As travellers become more ecologically aware, hotels have had to make changes to become more environmentally friendly. This has sparked a number of unique and contemporary establishments which are all promoting the values of sustainable and ecologically conscious holidays. Here are 3 of the greenest eco hotels in the UK for the environmentally friendly traveller.
The Green House Hotel
True to its name, the Green House Hotel has demonstrated a new level in environmental sustainability and eco awareness. Claiming to be the greenest hotel in the UK, the Green House definitely takes its responsibilities seriously. Only ten minutes from Bournemouth Beach, the hotel offers stunning beachside access while maintaining a boutique atmosphere and well-appointed décor.
All materials and furniture have been specifically designed from sustainable products, and the electrical and water fittings are class-leading in their eco innovations. Local suppliers for food and even materials have been chosen to further reduce any environmental impact, and the hotel routinely supports the community in eco-friendly endeavours.
At the very height of luxury and decadence, nothing rivals the Savoy. The famous hotel has recently received a 220 million pound renovation, and is now the greenest luxury 5 star hotel in London. Sitting on the Strand with magnificent views of the Thames, the Savoy offers discerning travellers the utmost in luxury and indulgence, without compromising on a commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable practices.
The Savoy now generates an impressive 50% of its own electricity, follows strict waste management guidelines and sources all of its food as locally as possible from organic growers and producers. As a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, the Savoy ensures that the food and drinks menu contains free range, seasonal and healthy options for its guests. All of this work has won the Savoy international recognition for its environmental efforts, including the Hotel Association of Canada Green Key Rating of 4/5 and various UK awards for eco awareness and sustainability.
This stunning family run hotel set in Swaffham, Norfolk is a truly unique eco experience. Each room is individually decorated to suit a range of tastes, from chic and contemporary design to classical and luxurious antique indulgence. Strattons has won multiple awards over the past five years for its commitment to being a genuinely green hotel.
With low energy bulbs comprising over 70% of the lighting, picturesque gardens landscaped to encourage wildlife, water saving facilities throughout and all toiletries displayed in refillable pump dispenses to eliminate excess plastic packaging, Strattons is a hotel that takes its green title very seriously. For environmentally friendly accommodation with a touch of luxury, you can’t go past the elegant and sophisticated setting of Strattons.
These amazing establishments have all pledged to be as environmentally friendly as possible. At last, there are a range of great travel ideas for people looking to continue their ecologically conscious lifestyle when they are on holiday. If you’re looking for a green place to stay, consider one of these unique accommodation providers and experience the environmentally friendly difference.