All up this means the Polish LGBTQ+ scene is fairly discrete. Warsaw and Kraków are the best places to find bars, clubs and gay friendly hotels Gdansk, one of the main touristic destination 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.
Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Poland.
Gdańsk (Danzig in German) is a port city on the Baltic coast of Poland. At the center of its Main Town, reconstructed after WWII, are the colorful facades of Long Market, now home to shops and restaurants. Nearby is Neptune Fountain, a 17th-century symbol of the city topped by a bronze statue of the sea god. Gdańsk is also a center for the world’s amber trade; boutiques throughout the city sell the ossified resin.
Top attractions to visit in Gdansk
- Old Town
- Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej)
- Europejskie Centrum Solidarności
- Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)
- Oliwa Park
best Day Trips in Gdansk
- Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Gdansk Gdynia and Sopot
- Malbork Castle Tour: 6-Hour Private Tour to The Largest Castle in The World
- Gdansk Sopot and Gdynia 3 Cities Private Full-Day Tour
- Stutthof Concentration Camp Private Tour from Gdansk
- Wolf’s Lair and St. Lipka Private Tour from Gdansk
1. Ibis Gdansk Stare Miasto 2* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gdansk
Ibis Gdańsk Stare Miasto is located in the Old Town district in Gdańsk, 400 m from Old Town Hall. Free WiFi can be enjoyed throughout the property.
Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. All rooms come with specially designed and comfortable Sweet Bed beds.
The hotel’s Ibis Kitchen Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast. In the bar there are hot and cold drinks available 24h.
Book your stay in the heart of Gdansk The Ibis Gdansk Old Town is located in millennium-old city, where you can experience the history with every step. The most important tourist attractions – the Old Town Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, Neptune’s Fountain, the Artus Court or the crane postcard on the Motława River are just a few minutes away. The European Solidarity Center, the Gdansk observation wheel, the cinema and the shopping center, and during summer St. Dominic’s Fair are also nearby.
This is a great place to stay with family or friends. You will easily reach us by train – Gdańsk Główny Railway Station is only a 10 min away walking, your own car, which you can park safely in the hotel car park or by plane. Gdansk Airport is 12 km away. The hotel’s Ibis Kitchen Restaurant offers a special international menu. The bartender is the sign of the program and the pride of the chef are the sign of the restaurant.
Also try the unique lemonade, prepared with freshly squeezed, juicy lemons. In the modern and spacious lounge area with comfortable sofas you can not only check your Email, but also drink coffee or play board games. It is a great place to have a business or private meeting too. Important information for sleepyheads: rooms at Ibis are equipped with specially designed Sweet Bed beds, so you do not want to sleep anywhere else! And good night sleep will make a great day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and cable TV in the rooms.
Decent size, comfortable bed, view to Mercure hotel.
Couple of english tv channels, wifi good and stable. VPN is recommended like always in public networks.
Breakfast was the same every morning but still many things to choose from. Coffee from machine is good, but orange juice was more water than juice.
Hotel has a small bar downstairs where you can relax and have a beer or to at the evening.
Location of the Ibis is very good, there’s a shopping mall nearby, short walking distance to the old town to the public transport stations. Also Biedronka grocery store is nearby.
Overall very good hotel to stay in Gdansk, recommended.
The hotel is within walking distance from the Gdansk train station; however, it’s a 10-15 min walk from the Old Town area, which is fine if you’re only going to the Old Town just once a day (but not the best choice if you want to spend most of your time in the Old Town, but also want to return to the hotel throughout the day). There is a supermarket and shopping mall nearby, as well as a couple of convenience stores, but not too many restaurants.
This Ibis is in a brilliant location in between two major museums (under ten mins either way) in Gdańsk – the European Solidarity Centre and the Museum of WWII. Highly recommend a visit to both.
The hotel is situated just a short stroll away from Gdańsk Główny – the city’s central railway station – whereby you can catch trains to/from the airport, however a switch at Gdańsk Wrzeszcz is required.
There are a few supermarkets nearby, along with a number of shopping malls.
We found the room very clean, with a spacious layout – especially the shower which was quite large.
Staff were friendly; our room was ready even with an early arrival at 11AM.
Would happily stay here again, especially when considering the hotel’s very cheap rates.
The bed was very spacious and extremely comfortable though the pillows were a little on the soft side. The liquid soap by the sink seemed to be the same as that in the shower. This was well-sized and was simple to use and quite powerful. There were no drawers or wardrobes as such so it was easy not to leave anything behind. Proper wooden coathangers in the open hanging area. Plenty of electric plugs though not all accepted my adapter plugs readily.
As other writers have indicated there are no drink making facilities, and there were just 2 thin plastic disposable beakers. Two small own brand bottles of water awaited me in the room but these were not replenished automatically the next day, so I had to ask for them.
However, I would not take breakfast again as I think that it is expensive although for a buffet-style offering it has the benefit of eat-all-you want. On 2 of my 3 days there, there was no orange juice, just apple and some other drink in a jug. The choice of hot food was minimal and was extremely basic – just scrambled (sort of !) eggs and frankfurter type sausages as well as some form of waffle – all of these were lukewarm at best.
The hot drinks machine was a little erratic in its dispensing and seemed to need refilling regularly. There seemed to be ample cold meats etc and some cereals and fruit/yoghurts for those opting for an uncooked option. Staff overall seemed quite pleasant and helpful.
Overall I got the impression of tight budget control but as this was a 2 star hotel this was not surprising, though the price I paid was at the time a little more than budget for Gdansk.
How much does a room costs at Ibis Gdańsk Stare Miasto ?
This double room has air conditioning.
Where to book online – Ibis Gdansk Stare Miasto – Gay Friendly Hotels Gdansk – you can find the best hotels deals in Gdansk during Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gdansk on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. PURO Gdańsk Stare Miasto 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gdansk
Puro Gdansk Stare Miasto is located in the centre of Gdańsk, just 150 m from the Green Gate and 300 m from the Long Market. The property boasts a restaurant and offers free WiFi access and free bikes.
Each room at this modern hotel is air conditioned and equipped with an an iPad and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy hot beverages free of charge.
Puro Gdansk Stare Miasto provides express check-in and check-out service, as well as a 24-hour front desk and meeting facilities. Services such as laundry and ironing are available.
Puro Gdansk is located in the centre of Gdansk, just 150 metres from the Green Gate and 300 metres from the Long Market. The property boasts a restaurant and offers free WiFi access and free bikes. Each room at this modern hotel is air conditioned and equipped with an an iPad and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy hot beverages free of charge.
Puro Gdansk provides express check-in and check-out service, as well as a 24-hour front desk and meeting facilities. Services such as laundry and ironing are available. For those interested in sightseeing, the hotel is 350 metres from Artus Court, 400 metres from Main Town Hall and 1.2 Km from the National Museum. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is 17 km away.
The hotel itself was very modern and had a number of small touches such as free coffee, a heated bathroom floor and a perfectly adequate gym which was a welcome surprise. The breakfast was varied and the location was just perfect. I would say the hotel is extremely good value for money. The only concern we had is the amount of plastic water bottles which were on offer with seemingly no option to recycle.
Perhaps a more environmentally friendly option such as water coolers on each floor and in the spa would be better.
Rooms were huge and very nice, with modern Scandinavian kind of design and attention to details.
Everything went smoothly, location was just perfect, as was the accommodation itself.
Only very minor things come to mind that the hotel could improve in future:
-breakfast selection was good, but not as excellent as the rest of the hotel experience was
-recycling was impossible, it broke my heart to throw paper, cardboard and bio waste all to same bin in the room
Besides those minor complaints, a full five star experience – with moderate price, that is.
Hotel is located in the heart of Gdansk, there are also some great eateries just around the corner, by the riverbank. We loved the contemporary, modern,a bit funky design and a casual feel to common areas. Bedroom itself was modern, clean and comfortable, with a great shower and natural,vegan toiletries made by Polish company.
The main downside was that the bedroom was very small, with windows facing a dark, indoor courtyard which gave a very claustrophobic feel. There was no availability on the day to upgrade to another bedroom unfortunately. Overall it is a great place to stay just for couple of days, but would not recommend it for longer stays.
During our stay we had fabulous breakfast and dinner at the restaurant, made us of the gym and took part in the cocktail masterclass and enjoyed several drinks in the rooftop bar.
The room and bath are very clean and the whole interior is very modern, for example light and TV can be controlled by a tablet. Just be aware that due to the modern design the bathroom walls were made of glass and only separated by a curtain, so you have little privacy, choose your room partner wisely.
. The room was clean, and a reasonable size for the price. It didn’t feel too cramped, though the twin beds were right next to each other, and the bathroom has glass walls, so it’s not very private. There is a curtain you can pull across, but it does still let some light through, and you need to pull it all the way across, otherwise everything is still visible through the mirror. Our room was on the first floor and looked over the lobby, so there wasn’t a nice view and it was quite noisy.
The beds are comfy, though the pillows were too soft for me. I slept well, when there was no noise from the lobby, but I was kept awake and woken up by the hustle and bustle downstairs. There is no kettle in the rooms, but you can have unlimited hot drinks down in the lobby.
The lighting system was too complicated – you couldn’t just change the light settings for one area of the room, so I accidentally turned all the lights on, when I just wanted to have the bathroom light on. We didn’t have breakfast at the hotel, but there are plenty of nice places to eat in the city. I would stay in the hotel again.
How much does a room costs at PURO Gdańsk Stare Miasto ?
This suite has a seating area, soundproofing and air conditioning.
Where to book online – PURO Gdańsk Stare Miasto – Gay Friendly Hotels Gdansk – you can find the best hotels deals in Gdansk during Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gdansk on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Radisson Blu Hotel Sopot 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sopot Poland
Situated just 300 m from the beach in Sopot, Radisson Blu Hotel Sopot provides an a la carte restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and a bar with drinks and wines from the Château Isolette vineyard. The property is about 2 km from both Monte Cassino Street and Sopot Pier.
The property features fully equipped comfortable rooms and suites in two design versions overlooking the park and the recreational area. Large open-air windows offer the opportunity to enjoy the fresh sea air both day and night. The units feature furnished balconies as well as tea and coffee sets.
On the premises of the complex there is a SPA with 12 treatment rooms, a conference centre, a large garden with deck chairs, a swimming pool and a bicycle rental.
The unique atmosphere of the intimate Sopot health resort can be truly enjoyed in Radisson Blu Hotel, Sopot. Our four-star hotel is located in a quiet area of the city surrounded by the green areas of the meadows nad only 250 metres away from the beach. Don’t forget to visit our wellness area. We have 12 beauty rooms with a wide selection of spa and beauty treatments.
Pleasant regeneration is ensured by the pool area with whirlpool baths and sauna rooms. A Mediterranean restaurant guarantees culinary celebrations, complemented by Château Isolette wine produced in our own vineyard in the Rhône Valley.
Facilities are perfect: swimming pool great as well as lobby and bar. Food was very good, but service could be a little bit better. You can get beach chairs for the day. Parking quite expensive, but there is a parking in front where you can park for 1/3 of cost. Breakfast is quite expensive and walking distance you can find great alternatives much cheaper.
Everything is great here – classy and elegant rooms, exceptional spa & wellness area (great relaxation area next to the sport size pool, great massages), amazing breakfasts.
One of the best hotels in Poland at the moment !!! We had such a lovely stay at Radisson Blu Sopot ! The hotel is brand new and beautifully designed with all the amenities you need – amazing spa, swimming pool, well equipped gym.
The rooms we had were quite spacious with a nice decor and a balcony overlooking the gardens. The breakfast was superb even in spite of the fact that there are lots of pandemic restrictions , but the staff manages it really well. All of the staff we met were so pleasant and helpful.
Brand new hotel. Everything was great! Amazing huge beds, beautiful restaurant, great food, awesome staff, great SPA area, best facial I have even had in my life! I highly recommend this hotel! It’s located literally across the street from the sea! Fantastic location. Great bar and very friendly bartender.
Very modern, impressive and brand new hotel which is from now on my favorite in Sopot. In my opinion also underrated with 4 stars (don’t know what need more to get 5 star). Spacious rooms all according the information when booked. Very comfortable bed. Nice swimming pool area.
The breakfast was very good, big variety to choose from. Good coffee, tasty pancakes. The location was perfect. 3 min walk to the beach and 15 min walk to the city center. The pool and jacuzzi were pristine clean. The hotel restaurant has really good food as well at surprisingly good prices. The risotto!! The hotel has beach chairs you can take to the beach.
How much does a room costs at Radisson Blu Hotel Sopot ?
This suite features a seating area, minibar and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Radisson Blu Hotel Sopot – Gay Friendly Hotels Sopot – you can find the best hotels deals in Gdansk during Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gdansk on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.