This hotel in Essex makes guests do a Crystal Maze-style challenge at check-in

YOU’VE heard of singing for your supper, but it turns out searching for your sleep is also a thing. 

At a boutique hotel in Essex, guests have to complete a puzzle-solving adventure before they check in. 

The Clockwork Hotel in Burnham-on-Crouch, which offers exclusive use of the property to groups of guests, has a Crystal Maze-style challenge on arrival. 

Customers have to find the keys that will unlock their private hotel, against a ticking clock. 

Working as a team, they have to unravel challenges, discover secrets, and investigate the rooms across several floors for clues. 

After solving the problem, guests sit down to a three-course meal made by a private chef. 

There are 11 king, double and twin bedrooms, sleeping up to 22 people. 

Relaxation areas include a living room with a log burner and a cocktail bar, as well as a hot tub and sauna. 

In the morning, a breakfast hamper is available to purchase as an extra, with the ingredients to cook a fry up in the hotel kitchen. 

A one-night package costs £110pp from Sunday – Thursday or £150pp for Friday or Saturday night. 

Meanwhile, one B&B in the US has a hidden room which guests are challenged to find – with a secret reading nook behind the bookcase.

Travel blogger Zanna van Dijk stayed at the Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast Inn in California and shared her discovery.

The luxurious room features a bookcase at the end of the bed, and a book on the third shelf has no pages inside it, but instead has a golden door handle.

Behind the secret bookcase door is a reading room with a floor to ceiling bookcase, armchair and window with views of the surrounding area.

If you just want the fun without the hotel stay, we've covered the best escape room experiences you can buy in 2020.

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