Today travellers are becoming more and more aware of their effect on the environment. Berlin is a modern city, with a view to the future. Many hotels are now leading the way forward in terms of sustainability. Here is a list of the Top 5 Eco hotels.
Jetpak Eco Lodge
Located near Zoo Station, central Berlin, Jetpak Eco Lodge uses 100% renewable energy. Central heating is based on wood burning, and the water is heated by solar panels. All food waste is recycled or composted. The hostel provides breakfast, teas and coffees. Guests can use the fitness area with volleyball, basketball, table tennis and soccer facilities, and can rent bikes.
Standard room with double bed is €23
The rooms of the Bleibtreu are designed for guest comfort, using natural materials free of chemicals, creating a suitable climate for allergy sufferers. Two rooms are fashioned for disabled guests. Lighting and room atmosphere can be controlled to suit the individual needs of guests. The design of the building is natural and ambient, using mosaics, warm colours, and high quality textiles. The hotel sports a wellness area and a restaurant using healthy, often organic ingredients.
Centrally located near Kurfurstendamm.
A standard double room is upwards of €68 per night.
Landmark Eco Hotel
A new hotel designed with sustainability in mind. Natural materials, textiles and paint were used throughout, as well as energy saving lightbulbs and rain showers. Breakfast is regional and seasonal, and contains natural and bio products. Vegetarian options are available. A fantastic new service of renting electric bicycles is available. Modern, spacious, fully equipped bedrooms help guests to relax at the end of the day.
Centrally located near Charlottenburg
Standard double rooms priced at €79
Centrally located on Boxhagener Straße, Alodovar Hotel is a perfect choice for eco-friendly tourists. The vegetarian organic kitchen serves fresh food, sourced from organic farms. The vision of the hotel is to respect guests and sustain the environment. Energy saving technology is used, and no high-power equipment is provided, such as refrigerators. Furniture is from sustainable sources, lightbulbs are low-energy, and cleaning products are environmentally friendly. Guests are invited to relax in the rooftop spa, or do yoga in their rooms with a yoga mat provided.
Standard double room around €100 per night.
The Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz is in Scandinavian style, and is all about sustainability. The rooms are designed to reflect the Scandinavian seasons, creating a natural feel, while all amenities are provided for your comfort.
The Scandic has been awarded the Silver Medal of the German Society for Sustainable Building, the international Green Globe Award, the EU Flower and has been named a Certified Green Hotel® by the German Travel Management Association.
Standard double rooms around €169 per night.