The Perfect Winter Eco-Escape
It’s just the beginning of October, and we are already feeling nostalgic about summer. We know that work, routine, and the city can be overwhelming, but nothing prevents us from granting ourselves moments of rest to relax and reconnect with ourselves.
So on the occasion of World Health Day, what better than planning a winter getaway to reconnect with nature and recharge your batteries.For this, consider choosing environmentally-friendly accommodations. There is a growing list of properties that strive to respect their guests’ desire for environmentally-friendly accommodations. Here are our favorites from across Europe.
The Cambrian Adelboden
This four-star hotel offers a stylish design in the heart of the Bernese Alps. The Cambrian has a pool and spa, a winter garden, and a restaurant serving healthy, delicious, Ottolenghi-inspired cuisine.
A beautiful lounge is available for quick lunch or tea time, with sofas and armchairs facing the spectacular view of the mountains. The spa is a must, with an indoor pool, a sauna, and steam room, and a large offer of treatments can be booked. Other activities include complimentary bike hire and a ski shuttle.
From CHF 255 per night for 2 people
Dorfstrasse 7 | Adelboden 3715, Switzerland
South Tyrol, Italy
Miramonti Boutique Hotel
Miramonti Boutique Hotel sits above the town of Merano in the Dolomites, with breathtaking views over the mountains and incredible nature. It offers a great mix of simple luxury, tranquility, comfort, modernity, tradition, and charm. The design mixes natural materials such as wood and glass with polished cement floors and frosted mirrors. Another highlight is the spa, with its infinity pool that seems to hang over the whole valley. The hotel offers various activities, such as a couples spa and a nanny service to take care of the kids.
The property offers three restaurants.
From CHF 127 per night for 2 people
Via Santa Caterina, 14 | 39010 Merano, Italy
Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental preservation can coexist to create a unique and positive experience. If you’re looking for an authentic yet luxurious experience with an adventure feel, this place will please you. Plus, Whitepod is on a sustainability mission. The use of energy and water is controlled. Waste is recycled. Regional purchasing is favored. Motorized transportation in the camp is limited.
Enjoy a walk in the mountain or the forest, a bicycle ride, skiing, a massage, or a wine tour.
From CHF 390 per night for 2 persons
Route des Cerniers 100 | 1871 Monthey, Switzerland
Quinta da Comporta
Located in the heart of Comporta’s idyllic natural reserve is a boutique wellness resort, offering everything you need for a relaxed and mindful holiday – spa, training program, and yoga and meditation retreats. An exceptional place that combines nature excursions in Comporta, comfort, and high-quality services.
Each room has a luxurious beach hut feel, with rustic-style furniture drawn from a natural color palette. It has an authentic feel with its traditional Portuguese style mixed with contemporary design.
From CHF 250 per night for 2 people
Rua Alto de Pina, 2 | 7570-779 Carvalhal, Portugal
Coco Mat Eco-residences
A little sustainable escape to Greece? Slow down and relax at the dreamy Greek spot in Serifos, an idyllic Cycladic island. Once a complex of miners’ houses, Coco Mat Eco-residences has been renovated, respectful of both the local traditional architecture and contemporary eco-friendly practices. The hotel offers local Mediterranean cuisine and typical Greek food.
From CHF 335 per night for 2 people
Vagia Beach | 84005 Serifos, Greece
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind hotel where nature and imagination are intertwined. At Treehotel, wildlife, ecological values, comfort, and modern design combine for an exciting adventure. 7 different cabins are available, perched high up in the trees, each with a particular design concept – from the mirror cube, a bird’s nest, to an ufo. Treehotel is an enchanting place to experience the northern lights (From September to March) from your bedrooms or jacuzzi.
The chef also offers a great culinary experience with the local products.
From CHF 635 per night for 2 people
Edeforsväg 2 A | 960 24 Harads, Sweden