DEAR GUESTS,

WE SINCELY WELCOME YOU TO DOLCEMENTE GARNI HOTEL!

In 2022 we gained Green Key certificate – the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious certificate represents commitment that our premises adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. With the certificate we got recognition for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry.

We declare that:

1.) we act environmentally friendly in all areas of our business,

2.) we make our visitors, guests, friends and relatives aware of the importance of a sustainable approach, and

3.) we are constantly looking for new solutions for the responsible handling of natural resources and for the efficient use of electricity and thermal energy.

Such actions are primarily and foremost beneficial for the environment. In most cases, environmental care of this kind involves small measures that do not require significant effort or sacrifice for any of us. Only simple and barely noticeable actions are needed. However, if we all undertake them together, we can change the world for the better and pass it on to future generations as we received it from our ancestors.

For this reason, employees with “environmental sparks” are committed to responsible environmental practices, which we also encourage our guests to follow. An essential condition for obtaining the Green Key label is precisely awareness. We would be grateful if you could consider the advice and thus contribute with us to the preservation of the environment. We would also appreciate your comments and suggestions, and we will consider them to the fullest extent or pass them on to the relevant authorities.

THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND KINDNESS!

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SPARKS

JOIN US IN OUR ENVIRONMENTAL CARE!

WATER IS FOR DRINKING, BUT WE ARE MINDFUL OF ITS CONSUMPTION

On average, a person uses 80 liters of drinking water daily. In Slovenia, the daily water usage per household member ranges from 130 to 200 liters. Flushing a toilet once takes 2 to 8 liters of clean drinking water, while an average Slovenian household uses 6 liters of drinking water daily for cooking.

We are proud to host you in an environment where the water is safe to drink. In Slovenia, we enjoy exceptionally clean and high-quality water. Just pour yourself a glass and cheers!

REDUCING PLASTIC USAGE

Plastic poses a major threat, both to the environment and humans. In 2017, Slovenia generated 987,151 tons of municipal waste, or 478 kg per capita. An individual in Slovenia uses between 100 and 300 plastic bags annually, which are used for only a few minutes to an hour. Due to the increasing production of plastic worldwide, with 6.4 million tons ending up in the environment annually, plastic particles and substances that penetrate into animal and human bodies have a significant impact on the quality of our health.

Let’s strive to avoid the use of disposable plastic products.

EXPLORE THE SURROUNDINGS USING ECO-FRIENDLY MEANS OF TRANSPORT

Our areas are ideal for cycling and hiking. Every excursion or tour you take by bike or on foot, instead of by car, is an environmentally friendly action. Have you ever thought about how differently we experience a place when we visit it on foot or by bike? Up close, we truly feel, smell, and hear it. We connect with residents more easily and establish communication with them. Only then can we truly understand the places and people we visit.

All information about bike rental options and cycling and hiking trails is available from our staff and at the reception.

ENJOYING THE ABUNDANCE OF LOCAL NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Enjoying the abundance of local natural and cultural heritage is a must. Natural and cultural heritage in our environment is exceptional. Visit, learn, experience, and taste it! Information about attractions, experiences, gastronomy, and customs is available at our information desk at the reception and on our smart televisions.

If you need additional information, please contact our friendly staff.

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Our hotel has quality insulation and energy-efficient windows. We close doors and windows, preventing rooms from heating up during summer, thus eliminating the need for additional cooling. This effectively reduces our carbon footprint.

We ventilate rooms for a short period in the morning and evening.

WE CONSCIOUSLY SEPARATE WASTE

We sort waste according to instructions. We always dispose of waste in appropriate bins and never in nature or drains. Improperly discarded waste contaminates groundwater and other sources of drinking water.

Let’s make an effort to take garbage to separate bins.

WE SWITCH OFF LIGHTS WE DON'T NEED

We use energy-saving/LED bulbs and turn off lights when they are not needed. This contributes to a reduction in electricity consumption and environmental conservation.

Same idea applies other electric devices.

CAREFUL USE OF DETERGENTS AND WATER DURING LAUNDRY

Hotels around the world consume tons of detergents and millions of liters of water daily for washing towels and bedding that have been used only once.

We change bedding and towels with every guest change.