The 10 Most Sustainable Hotels in Vietnam
For an Ethical and Sustainable Stay in Vietnam...
A Sustainability Ranking in partnership with ETIC Hotels
You’re planning a trip to Vietnam and you’re trying to be as ethical and sustainable as possible?
niood lists you the 10 most sustainable hotels in Vietnam:
What makes Topas Ecolodge sustainable?
When we first opened, we attempted to operate entirely on solar electricity, but the inconsistent supply means we now rely on the hydropower station in the valley. Now, we keep electricity use at the lodge to a bare minimum and ask all our guests to help us with this, without impairing the quality of your stay. Additionally, the bungalows contain a minimal number of electronic devices and are outfitted with energy efficient bulbs.
It’s very important to reuse as much of our waste as possible – a task which can be challenging in remote locations. One way we deal with this issue is by cooperating with local farmers to feed their livestock by using our restaurant leftovers and giving all cans and boxes to the local people to reuse in their households.
We employ around 100 people, almost exclusively from local villages. While working, staff live in two houses built on-site so they do not endanger themselves by traveling late at night to their remote villages. Here they are provided with the space and facilities to grow vegetables and cook their own food. We also provide full insurance so our staff are covered, both on and off-site, of course!
What makes Chày Lập Farmstay sustainable?
Chay Lap Farmstay is a proud part of the Oxalis family. We adhere closely to their core values of economical sustainability, environmental conservation and community involvement. These are a factor in all business decisions and plans for our future. We follow strictly recycling practices and are developing a composting plan to manage the kitchen waste and improve our garden; in doing so, we are greatly reducing what we send to the landfill.
Chay Lap Farmstay employs over 50 people now and are very proud that 90% of them are local. Not only are we impacting the community with employment opportunities, we are creating an environment for personal development and the chance for local people to develop their own small businesses to cater to the needs of the tourists that we are bringing to the area and sending out into the surrounding villages. The positive impact is far reaching.
What makes Hue Ecolodge sustainable?
Hue Ecolodge brings together our 15 year experiences in Vietnam travel and hospitality service. We are also the first local service provider that is fully dedicated to and engaged in eco and responsible tourism in Hue. Situated in a verdant, centuries – old village, our Ecolodge makes your ideal “home away from home”, and more.
Hue Ecolodge’s operation is based on the principles of sustainable tourism. Our main concerns are the future, environment and sustainability. In that sense we think, rethink and act to make a change. At Hue Ecolodge guests are invited to actively participate in several ecological practices. You can play an active role improving the surrounding areas while promoting a better understanding of the region. Staying with us you can enjoy quality vacation without causing any environmental impact.
What makes Mango Bay Resort sustainable?
At Mango Bay we have a long term view as a sustainable resort, seeing ourselves as custodians of the tropical idyll we have found on Phu Quoc.
What makes Mai Chau Ecolodge sustainable?
We endeavor to bring our guests as close to the natural splendor of Vietnam as possible. Over 80% of the land at our properties is dedicated to open space, including over 50% of greenery in gardens and vegetable and fruit nurseries. Many building materials come straight from the nature surrounding us, including wood, palm leaves, coconut husks, red brick, bamboo, and stone.
Most materials coming from nature are renewable and are used sparingly in our architecture. We also utilise solar power for outdoor lighting and other utilities, as well as greatly limit our use of plastics with paper straws, ceramic containers and refillable glass bottles.
90% of the staff at our ecolodges are hired from local villages and most belong to ethnic minority groups who receive full training and opportunities to progress with us. We keep alive their beautiful and diverse traditions through nightly ethnic dances, local cuisine, local room décor and the use of traditional ethnic dress as staff uniform.
What makes Lak Tented Camp sustainable?
Setting on a prime hill overlooking the picturesque LAK Lake, LAK Tented Camp offers creative and thrilling opportunities for day trippers as well as long stay travelers to explore this culturally rich and naturally beautiful region. Stretching over 4.8ha, the property features 15 Lakeview Tented Lodges, 4 Lakefront Wooden Bungalows.
Aiming to preserve local cultural integrity, Lak Tented Camp is designed with a profound reflexion to integrate typical cultural patterns of indigenous community and in harmony with gifted nature assets to represent the image of an authentic M’Nong ethnic village. Their typical long house, matriarchy, cultural space of Gong as
What makes Hoang Su Phi Lodge sustainable?
Situated on the hillside of lush rice terraces and surrounded by breathtaking mountains, Hoang Su Phi Lodge is the perfect base to explore this remote and idyllic part of the country. Designed to support the economy, the lodge employs local people, uses sustainable materials and has minimal impact on the environment. Guests can arrange hikes to explore this stunning area, cooking classes with fresh ingredients and visits to the vibrant and colourful markets (at own expense). Each of the twelve bungalows are built in a rustic chalet style with thatched roofs and wonderful views of the terraced rice fields.
What makes Poulo Condor Boutique Resort & Spa sustainable?
– Most of our lighting is low-consumption and we have timers.
What makes Villa Song Saigon sustainable?
– Most of our lighting is low-consumption and we have timers.
What makes Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa sustainable?
The hotel is an active participant in the local community. It achieve this by contributing to and supporting a variety of charitable organisations in the local community.
La Siesta actively recycles in order to conserve limited resources.
These efforts are continually reviewed and improved.