Hotels to visit for a more sustainable holiday

Take yourself on an eco-vacation to these sustainable destinations.'s recent Sustainable Travel Report discovered that a whopping 79 per cent of Aussie travellers are keen to take more sustainable holidays, many of them just aren't sure how to go about it. 

If you're curious to find out where to stay for a 'greener' vacation, try one of these hotels in the top 5 eco-friendly destinations as voted by travellers.

1. Treehotel, Sweden

Get back to nature at Treehotel, nestled away in Harads' forest in the north of Sweden. The architecturally stunning structure is a sight in itself, and was constructed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. The materials used to build Treehotel are environmentally friendly wherever possible.There's even no sewage system with toilets working on an incineration system. 

2. Kinsarvik Camping, Norway

Save on energy by going camping in Norway for your next big trip. Stay in a cabin or caravan next to the nation's fourth largest fjord at the picturesque Kinsarvik Camping ground. For those prepared, you can even pitch your own tent for a truly sustainable experience. 

3. Alphotel Eiger B&B, Switzerland

While nearby Bern in Switzerland is a world leader in eco-friendly accommodation options, this Beatenberg B&B offers a unique opportunity to stay in a structure that dates back to the 19th Century. For an energy efficient twist, there's no air-conditioning in the building, so traditional heating will keep you warm at night.

4. Earthstead Villas, New Zealand

Located on an organic farm, Earthstead Villas in Cambridge offer an all-in-one eco-stay. The hotel grows and makes its own organic meals, recycles or composts its waste and utilises solar panels for energy. The buildings were also partially hand built using recycled materials. Cap it all off by hiring a bike to explore picturesque Waikato. 

5. Element Vancouver Metrotown, Canada

This Meriton hotel has thought of everything when it comes to sustainability. Located 20 minutes east of Vancouver, the city of Burnaby isn't typically a first priority destination for tourists, but this is definitely where you should stay if heading to town. The Element Vancouver Metrotown is committed to being a zero-waste hotel and offers a range of environmentally efficient facilities. It has a saltwater pool, charging points for electric cars and green options for business travellers.

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