We are an ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY and SUSTAINABLE HOTEL. We are very proud of this because environmental protection is not for granted in Indonesia! Our Swiss investor has made us aware of this and therefore environmental protection has been a serious concern since we opened our hotel. We would like to make it even better, but some guests don't care about the environment and so we try to sensitize them as much as possible.
Cleaning: Cleanliness is very important in our hotel, but also environmental protection, that's why we make the main cleaning products ourselves. Also for the laundry!
Energy consumption: We rely on LED and energy-saving devices. We organized A++ kitchen appliancesand and in addition, we consciously refrain from AC devices in the rooms, as these pollute the environment to a great extent! But some guests complain that we have fans and no air conditioners. As a hotel in Indonesia, it takes courage to consciously forego air conditioning. We do that, although this decision is rather damaging to business, but the environment is a serious concern for us!
Here on Samosir Island, the temperatures are 18/19° at night and 25 to 29° during the day. We are convinced that an extremely environmentally harmful air conditioning system is not necessary and that a fan with our philosophy is more acceptable to us.
Water management: We are very proud of our environmentally friendly water management. Also our special SWIMMING POOL kept hygienic without the use of dangerous chemicals and salt. After a heavy rain, because the rain is acid, we need an aid, which is non-toxic and naturally reduce very quickly. Many guest are surprised that this pool water is soft and does not irritate the skin or eyes. Even babies can dabble in this pool without problem!
Drinking water: All our guests have the opportunity to refill their drinking water bottles for free.
Garbage and plastic: Our hotel is trying to avoid plastic and garbage as much as possible, which is a real challenge here in Indonesia. We still haven't found a cost-saving alternative to plastic bags for our trash cans, etc. and we hope that we can do without it soon. We find it very unsanitary to have the trash cans without a sack, even if they are cleaned every day.
We reject the use of single-use paper to dry hands in public toilets, but paper napkins in the restaurant are essential for us.
Regional purchase: Many foods that we consume comes from our island. We use our own island resources in everything that is possible and focus on quality rather than quantity.
We deliberately have a smaller menu selection in our Lakeview Restaurant with local menus and a few Western ones.
Food waste: We pass them on to farmers for agriculture and feed processing.
Garden: Although we only have a small garden, there is some garden waste that we compost.
We always strive to improve our sustainability for the benefit of our environment and our descendants. We don't talk about it often, we just do it, because we really 💖 SAMOSIR ISLAND!