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.


Le Sen Boutique Hotel

Le Sen Boutique Hotel, Lao owned and managed, is a peaceful retreat located in Luang Prabang, Laos. Many of the staff is university students studying nearby. Since 2012, the hotel management has developed green policies such as using reusable glass bottles in the guestrooms. Guests are given the option to reuse their linens and towels to reduce water and energy consumption, protect the environment and reduce costs as well. The feedback from their guests about these policies is very positive.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos

The Victoria Xiengthong Palace

The Victoria Xiengthong Palace in Luang Prabang is a boutique hotel and the last residence of the Laos Royal Family recently restored to reflect the charm of historic Indochina with subtle touches of the local culture. Each of the 26 elegantly decorated guestrooms is served with drinking water in reusable glass water bottles. The hotel also tries to reduce waste and practices recycling as much as possible.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Glass Water Bottle - Sala Prabang - Luang Prabang - Laos

The Sala Prabang

The Sala Prabang, a charming boutique hotel of colonial elegance in Luang Prabang, supplies drinking water to their guestrooms using glass bottles, which they believe look nicer and make a classier presentation. The glass bottles also provide cost savings because they can be returned to the supplier for refill. The hotel has also employed sustainable policies since they opened 12 years ago to separate glass, metal cans, plastics and food waste for proper recycling or disposal.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Glass Water Bottle - Amantaka-Resort - Luang-Prabang -Laos

Amantaka Resort

As part of the Aman Resorts, the Amantaka Resort in Luang Prabang is one of the few that serve in-house drinking water in refillable glass water bottles. The property separates waste on the premises and has a recycling scheme.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Glass Water Bottle - Kiridara, Laos


The Kiridara hotel atop a hill overlooking the UNESCO town of Luang Prabang uses recyclable materials where they can. In the rooms, water is provided in reusable glass water bottles that return to the provider for cleaning after which they’re reused again. The hotel keeps looking for ways to reduce their plastic waste. For example the shower amenities come in beautiful refillable dispensers.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos