The Best Gay Hotels and Resorts in Europe
Throughout Europe, there are excellent hotels and resorts exclusively for gays and general LGBT travellers. If several hotels are listed as “gay friendly”, many more hotels and even hotel chains are opening their doors. Imagine spending a holiday in a gay friendly destination where there is a hotel exclusively for gay . This could be an interesting choice for some gay tourists who wish to travel around the world and in this article we’ll focus on Gay Europe travel.
To better plan your next holiday in Europe, We have listed the best hotels exclusively for gay travellers in Europe.
The city of Berlin is recognized as a gay friendly destination. It is typical to find LGBT friendly hotels in the city as four hotels are exclusively for men only.
Axel Hotel Berlin-Adults Only
This hotel in Berlin-Schöneberg’s gay area offers designer rooms, a rooftop bar with panoramic views, and a modern spa. The KaDeWe department store is a 5-minute walk away. The rooms and suites of the Axel Hotel Berlin include large beds and flat-screen TVs. WiFi is free in the entire hotel.
This hetero-friendly gay hotel in Schöneberg is 700 m from Berlin’s Kurfurstendamm shopping area and the KaDeWe department store. The hotel’s breakfast buffet is available until late, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. A 10-minute walk from the many bars of Nollendorfplatz Square, the ArtHotel Connection has rooms with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station.
Tom’s Hotel (Gay Hotel)
This gay hotel is located in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, a 4-minute walk from Nollendorfplatz Underground Station. All comfortable rooms and apartments feature a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi internet access.Tom’s Hotel Berlin offers artistically decorated rooms which include a DVD player and private bathroom with shower. Free fruit and mineral water is available in every room.
Gay Youth Hostel
Situated in Berlin’s vibrant gay district, this hostel for young gay men offers free WiFi and in-room, flat-screen TVs. It is just a 5-minute walk from Nollendorfplatz square and its underground station. The brightly furnished rooms of the Gay Youth Hostel have personal lockers. The hostel offers modern, shared bathrooms. All guests of the Gay Youth Hostel receive a hostel pass granting exclusive discounts.
Still in Germany, Munich is one of the most fascinating destinations with a very much liked gay friendly atmosphere. You will love this city once you find out what it offers.
Hotel Deutches Eiche
Offering a male-only paid sauna, a 24-hour front desk, and a rooftop terrace with city views, gay friendly Hotel Deutsche Eiche is centrally located in Munich. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms here are spacious, mainly air-conditioned and stylishly decorated with heated wooden floors and contemporary furnishings. Each room features a desk, flat-screen TV, and a bathroom with a designer wash basin. A hearty breakfast buffet is provided every morning, and the restaurant serves classic German and Bavarian specialities in the evenings. A supermarket is located 100 m from the property.
One of the most popular gay destinations in summer season is Mykonos which offers not only one hotel exclusively for gay, but also a unique LGBT welcome from the locals as all the hotels (or almost) are very Gay friendly.
The gay hotel Elysium boasts tasteful accommodation and a swimming pool with spectacular panoramic view of Mykonos town and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Guests can use the hotel’s gym and hot tub. Each guest room at the Elysium is fully equipped with air conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite TV. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Rome hasn’t forgotten the love, here we have the best atmosphere that invites gay traveller to experience life.
B & B Second Floor
Located directly opposite the Coliseum in the centre of Rome, B&B Second Floor offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Soundproofed, all rooms at the Second Floor B&B have either a balcony or a view of the Coliseum. Each includes a safe, flat-screen TV and fridge. A sweet Italian breakfast is served at the property bar, set on the ground floor. Savoury produce can be prepared on request.
Another of the most gay destinations in Europe without a doubt is Barcelona. You will have access to the best bars and restaurants within walking distance of your hotel.
Axel Hotel Barcelona
The area around the Hotel Axel Barcelona is known as the Gay-xample because of its lively gay scene. The staff has knowledge of the local gay scene, and the hotel is hetero-friendly too.
Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, this design hotel is close to Passeig de Gràcia’s exclusive boutiques. The Axel Hotel’s 500m² Spa Centre includes a hydromassage pool and saunas, and the modern rooms have flat-screen satellite TVs. The Axel’s Sky Bar features a large swimming pool, a terrace with a hot tub and a cocktail bar. Here you will find parties, art exhibitions and shows.
As a capital of Spain and also gay friendly destination, Madrid is without a doubt, a place where LGBT tourists like to spend their holidays. Cultural city, but also with an experience of nightlife.
Located in the heart of Madrid, this colourful guest house is next to Gran Via and Fuencarral Street. Situated 3 minutes’ walk from Chueca and Gran Via Metro Stations, it offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Room Pride’s modern rooms feature wooden floors and bold colours. They are also heated and each has a private bathroom with a shower. A hairdryer and iron are available at reception on request.
The Island of Gran Canaria are perfect for a holiday at the beach and an incredible nightlife during summer and winter, Gran Canaria is a popular destination for gay travellers especially the south of the island, Maspalomas.
Within 1.5 km of Maspalomas sand dunes, AxelBeach Maspalomas – Apartments and Lounge Club – Adults Only features an outdoor pool, gym and tennis court. This gay and hetero-friendly, adults-only complex also has a hammam, hot tub and sauna. Opening onto terraces, the apartments at AxelBeach Maspalomas – Apartments and Lounge Club – Adults Only have attractive, contemporary décor. All include air conditioning, a safe, free WiFi and a comfortable living area with a sofa and flat-screen satellite TV.
Birdcage Gay Resort
Aimed at gay men, the 4-star Birdcage Resort is 5 minutes’ walk from the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Inglés. Set in tropical gardens, it features a nudist-friendly outdoor pool, hot tub, hammock and spa area. You choose between deluxe rooms and suites, some with a private garden and sun loungers. All have a fan, flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, as well as a fridge and minibar. Bathrooms come with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Suites have a separate bedroom and living room with a sofa. Rooms are studio style and feature air conditioning.