Bonerowski Palace

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Krakow Poland (2022 Updated)

There are few of gay bars in different parts of Krakow. The biggest and most visible concentration of gay and lesbian bars and clubs in the heart of Krakow and name a few: Cocon Music Club, Blue Xl, Klub Ciemnia. The Krakow Gay Pride festival takes place at the beginning of April each year!  The Gay pride  in Krakow festival area in the city centre and around the Main Square/Old Town s free to enter for everyone! Better hurry up to book your gay friendly hotels Krakow!

All up this means the Polish LGBTQ+ scene is fairly discrete. Warsaw and Kraków are the best places to find bars, clubs and gayfriendly accommodation in Poland.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Poland face legal challenges not faced by non-LGBT residents. According to ILGA-Europe‘s 2020 report, the status of LGBTQ rights in Poland is the worst among European Union countries.[1]

Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Poland.

Kraków, a southern Poland city near the border of the Czech Republic, is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Its old town – ringed by Planty Park and remnants of the city’s medieval walls – is centered on the stately, expansive Rynek Główny (market square). This plaza is the site of the Cloth Hall, a Renaissance-era trading outpost, and St. Mary’s Basilica, a 14th-century Gothic church.

 Top attractions to visit in Krakow

 

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1.  Alexander Hotel Krakow – Gay Friendly Hotels Krakow

Located 550 m from Kraków’s Old Town, Hotel Alexander offers air-conditioned rooms in the city’s centre. Each has a free internet connection, satellite TV, a minibar, an electric kettle, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

In the Old Town’s Main Market there is the St Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall, and the Czartoryski Museum. Wawel Castle is 1.2 km away.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Alexander Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, express check-in and check-out, and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Alexander Hotel guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to paid private parking available on-site.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Krakow, Alexander Hotel is located a short distance from Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) (0.3 mi) and Planty Park (0.6 mi).

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Cafe Camelot, Krakowska Manufaktura Czekolady, or E.Wedel Chocolate Lounge at Cracow Rynek Street, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Alexander Hotel.

If you are interested in exploring Krakow, check out one of the architectural buildings, such as St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), and The Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace – National Museum in Krakow.

Alexander Hotel puts the best of Krakow at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

The rooms at the Alexander feature a classical décor and wooden furniture. Each one is heated and has a work desk. Every bathroom has a hairdryer and shower.

Location was good also, 5 minutes from the Old town square and about 15 minutes walk from the Main train station.

The rooms huge, carpeted throughout, free wifi and air con. Reception have all manner of items to loan such as a full size iron with no deposit. Really clean and comfortable beds too.

Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow
Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow

Rooms simple and spotless, beds comfortable tea and coffee making facilities.  Room are very clean and well maintained and have everything you need for your stay.

There is also shower gel and hand gel soap provided in the room. The bathroom is compact but with a good powerful shower spray

Breakfast is typical continental (Ham, cheese, eggs, bread, fruit etc.) and is very good and the staff were quick to replenish when needed. There have also scrambled egg and hot dog sausages which I did not try. The breakfast is a buffet style but was good with a range of hot and cold food. They catered for my gluten free need.

How much does a room costs at Hotel Alexander?

Prices start 104$/night for Superior Double. The Romantic Suite Room is 130$/night

Extras in this spacious room include flowers, bathrobes, sweets and a bottle of wine.

Where to book online  – Hotel Alexander Krakow –  Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow – you can find the best hotels deals in Krakow on Booking.com and Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com

 

2. Hotel Swing Krakow 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Krakow 

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The 4-star Hotel Swing is located in a quiet part of Kraków. It offers modern interiors, spa facilities and rooms with free internet. There is an aqua park only 50 m away.
All air-conditioned rooms at the Swing come with a modern bathroom with a hairdryer and amenities. Each has satellite TV and a working space.

Front desk staff is available 24 hours a day and can arrange shuttle service to the city centre. Guests can enjoy a sauna and a selection of body and facial treatments in the on-site spa.

Hotel Swing is a four-star hotel in Krakow conveniently located right next to the Aquapark, cinema complex and shopping malls. Hotel offers comfortable rooms, family apartments and luxury suites. The hotel features a spacious banquet & conference centre, restaurant and SPA centre with saunas, salt screen and unique color therapy set.

Hotel is located outside of Krakow city center (old town) so you need to have your own car, or use a taxi if you want to go downtown. This small hotel is not centrally located but you can get to the old town by bus. The hotel is next to a mall and an impressively large supermarket (check out the bulk/free flow confectionery aisle!). You turn left as you exit the hotel doors and turn left at the road. The building at the end of the road (T-junction) is the mall building but the entrance way to the mall is on the other side of the building about 10-15 minutes walk away.

Great Hotel for visiting Krakow, Poland. Food excellent and staff very polite. Rooms are very good and spacious. In nice quiet area of Krakow but not too far for visiting everything.

Hotel Swing Krakow
Hotel Swing Krakow

There is a large selection at Breakfast and food was good. Restaurant has a good selection of food and as with most places in Kraków food and drinks are very cheap.

The buffet breakfast in the morning is truly amazing – so many choices!

Why to choose Swing Hotel for your stay in Krakow:

Positives:

– Huge supermarket, shops, dining a 5-10 minute walk away
– Spacious rooms with good air conditioning
– Bathroom with good water pressure and hot water
– Clean room
– Generous breakfast spread

How much does a room Hotel Swing Krakow?

Prices start 60$/night for Double Room. The Executive Queen Room is 105$/night

This double room features air conditioning and electric kettle

Where to book online Hotel Swing Krakow –  Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow – you can find the best hotels deals in Krakow on Booking.com and Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com

 

3. Crystal Suites Old Town Krakow – Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow

A short walk from Kraków’s Old Town, Crystal Suites offers spacious and uniquely designed apartments. All have parquet floors, a flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.

Crystal Suites Old Town’s self-catering apartments have fully equipped kitchenettes or kitchens that include a refrigerator. They also feature other amenities, such as iPod docking stations and free water.

Breakfast is served in the Cupcake Corner Bakery, located in the same building, which serves coffee, pastries and bagels.

Crystal Suites are fully equipped, intimate, independent, bijou apartments with central location and modern facilities. Our flats combine elegant, luxurious, bright interiors and individually commissioned furnishings, fabrics and artwork with modern elegance, comfort and traditional fin-de-siècle period detail. We welcome all those visitors to Krakow who want to experience the special old world charm and ambiance for which the city of Cracow is justifiably famous.

Aparthotels and Apartments are a spacious alternative for hotel rooms. Staying in Apartments gives you more freedom, privacy and independence and is a perfect starting point for exploration and experiencing the city of Krakow from the point of view of a citizen

Very spacious traditional style accommodation and facilities provided excellent (it even has a washing machine).

Its convenient location, art-decor design, very friendly staff and all the rest – makes this place a top “value for money” place in Krakow. Many nice restaurants and cafe shops around. 10 minutes to the Old Town. The location is excellent. 10-15 minute walk to Old Town, a grocery store around the corner, and lots of cafes/restaurants in the area. Very close to the tram stop

The only drawback is that this place does not have daily housekeeping. The place offers wifi. Right under the building there is this small eatery called cupcake corner where you can catch your morning coffee, bagels & cupcakes.

Crystal Suites Old Town
Crystal Suites Old Town

The apartment and the hotel is in great condition and the apartment is perfectly cleaned. The apartment has a kitchen where there is free water in the fridge and opportunities to make coffee. The breakfast was taken in the neighbouring shop. The bedroom has clean and fresh bed linen, the bathroom fresh.

The apartment is very nice, roomy and clean. It has two comfortable single beds In a separate bedroom, and a comfortable sofa in the living room which would be good for kids to sleep on, but maybe not adults. The kitchen is well equipped and the in-suite washing machine was very useful.

Tip: You have to try the shop downstairs called Cupcake CornerCorner as everything from the Salted Carmel Latte to the Red Velvet Cupcakes are amazing.

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How much does a room costs at Crystal Suites Old Town Krakow?

Prices start 109$/night for Superior Apartment and breakfast included. The Loft is 130$/night.

Where to book online  Crystal Suites Old Town Krakow –  Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow – you can find the best hotels deals in Krakow on Booking.com and Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com

 

4. Bonerowski Palace Krakow – LGBT  Friendly Hotels Krakow

Gay Friendly Hotels Krakow
Gay Friendly Hotels Krakow

Located on Kraków’s Main Market Square in a historic tenement, Bonerowski Palace offers rooms and luxury apartments. It is located just steps from all the attractions of Kraków’s Main Market Square and 900 m from Kraków Główny Railway Station. Parking is 500 m from the property.
The spacious rooms and apartments feature a seating area with a work desk. Each comes fitted with a flat-screen TV offering satellite channels. Free mineral water is offered, as is access to wet and dry sauna.

The Bonerowski Palace is situated in the heart of Krakow, on the corner of Sw. Jana Street and the Old Market Square. It is seated in a meticulously restored and richly refurbished UNESCO edifice of the Middle Ages. The elegant interior of the palace contains both unique polychromos and beams, gothic column, antique stone safe, as well as modern forms and technologies, serving to the safety of the guests. The palace also prides itself on the Europe longest, 22-meter long chandelier.

The palace windows face an incredible sight of St. Mary Basilica, Drapers Hall (Sukiennice), St.Wojciech’s Church and the statue of Adam Mickiewicz.

In the morning, Bonerowski’s guests can enjoy a hot and cold breakfast buffet. The Bonerowska Gourmet Steak & Fish Restaurant set on the ground floor is known for fresh steaks and fish and serves lunches, as well as dinners with a wide selection of wines and cocktails in the bar. There is a summer/winter outdoor garden from which guests can admire the Market Square.

The hotel is very well located right on the main square in heart of the old town. Quiet and intimate with the minimum of facilities, i.e. no pool, guest lounge or bar but excellent restaurant, inside and out at the front.

Rooms are spacious, well equipped, the decor and furniture wiss beautiful and of high quality.The comfort of the bed and the quality of the sheets and pillows are very good. It has a cool, calm oasis and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the square.

The executive suite is one of the best room of the hotel with a huge sitting room, dining table and chairs, sofas and comfortable chairs, big bedroom and views of the square.

There is individual air con in the rooms so if it is too warm you may soon adjust it to suit your individual preference.

Bonerowski Palace
Bonerowski Palace

The bathroom is  well equipped with a hairspray, large mirror, plug socket and a smaller illuminated mirror. There is a laundry/ironing service available but no iron in the room and a large tv (very limited English channels but again, we don’t go away to stay in a room and watch tv so no problem). There are complimentary robes and slippers available and toiletries, along with a fully stocked mini bar.

The breakfast is amazing, offering many dining options on the abundant buffet. Breakfast consists of a range of cereal cold meats cheese omelette s cooked to order dreams brulee chocolate mousse.

How much does a room costs at Bonerowski Palace Krakow?

Prices start 190$/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Executive Suite is 280$/night

A spacious suite with a seating area. Free mineral water and newspaper are offered.

Where to book online   Bonerowski Palace Krakow –  Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow – you can find the best hotels deals in Krakow on Booking.com and Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com

 

5. Q Hotel Kraków – Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow

Q Hotel Kraków is located in Kraków and offers free WiFi access. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. There is also an electric kettle. Private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. Extras include a desk and bed linen.

At Q Hotel Kraków you will find a 24-hour front desk and a restaurant. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. The property offers free parking.

The Q Hotel Krakow is located in the Prądnik Biały. The excellent location in the business part of the city allows convenient access to the airport and A4 motorway. To the city centre is 5 km. Our three-star Q Hotel Krakow is situated just 1 km from the shopping complex where there are stores of the largest chains such as MAKRO CASH & CARRY, IKEA, CASTORAMA, Galeria Bronowice. Access to free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Q Hotel Kraków
Q Hotel Kraków

The hotel is located out with the main city centre area but this is not an issue. A taxi costs between 25-30zlotys (about £4.50) and takes about 15 mins dependent on traffic. There is a bus service available at the IKEA across the road into town or a short 10 minute walk takes you to the tram stop at the Balicka Wiadukt which offers a number of trams that take you into the heart of the town in about 10 minutes. You can also walk which takes between 30 mins to 45 minutes depending on your speed.

Good modern hotel with spacious rooms and ample breakfast with a mixture of hot and cold food. Rooms are exceptionally generous with comfortable beds and large bathrooms easily accessible for all. Rooms have a safe, iron, kettle and interactive television which notifies you of things to do in the local area, tracks your spending in the hotel as well allowing you to watch the standard television offering although there is a limited number of English channels. All the staff were friendly and assisted when we had issues.

Room very clean and bed very comfortable. Shower was great and shampoo/shower gel provided. Tea, coffee and water in room too.

WiFi access was easy and the connection is very fast.

Excellent breakfast and all at an exceptionally good price. Breakfast is excellent with lots of choice (cold meats,cheeses,smoked salmon,hot choices and much much more)

How much does a room costs at Q Hotel Kraków?

Prices start 50$/night for Double Room.

This double room features a cable TV, air conditioning and electric kettle.

Where to book online  Q Hotel Kraków –  Gay Friendly Hotel Krakow – you can find the best hotels deals in Krakow on Booking.com and Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.