In the heart of the Basque Country, Le Laminak, an eco responsible hotel in Biarritz Arbonne
New Aquitaine is the leading French region in terms of eco-labelled accommodation. The Laminak hotel, near Biarritz, is environmentally friendly, attentive to biodiversity and local products and located in a dream natural area. It is the ideal place for a successful stay or holiday!
We try to combine ecology with conviviality at the Laminak, a charming hotel in Biarritz in the heart of the Basque Country. We attach great importance to respecting the environment through simple but effective actions, with the ambition of limiting our environmental impact as much as possible and preserving natural resources.
Among other things we …
- Reduce our waste production
- Collect and recycle our waste and yours
- Save energy and water
- Favour short circuits
- Improve the local environment
And it is thanks to its concrete and sincere actions that our three-star hotel, near Biarritz and Bidart, has obtained the Green Key label and is registered on the ecological accommodation platform Vaovert and WeGoGreen:
Green Key, 1st environmental label
Created in 1994 in Denmark, the Green Key is the first international environmental label for tourist accommodation and restaurants, and the oldest ecolabel in Europe.
Today, it is present on all five continents and concerns more than 2000 establishments in 41 countries, including almost 700 in France.
It is awarded to tourism professionals who adopt environmentally friendly practices.
To obtain this label, the establishment must therefore commit to a voluntary approach and meet several criteria in different areas of environmental management, such as the management of water and energy consumption, waste management, or the origin of its products and the awareness of its guests.
These criteria, which are re-evaluated every year, are established at an international level and are therefore common to all countries giving us a green hotel label.
Vaovert, sustainable tourism
Vaovert is the first ecological accommodation platform in France, founded by Mélanie MAMBRÉ, and puts tourists who are concerned about their impact on the environment in touch with equally committed hosts.
Their booking platform promotes tourist accommodations that are truly different because of their respect for the planet, their ecological convictions and their shared values.
In order to measure the level of involvement of each eco-friendly host, Vaovert has created a set of eco-points which are divided into 5 different categories: habitat, energy, recycling, gastronomy and sharing.
Depending on the number of criteria met, the accommodation provider is awarded its level. This also allows travellers to know the particularities of each accommodation. The Laminak Biarritz Hotel is currently at level 3, the level for the most committed hosts.
WeGoGreenR, the mop-up book
WeGoGreenR is a young strategy founded by Marie and Stéphane, a couple of city dwellers with a passion for travel. They have succeeded in developing a platform that brings together all the eco-responsible accommodation and activities of professionals and individuals. The platform helps travellers from all over the world to reduce their ecological footprint by offering the best accommodation and experiences for a stay without impacting our planet.
How to be listed on their platform?
Following an eligibility test, the start-up proposes an index called GreenScore, based on more than 100 criteria that measures the ecological involvement of each accommodation. To do this, hosts must answer various questions about their ecological approach. There are 8 main involvement criteria:
- Sustainable housing
- Energy management
- Water management
- Waste reduction
- Transport and mobility
- Eco-responsible actions
- Equipment and daily maintenance
Accommodations must achieve a minimum score of 1 out of 5 to be listed. Our Relais du Silence hotel currently has a rating of 2.
It is a way for travellers to book a stay that is in line with their values. WeGoGreenR is therefore the assurance of verified eco-responsible accommodation!
The Laminak, an eco-responsible hotel in Biarritz is also a solidarity hotel!
Our charming hotel near Guéthary is committed to and supports the Solikend association by providing overnight stays for solidarity:
But what is SOLIKEND?
Launched in September 2019, SOLIKEND is the first national solidarity hotel booking platform. An innovative system designed and created in Biarritz.
Founded by Yoann Magnin, this start-up is a Social and Solidarity Economy company, run by a small team that is driven by the ambition to develop an innovative project in the service of solidarity and the regional hotel industry.
The principle: to reserve nights in rooms in the middle and low seasons for the benefit of charities. The amount of the reservation is then entirely transferred to the association chosen by the client. This is a win-win situation for the 27 partner associations, the hotels and the customers. Overnight stays are also offered to nursing staff
SOLIKEND’s main motivation is to serve the cause of solidarity by supporting and providing aid to recognised associations in France, but also to smaller ones that are in the process of developing.