Enjoy a Greener stay at Sandymount Hotel!
We want a greener, cleaner world and our sustainable approach has changed the way we use resources.
There are lots of words; Green, Eco-friendly, Responsible, Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable, but what do they really mean? Here at Sandymount Hotel they all mean that you can enjoy your stay with us while we take care of everything else. We’ll keep our impact on the environment to a minimum so that future generations can enjoy the natural resources of our beautiful planet.
We’ve set Green Goals to conform with our Environmental Policy.
Sandymount Hotel was awarded Europe's Leading Green Hotel 2017 at the World Travel Awards held in St Petersburg in September 2017 and retained the award again in 2018 at a ceremony in Athens, June 2018
We have a Silver Award from Green Hospitality and have adopted their environment charter.
As a Repak member, we received a Pakman Award for ‘Excellence in Waste Management’ in 2015 and we were a finalist at the Pakman Awards in 2018 in the category 'Food Waste Management'.
Green Facts at Sandymount Hotel
- 95% of Sandymount Hotel's waste is recovered or recycled each month
- We are using 22% less electricity than in 2013 - this is largely due to the hotel switching to 100% energy efficient lightbulbs.
- 26% of the electricity we use comes from renewable sources.
- By introducing aerator shower heads we have reduced our water usage per guest by 47% (a tap dripping at 1 drip per second wastes up to 25 litres in one day).
What’s Green at Sandymount Hotel?
Watch out for our smallest ‘staff’ in our lovely garden. The ladybirds on our roses are helping with pest control. We prefer to use natural methods.
All employees are trained to reduce, re-use and recycle to protect the environment. We have a dedicated Green Team who meet once a month.
Guests and visitors can help by using the recycling bins in the corridors.
We have installed water saving technology throughout the hotel - aerator shower heads in all bedroom bathrooms.
Our long stay guests that opt out of housekeeping for a night of their stay recieve a €5 Line Out Bar Voucher.
Finished your book? Leave it for someone else in our Free Wee Library and help yourself to another. Settle down in front of the fire. We burn real Irish turf, a natural, sustainable fuel in our original Victorian fireplace.
We have an electric car charger.
We use straws in the Line Out Bar made from Bio Plastic 100% Compostable Eco Friendly.
We support biodiversity; there’s an insect ‘hotel’ in the garden.
We’re working hard to be even Greener. Our purchasing policy will help us support Irish farmers and producers, eliminate unnecessary packaging and minimise food miles. We’ll be sourcing more of our food locally this year. And we plan to provide a bike shelter for guest use.
Try Something Green…
There are so many things to do in Dublin. Here are some Green ideas to inspire you:
Explore hidden Dublin on an Electric Bike. Ask about Lazy Bike guided tours at Reception
Wide range of discounted Outdoor Activities with CP Adventures, including:
Bicycle Hire, Kayaking, Archery, Segway Tours, GAA Sports, Treasure Hunts, Croke Park Tours, Climbing
Visit Dublin’s Parks and Beaches
Go bird-spotting, look out for wildlife
Go shopping for local crafts and foods. Irish-made jewellery available at Reception
Relax with a book from our Free Wee Library in front of our real turf fire or take it into our beautiful garden
Join our Housekeeping or Linen Opt-outs and we’ll thank you with a voucher for our Line Out Bar
Have a delicious Rainforest Alliance Coffee in the Line Out Bar
Ask about Public Transport options at Reception