Eco friendly bed and breakfasts

December 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm 3 comments

If your carbon footprint is looking a little large but you’re reluctant to give up that hard-earned foreign holiday, help ease the guilt with an eco holiday. Sustainable tourism is becoming an increasingly popular way to travel, and more and more properties are adopting planet-saving measures to attract the climate conscious, while still offering top-quality accommodation and unbeatable service. Here is’s guide to the best eco friendly bed and breakfasts.

Villa Serica, Bergamo, Italy

Book Villa Serica in Bergamo, ItalyVilla Serica is a 17th-century stone farmhouse B&B located in the small village of Ombria, close to Bergamo and Milan. Set amid unspoilt natural surroundings, guests can take in the beauty of the Lombardy countryside and get a taste of rural Italian life. The refurbished interior has been crafted with local materials and traditional techniques, and the tasty meals are prepared using a wide array of fruit, vegetables and herbs picked fresh from the garden.

Auberge Keur Marrakis, Mbour, Senegal

Book Auberge Keur Marrakis in Mbour, SenegalFor Senegal accommodation, try Auberge Keur Marrakis, an eco friendly bed and breakfast close to the picturesque market town and fishing port of Mbour. Ideal for families, Auberge Keur Marrakis is situated right by a sandy beach, and has a private swimming pool as well as a garden restaurant serving up Italian and traditional African dishes. The five guestrooms have been decorated using natural materials, such as the hand-carved calabashes which create an atmospheric lighting effect, or the wooden beds, produced by skilled craftsmen from Mbour.

Posada al Sur, Montevideo, Uruguay

Book Posada al Sur in Montevideo, UruguayPosada al Sur is located at the heart of Montevideo’s historic Old Town area, and is part of a sustainable tourism project which aims to promote and protect the environment as well as local identities and social development. The beautiful 19th-century house has been fully refurbished and now boasts a range of simple but stylish guestrooms at affordable prices, an ideal and eco friendly choice for accommodation in Uruguay.

Novecento Bed and Breakfast, Sicily, Italy

Book Novecento in Sicily, ItalyNovecento is a traditional Sicily bed and breakfast, situated in Trapani, the island’s capital. The property has four elegantly decorated guestrooms, all with access to a terrace or balcony, as well as a two-bedroom private apartment for self-catering guests. Novecento’s owners are committed to sustainable tourism and do their best to minimize their impact on the environment, so you can enjoy a guilt-free taste of luxury.

Hostal Dinamarca, Temuco, Chile

Book Hostal Dinamarca in Temuco, ChileHostal Dinamarca is a brand new guesthouse providing eco friendly accommodation in Temuco, home of the Mapuche Indians and a perfect place from which to explore the lush green forests and snow-capped volcanic peaks of Chile’s Lake District. The comfortable guestrooms at Hostal Dinamarca have been finished in a modern and homely style, and the owners have introduced a number of energy-saving measures to minimize their carbon footprint.
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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1.  |  December 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Find some good tips for eco friendly travel here:

  • 2. bedandbreakfastworldblog  |  January 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

    An interesting article about eco-friendly travel from the Independent

  • 3. Dan  |  August 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Hi, I came across your blog and thought you might like this initiative we are running; “Make Your Blog Carbon Neutral”. If you get chance, have a look here:


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