With the buzz words on the streets being sustainability and eco-friendliness, the number of people preferring eco-friendly solutions keeps on increasing, and the hotel and accommodation industry hasn’t been spared. More and more people are increasingly becoming aware of the damage that humanity has done to the earth, and they are receptive to a raft of proactive measures being taken to save the world and preserve it for future generations. If you are a regular traveler, you can decide to be staying in eco-friendly hotels in the various cities you visit, so that you can play your small part in making the world a better place. Should you find yourself in France, here is a look at some of the eco hotels in Paris, France.
Hidden Hotel is right at the heart of Paris, and it is another great eco-friendly hotel worth checking out when you are in Paris. The rooms of the hotel are air-conditioned, and each has a unique décor which features a blend of wood, fur, and leather. They have eco-friendly flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, Wi-Fi access, and tastefully furnished bedrooms with stone and marble on the floor and walls. Inside the bedrooms, you will find beds made of organic farming materials, including mattresses made of natural coconut fibers. Also worth pointing out is the fact that all guests to this hotel will be guaranteed of a biological breakfast that consists of smoked salmon, fresh fruits and yogurt.
Address: 28 Rue de l'Arc de Triomphe
Price: from 170 USD
Safety deposit box Free WiFi Process in place to check health of guests Daily housekeeping Meeting/banquet facilities Room service Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities 24-hour security
Hotel De La Porte Doree has eco-friendliness written everywhere the moment you step through the doors. Due to its effort in sustainable development and ecotourism, the hotel is the recipient of the prestigious Green Key Award - a qualification that only less than 2000 establishments have received in the entire globe. The hotel’s efforts towards sustainability is evident amongst other things: bedrooms fitted with air conditioning and lighting systems that save up to 75% of the energy, paperless office, installation of ecological TV sets, ecological cleaning solutions, the use of recycled products, installation of water preservation technologies, and through serving organic breakfast amongst other measures.
Hôtel De La Porte Dorée
Address: 273 Avenue Daumesnil
Price: from 97 USD
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Air conditioning All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Parking Cashless payment available First aid kit available Family rooms Physical distancing rules followed
Hotel Gavarni is just a few meters from the Eiffel Tower and it will be remembered as the very first independent hotel in Paris to be awarded the prestigious European Ecolabel. Its rooms are exceedingly comfortable, each having been decorated with very warm colors and fitted with an eco-friendly television set. The hotel is completely environmentally friendly, given that it uses renewable energy to cut down on the cost of electricity, and it also uses eco-friendly detergents in its various cleaning tasks. It is also worth noting that the hotel sorts its wastes, and recycles what can be recycled while the rest is carefully disposed of in a manner that will not harm the environment.
Solar Hotel is only two minutes away from the Catacombes Museum and about 0.1km (0.06miles) from the Denfert Rochereau Metro Station. The hotel has been described as “Green and Ecological” not just because it is nestled in a pleasant garden, but also because they have active measures in place to ensure sustainability. For instance, Solar Hotel boasts of air-conditioned rooms that feature wooden wardrobes and wooden flooring. The bulbs used are all low-light to save on the cost of energy, and there is plenty of natural light in the rooms owing to the huge windows. Additionally, the hotel serves a full French breakfast every morning, and this features purely organic products that have been obtained from the local organic farms. With the mature gardens and the warm décor, guests always find spending time in the hotel to be very refreshing.
The hotel is in central Paris, and about 10 minutes away on foot from the Palais des Congres de Paris. It boasts of very elegant guest rooms, and a neat garden that is so refreshing to sit or stroll. All the rooms are air-conditioned and they are fitted with environmentally friendly flat-screen TVs, a minibar, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and bathroom amenities with European Ecolabels on them. The linens, including duvets provided by the hotel, are all made of cotton – in the spirit of eco-friendliness. All guests are also served with a buffet breakfast that features organic jams and cereals, and such can always be enjoyed on the terrace or in the salon.
Hotel Napoleon is a recipient of the Green Key Award – a program that recognizes the efforts made by establishments in energy conservation and environmental preservation. This is a subtle indication that it is an eco-friendly establishment. The rooms and the suites in this hotel overlook either the hotel’s interior courtyard or the Avenue de Friedland. Each room is fully equipped with an eco-friendly flat-screen TV, nicely designed furniture, and air conditioning. The bathrooms have modern bathtubs, a magnifying mirror and bathrobes which are provided for free.
Hotel Du Bresil is just a 100m (109 yards) from Jardin du Luxembourg and only five minutes away on foot from the Pantheon. The hotel is very much concerned with environmental issues, and this is the very reason why it has various proactive measures to combat the carbon footprint. For instance, the hotel uses LED lighting, they have installed LCD TVs that have the European Ecolabel on them, they use electric elevators with rated minimum energy consumption, reduced reliance on paper consumption, water recycling, and the use of eco-friendly hygiene supplies. The hotel also has many restaurants on-site, and all these are keen on serving nothing but organic foods.
Hôtel Du Brésil
Address: 10 Rue Le Goff
Price: from 57 USD
Luggage storage Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Physical distancing rules followed Parking Airport shuttle Physical distancing in dining areas WiFi
Le Citizen Hotel in Paris is a boutique hotel that greatly believes in sustainability, right from the design to its operations. The hotel has rooms decorated with modern wooden panels, and each room features a flat-screen TV and a private bath. Coffee-making facilities are also provided for free, and so are tea-making facilities. As far as eco-friendliness goes, Le Citizen Hotel has a paperless office to save on trees, and they also have a recycling plant for their wastewater. Additionally, the hotel has very strong water conservation and energy-saving policies which anchors heavily on the 3Rs - reduce, reuse and recycle.
Le Citizen Hotel
Address: 96 Quai De Jemmapes
Price: from 192 USD
Airport shuttle Safety deposit box Parking Family rooms Physical distancing rules followed Gift shop 24-hour security Facilities for disabled guests
Enjoy staying in the eco hotels in Paris
Considering the damage that has already been done, it will take time to reverse the destruction we have caused to the environment. But we still have a role to play, and the best time to start is now. If you truly care for the environment, then make it a choice to spend your times in these eco hotels in Paris, or get similar options in the cities you will be visiting.
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