Gay friendly hotels Hvar

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Hvar Croatia (2024 Updated)

Hvar is a port and resort town on the Croatian island of Hvar. Yachts fill its harbor in summer. Ferries connect the town with the several Pakleni Islands just offshore. A few gay friendly hotels Hvar are available to be booked online. These are home to secluded beaches, such as those around Ždrilca Bay, as well as rocky coves and pine forests. Hula Hula Beach in Hvar and Stipanska Beach on Marinkovac Island are known for their nightlife and lively bars.

Hvar Gay Pride  is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of June in Hvar, of of the main destination of Croatia. There are more than 65 daily flights from various cities of Europe to Split  if you want to attend the parade.


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1. Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hvar


Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel
Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel

This boutique hotel is located on the most popular promenade in Hvar and offers views of the bustling Hvar yacht harbour. Its’ designer air-conditioned rooms take inspiration from the Hollywood glamorous lifestyle. WiFi is included free of charge.

All of the air-conditioned rooms at Riva Hotel have individual themes. The large en suite bathrooms feature fluffy gowns and designer touches, while other amenities include a flat-screen TV and a mini bar.

The unique boutique hotel experience continues on the terrace where guests can enjoy trendy gastronomic delicacies combined with innovative cocktail creations. The terrace offers a range of authentic experiences of Hvar’s world-renowned scene which gave the island international acclaim.

Overlooking the waterfront promenade in the heart of the medieval Hvar town, Riva, one of Croatia’s trendiest boutique hotels, offers you the finest in Adriatic ambiance. Incorporating a beautiful 100-year-old building, Riva brings together the best of both worlds: old world charm and state of the art luxury. You’ll find yourself at home in one of Riva’s rooms featuring uniquely designed interiors, contemporary furnishings and an exceptional view of sunsets over the Paklinski Islands.

The location is sensational, right on the harbour with endless interest. People, amazing yachts, all kinds of other boats. It’s 25m from where the catamaran to Split docks and 50m to the central square.
Breakfast is great and what a wonderful outlook!

We also found the rooms surprisingly quiet, beds very comfortable and staff helpful and friendly. This hotel has grown on us over our stay and we will be sad to leave.

The hotel is located in the centre of the old town just in front of the sea, you cannot have better location in central Hvar. The rooms are very clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. The only negative in the room was the hair dryer, which was not functioning well. The breakfast was amazing, lots of choices and all of them were so nice.

The bar in front of the hotel is quite posh, there is nice DJ music.
You can use the sister hotel Adriana Hvar Spa hotel for their SPA services.

The location is perfect. This hotel sits directly on the harbour front, there is a lovely bar and restaurant either side.

We had a suite which was more than adequate although you had to mind your head in the living room where the sofa bed is due to the eaves. Both beds were very comfortable. There is plenty of wardrobe space and a very large bathroom with good size shower and a stand alone tub. The room was at the rear/side of the hotel and there was no balcony, however we got plenty of light from the roof windows.
The breakfast was very good with a good choice of food, the hotel is extremely clean and the staff are very attentive and polite.

If you are staying for a few days then this is a perfect hotel. There is no pool here but you do have access to the pools at it’s sister hotel which is 10 minutes walk away.
Hvar itself is stunning and is not too big, there are some great bars and amazing restaurants. The Croat people a very friendly and welcoming.

It was attractively furnished, fairly roomy (but so much wasted space), kind of raw SoHo New York-ish mood in the decoration and style (amazing nude ceiling to floor drawings in the hallways), and both of us can honestly say we have never, ever stayed in a hotel quite like this. Will we ever again? Chalk this one up for a new experience.

Breakfasts were wonderful, among the best we’ve had in Europe, and all the staff were helpful and courteous. Seating outside (or inside) depends upon whether the hotel is power-washing the next-door platform for the nightclub. Between the power washing and the outside noise, maybe sometimes inside is best.

Ah, the nightclub … that place draws a huge crowd! This is THE club in town (as in “only” club in town?). End of story, you know how this plays out. Party-head warriors start lining up well before the sun goes down, (the magic time for all the craziness to begin, and it does, right on time and right on cue. The yachts park right off the dock (within maybe 10 feet of the hotel’s front door) and they get their own party started anytime in the afternoon.

Pack earplugs so that, if you end up with a room on the outside wall, you can get most of a decent night’s sleep. It was a lifesaver, having the plugs.

Gay friendly hotels Hvar
Gay friendly hotels Hvar

How much does a room costs at Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel Hvar?


Prices start 196$/night for Superior Double Room. The Superior Double Room with Sea View is 241$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Superior rooms feature a queen size bed, a glass designed bathroom with a shower or a bathtub, and with a sea view.

All guests are provided with a unique BB® Hollywood style service that includes 10% discount on all F&B at BB Club and Pasta House when using you room card. In addition, guests receive their very own “Hollywood style service” card at check-in with the following included services: 1 bottles of prosecco upon arrival, bottle of water in the room, sumptuous buffet breakfast with organic corner and fresh free-range eggs prepared according to each guest’s wishes, as well as complimentary use of the nearby Hotel Adriana rooftop pool and spa facilities.

Where to book online – Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Hvar – you can find the best hotels deals in Hvar during Hvar Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hvar on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels  Hvar

Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel
Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel

Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel is the oldest hotel on Hvar, framed by St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the famous Hvar Theatre in a beautiful setting surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.

All guest rooms are air-conditioned, overlook the Pjaca, the largest square in Dalmatia, and feature breathtaking views over Hvar Bay and the sunsets over the Paklinski Islands. Every room is equipped with satellite TV.

Guests have free access to private beach Beach Club Hvar and there are sun lounges and parasols at guests’ disposal.

Palace Elisabeth is the first full service 5-star heritage hotel situated in the heart of Hvar, directly above the city hall overlooking the main square. It is located in one of the key places in the city and is considered a historic landmark with stunning Venetian and Austrian architectural details.

The history of the palace dates back to the 13th century and in 1899 it was rebuilt under the name Spa Hotel Empress Elisabeth, after the famous Austrian Empress Sisi, who was a generous patron of the hotel’s construction and known for her exceptional travelling lifestyle. In respect to the hotel’s rich history and tradition it will thus bear her name – Palace Elisabeth, hvar heritage hotel. The hotel includes 45 luxury rooms and suites with stunning details and unique design, an indoor swimming pool and multiple terraces.

I was lucky to be one of the few guests to stay at this completely renovated palace hotel which opened at the beginning of September 2019. It is currently the only 5 stars hotel and boy did they do an excellent job. The hotel screams loyalty all around, everything has been carefully designed and the amount of details that was put into this building is very impressive and pleasing. It’s not your average 5 stars hotel, the rooms are top class all around, what’s even more beautiful is that each room is named after a prominent figure. This hotel is not just a place for accommodation, it is in a way a small museum also.

This hotel is amazing.. True historic hotel, not some big fancy modern one but the vintage one.. Notes scattered around the hotel, wooden tables, hand drawings all over the wall, friendly and welcoming front desk, and highly professional staff.. As from the moment my wife and i entered, we were welcomed by the bartenders and waiters and they were showing us the hotels and all historic buildings around the complex.. Really a unique experience you will never experience in the whole island.

We were moved to the Palace Elizabeth prior to arriving at the sister hotel as it had just opened and it was suggested as an upgrade at same cost . It is a beautiful hotel – newly remodeled and outstanding decor. The staff was so genuine, friendly and helpful and their pride in their hotel was touching to see . We would definitely stay here again.

Gay friendly hotels Hvar
Gay friendly hotels Hvar

How much does a room costs at Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel?


Prices start 365$/night for Standard Double Room with City View. The Premium Double Room with Sea View is 400$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This twin/double room features a soundproofing, tea/coffee maker and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Hvar – you can find the best hotels deals in Hvar during Hvar Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hvar on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Pharos Hvar Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hvar

Pharos Hvar Hotel
Pharos Hvar Hotel

Situated in a secluded pine grove and completely renovated in 2016, the modern Pharos Hvar Bayhill Hotel offers brightly furnished rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and bar area, as well as a modern restaurant serving international and local delicacies. Free high-speed WiFi is provided through the property

All units are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen satellite TV, a safety deposit box and a writing desk. Private bathrooms comprise a walk-in shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

The outdoor pool is surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation and features a terrace with sunbeds where guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail from the nearby pool bar. Guests are invited to explore the specially designed lobby area that features a media wall and a vibrant bar.

At Pharos, within the dynamic energy of Hvar Town, we’ve set the stage to ignite island vibe and bring together those who push boundaries creatively and crave a connection to other people, cultures and ideas. We welcome wanderlusts of all ages and backgrounds!

Even though the hotel is situated in a private area which is secluded it is still so accessible and to be honest was amazing because it was far enough away not to hear the town noises but close enough to walk down and enjoy.

It is easy to see they are aiming to maybe attract a more younger and casual clientele as opposed to its sister hotel just a few minutes walk away.

As the hotel is perched on a hill there is stunning views of the ocean and islands and if you are lucky enough to get these rooms be prepared to be blown away by the iconic sunsets.
I genuinely had no issues with this hotel and would definitely return again. It would be interesting to see the atmosphere at high season as many reviews tend to focus around the party atmosphere.

Great location – only a few minutes walk from the Hvar town waterfront. Note that the route from the waterfront is a little steep with a number of steps.

We had a top (2nd) floor room with sea-view balcony – very much worth the extra cost. It overlooked the pool area then beyond over the trees to the sea and the chain of small islands just off Hvar. A great view. The room itself was fairly compact, but nicely decorated and maintained with a good bathroom.

The pool area was one of the real positives – very attractive, cleaned thoroughly every day, and with a poolside bar. We spent quite some time enjoying lazing by the pool.

The whole hotel is very modern, clean, bright and airy.

The room was equipt with everything you could need, including USB ports by the bed! A TV in both the bedroom and living room too. The bed and pillows were really comfortable.

We loved the pool and pool bar – had some cocktails, iced coffees and we had salads which were all delicious. Slightly pricey, but we didn’t mind too much as they were all so nice. There was lots of choice to eat on the pool bar menu, we would have loved to try more. We were lucky to get a big comfy double bed lounger by the pool. Would definitely recommend!

Rooms are pretty tight on space but are decorated really nice. Double bed and pillows were comfy. Breakfast was good, good selection to cater for all and offering different milks for dietary requirements too. Food served throughout the day is good quality and huge portions!

A big down side is the room cleaning. Towels not replaced every day, and fresh toilet paper not brought it. We had to ask for it despite having been there 5 nights. Just seems a bit odd that these items are not replenished daily. The rooms could really do with having an extra bin in too. A very small one is in the bathroom, we had to have an extra bag for rubbish, cleaners didn’t take rubbish despite it being so obvious (e.g. empty plastic bottles and empty food packaging). We ended up leaving outside the room for collection.

Great location close to the harbour. Hotel bar nice enough. Pool was a good size and a good selection of beds.

Gay friendly hotels Hvar
Gay friendly hotels Hvar

How much does a room costs at Pharos Hvar Hotel?


Prices start 150$/night for Double Room with Park View. Superior Double Room with Balcony and Pool View is 200$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This brightly furnished and air-conditioned room comes with a balcony providing views of the swimming pool area. A flat-screen satellite TV, a safety deposit box and a writing desk are also provided. A private bathroom comprises a walk-in shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Where to book online – Pharos Hvar Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Hvar – you can find the best hotels deals in Hvar during Hvar Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hvar on or 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.