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The Green House

Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

The Green House in Bournemouth, England

UNITED KINGDOM

Bournemouth
The Green House

The name of this hotel says it all, as does its claim to be "the greenest hotel in the UK." That said, this property is more than just talk. Sure, it has the LED lighting, uses solar power to heat water and boasts a house restaurant, Arbor, which serves "de-poshified fine food" featuring daily deliveries of local meat, vegetables, dairy, fish and seafood. But the real proof is in the details — every single one. In the 32 gorgeous guest rooms, you will find bamboo mattress coverings, Forest Stewardship Council-certified wallpaper made with vegetable inks and furniture crafted from storm-felled trees. Suppliers are assessed using environmental standards, and as for the hotel itself, it has earned GOLD level status from the United Kingdom's Green Tourism board. From an on-site water filtration system to an organic wine list to a garden filled with native plants that provide a habitat for indigenous wildlife, this property raises the bar for the greening of the hotel industry.

To book your stay, visit The Green House's official website

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