Clayton hotels green initiatives

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge and Living Green

Here at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, we want to reduce our impact on the environment in a meaningful way. To do this we have to constantly review our processes and practices within the hotel to make sure we reduce any harmful impacts we are having on the wider environment.

Living Green is Clayton Hotels environmental movement that inspires care for our environment as a “Way of Life” throughout our hotels; both for our people and our guests.

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Our Commitment

We have been accredited by Green Tourism, a certification program that provides a framework to achieve an environmentally friendly business in the tourism industry.

We are very proud to say that currently, we have a Silver accreditation and are making the necessary steps to reach Gold.


All our electricity is purchased from 100% renewable sources.

Waste & Recycling

In 2019 as a group of hotels we sent 1,236 tonnes of food to an anaerobic processing plant which created 494.5 Mwh of energy & 247.2 tonnes of fertiliser.


Aerators have been installed to reduce water waste whilst keeping strong shower pressure


The hotel is always looking at ways to reduce single-use plastic. One way we have reduced this by taking all single-use plastic toiletries from the bedrooms.


We are constantly training our staff in improving our actions towards a more environmentally friendly hotel.

Local Community 

In 2022 we plan to work with local groups to improve the local environment.

Green Transport 

We have installed electric charging points in our hotel car park.

Green Things to Do in Dublin

  • Walk into Dublin City centre – Walking from our hotel into Dublin city centre take in all the beauty South Dublin has to offer, from Ballsbridge to Merrion Square and all the Georgian Doors in between it is a beautiful and green way to discover Dublin.
  • Breath in the Fresh Air at Sandymount Strand Enjoy a walk on our local beach only a short walk away. Enjoy views of the famous Pigeon House and of Dublin South Coast.
  • Take the Dart to Dun Laoghaire and neighbouring towns  The Dart is Dublin’s commuter rail line which takes passengers to some of Dublin’s most beautiful seaside towns. Enjoy coffee in Blackrock whilst walking through the Blackrock market. Walk the pier in Dun Laoghaire and enjoy a teddys Ice Cream after. Head to Dalkey and take in one of Dublin’s most beautiful and historic towns.
  • Be a culture Vulture – Take the bus or the DART into town and discover some of Dublin’s wonderful cultural institutes. All of which are free.  Discover the treasures of ancient Egypt or Irelands long and interesting history in the National History Museum. Enjoy works of art by Caravaggio and Vermeer alongside some of Ireland’s greatest Artistic talents such as Harry Clarke in the National Gallery. Or learn about our Viking past in Dublinia.

Buy Green

Looking to do some shopping while you are in Dublin? Below is a list of some environmentally friendly stores located in the City Centre. However, there is plenty to discover when walking through Dublin.

The Kind

13 Fade Street, Dublin 2, D02 RR22.

The Kind is one of Ireland’s newest Zero Waste Lifestyle stores. It sells eco-friendly products which range from home décor to skincare.


16 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.

Nourish is an independent chain of health food stores however what makes their location on Wicklow street really interesting is their selection of natural makeup. Alongside their range of makeup, they have a great selection of natural skincare products.


8A Crow Street.

Located close to Temple Bar in Dublin City is one of Dublin’s finest thrift shops. With Sister properties located on Wicklow street focused on more designer wears, this chain of stores brings thrifting and vintage shopping to a whole new level.

Jenny Vander

50 Drury St, Dublin 2.

This is one of Dublin’s most famous Vintage and antique clothing dealers. If you are looking for something special then its one to drop into.

The Irish Design Shop

41 Drury Street Dublin 2.

If you are looking for beautiful mementos of your time in Ireland this is the shop. Moving away from the usual traditional souvenirs you will find handcrafted and designed Irish goods. Although not an eco-friendly shop exactly this store stocks a lot of environmentally friendly and locally sourced products that really show the true beauty of Irish craft.

Getting Here Green

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge in Dublin 4 is located on the corner of Merrion and Simmonscourt Road next to the RDS Arena.
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is located very close to many great public transport links allowing you the luxury to leave the car at home and also do your bit for the environment.

For more information on specific transport links, please visit our Maps and Directions page.

We also have electric car charging capabilities onsite in our underground car park. Click here for more information.


The Future

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is committed to continuing our efforts in reducing our environmental impact. If you have any recommendations or would like to know more please contact us.


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