A Guide to the Most Sustainable Hotels in the UK

Sustainable travel was once a fringe topic, but today, hotels, airlines, operators, and even tourism boards are finding ways to reduce their carbon footprints to ensure that we’ll all still have stunning destinations to travel to in the years to come.

The Scarlet Hotel


If you ever find yourself in Cornwall, definitely stop at The Scarlet Hotel. This isn’t your typical thatched roof family run coastal BNB, but instead, a truly ingenious example of sustainable design. Set just off of Mawgan Porth Beach, the Scarlet is an adult only hotel and spa, and a Eco-architect’s dream. The hotel is unlike anything else on the coast of Cornwall, with its unique crescent shape immediately visible from miles away. The building’s gentle curvatures embraces the natural landscapes of Cornwall, and blend’s seamlessly with the coastline.


Treehouse Hideaway Chewton Glen 

The Treehouse Hideaway at Chewton Glen immediately brings to mind an unparalleled level of Eco-luxury. If you’re looking to indulge in some much needed r&r, then why not do it suspended 35 feet above the ground? The Treehouse Hideaway has sleek modernist interiors, walk in showers, and plenty of terraces where you can soak in the view. It’s also got some pretty neat sustainable features including rain-water harvesting, low-energy lighting, and solar power fuelled energy.


Bert’s Box – The Pig Brockenhurst 

The Pig Hotel is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cosy countryside escapes; but did you know that it had a fully sustainable cabin too? The Bert’s Box cabin can be found in the Pig’s New Forest location and features an environmentally friendly design that’s filled with buckets of charm. Picture rustic interiors, punchy prints, and plenty of retro-chic design details that will surely make this woodland escape an unforgettable stay.

Hannah Lynn Tan

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