The 10 Best Gay Hotels in Europe for Summer
May 03 2023
by Lachlan

The 10 Best Gay Hotels in Europe for Summer

The sun is out and it’s time to celebrate! To welcome summer and the return of travel in Europe, we’ve rounded up the continent’s best gay hotels to stay in this season. From glistening swimming pools in Saint Tropez, to dreamy island resorts in Ibiza and Sicily, give yourself the gift of travel and gorgeous LGBTQ accommodation this summer with a stay at one of these fab gay hotels.  

Axel Hotel Madrid

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The Axel Hotel chain has become the poster child for gorgeous gay accommodation across the world, and with the fabulous summer-inspired amenities at Axel Madrid, this is THE place to be for summer 2022. Within close proximity to Madrid’s happening - and gay - Cheuca district, you can spend your days mingling with the gay locals in one of the area’s many bars, before retreating for the afternoon on the hotel’s iconic rooftop. The claim to fame here is the dreamy swimming pool overlooking the city’s iconic skyline. We’ll meet you at happy hour! Good to know: Axel is currently offering a 30% discount promo on all bookings made 60 days in advance.  



Purple Hotel Ibiza 

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Go purple or go home! Welcome to Ibiza’s adults-only and gay-only Purple Hotel. If your perfect summer vacay involves spending the days by the pool and the evening’s partying by the beach, both Ibiza and Purple Hotel are for you. As the hotel’s name would suggest, rooms are painted in purple and come equipped with air-conditioning should you need a break from the balearic sun! We’ve seen the pool here though, so we imagine this is where you’ll spend most of your time! With a gay-only clientele, this is also the perfect spot to meet other gay travelers in Ibiza.    



Axel Barcelona 

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We’ve already told you how great Axel Madrid is, but if you’d rather spend your summer in Spain’s other iconic city, Barcelona, then we recommend locking in a stay at Axel Barcelona. Just like Axel Madrid, this hetero-friendly hotel provides gay travelers all the comfort, security, and fun they desire from a fun summer getaway. Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gay-xample neighborhood, convenience is key here! But with all the fab amenities at Axel Barcelona, you may never want to leave. Our fave part is the lively Sky Bar, where you’ll find a dreamy rooftop bar and swimming pool overlooking the Eixample district - bliss! Good to know: Axel is currently offering a 30% discount promo on all bookings made 60 days in advance.   



Rochari Hotel Mykonos 

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A summer in Europe feels incomplete without a trip to Greece, and for LGBTQ travelers, it’s hard to look past Mykonos. The bopping island hosts many gay festivals over the summer, but if you’re looking to take things a little slower and enjoy a slice of luxury while in Mykonos, check into the gorgeous Rochari Hotel. Guests rave about the friendly staff and superb breakfast here, but we have to say we’re sold by the swimming pool. Either way, discover all the hotel’s great benefits for yourself and have a summer to remember with a stay at the Rochari Hotel.  



Atlantic Sun Beach Gran Canaria 

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Gran Canaria is already famous for its lively LGBTQ scene and towering sand dunes. But Atlantic Sun Beach is hands down another feather in the island’s rainbow cap! This relaxing, gay-male-only resort is located just 100 meters from the popular Playa Del Inglés Beach, and offers a communal terrace and swimming pool - inflatable unicorn included, enough said!  



Vienna House Easy Berlin 

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Like things easy? Lock in a stay at Vienna House Easy Berlin, and enjoy a smooth-sailing stay from start to finish. While Vienna might be in the hotel’s title, things don’t get much more Berlin than here. First things first, the Friedrichshain location will set you off on the right foot for your summer vacay in Berlin. Right by the River Spree, East Side Gallery, Volkspark Friedrichshain, and plenty of open-air bars, convenience is key at Vienna House. This means less time on transport, more time for some cold beers in the sun! 



Les Tournelles Paris

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Paris is one of Europe’s crowning jewels, and come summer the City of Light shines brighter than ever. Spend your afternoons lounging in the glamorous Places des Vosges before settling into nearby Hotel Les Tournelles. Located in the city’s gayborhood, Le Marais, you’ll be a part of the Paris gay scene in no time. Also within easy reach of the beautiful River Seine and some of Paris’ best parks, a stay at Les Tournelles is what summer in Paris is all about.    



Grand Hotel Timeo Sicily 

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Feeling YOLO this summer? If you want to make summer 2022 one to remember, then booking a stay at the Grand Hotel Timeo Sicily is a good place to start. Those hoping to spend their summer in a swimming pool will be spoiled by the one offered here. Along with a glistening outdoor pool, you can enjoy a terrace bar and panoramic views of the Sicilian coastline and Mount Etna - triple win! If you want to be extra indulgent while here, enjoy a massage during the day followed by dinner at the in-house Michelin-starred restaurant.    


Andaz Amsterdam

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Sure Amsterdam doesn’t have a beach, but it sure does have a lot of water to enjoy this summer! With 165 canals diving the city, Amsterdam is as unique as it is refreshing for a summer vacay! And for a slice of luxury on one of Amsterdam’s main canals, book a stay at Hotel Andaz. Set in Amsterdam’s former public library, and designed by famous Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, Andaz seamlessly blends old-world charm with a modern style. Don’t believe us? Find out for yourself with a stay here.   


Sezz Saint Tropez

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Nothing quite speaks of summer in Europe more than France’s iconic Cote d’Azur, and in its heart, you’ll find the luxe Sezz Saint Tropez. Those looking for an A-list kind of hotel stay will not be disappointed here. Guests rave about the service in particular, but we have many other things to rave about too. The secluded location adds to the hotel’s overall serenity, along with beautifully appointed rooms with private patios, the Dom Perignon Bar and outdoor pool, and the in-house spa and hammam. We’re ready to check-in for the whole summer! 



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