What do you like the most? Do you want to wake up in the morning in the middle of the coffee plantation in Costa Rica or get sleep on the rice field of Sri Lanka? Eco hotels give you a chance to feel something new in the open country. It is really interesting to travel with an eye on ecology. The hotels are unique combination of architecture with the use of natural materials. Learn the list of TOP 10 impressive hotels to be surprised about the interesting places they are built at.
Hix Island House, Puerto Rico
Have you ever thought about living in the Caribbean island? The Hotel Hix Island House is situated far from the noisy city, 22 minutes flight from Sah Juan. The houses that you live in are made by popular architects to be the principle of Japanese aesthetic ideology: natural materials, tropic forest, wild nature. Make your world fresh and aromatic!
The hotel is situated on the hill of Valais, half an hour driving from Geneva. Of course, it is better to hire a car in Geneva to get to the hotel of Whitepod. It looks like camping but it is more comfortable and luxurious. You are offered to live in the minimalistic domes with the glassy walls, fireplaces and much snow around. If you come for rest in summer, you can admire the green domes to be the part of green hills around.
It takes you about 20 minutes to take registration and get to your personal green dome with the heater, cow and sheep skins and wooden furniture. You are welcomed to drink tea with the home-made pastry every day for all hotel guests. You can also play tennis, giant chess, and badminton free. Oh, one more thing – try to walk every day. The mountains landscapes are waiting for you!
Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sri Lanka
Jetwing Vil Uyana is family hotel that was opened in the 70th. The hotel owners love nature and take care of environment as much as they take care of your comfort. This strategy works! The hotel is situated in the heart of the rice field, inside the system of omni lakes and channels. The hundreds of birds, insects and amphibians live here. This paradise is located about an hour driving from Colombo. It seems to be the at the world’s end.
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, USA
Who said that lux hotel cannot be eco-hotel? For example, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is made of ecologic materials, equipped with energy-saving lamps, organic cuisine. Eco tourism must be luxurious. The hotel is the best example that even luxurious modern building in the center of the city can be eco directed. The hotel interior is done in Asian style. You may enjoy the city views from the famous Mandarin Bar on the top of a hotel.
Lefay Resort and Spa Lago di Garda, Italy
The five stars hotel Lefay Resort and Spa is located on the bank of Garda Lake 15 kilometers far from Verona. This is a perfect example of Mediterranean luxury inside of the picturesque landscapes of green hills and olive trees. The hotel facade is made of stones and woods to be the part of the landscape around. You may swim on the hotel swimming pool with the lake view. Do not worry about the water. It will be used for watering the fields. The hotel food concept is called the Lefay Vital Gourmet to be using just season product from the local farmers.
Lisu Lodge, Thailand
The hotel Lisu Lodge is situated in the picturesque valley of Chiang Mai. The hotel project was created to save the country culture to make their guests to meet cultural traditions. It is surprising, but local families are going to help you to live up to their country principles. Go out of your house and ride a bike to visit the rice fields, tea plantations. You can even help to restore the forest eco system in the nursery garden farm all together with local farmers. You are offered to sit at the fire and have some tea after all.
h2hotel, California, USA
The hotel h2hotel is situated not far from San Francisco. This is a combination of luxury and moderation under the roof of grass. The roof plays an important role in the life of eco system. It makes the nearest river to be safe in the rainy period and cold the hotel interior in heat. You can go walking over the nearest hills to get wine degustation, popcorn producing from the local farmers. Never forget to go to take massage and hotel SPA – the best prices are waiting for you. Do you feel the smell of honey, wines, lemon and lavender mixed together?
Park Hyatt Hyderabad, India
The hotel Park Hyatt Hyderabad boasts with the impressive facade and huge columns in the lobby. The suits are unique combination of ecology and extravagance. They go side by side. This is a castle but it teaches you to save electricity, water and other emission-free technologies. The hotel was awarded with the Gold Certificate in 2011.
Finca Rosa Blanca Inn, Costa Rica
It takes you some time to get to the hotel from San Jose. It is situated few kilometers far from the active volcanoes of Costa Rica in the middle of the organic coffee plantation. There was a forceful goal – make the eco hotel that is ecologically friendly. For example, the hotel wiring is hidden deep into the ground to be nature friendly.
VIVOOD, Alicante, Spain
You can be impressed with the size of the valley to be relaxed in the hotel Jacuzzi. The hotel is located an hour driving from Alicante. This is also your chance to taste organic food and learn the way how ecology lives all together with luxury. The hotel was built by the local architect to be combined of minimalistic houses that look perfect in the natural landscape. Look around! Their straight lines go to the horizon.