Azerbaijan is not famous for being particularly gay friendly but in the major destinations as Baku can easily find a foreign chain hotel who is gay friendly hotels Baku.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Azerbaijan face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Azerbaijan since 1 September 2000.Nonetheless, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is not banned in the country and same-sex marriage is outlawed.
In 2016, the ILGA ranked Azerbaijan as the worst place (49 out of 49) in Europe to be LGBT, citing “a near total absence of legal protection” for LGBT individuals.
Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan, is a low-lying city with coastline along the Caspian Sea. It’s famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower. Contemporary landmarks include the Zaha Hadid–designed Heydar Aliyev Center, and the Flame Towers, 3 pointed skyscrapers covered with LED screens.
Top attractions to visit in Baku
- Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
- Baku Old City
- Baku Boulevard
- Flame Towers
- Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
Best Day Trips in Baku
- Guba Khinalug from Baku Group Tour
- Full-Day Tour of Gobustan and Absheron with Lunch Included
- Gobustan & Absheron Tour All Entrance Fees and Lunch Included (Group or Private)
- Gobustan and Absheron tour (All inclusive)
- Gabala Ski Resort and Shamakhi Full-Day Tour with Pickup
1. Boutique Hotel Baku 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Baku
Surrounded by eateries, this informal hotel is a 5-minute walk from shopping at the popular Nizami Street and 2 km from a museum at the 12th-century Maiden Tower. It’s 7 minutes by foot from the nearest metro station.
Salam! , and welcome to the Boutique Hotel Baku, an old townhouse converted into a young charming hotel splendidly located in the center of Baku,Azerbaijan. We offer 23 modern non-smoking and smoking rooms with air conditioning, full bathroom, minibar, tv, and free wifi. Our roof Restaurant & Bar, Iguana, offers excellent local dishes. We look forward to welcoming you, and to making your stay m
Our room was very pleasant and well appointed. A large tv but the only English channel was RT, but that was the same in all hotels we stayed in.
Very comfortable beds and a good bathroom with loads of hot water. Breakfast we very good with plenty of choice. However beware: fried eggs come as an omelette and poached eggs as fried eggs. Once you understand that, then choose appropriately !
How much does a room costs at Boutique Hotel Baku ?
Prices start 75$/night for Deluxe Room.
Where to book online – Boutique Hotel Baku – Gay Friendly Hotels Baku – you can find the best hotels deals in Baku during Baku Shopping Fest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Baku on Hotels.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Hyatt Regency Baku 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Baku
Located in the historic part of Baku, this 5-star hotel features indoor and outdoor swimming pools with a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is offered at Hyatt Regency Baku.
The elegant, air-conditioned rooms of this hotel have classic-style interiors and warm-coloured decor. All rooms come complete with a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a private bathroom with free toiletries.
The classy Mezzo Restaurant serves European and Azerbaijani cuisine and includes a shaded summer terrace. Guests can also enjoy drinks in the Lobby Lounge or relax in the Armaiti Cafe.
Armati Spa Club and Armaiti Spa Centre offer steam rooms and 3 spacious spa suites with a wide range of body and beauty treatments.
Hyatt Regency Baku is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Baku, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.
Hyatt Regency Baku features a concierge and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and breakfast. If you are driving to Hyatt Baku, free parking is available.
Close to some of Baku’s most popular landmarks, such as Fountain Square (1.3 mi) and Palace of the Shirvanshahs (1.6 mi), Baku Hyatt is a great destination for tourists.
While visiting Baku, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Chinar.
Baku is also home to Baku Old City, a popular historic site that is not too far from Hyatt Baku.
The airport is roughly a 30 minute drive in the middle of the day and costs around 10 manat via the local rideshare app. The hotel is located in a nice part of town but I did notice that its a bit away from old town and there really isn’t a whole lot to see right around the hotel. It’s also not near the water as are some of the other big hotels like the Marriott and Hilton.
The lobby is a comfortable place to be with both indoor and outdoor seating. The rooms were very comfortable and on the larger side. Comfy beds, nice bathrooms, very clean and the ac worked great. Plug points were available and were of the international kind as well. The room even had a small balcony with a rather nice view of the boulevard below.
We had breakfast included and it was pretty good. Lots of variety. We had club access as well but the club is only operational 2pm on. We never really got a chance to check out the evening offerings due to being out and about but very much appreciated being able to get cold water when we wanted (since its pretty hot out) and access to the coffee machine.
Overall the hotel is a very nice and comfortable option. I wasn’t really thrilled about the location though….a taxi was needed for pretty much everything, so definitely factor that into your planning. Other than that it was really good. They extended 4pm check out to our rooms as well so we could relax in before our 9 pm train. That was much appreciated.
The Hyatt feels like a traditional family run hotel, it is one of the most friendly and hardworking hotels I have ever stayed in. Room size is excellent, breakfast is great (lots of fresh fruit, cereals and an omelettes/pancake/waffle bar all made to order.) Rooms are clean, linens and beds comfortable.
The Hyatt is located at a distance from the town centre but is in it’s own lovely azeri neighbourhood, with a myriad of restaurants, shopping and bars near by it feels more “authentic” and a little off the beaten tourist track. There is a taxi rank if you need the city centre right out front, and a ride there shouldn’t be more than 5 manats.
I endorse this hotel, if you like endless scrambled eggs instead of eggs benedict on a salad base. If you like friendly smiles and stories instead of “professional” and cold staff. If you like big practical rooms, with big bathrooms instead of “designer” mini rooms with awful windows between the room and bathroom (why do they do that?!). Then you need to come to the Hyatt and skip the Hilton.
How much does a room costs at Hyatt Regency Baku ?
Air-conditioned suite features a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, a separate living room and a private bathroom.
This room provides access to the Regency Club services.
Where to book online – Hyatt Regency Baku – Gay Friendly Hotels Baku – you can find the best hotels deals in Baku during Baku Shopping Fest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Baku on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Baku
Located in the Flame Towers Complex, just a 3-minute walk from the famous Martyrs’ Alley, 5-star Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers features picturesqueof Baku City or Caspian Sea.
Modern air-conditioned rooms at Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers include contemporary décor and a flat-screen TV. A spacious work desk, fully-stocked minibar and panoramic windows are also fitted in all rooms. The marble bathrooms come with a glass wall and bidet. Guests are offered rooms with iPod dock station and a coffee machine. Certain rooms offer access to Fairmont Gold Lounge.
A rich variety of dishes is served in Fairmont’s Le Bistro Restaurant featuring International Bistro and Local cuisine. Original and traditional cocktails can be enjoyed at Nur Lounge Bar. A selection of desserts as well as salads, sandwiches and sushi are offered at Balcon Cafe.
The jewel in the crown of Baku – Azerbaijan’s vibrant and historic capital city– Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers offers the discerning traveller the very best in contemporary hospitality. Stay with us in one of our 318 luxurious rooms and suites – many with enviable views of the Caspian Sea and across the city– and you’ll quickly see why Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers was designed to exceed five-star standards.
At our hotel you can enjoy some of the city’s most exquisite dining – from authentic local and Mediterranean cuisine at Le Bistro to the amazing cocktails in JAZZ Club. And our new spa facility – SPA at Fairmont Baku – makes Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers the premier destination for luxury treatments.
The Flame Towers in Baku are one of the world’s most iconic modern buildings so I leapt at the chance to stay at the Fairmont Baku hotel, thanks to a good deal via the Accor Le Club loyalty scheme.
The towers are on the edge of the city centre on top of a hill and can be seen from across the city. They are a true landmark and the views are just incredible. It is easy to reach the old town and other sights of the city centre, whether by car, walking, or using the funicular from nearby Upland Park to the seafront.
The hotel has a huge and impressive atrium lobby with staff on-hand to immediately help with luggage, etc. The reception staff were helpful and accommodating to my request for a room upgrade and late check-out thanks to my loyalty card.
The room was a huge suite with amazing picture windows that gave an incredible view over the city – I could sit and look out all day! It was tastefully furnished with bedroom, separate lounge area, large bathroom, walk-in dressing/wardrobe area. It had every convenience that I could wish for.
Breakfast was wide-ranging and, again, the staff were on-hand to help. The food was of a high quality, although the hot food was a little lacking (eg, western-style sausages). I also had room service dinner which was good value and well presented.
This is an excellent hotel that well lives up to the location.
had such a lovely stay! The hotel itself is an iconic structure in Azerbaijan as it represents the flames and this country is known as The Land of Fire.
This property is amazing and I couldn’t stress it enough. I only have good words for Fairmont Baku! From the food, to their spacious and luxurious rooms with the majestic view of the city of Baku and Caspian Sea, I was left in awe! Most especially are the people. They are the one that really makes the guest stay remarkable. I received the warmest welcome despite the cold weather.
he Flame Towers are incredibly elegant with large sophisticated rooms and incredible views. The view overlooking the Caspian Sea and much of the city is memorable particularly at night. Rooms have floor to ceiling windows, large modern bathrooms, and are very clean. I did not love to location however as the hotel is rather far from restaurants, bars and the Baku Boulevard and the walk is unpleasant along a busy road with speeding cars.
Thus, one is a bit reliant on cabs to get away from the hotel. Conversely, the JW where I stayed for part of my time in Baku was a 5 minute walk to the Boulevard. Ultimately, this is a spectacular property however its competition (the JW and Four Seasons) have better locations.
How much does a room costs at Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers ?
Prices start 150$/night for Deluxe King Room City View. The Fairmont Gold King Sea View
is 245$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Featuring views of the Caspian Sea and Old City, this room provides 50 m² of exquisite accommodations, featuring contemporary décor and the best modern conveniences. Luxurious bathrooms, full media panel and HD TV are a few of the highlights of this comfortable living space.
Guests staying in this room have access to private check-in/check-out, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea ceremony, early evening Hors D’oeuvres, local beverages and complimentary high-speed WiFi in the Fairmont Gold lounge located on the 19th floor.
Where to book online – Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers – Gay Friendly Hotels Baku – you can find the best hotels deals in Baku during Baku Shopping Fest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Baku on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.