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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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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137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

The newest addition to our growing list of hotels that use glass water bottles is 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, situated in Thailand’s mountainous north. The resort provides complimentary drinking water in glass bottles to guests in their rooms and also in all its restaurants. Filtered tap water is also used in its restaurants and kitchen during the cooking and preparation of food.

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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
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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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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
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Anurak Community Lodge, Khao Sok,Thailand

This brand new hotel started business with the sustainable values of “reduce, reuse and recycle” firmly in place. They reduce waste, reuse glass water bottles in the guest rooms and restaurant and recycle plastic, glass, tin and paper. They reduce waste by not offering small packages of foods such as butter, jam, coffee, cream and sugar. Instead, these items are served in refillable containers. Buying in bulk is cheaper too. The same goes for the shampoo and shower gel in the bath. Instead of single use disposables, the lodge uses refillable containers. The recycling proceeds are given back to the local staff.

Location: Surat Thani, Thailand
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The Anantara Si Kao Resort and Spa

The Anantara Si Kao Resort and Spa, a family-friendly waterfront hotel on the Andaman Sea south of Krabi, Thailand, proudly holds the gold standard of environmental sustainability in the tourism industry with their Green Globe Certification. Their green policies include using glass bottles for drinking water throughout their hotel in the guest rooms, restaurants and transport vehicles. Guests can also choose to opt out of having their linens and towels changed to save water and energy.

Location: Krabi, Thailand
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