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Protection of the environment & Sustainability

Dear guests,

We are not a “green” hotel that draws its energy from wind turbines and imports coffee with the sailing ship. We do not meet this requirement and we stand by it. Nevertheless, we have recently given more thought to the future of our environment and would like to set valuable signs for its protection together with you.

What is already happening in the hotel?

Waste separation:
We separate glass, metal, large foils, plastic, Tetra-Pak and paper

Green Rate:
Since 2019 we have been offering the "Green Rate" exclusively on our website. If you book a room at this rate, you dispense with room cleaning and therefore save energy.

Packaging of food:
At breakfast you will notice that we mostly do without individually packaged food. Nutella, honey, jam etc. are only available in large jars.

Local suppliers:
We always try to support local suppliers. Bread and pastries come from the company “Felber” in Vienna. Likewise our sausage, which we have been buying from the company “Kollecker” for years.
If possible, we buy organic Austrian fruits and vegetables, but we don't fool you or us as bananas don't grow in Austria!

Laundry:
Our laundry is washed by a traditional Viennese company and therefore the transport routes are short.

E-Charging Stations:
Since spring 2018 we are providing two Tesla charging stations for electric cars on our parking space.

What is done in your room?

1. Change of bed linen: Here we have cards on the bed so that you can decide for yourself whether and when you want to have your bed linen changed. If the card is on the bed, we are happy to change the bed linen.
2. Towel change: If you hang up the towels, they will not be changed. If the towels are in the shower, you are welcome to get fresh towels.
3. Showers: The shower and sink fittings are equipped with water savers.
4. Toilet paper: We buy 100 % recycling toilet paper.
5. You will find glass water bottles in the room so that you can enjoy the cool Viennese spring water directly from the tap.

Here are our tips on how you can easily contribute to environmental protection:

Waste separation:
Please put glass, metal, plastic bottles and paper in the room next to the trash bin  in the bathroom. Our housekeeping team can then easily put this in the appropriate recycling bin.

Change of linen and towels:
Please use the cards that are on the bed when we are allowed to change your bed linen.
Towels that are on the floor in the bathroom or in the shower are changed. You will continue to use towels that are hung up.
Most of our guests actively use this opportunity and we are happy to receive feedback that they do not change their bed linen and towels at home every day either.

Parking spaces:
Please do not run the engine of your car run when parking on our car park.

Water:
You don't have to buy water in expensive and environmentally harmful plastic bottles in Vienna, it comes from the tap for free!
Us Viennese people are very grateful that we get the best drinking water quality directly from the water pipe. And yes, we are also a little proud of that.
In Vienna you will also find many drinking fountains in the city in summer, where you can fill up your water bottle for free.

Food waste:
Food is precious and, in our opinion, deserves the highest appreciation. Production, transport and disposal are harmful to the environment.
Yes, it hurts our hearts when we see at breakfast that e.g. Croissants are only bitten once and when we dump full plates and everything ends up in the trash.

Air conditioning or heating:
Our house is 200 years old and the climate has changed a lot over the years. While there was no need for air conditioning in the past, today it is a must. In summer it can often be extremely hot for days in a row.
We have separate systems: an air conditioner cools in summer and radiators warm your room in winter. If the heating or air conditioning system is switched on, please only briefly open and close the windows for ventilation. Please think "green" and do not leave the window open for long periods if the air conditioning or heating are switched on.  

In this way you help to save energy and protect the environment. Thanks a lot!

New: our water bottles

You can now buy reusable bottles at the reception so that you can carry the delicious Viennese spring water from the
tap in your room with you. Enjoy your "Water to go".
The contribution to expenses of Euro 5 per bottle is donated to the WWF!
Thanks for your support.

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