Best 11 Green Eco Hotels in Barcelona for 2018
Barcelona is one of the most popular European cities to travel and offers many touristic choices. In recent years, the Barcelona hotels have seen a new brand of housing characterized by their environmental conscience: the green eco hotels.
A green hotel, basically, is a regular hotel that have a zero-environmental-impact policy. That means that they do everything green: recycling, reducing the carbon footprint and offering food choices that follow these requirements. After all, more and more people are becoming aware of the need of looking after the planet. However, this trend in Spain is not as widespread as in Europe and it is not easy to find a 100% green hotel.
Therefore, we have prepared the following TOP 11 sustainable hotels in Barcelona.
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1. EcoZentric Urban Hostel
Where is it? Calle Balmes, 23, 08002 Barcelona
The Ecozentric is in the center of Barcelona, just 5 minutes’ walk from Gaudi’s Casa Batlló. This was the first ecological hostel in Barcelona and the entire design was created with the idea of respecting the environment. It has efficient heating, lighting and water systems that save energy and home automation systems to ensure no resources are wasted. In addition, the hotel allocates a considerable part of their profits to finance reforestation. Nevertheless, the hostel has very affordable prices.
2. Grand Hotel Central
Where is it? Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona
The Grand Hotel Central, right in the center of Barcelona, follows a very green philosophy. Of course, they have efficiency systems (LED lights, occupancy sensors, water saving devices) like other green hotels in Barcelona that try not to waste any resource. In addition, the thermal insulation prevents the loss of heating and the solar panels contribute to produce energy for the building. Also, the illumination of the facade at night is regulated by a system of magnetic efficiency. Even in the hotel restaurant, Avalon by Ramon Freixa, they are committed to only cook with local products and buy only from sustainable suppliers. A 100% authentic green option.
3. Le Meridien Barcelona
Where is it? La Rambla, 111, 08002 Barcelona
Le Méridien Barcelona is a 5 star hotel located on Barcelona´s most iconic boulevard La Rambla, 05 minutes walking from Plaza Cataluña. The hotel is committed to integrating leading environmental practices and sustainability principles into its core business strategy. The conservation of water, energy and other resources can be as rewarding to the environment as it is to its guests. With an innovative solution to being ecologically responsible all guest participating in “Make A Green Choice” program will receive a voucher discount at the restaurant and lounges, or Starwood Preferred Guest starpoints® awarded at checkout. What a great idea!
4. W Hotel Barcelona
Where is it? Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, Final Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 08039 Barcelona
Inspiring, exclusive, innovative and unique. In addition to the spectacular seafront views and its original structure that evokes the sail of a boat, the W hotel is very involved in sustainability issues. In fact, it has an internal Environmental Committee that manages the different green policies of the hotel. Among other things, they save energy by incorporating motion sensors and LED lights and save water with the use of efficient showers and taps.
5. Casa Camper
Where is it? Carrer d’Elisabets, 11, 08001 Barcelona
Located in the heart of the Raval neighborhood, the Casa Camper is a minimalist hotel very aware of the need to respect the environment. This hostel has a water recycling system that filters the used shower water through a biomechanical system, producing water that is reused in the toilet. With this technique, water consumption is reduced by up to 50%, which contributes to the conservation of one of the most important natural resources and the basis of all life.
6. Casa Bella Gracia
Where is it? Carrer de Sant Agustí, 4, 08012 Barcelona
The Casa Bella Gracia is an ecological boutique hotel located in the Gràcia neighborhood which only has 12 rooms. At Casa Bella Gracia the guest feels at home for different reasons: They don’t have to check-in, since the hotel contact them a week before to get all the data. Every guest has its own keys, so they can get in and out whenever they feel like it. There are no front-desk staff, everything is prepared to do it by yourself.
7. Hotel Andante
Where is it? Av. de les Drassanes, 23, 08001 Barcelona
Hotel Andante is the living-proof that a low-cost hotel can be eco-friendly. Located in Drassanes, the hostel enjoys a high level of energy efficiency with high quality insulation, gray water recycling, use of renewable energy, natural materials, recycled, ecological or proximity. This includes the use of solar panels for energy and the introduction of plants that require little water.
8. Hotel Neri
Where is it? Carrer de Sant Sever, 5, 08002 Barcelona
Located in the magical streets of the Gothic area, this boutique hotel is not a conventional “green hotel”. It’s beautiful architecture doesn’t conflict with its sustainable policies in many areas: from the use of natural materials in its rooms to the management of energy consumption and water. There is no doubt that they are green.
9. Twentytú Hostel
Where is it? Carrer de Pamplona, 114, 08018 Barcelona
Hostal Twentytú is a frontrunner hostel in the use of technology applied to the hospitality industry. In fact, they have received numerous awards for their green policies that include the recovery of gray water, the pneumatic collection of waste and the use of Smartwatt devices to reduce energy consumption. Technology applied to protect the environment!
10. Mas Salagros Eco-Resort
Where is it? Riera de Vallromanes, S/N, 08188 Vallromanes, Barcelona
Although this eco-resort is in Vallromanes, 20 minutes away from Barcelona, it’s necessary to include it in this list, as it’s an exclusive hotel that stands out for its commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism. In addition to tasting the 100% ecological cuisine, we recommend you go relaxing in the Arab baths “Aire Vallromanes” and enjoy their wide range of sustainable activities.
11. Hostal Grau
Where is it? Carrer de les Ramelleres, 27, 08001 Barcelona
If you are looking for a hotel full of charm in Barcelona and at the same time you are concerned about the environment, this is the place for you. Guests stay in carefully designed rooms, furnished with natural materials from coconut mattresses to banana tree bedside tables. In addition, they have a suite with an electromagnetic deactivator that does not allow access to the Internet, mobile phones or any other device.