Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Gothenburg Sweden (2022 Updated)

Celebrate LGBT Pride at the Gothenburg Pride Parade and stay in one of the gay friendly hotels Gothenburg, Sweden.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Sweden are regarded as some of the most progressive in Europe and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1944 and the age of consent was equalized to that of heterosexual activity in 1972. Sweden also became the first country in the world to allow transgender persons to change their legal gender post-sex reassignment surgery in 1972 whilst transvestism was declassified as an illness.

After allowing same-sex couples to register for partnership benefits in 1995, Sweden became the seventh country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage countrywide in 2009.

Gothenburg, a major city in Sweden, is situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast. An important seaport, it’s known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards like the Avenyn, the city’s main thoroughfare, lined with many cafes and shops. Liseberg is a popular amusement park with themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden.

 

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 1. Scandic Rubinen 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg

Scandic Rubinen
Scandic Rubinen

Renovated in 2014, this stylish hotel is situated on Gothenburg’s main street, Avenyn. It offers a rooftop bar and a popular ecological breakfast. The modern rooms feature free WiFi and a flat-screen TV.

All guest rooms at Scandic Rubinen feature a work desk and a private bathrooms with a shower, hairdryer and Face Stockholm toiletries.

Scandic Rubinen’s breakfast buffet offers 101 energising options, including gluten- and lactose-free products. Fairtrade coffee is always available. The Ruby Bar serves Mediterranean dishes based on Swedish ingredients.

Guests can relax in the sauna, work out in the hotel gym or borrow a bike for free.

A 12-minute walk from Liseberg amusement park, this cosmopolitan hotel is 1 km from the Universeum science center and 3.2 km from the Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

Accommodations range from streamlined, windowless rooms to airy, eclectic suites. All offer vibrant decor, flat-screen TVs and en suite bathrooms, plus free Wi-Fi. Some have sitting areas and/or tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded accommodations have terraces with city views, and suites add living rooms. Room service is available.

Free breakfast is served in a hip, ground-floor restaurant. There’s also a rooftop bar with a terrace, plus a gym and a sauna.

Hotel Scandic Rubinen is located on Avenyn in central Gothenburg, a stone’s throw from the famous bronze sculpture of Poseidon at Götaplatsen and Kungsportsplatsen.

Scandic Rubinen’s central location in Gothenburg makes the hotel an ideal place for those who want to be close to Gothenburg’s culture, shopping and city life.

From our hotel you’re also within a walking distance from many of Gothenburg’s most popular attractions such as Liseberg amusement park, Universeum Science Centre and the Rohsska Museum. After expansion and renovation in spring 2014, Rubinen has a new design by DOOS architects. The interior has an urban feel and a homely elegance with a mix of colours, shape and details.

Our hotel is a natural meeting place in Gothenburg and we offer something to suit all tastes. Ruby Bar is Scandic Rubinen’s very own living room and is open day and night. Both hotel guests and Gothenburg locals dine here, and our bar terrace is a great place to sit and watch the city entertainment. Our very own Roof Top bar is located on the 7th floor, with views over the rooftops of Gothenburg and fashionable Avenyn. When you stay with us, you can keep up your workouts in our gym or unwind in our relaxation suite with sauna.

Our completely new conference and events floor offers facilities for 2-180 people, and events can be customised for up to 300 people all on one floor. Next to our meeting facilities, there’s also an inviting terrace where both fresh air and a drink can be enjoyed by private parties.

I found the Scandic hotel very good.

The room is very clean and with the right measurements. I t had more than what i needed for my short trip. The hotel also provides you a Gym, not complete, but ok for a decent workout, and a Sauna.
The breakfast is excellent, complete with more than you can eat including cakes from Sweden and Denmark.

Two steps from downtown and close to the university. Transportation at you door step.

Excellent hotel in a great location. Directly on the main street. Shuttle to and from airport at 500mt.
Fantastic breakfast very varied between sweet, savory and fruit. There is no minibar in the room but at the reception you will find a small market.

The breakfast had good choice and with good cosy feeling. We loved the extra service from one of the breakfast hosts who offered coffee/tea directly to guests at their tables. Great service!

The best thing with this hotel is the location, so close to everything.

All of the rooms were spacious with a nice desk, decent sized bathroom, with shower/tub combination.

The staff were simply fantastic at answering questions, giving directions, arranging cabs and every other request. They handle all with great patience and courtesy … and they were always able to get me where I wanted to go.

The breakfast buffet is one of the best I have had in European travels (13 countries), with a huge variety of foods, all fresh and quickly replenished. It can get a bit hectic when the hotel is full, but there are plenty of tables and the staff is constantly clearing/cleaning tables.

The location is perfect: It is easily reached: there is an airport bus pick-up/drop off about 1.5 blocks away; it is on the main thoroughfare through town, and there is a tram stop less than 1/2 block away. With the tram you are only two stops (or a short 5-block walk) from a tram hub, as well as several museums and visitor sites (including the Visitor Information Center). For those interested, the Swedish National Archives Region Archive is about two blocks away.

In the same block there are several restaurants and cafes, plus convenience stores and a grocery.

Across the street, there is a fabulous local cafe, famous with locals, and a long-time business, Junggrens Cafe.

It also has excellent, high-speed wi-fi that is free.
Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg
Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg

How much does a room costs at Scandic Rubinen ?

Prices start 166$/night for Economy Double Room. The Superior King Room is  281$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a bathrobe, satellite TV and electric kettle.

Where to book online– Scandic Rubinen – Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg you can find the best hotels deals in Gothenburg during  Göteborg Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gothenburg on Booking.com or  Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Gothia Towers Hotel 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Gothenburg

Gothia Towers Hotel
Gothia Towers Hotel

Set next to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, this stylish hotel is opposite Liseberg Amusement Park. Stunning panoramic views of Gothenburg can be enjoyed from the 23rd-floor sky bar.

The modern rooms at Gothia Towers Hotel feature wooden floors and tea/coffee making facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Gothia’s Heaven 23 Restaurant is famous for its king-size shrimp sandwich. Restaurant Ristoria offers Italian dishes, while the lobby bar and Restaurant West Coast offers locally produced food. The café Twentyfourseven offers meals as well quick snacks and drinks.

Adjoining the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, this contemporary, glass-fronted hotel opposite Liseberg amusement park is 3 km from opera performances at Göteborgsoperan.

Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges; most have city views. Upgraded rooms and suites add living/dining areas and access to a breakfast lounge with city views; some have whirlpool tubs. Room service is available 24/7.

Amenities include a chic restaurant/bar, a 24-hour lobby cafe and a relaxed Italian eatery, as well as 40,000 sq m of meeting space. There’s also a game room, plus access to a spa and a fitness room at an on-site sister hotel.

The hotel consists of three connected towers, quite high ones (29 floors).

Great location for Lisberg, and a 20 minute easy walk into Gothenburg town centre. It’s a 30 minute, 330 SEK Uber ride from the airport. If you are on the late flight from Copenhagen there is a bus from the airport that drops you off outside the hotel for 110 SEK. Just walk out of the airport and it’ll be waiting.

One of the peculiarities of the hotel room, is that the room doors are opening outwards – into the corridor which in smaller rooms give more space in the room itself.

The rooms are spacious and well equipped with all what is expected from such high level hotel. There were a lot for plug for connection of all of your electronic gadgets and the internet was the quickest I had in long time. Also room illumination was good, even for a reading in the bed. Each room is also equipped with umbrella, which comes quite handy considering Gothenburg weather.

The service was excellent as well as the food at breakfast. Additional feature which I haven’t seen in other hotels – there was a special buffet breakfast (just atop of the reception) for very early departures (like at 4:00 am).

The room is more than solid, a good bed, a place to sit/work, good bathroom, iron + board, TV, safe and a minibar it’s all there and it’s of good quality. In terms of service, despite it being a gigantic Hotel, the guest relation manager goes out of his way to make sure you enjoy your time at the Hotel even more.

The food is just great, a lot of different option and restaurants in door of the Hotel and the food is just lovely. Although you are not really in the city center it is within walking distance and the service and the food definitely makes up for it.

Rooms were well proportioned, clean and comfortable – slept great. Free wifi, iron included and a mini bar (nice beer after a long day!)

Don’t forget the skybar in the evening though, that’s a great experience and fabulous views.
Simple small gym which could get busy if you pick the wrong time, didn’t want to pay for the pool/spa so can’t comment there. Breakfast is quite a walk in the morning so make sure you’re not in a rush – that said, it was pretty nice with lots of choice in the buffet though the coffee was a little limited.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg
Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg

How much does a room costs at Gothia Towers Hotel ?

Prices start 250$/night for Double Room Standard Small. The Junior Suite is  455$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Located on the higher floors, this suite features impressive city views. It has a separate bedroom and living room, plus bathrobes, slippers and free movies. Also offers a 10% discount at Restaurant Ristoria and VIP breakfast on the 29th floor.

Where to book online– Gothia Towers Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg you can find the best hotels deals in Gothenburg during  Göteborg Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gothenburg on Booking.com or  Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg

Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant
Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant

This modern and exclusive boutique hotel, 6 minutes’ walk from Gothenburg Central Station, is just 200 m from Kungsportsplatsen Tram Stop. It offers free WiFi and a contemporary restaurant with bar.

Bold décor and luxury Carpe Diem beds with Egyptian cotton bedding are featured in all Dorsia Hotel rooms. Each includes a minibar, bathrobes with slippers and an internet-connected Lava Invit TV with free movie channels.

International cuisine with French influences is served at Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet, à la carte lunch and dinner menus, along with room service. On Sundays, guests can enjoy afternoon tea.

Set a 13-minute walk from the modern Gothenburg Opera, this opulent, eclectic hotel in a vibrant building is also 2 km from Liseberg theme park and 3 km from Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

The plush, individually decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and luxe, velvet bedding, as well as striking en suite bathrooms with metallic mosaic tiles. Some rooms come with whirlpool tubs.

There’s an ornate library with an antique piano, plus a glamorous lounge bar, and an elegant, candlelit restaurant.

This over-posh is a bit tiresome when you spend there more than a night. It’s too much of a good thing and very oppressive with its purple and dark-red.

But: the service is up to the top and the restaurant is really very good (in case you manage to see anything in the dark-red interior and light.

The interior design is very special, colourful and the Art is abundant all over the house. Rooms are somewhat small but the bed is out of this world, we slept on cloud Seven, spotlessly clean bathroom, 100% soundproof windows. The Restaurant deserves at least one Michelin star, the wine List is extensive. You could do a vertical tasting of the best years, Not only French , wines from all Four corners of the world. Best breakfast.

The interior design is very special, colourful and the Art is abundant all over the house. Rooms are somewhat small but the bed is out of this world, we slept on cloud Seven, spotlessly clean bathroom, 100% soundproof windows. The Restaurant deserves at least one Michelin star, the wine List is extensive, You could do a vertical tasting of the best years, Not only French , wines from all Four corners of the world. Best breakfast.

The restaurant inside is incredibly beautiful, classic style, Russian luxury feeling, elegant.

There is also an outside rooftop open space restaurant and bar, with palm trees, giving it a colonial and exotic touch.

The food is tasty, small portions elegantly served. The Austrian eco wines are delicious.

An island in the centre of the city.

This hotel is a feast for the eyes. Clever mix of modern luxury with great character that you don’t see in many of the usual drab hotel chains. The hotel is well located and I found the service from the staff to be friendly yet professional. Will definitely return to stay here on my next visit to this wonderful city.

The Dorsia has been ‘ created’ from a mind verging on insanity. I have seen him, the owner, sitting quietly in the corner of this quite extraordinary hotel, smiling with an assumed confidence that knows your mind is going to be challenged by everything you see and experience. He is not flamboyant nor does he exude confidence or find the need to boast about his achievements. Instead he sits and watches taking in your every reaction.

The Dorsia defies conventionality – it is one of the most unusual hotels I have ever experienced not just in Sweden but anywhere – every detail of every single item of decor and furniture comes with a story of quality and design. It’s a range of comforting colours, each room designed with thought , each with it’s own story to tell.

The food and service of course matches the decor and is delivered by discerning but discreet staff who forever hover in the background anticipating your every move and needs.

If you never stay in another hotel again ….. Do visit and stay in his one.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg
Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg

How much does a room costs at Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant ?

Prices start 310$/night for Small Premium Double Room. The Large Exclusive Double Room
is  812$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Extra spacious, boldly decorated room with an internet-connected TV and minibar, plus luxury bedding and large bathroom.

Where to book online– Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant – Gay Friendly Hotels Gothenburg you can find the best hotels deals in Gothenburg during  Göteborg Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gothenburg on Booking.com or  Trip.com or Hotelscombined.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.