Beautiful Eco-friendly Hotels in Europe
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The advocacy for protecting the environment is igniting with all the government and non-government organizations helping out each other to bring us back to basics and help Mother Nature escape the effects of human cruelty.
With this, hotels have also jumped into the wagon and many are already practicing green ways to accommodate mindful travelers and help save the earth.
Hotel Allegro Bern, Switzerland
Address: Kornhausstrasse 3, 3013 Bern, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 339 55 00
Price per night starts at USD173 via Agoda
This hotel will wow travelers as they will discover that a waste recovery machinery is used to turn heat that can be used to warm the whole premises. They only use green processes and products for their laundry and they recycle 90% of their furniture and mattresses.
Melia Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Address: 1 Park Drai Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 27 33 31
Price per night starts at USD131 via Agoda
Melia Luxembourg is the only hotel in that country which received a Biosphere Certificate. This certificate is given to hospitality businesses which meet the criterion for being green and sustainable establishments. The hotel offers half of their beverage menu organic. They even have sensors in their guestrooms that turns off the temperature. Another wow factor for the hotel is that they educate their guests about habitat loss and conservation.
The Leopold Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Address: Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 546 18 16
Price per night starts at USD110 via Agoda
You’ll find that almost all corners of this hotel make use of some green technology to help the environment. They like to recycle their carpets and use water-based paints to lower the VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) that guests inhale inside the hotel. They make use of eco-certified cleaning products and infrared and heating with energy saving options.
Inspira Santa Marta, Portugal
Address: R. de Santa Marta 48, 1150-297 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 044 0900
Price per night starts at USD207 via Agoda
It’s all about positive vibes in Inspira. They practice safe methods like using low impact materials for their interiors and prepare seasonal produce for food menus. They like to use a waste-heat recovery system for heating and they try to minimize their ecological footprint as much as they can. Also, their pool is solar-heated.
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Italy
Address: Via Angelo Feltrinelli, 136, 25084 Gargnano BS, Italy
Phone: +39 0365 241800
Price per night starts at USD1634 via Agoda
At Lefay Resort, Mother Nature is taken into consideration deeply. The resort makes use of local materials and makes sure that they use home-grown produce to serve their guests. They use renewable energy and apply eco-friendly waste management and water saving. They have a fitness path with 5 meditation areas where you can be one with nature.
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, UK
Address: Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford OX44 7PD, UK
Phone: +44 1844 278881
Price per night starts at USD1622 via Agoda
Responsible Luxury is what best describes Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons. Be taken back to the country and forget about technology since you’ll be engaging in gardening activities and enjoying back to basics living. You can get treated with a massage or other spa options using natural ingredients. This is also a farm to table hotel with the extravagant twist.
One Aldwych, London
Address: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ, UK
Phone: +44 20 7300 1000
Price per night starts at USD510 via Agoda
One Aldwych has bagged numerous green awards for a valid reason. They recycle papers, cardboard, glass, light bulbs, batteries, some plastic and cooking oil. You’ll be given paraben-free and synthetic preservative-free toiletries when you check in. They use biodegradable packaging for room amenities and their pool contains no bleach and chlorine and only uses a mineral-based cleaning system. Their food menu is sourced from local dealers and they use seasonal food as much as they can.
Address: Boxhagener Str. 83, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 30 692097080
Price per night starts at USD152 via Agoda
You can enjoy organic meals when you stay at the hotel. They like to help out Mother Nature by using renewable energy, non-toxic paint and sustainable wooden floors and furniture. They also use non-toxic cleaning products and like to partner with people who practice eco and fair production.
Ecomama Hotel, Amsterdam
Address: Valkenburgerstraat 124, 1011 NA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 770 9529
Price per night starts at USD127 via Agoda
“Ecomama stands for Green and Conscious Hospitality, which you can find in all the different ways Ecomama is built and run”. This eco-friendly hotel uses cradle-to-cradle furniture, fair trade materials, and natural stone heating. They also eco-friendly water system and recycles their water.
Hostal Grau, Barcelona
Address: Carrer de les Ramelleres, 27, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 01 81 35
Price per night starts at USD158 via Agoda
Hostel Grau is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certificate holder. It’s an eco-chic hotel practicing green hospitality by using Coco-mat, natural mattresses in all their guest rooms and natural rock wool insulation to consume less energy. They paint their hotel using non-toxic paint and uses PVC-free products and FSC-certified wood. Aside from that, guests are provided natural soap during their stay.
La Granja, Ibiza, Spain
Address: Carretera Forada a Sant Mateu, Km. 1, 07820 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
Phone: +34 615 40 65 88
Price per night starts at 384 via Agoda
This members-only farmstead offers the best luxurious retreat while putting a conscious effort to care for Mother Nature. There isn’t much but the farmhouse is centuries old and they do prepare their food from their own farm. You also won’t be partying heavy here but can join intimate set up and participate in rituals and yoga class.
It doesn’t matter how big or small the move is. What’s important is the sentiment behind it. There’s still a long way to go to achieve a greener earth but through these actions which everyone can participate in, it can be done.
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