Travel is not the most sustainable of activities, especially if you’re flying. But by choosing a sustainable hotel with green certification you know you are doing better than the vast majority of travellers. To qualify for sustainability certification, these hotels must meet certain criteria and quality indicators.
In this guide, we recommend the most sustainable hotels in Berlin.
Sustainability is a complex issue for the hospitality industry, especially when looking at the supply chain but in general, Berlin’s green hotels mentioned below meet the following points:
- Management – The management must implement a sustainability policy covering the environment, social and economic issues.
- Social & Economic Sustainability – The hotel must meet criteria for employing local workers, supporting and respecting the community, and meeting equality and diversity criteria.
- Environmental Sustainability – Reducing energy and water consumption, reducing waste, eliminating single-use plastic, reducing pollution and carbon emissions.
Sustainable Hotels in Berlin
Depending on the location you are interested in staying in, Berlin has a number of excellent sustainable hotels.
Mitte – Central Berlin
Mitte is the perfect location for seeing all the sights of Berlin as well as being one of the best areas for food and nightlife.
Address: Lützowplatz 17, Mitte
A modern 4-star hotel with minimalist design and sleek furniture. The location is great and the gym and sauna are included in the price.
Address: Potsdamer Straße 67, Mitte,
Located in a historic building dating from 1850, the Lulu is a sustainable hotel with a modern Nordic influenced design. Interesting features include an in-room swing, four-poster beds and a restaurant serving organic and seasonal dishes.
As one of Berlin’s many hipster neighbourhoods, Friedrichshain is perfect for eating out, boutique, independent shopping and easy access to the city’s sights.
Almodovar Hotel Berlin
Address: Boxhagener Str. 83, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
A beautiful design hotel with custom-made furniture, in-room yoga mat, bean bags and sauna. The in-house vegetarian restaurant offers organic food and a breakfast buffet.
Kurfürstendamm – Charlottenburg
If you would prefer to stay in the more sophisticated west Berlin, Charlottenburg is the place to be. You’ll find an abundance of high-end restaurants, stylish cafes and the world-renowned Kurfürstendamm shopping street.
Hotel Zoo Berlin
Address: Kurfürstendamm 25, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
One of the most stylish eco-friendly hotels in Berlin, Hotel Zoo meets the Green Globe certification criteria as well as having a stunning industrial design, historic, cultural significance and luxurious accommodation.
This article, Sustainable Berlin Hotels, was originally posted on Sustainability Cubed, where they discuss sustainable living informed by science. View their site to discover more sustainable tourism ideas.
Berlin is a great sustainable escape with many sustainable projects and events taking place around the city on a regular basis. You can take green tours, visit local community events, organic restaurants and markets and much more.
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