GoEco | Sustainable Stays

As we already know, it’s important we protect our planet whilst we make the most of all its wonders. Environmentally aware accommodation is rising in popularity, and you are in ecologically safe hands with us! Be guided by our award-winning, sustainable stays which can help you to stay green and GoEco! From water conservation to waste control and renewable energy, you can be assured by accommodations which have
eco-friendliness at their heart.

Find out more by reading about their latest operations, alongside local city initiatives and complementary green activities.

Sustainable Stars Clayton Hotel have achieved a Green Tourism Gold Certificate for 80% of their hotels!

Their commitment to environmental responsibility is evident through their waste management projects and sustainable operations. This involves using 100% recyclable products and composting food waste. Using energy-efficient technology to generate electricity, heat, and control flow processes… You can experience a warm welcome without the worry of wasting water. Whilst Clayton Hotels are moving away from single-use plastics and focused on renewable destinations, we believe this can be the right stay for you!

Move towards the Fairtrade City that is Bristol, named as the most sustainable UK city in 2021. Honouring the Good Transport Plan and implementing a Top-Down Sustainability Strategy, including a Clear Air Zone, you can rest easy knowing you’re staying in a reduced emissions environment. Green activities can complement your green stay when the four-star Clayton Hotel is within walking distance to shops, scenic harbours, and the countryside. Home to beautiful nature reserves and sustainable festivals, Bristol is the place to wake up to from accessible, deluxe, or executive rooms.

Start your day with Vitality Breakfast menus and unique culinary flavours, with cuisine ranging from local traditional dishes to Japanese and Dutch specialities. High-speed Wifi and the on-site fitness suite ensure you can do all this whilst staying connected and keeping up with cardio in a green-certified accommodation. As Sustainability Standards go, Clayton Hotel is a next-level stay and a top GoEco choice.

Don’t be fuelish by missing out on a sustainable stay at Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa, with all hotels awarded the Green Tourism Silver Award.

Priding themselves on ethical, eco-friendly rooms, these eco-warriors abide by ten pillars of sustainability, embedding and sustaining ethical practices in line with social responsibility for the planet. For instance, lighting costs are reduced when 75% of rooms feature LED fixtures and are equipped with in-room amenities crafted from 100% natural and toxin-free ingredients. Additionally, Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa donates 100% of its net profits to Water Aid, in collaboration with Belu Water, diverting 600,000 plastic and glass bottles from the waste system annually.

The city’s pinnacle rests on philanthropy, the foundation upon which Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa stands. Honing towards the ‘Sustainable Dundee’ project, a partnership of organisations are working together to help tackle the climate emergency and reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2038. Located within walking distance of Dundee city’s bars and restaurants, rest easy knowing one of the top ten cities in the UK for eco-friendly high streets, indexed by recycling facilities, vegan restaurants, independent shops and nearby green spaces, are right on your doorstep.

Adventure meets luxury in the vibrant coastal city of Dundee when you can find your four-star spa hotel, offering Yu Spa treatment with a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and gym facilities, leading onto the V&A museum and Dundee Science Centre. This is complemented by Discovery Point and the Discovery Quay, home to the world-famous Antarctic research vessel RRS Discovery. Offering spacious city and Quay-view rooms, alongside a Quayside bar and grill, there is no better way to relax after beginning your Boat Seafari Adventure journey (only a ten-minute drive away from the hotel’s on-site parking). On board this GoEco stay? We sure are!

“Aros yn wyrdd!” (“Stay Green!” in Welsh) highlights the Village Hotel in Cardiff, one of 33 Village Hotel Club locations awarded a Bronze Green Tourism Award.

With two hotels on silver and one achieving gold award status, Village Hotel Club are well on their way to accentuating their sustainability choices towards a greener future, in line with their ‘Village Green’ project established in 2019. This includes a partnership with Lonity to install Superfast electric vehicle chargers across all hotels over the next eighteen months. Village Hotel Cardiff operates on 100% renewable electricity and green gas, with 98% of waste diverted from landfill. Moreover, engineers operate and evaluate the hotel to ensure they encourage, conserve, and maximize all sustainable practices.

However, If you need to drive to your destination from this hotel’s on-site parking, you’ll find yourself just a reasonable 20-minute drive away from the Principality Stadium and the Wales Millennium Centre. Additionally, Coryton Station is only half a mile away. Return from your day out with an electric car charging point waiting for you, alongside some tasty refreshments at the Cool Pub and Grill. Accompanied by free Wifi, a fitness centre and a heated indoor pool with a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room facilities, you can feel the glow and GoEco!

Named the fourth greenest city in Europe in 2022, Cardiff aims to be carbon neutral by 2030, boasting over 330 parks and gardens! This equates to more than five parks per 100,000 people! You can find the largest one, Bute Park, only a 90-minute walk from the hotel and located behind Cardiff Castle, living up to Cardiff’s status as a sustainable travel city. More specifically, ‘One Planet Cardiff’ is a strategic response to the climate emergency, directed towards decarbonising travel in the city.

We wouldn’t guide you to GoEco stay without, at least, trying the one of our picks out ourselves!

Our Head of Marketing recently stayed at Middletons in York, one of 20 hotels owned by Daniel Thwaites, who operate their services on a strict environmentally friendly, energy efficient and waste reduction basis. As a key objective to build long-term sustainability, they implement renewable energy sources via solar panels and use Britain-sourced materials to reduce carbon environmental impacts. However, don’t expect to find single-use plastics as they’ve been reduced them across all their hotels and inns!

Left behind some bacon from your breakfast meal at the on-site restaurant and worried about wasting food? Middletons have a food waste reduction program which separates, recycles, and converts food waste to electricity through anaerobic digestion. In other (very oversimplified) words, your bacon may become a beacon, lighting up the individually decorated facilities for future guests!

One of four English cities chosen by the Department of Transport to trial e-scooters and the first city with a voluntary Clean Air Zone, York is a famously sustainable travel city, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2030. Situated only a five-minute stroll from Middletons’ Gardens, show off a sustainable souvenir from York City Centre which gifts you with independent shops homing handcrafted, and unique eco-friendly products.

York shambles alley sunset dusk, York England UK

Fantastic facilities at Middleton’s Hotel, namely six room options to choose from, electric car charging points, a fitness centre, on-site parking and free Wifi will be your first port of call before walking fifteen minutes to the Museum Gardens and a further twenty-one minutes to the Goddards Garden. ‘Visit York Tourism’ Awards Winner for 2023, channel Middletons’ prestige by taking a short stroll to the Famous Grand Opera House or, next door, visit the York Dungeons. Alas, you couldn’t ever scare us away from this GoEco stay!

Bronze Award Winner for Green Tourism, Wroxton House Hotel in Banbury is an advocate for positive environmental changes.

Regular recycling, energy-efficient boilers, and LED lighting make Wroxton House an ecologically safe and comfortable place to stay. Choose from standard, exclusive, and superior rooms which host free Wifi, LCD TVs with over 80 channels and a mix of contemporary and traditional designs. Additionally, as a pet-friendly establishment, Wroxton House Hotel values your time with your four-legged friend and commits to protecting both indoor and outdoor wildlife through its sustainable processes.

Whether it’s bees, butterflies, bats or birds, the Cotswolds is one of the best hotel getaway locations for homing a community actively supporting diverse wildlife conservation. Working in partnership with the Cotswolds Conversation Board, the Cotswolds National Landscape Project protects this part of the UK as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), evaluating how best to recover nature and habitats of the Cotswold so they flourish across the landscape. Therefore, the Wroxton House Hotel is well situated to comfort you with the Cotswold Countryside.

Committed to their cause, the Wroxton House Hotel keeps the produce as local as possible and is situated within walking distance of local shops and markets. Also offering on-site free parking, you can explore Broughton Grange Garden for less than a ten-minute drive away or, for a further ten minutes, visit the River Avon and its surrounding idyllic scenery. Alternatively, there are strong public Transport links to Oxford City Centre and Warwick. Irrespective of where you decide to go, you can stay at Wroxton House Hotel, at least, knowing you’re going eco!

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