Sustainable comfort in the heart of the city
TEXT: EVA MENGER | PHOTO: KAREN VANDERBERGHE
The warm and cosy Court Garden Hotel was built entirely with sustainability in mind. Not only has the former office been renovated using nothing but green materials and energy efficient isolation systems, it has also recently opened its very own vegetable garden. The marriage of environmental awareness and calm, relaxing vibes makes this home-away-from-home an ideal place from which to discover the bustle of The Hague.
Whether a first time visitor or here for business, Court Garden Hotel will make everyone feel at home as soon as they walk through the door. Rooms are catered for all needs, and the welcoming hotel lounge invites guests to help themselves to an organic cuppa whenever they please. As the hotel is located in the lively and historic Zeeheldenkwartier, going out is equally as simple. Popular bars, cafes and restaurants are only a hop, skip and a jump away, and the city centre is within walking distance: options aplenty for any type of guest.
With Scheveningen beach around the corner, The Hague is where to be during a summer like this, so grab the swimwear, pack some snacks and make the most of the hotel’s bike rental service. Not quite used to cycling yet? Fret not: tram 1 will take you there in less than 20 minutes.
And then there is breakfast, which is something that Court Garden Hotel takes very seriously. 100% organic, the colourful breakfast buffet contains home-grown apples, pears, strawberries, berries, cucumbers, courgettes, pumpkins and herbs: “you name it, we grow it,” general manager Karel Vandenberghe tells us. An excellent reason to get out of bed in the morning.