's book character, Eloise, created by Kay Thompson in the 1950s - is decorated all in pink and guests can stay there, living the Eloise life. The hotel was also the location for a famous scene in The Great Gatsby. Oh, and Home Alone fans will know it from when Kevin is lost in New York.

Arrive in style at Taj Falaknuma Palace.
Arrive in style at Taj Falaknuma Palace. Photo credit: Booking.com

Taj Falaknuma Palace, India 

This beautifully restored 19th century palace is now a luxury five-star hotel. The Taj Falaknuma Palace boasts an impressive collection of rare books and manuscripts from the likes of the Brothers Grimm and Dugald Stewart. You can spend the day soaking in the stunning décor, discovering the hotel's vast book collection or meandering through the sweeping gardens. 

More details on these locations can be viewed at Booking.com. 

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