Prague and the Czech Republic are relatively tolerant, and gay and lesbian travelers are not likely to encounter any problems. The Prague neighborhood of Vinohrady is particularly gay–friendly, and several gay clubs and bars have opened up in recent years and the second city of Brno has a few gay friendly hotels Karlovy Vary.
The Czech Republic is often considered the most progressive former Eastern Bloc country in regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.In 2006, it legalized registered partnerships (Czech: registrované partnerství) for same-sex couples, and a law legalizing same-sex marriage is being considered by the Parliament of the Czech Republic as of 2020.
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) is a spa town in the west Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. Its numerous thermal springs have made it a popular resort since the 19th century. The riverside spa district is home to several colonnades with columned walkways. The modern Hot Spring Colonnade houses the Pramen Vřídlo geyser, which spouts up to 12 meters high.
Top attractions to visit in Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary Day Tours
- From Prague: Karlovy Vary Full-Day Tour
- Prague: Day Trip to Karlovy Vary and St. Maurus Reliquary
- Karlovy Vary Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Prague
1. Hotel Alfred 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Karlovy Vary
Located in the Rybáře district of Karlovy Vary, Hotel Alfred is 2 km from the colonnades and the spa district. It features a café bar with a terrace, a sauna, a steam bath, and a sun bed. Free Wi-Fi is available.
The rooms at the Alfred Hotel feature elegant wooden furnishings, a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar, an electric kettle, and a bathroom with a hairdryer.
A restaurant is just across the street, and free public parking is available near the hotel.
The Rybáře Bus Stop is 50 m away, with rides to the city centre taking less than 10 minutes. It is 500 m to Karlovy Vary Train and Bus Station and 2 km to the Jan Becher Museum.
Hotel Alfred is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Karlovy Vary, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Hotel Alfred offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.
The small hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free public parking available nearby.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Karlovy Vary, Hotel Alfred is located a short distance from Jeleni Skok Rock (1.3 mi) and Market Colonnade (1.3 mi).
While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Mediterranean restaurants, including Sabor Mediterraneo, Ristorante-Pizzeria Palermo, and Ristorante Pizzeria Venezia, all of which are a short distance from Hotel Alfred.
Best of all, Hotel Alfred makes it easy to experience many great Karlovy Vary attractions like Cat Memorial, Bust of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Column Otto I, which are some popular monuments and statues.
The rooms are decent size and very comfortable. The staff always very helpful and friendly. It is situated not far from the town centre (about 10 to 15 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by car).
They serve a buffet breakfast with lots of choice of savoury or sweet foods. There is a nice restaurant just across the road so easy to find lunch or an evening meal. There are frequent buses to and from the town centre and spa zone.
The room was very clean and had a very nice design of polished wood paneling. Very comfortable.
Staff was awesome. Very kind, and the fact they spoke a variety of languages seemed to help (Czech, German and English at least, not sure if others). They were helpful in letting us know where the area with the restaurants are.
I had the pleasure of spending two nights at this lovely inn, which is nestled in the town above Karlovy Vary. Its interior design, style, and accommodations are stylish and beautiful. Very nice breakfast complement, both hot and cold. Nice outdoor cafe (weather permitting). Just a very short cab ride into the center of town. Very friendly staff. Exceptionally clean. Excellent value for the money.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Alfred ?
Spacious suite with a bedroom, a living room with a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar, and an electric kettle, and a bathroom with a bidet.
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2. Hotel Grandhotel Ambassador Národní Dům 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Karlovy Vary
Offering a restaurant, a bar and 24-hour reception services, Grandhotel Ambassador Národní Dům is located in Karlovy Vary. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
The air-conditioned units each come with a flat-screen TV and a telephone, as well as a seating area and a minibar. The bathroom comprises a bath or a shower, while a hairdryer and free toiletries are also at guests’ disposal.
The hotel offers an indoor pool, a spa and wellness centre, sauna, hammam and hot tub. The property can offer ticket service and tour desk services.
There are several bars, cafés and restaurants in a radius of 100 m. The Jan Becher Museum is 200 m from the property.
See why so many travelers make Grandhotel Ambassador Narodni Dum their hotel of choice when visiting Karlovy Vary. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
Nearby landmarks such as Nová Louka (0.2 mi) and Sadova kolonada (0.5 mi) make Grandhotel Ambassador Narodni Dum a great place to stay when visiting Karlovy Vary.
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Grandhotel Ambassador Narodni Dum offer air conditioning and a minibar.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. Guests of Grandhotel Ambassador Narodni Dum are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, there is paid private parking available on-site.
While visiting Karlovy Vary, you may want to try some dumplings at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Restaurace U Svejka, Restaurant Embassy, or Charleston.
Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular hot springs, such as Vridelni kolonada, Hot Spring Colonnade, and Vridlo.
At Grandhotel Ambassador Narodni Dum, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Karlovy Vary.
This hotel has a very good location with everything within walking distance. There are several restaurants, bars, cafés and various stores in the neighborhood. Our room was of good size and very clean. Breakfast was OK. The hotel has its own car park behind the hotel.
I can recommend the Pilsner pub in the hotel, offering the best draught Pilsner beer in the town. Friendly staff and a very convenient location. There is also a night bar with life music and events going on occasionally in the beautiful hotel festive hall.
This is a grand old hotel, fairly recently renovated, comfortable, modern and well-equipped. It’s situated at the bus station/railway station end of the town, at the opening of the valley that culminates in the Grand Hotel Pupp at the other end of town. But although this is the less pretty part of Karlovy Vary it’s actually better served in terms of shops and good restaurants rather than tourist restaurants.
Rooms are generally large, though mine, uncharacteristically, was not, since it was situated behind the lift.
The Hotel is located in the middle of the town, so it was easy to find a Bar or Restaurant. Staff is helpful and gave a warm welcome. Like many Hotels in CZ it was not the newest one, but has his charm. The room was nice and clean. There was a second door in front of the room-door, probably to keep the noise of other guests outside.
Classic hotel in the city of Karlovy Vary. Good access to the town at walking distance from restaurants, bars and shops. Hotel itself has been nicely renovated and room was spacious. Working desk was not very comfy, shower and bathroom good and good bed quality. Curtains in room are bad so room is quite light. Breakfast was excellent and plenty of choice. Overall good experience.
It is really good hotel in old building on the main street next to the bus station. Vast warm room with big bed and all you need. Super clean. Good spa. Great breakfast with big options. There is nice restaurant below too with good prices, fantastic food and beer. Staff good.
But I must admit i was astonished from the lady of the recepcion-Suzana. From the first step in this place to all small detail she will be your mother. A perfect knowledges of Russian, English and Deutsch, geography, history and human attitude!
Excellent staff, they were always helpful and well informed. The hotel is beautiful and warm throughout for this time of year was essential. Original look with modern facilities, maintained original look from a beautiful old building with modern functionality. Sauna and pool clean and new. Gym facilities were great. Beautiful varied breakfast. Wifi. The room was stunning.
How much does a room costs at Grandhotel Ambassador Národní Dům ?
This suite has a minibar, seating area and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Grandhotel Ambassador Národní Dům – Gay Friendly Hotels Karlovy Vary – you can find the best hotels deals in Karlovy Vary during Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Karlovy Vary on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. EA Hotel Atlantic Palace 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Karlovy Vary
Luxury Spa Hotel Atlantic Palace is situated in the centre of Karlovy Vary, only 150 m from the Hot Spring and a 5-minute walk from the Mill Colonnade. Atlantic Palace is housed in a historic building and features a terrace and a bar.
All rooms are furnished with bright furniture, a work desk, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a telephone, a minibar and safety deposit box. The room has a spacious bathroom with a shower, double sinks, magnifying mirror, a hairdryer and quality cosmetics.
It offers an a-la-carte restaurant and Sky bar with scenic views on the top floor of the hotel.
You can enjoy one of many procedures, massage, baths and wellness as well as relaxing procedures in a wellness centre for a surcharge.
Boutique Spa Hotel Atlantic Palace – this historical listed building is situated in the heart of Karlovy Vary, a stone’s throw from the Spring Colonnade and provides one of the most beautiful views of the whole spa center. The hotel doesn’t ́t have back tract! Our motto “Closer Than You Think …” perfectly captures both the hotel’s location and access of the hotel staff. The Luxury Spa Hotel Atlantic Palace just make you feel at home.
Lovely boutique hotel with charm at every turn. We booked a superior room for 3 nights in December and when we arrived we were assigned the room with the huge 2nd floor terrace (the one you see from the front of the building). The room was large and spacious with a separate sleeping room, living room, walk through/entryway closet and bathroom. The terrace was as wide as the room and even though it was chilly out, we enjoyed spending a bit of time outside watching passersby on the streets below and the river meander in front of us.
Location: The hotel is in the heart of the main walking area and situated perfectly to walk in either direction along the river. If you have a car, a staffer quickly whisks it away to some unknown location. We parked on the curb and ran inside to inquire about where to park as there’s no real drive/entry area for autos.
Room: Our room was spectacular. We cannot speak of other rooms, but the superior room with the terrace balcony is lovely. The bathroom shampoo/condition was off-putting. It was located in one of those shower staff pumps and seemed “cheap” given the other room luxuries. The bathroom had a heated towel rack, toilet, bidet, large shower, double sinks and a window that opened.
Breakfast: There was ample choice and standard fare for a European hotel (meats, cheeses, yogurt, breads, etc).
Overall, we would stay here again, preferably in the summer so we could fully enjoy the terrace with a nice bottle of wine or maybe sip the hot springs water.
How much does a room costs at EA Hotel Atlantic Palace ?
Rooms are 25 square metres.
Where to book online – EA Hotel Atlantic Palace – Gay Friendly Hotels Karlovy Vary – you can find the best hotels deals in Karlovy Vary during Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Karlovy Vary on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.