Do you like to stay in full harmony with Mother Nature? Then you will like to know the most famous eco- friendly hotels in the world and see that it is possible to have maximum of comfort without damaging the environment around.
Whitepod Eco-Hotel (Switzerland): It is possible to enjoy a night among the Alps with a low environmental impact. The choice is the Whitepod Hotel. There, the use of energy and water are controlled and all waste is recycled. The ingredients used are purchased locally and the staff lives close and can walk to work. Additionally, the hotel also aims to educate and raise their guests’ environmental awareness.
Areia dos Seixos Hotel (Portugal): This charming rustic hotel has an amazing decor full of textures, colors and natural elements. Here, the concern is seen even in the small details, such as the reuse of materials in creating decorative items and furniture. Besides this, the hotel has solar panels to produce energy, its own garden and recycling and composting systems.
Treehotel (Sweden): Located in a village with only 600 inhabitants, this hotel is defined as “a place where nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design combine into an exciting adventure.” Any tree was damaged during the construction of the hotel and the energy is provided by sustainable hydropower. The rooms are equipped with water-efficient sinks, combustion toilers and low-energy LED lighting.
Montaña Magica Hotel (Chile): Located in the middle of the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in the Patagonian Rainforest, this hotel could not be more charming. The hotel is covered by vegetation and even has a permanent waterfall. It was built with materials of the place, made by craftsmen from surrounding communities.
Laguna Lodge (Costa Rica): In the middle of the Tortuguero National Park this secluded ecolodge sits among jungle and wetlands. The lodge is built on a narrow strip of land, 650 feet wide, between Tortuguero´s main lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. The hotel offers a beautiful botanical garden, sea turtle nesting and a frog pond where guests can learn and experience all the fauna and flora of the Caribbean.
The Green House Hotel (England): Considered the greenest hotel from the United Kingdom, everything in this hotel, from carpets to curtains is made from sustainable materials. Additionally to this, 90% of the hotel energy is generated on site (CHP and solar) and rainwater is harvested and reused. The food served in the hotel restaurant is organic and free ranged and the own hotel filter and bottle the water to reduce waste and environmental impacts from transportation.
Campi Ya Kanzi (Kenya): Campi ya Kanzi lies in a 400 square mile group ranch with some cottages and safari tented suites. The camp has been built with the lowest environmental impact, using thatched roofs, lava rocks and Masai crafts. The tents were made locally from trees that fell naturally and the hotel solar power system provides 220-volt electricity for the entire camp.