made of recycled paper and in the Regrowing Rooms the carpets are made of recycled fishing nets and they use pressed straw in the ceilings and walls. Furniture is made from local solid wood, but the hotel also recycles and upcycles a lot of materials for guest rooms and elsewhere on the property, in order to reduce waste; including a bridge in their courtyard which is made of old steel and wooden beams which were discarded during renovation, as well as planters made of old jam jars.
‘Creativhotel Luise, a business and city hotel that is committed to sustainability. Unwind in the spa and discover their unique beer massage. The fresh breakfast is also a real favourite here!’
- Sun terrace & garden to relax in
- Sauna, steam room & fitness area
- Fast, reliable Wi-Fi
- Continental, Vegan & Gluten-free
- Dog-friendly, pets are welcome here
- 10-minute walk to the town centre
- A reforestation project in Panama
- ‘Regrowing Rooms’ with recyclables
- Electric car & e-bike charging points
- Bike rental service
- Check-in 1:00pm
- Discover more with Behind the Green
Minimum stay: 1 night
Equivalent price per night: From 79€ EUR (approx. $88 USD)
Being a city hotel, there is a lot going on around the surrounding area. Some of the best local things to see and do includes:
- Tennenloher Forst (Tennenlohe Forest) 20 min drive (7km)
- Marktplatz Erlangen (Erlangen market place) 20 min walk (1.6km)
- Botanischer Garten (Botanical Garden) 15 min walk (1.3km)
- Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds 30 min drive (29km) – museum
Creativhotel Luise is located in the city Erlangen in Bavaria, Germany. Situated close to the city Nuremberg which is rich in medieval architecture and historical landmarks.
- Distance from airport: Airport Nürnberg (Nuremberg Airport) 20 min drive (16km)
- Key attraction: Adidas Headquarters (Herzogenaurach) 20 min drive (13km)
- Nearest restaurant: Poseidon Restaurant 12 min walk (1km)
Gold leaf status
As part of what we do here at Kiwano we advise hotels that don’t meet the criteria on how they can reach the renowned Kiwano seal of approval, sharing knowledge; working tirelessly to get more hotels inspired to join the green movement.
ArchitectureThis hotel has the first 'Regrowing Rooms' in Germany which are based on the Cradle-to-Cradle principle, meaning that all used materials are recyclable or bio-degradable. The wallpapers are...
WaterIn the Regrowing Rooms there are showers developed by NASA which saves 90% water consumption. The hotel also uses rainwater for the flushing of the toilets.
EnergyTo reduce the consumption of energy, Creativhotel Luise have solar panels on the roof and use energy-efficient district-heat from the local public services (exclusively green electricity from hydroelectric...Read More >>
power stations). They also have a heat-lowering system in the night, use living plants to improve room temperatures and have a central control for the air-conditioning. There are also electric car and e-bike charging points in the garage for guests to use. As well as there being a car sharing car park for the car sharing club Erlangen.
Engage GuestsThis hotel provides 10 bikes and hiking sticks to rent for guests to encourage activities such as cycling and hiking that pose little impact to the environment...Read More >>
Furthermore, guests can take a guided tour through the hotel, where they can learn what the hotel is doing to be one of the greenest hotels in Germany. The hotel shop offers zero-waste and other sustainable products to encourage guests to become eco-friendlier in their daily life. And the hotel has a ‘lookbook’ about the hotel which includes articles that deal with their effort for sustainability and includes some ‘behind the scene’ insights.
WasteCreativhotel Luise produces 88% less waste compared to an average accommodation in the same star-category. They try to reduce packaging where possible, avoiding small packaging to reduce waste...Read More >>
And they avoid up to 90% waste at their breakfast compared to other hotels, and even offer a zero-waste buffet without plastic.
FoodThe hotel owns an orchard with Franconian fruits: pears, figs, apples and more. They have their own honey, produced by the bees from their own beehive in the...Read More >>
hotel garden. And there is also a herb garden, meaning they always fresh herbs for their guests. They also provide a rich breakfast buffet with organic, Fairtrade and regional products, offering information about the organic and local food, like brands, ingredients and origins of the products. This is supposed to convince guests to buy these products at home. Similar to this, there is a lot of information in their drinks menu about the importance of buying local and organic products and where their beer and wine comes from.
ConservationCreativhotel Luise participates in a reforestation project in Panama, where they have planted nearly 15,000 trees since 2010 to compensate for CO2 emissions. This forest project provides a habitat...Read More >>
for plants, animals and supports biodiversity (136,362 square metres since 2010). And despite the central location of the hotel, almost half of the 3000 m2 hotel venue is green and vegetated and they have a big ‘shepherd’ garden with many nesting places for birds, hedgehogs and insects in the city.
HousekeepingInterestingly, the mattresses in the ‘Regrowing Rooms’ are made from algae and coconuts! Cleaning products are 100% chemical free and organic, using the German brand ‘Frosch’ which is...Read More >>
Cradle to Cradle Certified. All paper towels and toilet paper are made from recycled paper and they only have big refillable soap dispensers. All of this comes from just one supplier, to reduce delivery routes and packaging. Guests can only get bathrobes, shower sandals and towels for the spa at reception on enquiry. This is to reduce cleaning resources, as well as water and energy consumption. And as a standard, bedlinen is not to be changed until after one week (obviously only if the guest stays for so long).
Kiwano BonusMost of the electric lines in and around the hotel are shielded to avoid electro smog. Numerous studies have provided sufficient data to support the conclusion that electrosmog is harmful...Read More >>
The hotel manager of Creativhotel Luise is a member of the Fairtrade Steering Group (FSG) in Erlangen. To motivate people to become more sustainable, Creativhotel Luise uses their website and social media; showing that being sustainable can be fun (for example, by raffling sustainable products), and to provide information and tips about sustainability on social media. They have also used social media to quash myths about sustainability and to show that there is prejudice within it. In terms of their website, they use it to encourage people to become more green; finding stories and facts about sustainability, for example, they have an informative guide with sustainable shops in Erlangen.
"Creative ways of sustainability and ecology"
The Creativhotel Luise always shows new and creative ways of sustainability and ecology. It's very impressive what they have done here. I can highly recommend the hotel!
"Great hotel, with a great concept"
A great hotel, with a great concept, very delicious breakfast and a great little wellness area. Great service! Thanks for that and congratulations on such a great team!
"Loved the bike rentals at the hotel"
Very clean and well appointed hotel with friendly German and English speaking staff. Small but functional rooms and a very good breakfast spread. In a calm neighbourhood yet close to Erlangen town centre. Loved the bike rentals at the hotel. Overall the stay felt warm similar to a family run hotel
"Friendly and efficient."
Nicely designed business hotel with large and clean rooms. Really enjoyed the sauna and spa area. Very good breakfast buffet. Staff are friendly and efficient.
Michael, Google Reviews
"Variety of differently designed rooms"
Very thought through place with a variety of differently designed rooms. All kinds of little extras and great breakfast
Simply, the best hotel ECO/BIO/ partly self-sustaining hotel I've stayed in the last few months in Germany. Loving it...and the breakfast is to die for
"Much attention to details"
Truly creative, healthy breakfast, many little surprises, much attention to details.
"Green footprint is a nice concept"
Spacious and clean rooms. Excellent breakfast. Fast Wi-Fi. Friendly staff. 'Green' Footprint is a nice concept.
Jon, Google Reviews
"Treat you like family"
Stay here every time I travel to Erlangen - 1-3 times a year. Every time I arrive, I feel like I've come home. They treat you like family. Always clean, friendly & wonderful spa!!
"Quirky hotel with an important message"
A quirky hotel with an important message underlying it's ethos. Always enjoyed my stays here. Hard to get a room when I am visiting.
England, EuropeQbic Hotel is a must-visit as an urban traveller. Not only are the green initiatives a winner, but also the smart approach to the design throughout the hotel is awe-inspiring.2-leaf status
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