As very traditional Christian Orthodox society, Ukraine is mostly not as much frowned and it is a conservative country especially for gays but in the capital city of Kiev you can find a few gay friendly bars and as well gay friendly hotels Odessa, a popular tourist destination.
Lesbian, gay, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Ukraine may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Noncommercial, same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private is legal in Ukraine, but prevailing social attitudes are often described as being intolerant of LGBT people and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for any of the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.
Odessa is a port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. It’s known for its beaches and 19th-century architecture, including the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. The monumental Potemkin Stairs, immortalized in “The Battleship Potemkin,” lead down to the waterfront with its Vorontsov Lighthouse. Running parallel to the water, the grand Primorsky Boulevard is a popular promenade lined with mansions and monuments.
Top attractions to visit in Odessa
- Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
- Deribasovskaya Street
- Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
- Odessa Delphinarium Nemo
Best Day Tours in Odessa:
- Wild Odesa Catacombs
- Cossack ethnic tour
- City centre walking through Odesa
- Private Tour to Odessa Catacombs
- Private Walking Tour of Odessa Catacombs with Hotel Pick up
1. Hotel de Paris Odessa MGallery 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Odessa
Hotel de Paris Odessa MGallery by Sofitel is a 5-star boutique hotel located in the very heart of Odessa. The property features a restaurant Cafe de Paris with international cuisine and Le Bar with regular live music.
Guests are welcome to enjoy their non-smoking rooms. Each spacious room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. All rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. There is also a sauna and a hot tub.
Hotel de Paris Odessa is the first international brand in Odessa and the only MGallery by Sofitel hotel in Ukraine. It offers luxurious accommodation in the very heart of Odessa. It is located close to all main tourist attractions – 50 m from the Potemkin Stairs, 10 min walk from the Port of Odessa and just 5 min walk from the main shopping and walking street – Deribasovskaya. The property features 51 spacious guest rooms equipped with a private bathroom, comfortable MY BED ® by Sofitel and luxury Parisian toiletries.
The interior of the rooms was created by the contemporary French designer Ana Moussinet. Restaurant Café de Paris boasts smart and relaxed atmosphere and serves international gourmet and local traditional cuisine. Le Bar by day offers remarkable tea, coffee, cakes and light meals for all who would stop by for coffee appointment or for a business lunch, and in the evening, it magically transforms into a social hub for fashionable elite enjoying cocktails and live music.
Hotel de Paris is absolutely the most exquisite and fantastic hotel in Odessa! We were treated with love and comfort just entering their premises and throughout our stay. Their staff is exceptional, the service is beyond any expectations. It is truly a 5-star hotel and each star was earned decently. The breakfast is outstanding, hotel’s design is modern and rooms are rather new, location is right in the heart of the city, surrounded with various kinds of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Only a 100 metres from the Potemkin Stairs that lead to the Black Sea, it was like stepping into a different world; a stylish comfortable room with Nespresso machine, a good big bathroom with plenty of toiletries and towels, efficient Wifi, laptop-size safe, everything you need was there.
The hot and cold buffet breakfast was abundant (with excellent breads). The room service vegetarian menu was so good, I opted for it (and looked forward to it) on my second night.
There’s something very special about the people of Odessa and the staff at MGallery exemplify that. They are warm, caring, charming and friendly. They embrace guests with their hospitality and do their best to ensure that your visit is care free, restful and enjoyable.
We opted for a lovely two room suite with a view of Ekaterininskaya Square, the Potemkin Stairs and Black Sea. Opening the French doors leading to the outdoor balcony provided a pleasant breeze while enjoying a short nap on the couch of the sitting room – that was such a pleasure. Savoring a coffee or drink while sitting on the balcony was also a treat. The room had all of the comforts and conveniences that you could want or need, including a separate tub and shower, a double sink and two water closets.
If you are looking for a modern hotel in Odessa, within walking distance to restaurants, the opera house and parks, I encourage you to visit Hotel de Paris Odessa.
Location of hotel is excellent, very central, 50m from Potemkin stairs. Taxi from airport costs fix rate of 650 UAH, back with the city taxi – 350 UAH.
Hotel is located in old style building, although everything renovated inside. Interior is posh and matches hotel ambition of 5* boutique hotel. Service is excellent. Restaurant prices on high scale, on international level. Breakfast is good. Rooms are large, comfortable and well equipped.
Positive: overall ambience, location, bed quality.
The most beautiful hotel in Odessa, a luxurious palace building, right in the center, spacious rooms in classic style, luxurious bath, comfortable bed.
Excellent breakfast with champagne and a large selection of gastronomy, cheeses, fruits and desserts.
Pleasant staff and proper hotel management, special thanks to Dmitry and Xenia, for their special attention and attitude.
How much does a room costs at Hotel de Paris Odessa MGallery ?
Prices start 235$/night for Classic King Room with King Bed. The Deluxe Double Room
is 255$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room features a minibar, Parisian toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities.
Where to book online – Hotel de Paris Odessa MGallery – Gay Friendly Hotels Odessa – you can find the best hotels deals in Odessa during International Festival of Clowns and Mimes which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Odessa on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Frapolli 21 Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Odessa
Frapolli 21 Hotel is set in Odessa, 1 km from Odessa Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Frapolli 21 Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Lobby bar is open 24/7. Prices are very cheap. Breakfast buffet has very large variety of local specialties and continental dishes. Wifi connection is very good.Overall, we had a wonderful stay.
Frapolli 21 is a perfect local 4 Star Hotel , Scandinavian style , very clean , with great service and special attention to each client.
Excellent restaurant downstairs is open 24/7, I recommend to try deserts and bruschettas , my personal favourite – Borscht soup was absolutely delicious.
Over the 4 night stay in Odessa I felt great and safe with ideal shower and all necessary amenities in the room. Location wise it was quite easy to move around city and getting Uber within 5 min waiting time.
Hotel is freshly renovated so everything is brand spanking new!!!! Bed and sheets are also the most comfortable. You won’t go wrong with this hotel. Deribasovskaya is only about 10 minute walk and it very close too so many restaurants and stores. Breakfast is wonderful. Staff is very professional and polite. This hotel should have more than 5 stars😁
But seriously I tried every expensive hotel in Odessa including Sofitel branch and was disappointed but Frapoli21 literally saved my trip I was so happy especially because the price is so low for level of service they are offering.
Excellent services , super friendly stuff that are willing to help any minute, good quality food and much more than “classic continental ” breakfast has to offer. Love the interior, which is a mix of Scandinavian minimalism and Parisian chic. Very clean room, had everything we wished for. The location was also perfect for us, since we didn’t know the city, it was our first time in Odessa. It’s very central and quiet at the same time.
How much does a room costs at Frapolli 21 Hotel ?
This suite has a balcony, seating area and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Frapolli 21 Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Odessa– you can find the best hotels deals in Odessa during International Festival of Clowns and Mimes which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Odessa on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. UNO Design Hotel 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Odessa
Stylish rooms with free WiFi and unique décor, UNO Design Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Deribasovskaya Street and 800 m from the sandy Black Sea Coast.
UNO Design Hotel offers spacious suites and rooms with a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchenette. Slippers and toiletries are provided.
There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance of UNO Design Hotel.
The property is centrally located in the city, just a 5-minute walk from sights such as Odessa Opera and Ballet House and the Potemkin Steps.
Stylish rooms with free internet and unique decor are offered at this hotel, just a 2-minute walk from Odessa’s Pedestrian Area and half a mile from the sandy Black Sea Coast. UNO Design Hotel offers spacious suites and apartments with a flat-screen TV. Slippers and toiletries are provided.The hotel is centrally located in the city, just a 5-minute walk from sights such as Odessa Opera and Ballet House and the Potemkin Steps.
Odessa Main Train Station is a 15-minute drive away and Odessa Airport is a 40-minute drive away. A shuttle service can be booked at the hotel.
This is a clean, but simply laid out hotel that, despite being in the city centre, was quiet and safe. The front staff were very helpful and polite. The hotel is about 20-25 minutes walk from the main railway station and 10 minutes walk to the heart of the city centre. Lots of restaurants, cafes and 24/7 within easy walking distance. I’d definitely stay here again.
The hotel is centrally located in Odessa. It is very close to the Opera Building, a 4 minute walk. Close to the market, membrane for entertainment, close to the beach, and all within walking distance.
clean rooms. The service is excellent. The staff at reception are very professional and kind, always ready to help with anything.
he Uno Design hotel is modern, clean, comfortable with fantastic staff, especially the 2 young ladies working the desk. They were full of information on where to eat, where to go, arranged for a taxi, helpful and pleasant.
We had room 410 which is a standard room, the room was large enough, very clean, nice shower with shampoo and bath gel. There was a bottle of water, and a mini bar which we didn’t use. There was a hair dryer, safe, robes and slippers. WiFi is free and fast.
We didn’t use it but there was a shuttle to the beach on the weekends.
We were able to walk to the theater ($4 tickets to the opera!), Potemkin stairs, Deribasovskaya Street. The train station was 20 minutes on foot. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. We found a good Georgian place and a couple of cafeteria style Ukrainian restaurants.
The hotel is established in a very central location of Odessa. It is just about 7-8 minutes of walk to reach to the most touristic attractions like city gardens or Deribasovskaya Street. It is built in a nice historical building. There was nothing special about the room, it as just a standard hotel room of this segment but I could not say anything negative at all as it was quiet clean. The staff is very friendly and they are willing to help you any time incase you need information about Odessa or the hotel. I had a comfortable stay and if you are looking for a clean, centrally located hotel with a good service, UNO Design might be a good choice.
Location- amazing building, a historical site, even a place where Babel – a famous writer used to live. Around it there are great restaurants, a very interesting market with street food, supermarket (who needs), Western Union (to change currencies).
The room we had was very good, quite spacious and very clean (important!).
Shower was good, plenty of towels, bathrobes, hairdryer, etc etc.
How much does a room costs at UNO Design Hotel ?
Offers an extra large double bed and a sofa bed. It includes a spacious seating area.
Certain rooms feature a balcony, a kitchenette, a sofa.
Where to book online – UNO Design Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Odessa– you can find the best hotels deals in Odessa during International Festival of Clowns and Mimes which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Odessa on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.