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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Germany have evolved significantly over the course of the last decades. During the 1920s and early 1930s, lesbian and gay people in Berlin were generally tolerated by society and many bars and clubs specifically pertaining to gay men were opened.

Same-sex marriage has been legal since 1 October 2017, after the Bundestag passed legislation giving same-sex couples full marital and adoption rights on 30 June 2017.

Leipzig has a long history of being a  gay friendly city and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Boys Bar and PICKUP MEN’S CLUB Dresden.

Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. Completed in 1743 and rebuilt after WWII, the baroque church Frauenkirche is famed for its grand dome. The Versailles-inspired Zwinger palace houses museums including Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, exhibiting masterpieces of art like Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna.

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1. Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden

Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss
Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss

Situated Dresden Castle in the heart of Dresden’s Old Town, this hotel offers a gym, spa, and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is 200 m from the Semper Opera and 500 m from the Frauenkirche church.

Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss has spacious rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, hot drinks facilities and a choice of pillows. Comforts include bathrobes, slippers and a free bottle of mineral water.

Fine international cuisine and local specialities are served in the Wohnstube Restaurant. Guests can enjoy snacks and homemade pastries in the Hyperion Hotel Dresden’s lounge, and can end the day with a cocktail in the chic bar.

Located in a historic stone cellar, the Pürovel Spa features a sauna and massage rooms. Active guests will enjoy the Alpine-style fitness room.

This sophisticated hotel is a minute’s walk from the Residenzschloss Dresden palace, and 1.5 km from Dresden Hauptbahnhof train station.

Polished, contemporary rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines, as well as city, palace or courtyard views. Chic suites add sitting areas and minibars. Room service is offered.

An upscale Swiss/German restaurant offers courtyard dining, while a medieval-era cellar has a spa and a fitness room. Other amenities include 2 bars and a playroom, plus meeting rooms and a rooftop terrace.

The Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss welcomes its guests to the heart of Dresden, just behind the historic facade. The 235 rooms and suites of the hotel have a modern design with unusual room sections. They also offer free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, slippers and a coffee machine in the room, as well as a beautiful view of Dresden’s old town.

In addition to the hotel’s restaurant and bar, the hotel also offers a spa and fitness area for a relaxing stay, as well as the vault cellar from the 15th century, which is located under the Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss. Thanks to its central location in the heart of Dresden’s old town, you can walk to numerous attractions in just a few minutes, e.g., the Frauenkirche or the Semperoper. So after an extensive breakfast from the vast buffet, you can easily enjoy your city visit.

Returning from a wonderful 5 days in Dresden, I know that a large part of the comfort and rest I felt was absolutely due to this hotel and it staff. I admit to having a (rather) long wish list and various needs which, for me, would contribute to the best stay possible. Hyperion Hotel Dresden matched every single point and exceeded my expectations.

The hotel does allow dogs – which is always a concern for someone like me who is highly intolerant of dog hair – but it also has allergy rooms and I stayed in one of those. I did not have a single irritation.

The room was exceptionally quiet, even with neighbours on both sides. It had plenty of storage, it was spacious, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The pillows were a little soft but with four of them to play around with, you could create the perfect pillow combination!

The WiFi is the room was reliable and the room is equipped with a decent sized mini-refrigerator, coffee machine and a separate kettle. If I must mention one negative point, that would ne that I found the room very cold. However, the hotel provided me with an extra duvet and a standalone radiator so I don’t really mention this as a complaint as it was solved so easily. Also, I do generally find 90% of hotel rooms cold so my experience, on this occasion, could be a quirk particular to me.

The gym is in the basement and opens at 6.00 a.m. It does need some form of air conditioning as it is very warm in there. I must mention though that the hotel did provide a stand-alone fan which I used whilst working out and that ensured I did not feel overheated or that it was unpleasant to work out. Again, proof the hotel staff work hard to respond to the needs of their guests – any problem or request was always handled promptly and with friendliness and genuine care. I really appreciated this.

The location of the hotel is excellent. You are a few minutes’ walk from all the key attractions and the main shopping mall but without hearing any of the noise or feeling any of the stresses which come with a central location of any tourist-popular city. Indeed, each time I returned to the hotel, it felt like a quiet harbor of calm.

The staff at the hotel are absolutely wonderful. Kind, friendly and helpful, they could be role models to many in the hotel industry. I felt valued and cared for as a guest and without doubt, they are one of the reasons I will certainly return to Hyperion Dresden for my next visit. Indeed, if they and the hotel are representative of other hotels in the chain, then I shall certainly check my future locations to see if one of hotels under the brand is present in that city.

Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden
Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden

How much does a room costs at Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss ?

Prices start 170$/night for Comfort Room. The Junior Suite is  277$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This twin/double room has a bathrobe, air conditioning and soundproofing.

Where to book online – Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss – Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden Germany you can find the best hotels deals in Dresden during Dixieland Festival Dresden and Animated Film which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Dresden on Booking.com or  Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Vienna House QF Hotel Dresden 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden

Vienna House QF Hotel Dresden
Vienna House QF Hotel Dresden

This luxury hotel boasts a prime location beside the renowned Frauenkirche church in the heart of Dresden. It offers free WiFi.

The Vienna House QF Hotel Dresden offers extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites within walking distance of the Zwinger Palace, the Semper Opera House and the congress centre.

19th century elegance combines with modern comfort and the latest in technology to provide a distinctive ambience. All rooms include a flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom with bathrobes and slippers.

For an extra fee, the hotel offers a breakfast with regional products, bread, rolls and cakes from the in-house bakery. Breakfast is served on the first floor where guests enjoy a view of the Neumarkt square.

This modern hotel in an 1804 building is a 1-minute walk from the Baroque church Dresden Frauenkirche, and a 6-minute walk from both Dresden Castle and the 1841 hall Semperoper.

The minimalist rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks and minibars, as well as en suite bathrooms in Italian natural stone. Suites add separate living rooms, additional TVs and balconies with views of the Frauenkirche dome.

Breakfast is available for an extra fee. Amenities include a sleek restaurant, a polished bar/lounge and an airport shuttle.

I loved my stay at this hotel! My room was huge. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom included a bathtub and a large separate shower. The all-glass elevator was fun and very fast. The lighting and outlets were plentiful. It had a large TV for those who like that. Everything was spotless. The staff was very helpful. There were restaurants and cafes all around. Perfect location! The air conditioning was wonderful as the days were pretty hot.

The location of the hotel was perfect. Right in the old city, right off the New Market (Neumarkt) and close to the Frauenkirche and restaurants.Parking was not an issue at all (we parked at the underground parking lot at the Hilton – Bruhlsche Gasse entrance). The entrance to the hotel is very inviting and the frontdesk staff very friendly and helpful. We loved the glass elevator.

Our room was spacious and clean and so was the bathroom. Mirrors galore. Bed was very comfortable. We had breakfast included, which had a wide selection of breads, cold cuts and all the other usual food items one can expect at an upscale restaurant. Some of the juices were quite interesting. One tasted like a mix of orange juice and carrot juice. A complimentary juice concoction was offered, but we couldn’t quite place it. Different styles of eggs were made to order.

The very comfortable sitting area on the ground floor (books, coffee maker etc.) provided access to a “passage” with upscale stores.

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The hotel is highly recommended.

Vienna House QF Dresden is really impressive hotel and surprised me a lot! I liked my spacy Magnus Room. Nice colors and design (modern), but the Dachbar is perfect – design is more boutique style. Breakfast is very good, but could be more different dishes a bit.

Bellini Lounge for 15 EUR is a good choice for people which doesn’t want to go out for a dinner.
In front of the hotel there is water and food for your pet. Also there’s a bicycle rental.
Location is perfect – in the center of Neumarkt.

I didn’t know that Vienna House got this kind of hotels! Nicely done.

Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden Germany
Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden Germany

How much does a room costs at Vienna House QF Hotel Dresden ?

Prices start 144$/night for Parvus Double Room. The Parvus Suite is  251$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This smaller suite is elegantly furnished and includes a large living and sleeping area.

Where to book online – Vienna House QF Hotel Dresden – Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden Germany you can find the best hotels deals in Dresden during Dixieland Festival Dresden and Animated Film which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Dresden on Booking.com or  Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. NH Dresden Neustadt 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Dresden

NH Dresden Neustadt
NH Dresden Neustadt

Just a 5-minute drive from the Semper Opera House, this 4-star hotel in Dresden offers a top-floor spa, soundproofed rooms, and fine international cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel.

The NH Dresden Neustadt provides modern, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV, minibar, and desk. All bathrooms include free toiletries.

The spa area at the NH features a sauna and a steam room. Guests may also use the hotel’s gym to keep fit.

Dresden specialities and international dishes are served in the NH Dresden Neustadt restaurant. A children’s menu is available here. In summer, guests can eat outside on the terrace.

Featuring a red brick and glass facade, this modern hotel is 3 km from Semperoper opera house and 8 km from Dresden Airport.

Unassuming rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, desks and minibars. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Parking and a breakfast buffet are available for a surcharge. There’s also a Mediterranean restaurant. Other amenities include a bar, a business center, a fitness center and a sauna.

Few cities reflect the triumph of the human spirit quite like Dresden. Meticulously restored historic sites give way to flourishing technology corporations, all coexisting in harmony with the natural beauty that has earned the city the nickname “Florence on the Elbe.”

Hotel are clean,cozy and nice for one night stay. From hotel to city center are 25 min by walk. Nice that on other side of road are LIDL supermarket and McDonalds so you will not stay hungry:).

Located a little away from the old town but it is easy by tram to get around. Make sure you ask to buy a tram ticket and the best one for your use from reception. Quiet hotel, clean and comfortable. Rooms are a good size too.

I liked the outside style of the hotel, the lobby and the breakfast area. The service is quite nice at the restaurant, but a bit robotised at the reception but nevermind, this is not an issue.

In fact this hotel offers rooms at a good price (around 51€ without breakfast), but you certainly will have to add around 23€ per day for a taxi (price for going and returning) as the old town is quite far. Or if you like to walk during 50 minutes in an interesting area just to go, it’s up to your choice.

The first room that I had, overlooking the main street was large and the bathroom OK BUT I was not able to sleep during all the night because of the intensive traffic on the main street and to be honest the windows were not enough good to avoid this. The first night I had the impression that they were open ! But they were closed. So pay attention if you do not have a strong capacity to sleep in a noisy environment, you certainly will stay awakened.

The second day I came to reception to ask for a quiet room (as mentioned in my booking ! )not facing the 2 main streets and I was given another one overlooking the rear part of the hotel and it was really better. But, even when the two doors of the room are closed you hear other customers walking in the corridor. To sum up the sound proofing is a problem if your room is facing on of the 2 streets and just average even in the quiet part of the hotel.

Nevertheless I found the breakfast to be very complete featuring all the products that everyone need to start a good day (even smoked salmon, meats and potatoes specialty…).

The restaurant in which I have eaten the first night was of good quality, courses with good ingrédients and enough quantity, but the location is just in a small part of an ordinary bar where you can dine. Room service that I have ordered the next day was OK, nothing special to say, just an extra cost of 5€ to get the plates in the room.

I recommend NH Neustadt only if you can get a room on the rear part of the hotel and if you are aware that the location of the hotel requires a taxi to get to the old town.

This hotel had large, comfortable rooms. They were very clean. The breakfasts were the best that we had in Germany. The staff was very accommodating. There was not much to watch on TV that was in English.
The one negative was that it was beyond walking distance to the old part of town.

Good breakfast and helpful staff. This is not located in the center of Dresden, but I’m sure that’s part of the reason why it has reasonable rates. There are some fast food and some restaurants within walking distance if you don’t want to take public transportation into town. We had many plans throughout the day, so the location of the hotel really wasn’t a problem.

How much does a room costs at NH Dresden Neustadt ?

Prices start 80$/night for Standard Double Room

This room features a desk, a flat-screen TV, a minibar & air conditioning. Most private bathrooms come with a bathtub with shower. Some rooms come without a bathtub (upon request).

Where to book online NH Dresden Neustadt – Gay Friendly Hotels Dresden Germany you can find the best hotels deals in Dresden during Dixieland Festival Dresden and Animated Film which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Dresden on Booking.com or  Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

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.