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You Can Now Stay In an Agatha Christie-Inspired Hotel Inside a Double Decker Bus

Head to the English countryside, put your feet up and ponder the author's mysteries.
By Sarah Ward
August 19, 2018
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You Can Now Stay In an Agatha Christie-Inspired Hotel Inside a Double Decker Bus

Head to the English countryside, put your feet up and ponder the author's mysteries.
By Sarah Ward
August 19, 2018
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If a Finnish railway line can immerse passengers in a Murder on the Orient Express-style escape room, then a British hotel can take inspiration from the iconic novelist behind the famous mystery tale. More than that, it can do so while keeping with the transport theme — with Bertram's Hotel in Devon turning a double decker bus into an Agatha Christie-inspired home away from home.

There's no puzzle to solve, other than wondering why someone didn't think of the idea earlier. Instead, visitors can relax in a place that's been decked out to feel like a 50s Christie book. Floral decor, a retro record player, a cocktail station, two sleeping spaces and shelves filled with novels all feature. Of course, the latter includes the author's work, with posters celebrating her efforts and titles found elsewhere throughout the cosy abode.

Self-contained with a kitchen and bathroom, and sleeping five guests in total, Bertram's Hotel is located in a scenic field near the village of Harltand. And although its setting means that stumbling upon a real-life mystery is rather unlikely, you will spy plenty of animals, namely five grazing alpacas, plus everything from pygmy goats and donkeys to chickens and ducks. There's also two fishing lakes in close proximity.

As for the concept, the unique spot takes its name and design from one of Christie's books: 1965's At Bertram's Hotel. The novel features the author's other well-known sleuth — Miss Marple — taking a holiday at the titular establishment and coming across a case, of course. While the hotel in the book isn't in a two-level red bus, the text features one on its cover.

Images: Sykes Holiday Cottages.

Published on August 19, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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