#EcoTravels: Top 10 eco-friendly hotels across Europe worth visiting

2018-06-14 09:30 - Saara Mowlana
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Responsible tourism is making waves - check out these top 10 eco hotels in Europe. (Photo: iStock)

Get your ecotourism on at one of these 10 European cities with some of the best eco-hotels around.

With responsible tourism on the rise, many are looking to decrease their carbon footprint and give back to the environment while trekking the globe.

A number of developments have been set in motion internationally to help promote sustainable tourism. Africa is no exception in paving the way to sustainable and eco-conscious tourism and travel.

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Everything from tourist experiences, transport as well as hotels are getting in on green travel.

Travel Supermarket have compiled a list of the ten best European capitals for eco-hotels - by using thousands of customer reviews - and created this infographic

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See the infographic below:

Image source: TravelSupermarket

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Many resorts and hotels around the Cape are eco-conscious - especially considering the ongoing water crisis. Sustainable tourism is picking up and is sure to have you feeling good about living green.

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More info on some of the contenders in the graphic:

  • The medieval city of Bern, Switzerland comes in top place with nearly 23.3% of hotels being eco-hotels - Hotel Allegro Bern practice dry cleaning methods and recycle at least 90% of all old furniture and mattresses.
  • The only capital to make an entrance into the top 10 (10th) that is from Great Britain is Dublin, Ireland - Although only 6.62% of hotels are eco-friendly, 100% of them are rated between 4 and 5 stars - making them perfect for a weekend away. The Sandymount Hotel rewards its guests for opting out of housekeeping. 
  • Iceland is well-known for its geothermal pools - Some of the eco-hotels use geothermal heating and cooling systems to regulate temperatures. In fact, around 85% of Iceland's energy is supplied by hydro and geothermal resources. 

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