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Orri de Planès  Hot
Hotels 5 Green Stars
Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: unrated
Location: Europe
Country: France

Orri de Planès

The Orri de Planès is a unique family run eco-lodge that combines comfort, design and environmental consciousness with a friendly, international atmosphere. Located in a beautiful natural setting, the Orri offers guests three types of quality accomodation:
• L’Orri : 26 person guesthouse with 10 comfortable rooms (sound-proofed partitions, quality bedding, central heating), living room with library, kids’ corner and dining room with fireplace. Night with breakfast or half board with dinner. Delicious meals carefully prepared using organic and local ingredients.
• El Refugi : 12-16 hikers lodge with spacious dormitory and fully equipped kitchen. Rented by the bed or as a self-catering group accommodation.
• Les Terrasses : small campground with 4 rental tents and several campsites reserved for backpackers. Shady setting next to a mountain stream. Opened from June to September.

All Orri guests enjoy access to the terrace, the barbecue grill and the solar heated swimming pool.

On-site summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, trout fishing and rock climbing; winter activities include sledding, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. The alpine ski station of Saint Pierre dels Forcats is just 3 km away. The Saint Thomas hot mineral springs are a one hour walk from the lodge.

The Orri has received the Green Key label for it’s comprehensive environmental management policy and was awarded the Ecorismo-Primagaz prize for Energy Savings at the Ecorismo Conference on Sustainable Tourism, held in Arles, France in March, 2008.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We have a thermal solar installation composed of 42 m2 of panels and 350 m2 of in floor solar heating. This system covers 75% of our total annual hot water and heating needs year round .

We also have a photovolaic solar installation composed of 32 m2 of panels which allows us to produce 40% of our total annual electric needs over the year. We buy and sell electricity from Enercoop, the French national cooperative that works exclusively with electricity coming from renewable sources.

Our lodge was awarded the Ecorismo-Primagaz prize for energy savings resulting from these two systems at the Ecorismo Conference on Sustainable Tourism, held in Arles, France in March, 2008.

Water Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - Though we live in one of the few regions of France where there are still no water meters because water has always been so plentiful, we have installed a pressure reducer at the connection of our house with the water main and use low- flow shower heads and faucets throughout our structure (5 liters per minute); we also actively encourage guests to be conscious of their water use.

Through rational management of pool (partial emptying at the end of the summer season, natural refill via snow meltoff and Spring rains), we add very little water to our pool year round.

We favor the use of local plants and flowers in our yard that require very little additional watering.

All cleaning products used are environmentally friendly.

We only change sheets and towels for guests staying more than a week.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We select and purchase as many products as possible that use minimum packaging.

We separate and recycle glass, paper, plastic, metal, cardboard and we compost all organics.

We actively encourage all of our guests to participate in our recycling program. Bins are available for their use in our kitchen and in our outdoor courtyard.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We have elaborated and implemented a comprehensive eco-policy that affects all aspects of the management of our lodge. We also actively invite guests to participate in our effort. (For details, consult the “Eco-Policies” and “Eco-Participation” portions of our website).

We systematically incorporate new environmentally friendly appliances in our structure. (For example, we recently replaced all emergency lighting with leds and we are in the process of replacing old computers with new machines that are extremely energy efficient).

We are currently in the process of joining the “One Percent for the Planet” initiative, adding our inn to the list of companies worldwide that commit to donate 1% of their annual earnings to not for profit organisations that work to protect the environment.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We know the area very well and spend time with our guests explaining activities and visits. We also promote the area via our website (“Activities” section).

We hire locally and work actively to support the local economy by sourcing as many of our food products as possible from local farmers and companies.

We actively encourage all guests to visit our suppliers and buy the products they taste in our meals. For more info, consult “Suppliers” in the “Links” section of our website.

Contact Details

Orri de Planès
Le village
66210 Planès,
+33 (0) 468 042 947
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