Hotels Using Glass Water Bottles

To help travelers set the right example and to decrease their carbon footprint, we encourage acting on ways to minimize waste. Can you imagine a world where travelers reject the wastefulness of using disposable plastic water bottles? Following is a growing overview of hotels in Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam that actively seek to reduce, reuse and recycle by offering water to guests in glass bottles or by offering filtered tap water to their guests.

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Pearl Beach Resort

Our newest addition to our list of hotels using glass water bottles is Pearl Beach Resort located on the tiny island of Gili Trawangan off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia. This small, eco-friendly resort has been providing guest’s drinking water in complimentary glass water jars. In the resort’s restaurant, there is a water dispenser to refill the water jars as needed.

Location: Lombok, Indonesia
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Baan Krating Pai Resort

This boutique hotel’s comfortable villas grace the bank of the River Pai just outside Pai town center in Mae Hong Son Province. Baan Krating is designed to offer the feel of private home living surrounded by the beauty of nature. Since they opened ten years ago, they have adopted the sustainable practice of using glass water bottles in the guest rooms and their all day dining restaurant.

Location: Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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Krabi La Playa Resort

This resort has been using glass water bottles for their guest rooms for five years already. Previously, the management had to ration the supply of plastic bottles to a maximum of two bottles per day per room. Now they can offer more and better drinking water service and the guests are happier.

Location: Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand
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The Small Hotel

Located in a quiet corner near the beach, this charming Asian chic hotel practices sustainability by using glass water bottles in all the guest rooms. This environmentally friendly policy also reduces costs of in room amenities because the hotel can reuse the glass bottles.

Location: Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand
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Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas and Spa

This hotel’s number one motivation for using glass water bottles in the guest rooms, restaurants and spa is simply “to save the planet.” In more practical terms, eliminating single use plastic bottles is a huge cost savings and minimizes unnecessary use of space to dispose of the plastic. Their guests are happy and applaud this eco friendly initiative.

Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Banthai Village - Chiang Mai - Thailand

Banthai Village

This contemporary Bangkok luxury hotel, Metropolitan by COMO, uses glass water bottles everywhere in the hotel such as the guest rooms, lobby, spa as well as in their award-winning restaurant, Nahm. The hotel saves money by refilling instead of buying plastic bottles and reducing the amount of plastic waste. The feedback is mostly positive except for some guests who like the convenience of carrying a plastic bottle when they go out.

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Metropolitan by COMO Bangkok Hotel

This contemporary Bangkok luxury hotel, Metropolitan by COMO, uses glass water bottles everywhere in the hotel such as the guest rooms, lobby, spa as well as in their award-winning restaurant, Nahm. The hotel saves money by refilling instead of buying plastic bottles and reducing the amount of plastic waste. The feedback is mostly positive except for some guests who like the convenience of carrying a plastic bottle when they go out.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Boonsiri Place

This 3-star art hotel near Khao San Road has been using glass water bottles in their guest rooms for eight years. This practice is part of the hotel’s policy to help stop global warming as well as to reduce costs and quantity of waste. This eco friendly property also recycles plastic bags, paper and the bottles from bathroom amenities.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
The Hermitage - Jakarta - Indonesia

The Hermitage

One way this new 5-star hotel tries to exceed guest expectations is through the use of glass water bottles, which they feel adds a touch of luxury to guest rooms, banquet venues and food & beverage outlets. Despite the higher cost, the Hermitage prefers glass to plastic for environmental sustainability. The hotel also minimizes waste through recycling plastic and wastewater and encourages guests to use the “green card practice” of not replacing bed linen on a daily basis.

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Sankara Ubud Resort and Spa

The stylish accommodations and restaurant of this resort provide drinking water in glass water bottles. This service is one small part of the hotel’s overall policy to reduce waste and preserve the beauty of Ubud’s environment surrounded by rice fields and coconut trees. The biggest advantage of substituting glass refillable bottles for single use plastic is cost reductions and a reduced volume of waste to collect for recycling. Perhaps the best advantage is the clients are happier and are actually looking for the use of glass water bottles.

Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia