Hotel Prado

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Ostend Belgium (2023 Updated)

Belgium has frequently been referred to as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world and no wander can find a few gay friendly hotels Ostend.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Belgium are seen as some of the most progressive in Europe and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was legalised in 1795, with an equal age of consent, except from 1965 until 1985. After granting same-sex couples domestic partnership benefits in 2000, Belgium became the second country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in 2003. Same-sex adoption was fully legalised in 2006 under the same terms and conditions as heterosexual adoption, and lesbian couples can access IVF as well.

Ostend is a city on the Belgian coast. It’s known for its long beach and promenade. Docked in the marina, the Mercator is a 3-masted 1930s ship that now acts as a floating museum. The Mu.ZEE displays Belgian art from the 1830s onward. The neo-Gothic–style Church of St. Peter and St. Paul has soaring spires and distinctive stained-glass windows. Near the harbor, Fort Napoleon is a 5-sided fortification built in 1811.

Top attractions to visit in Ostend

Ostend has it all. A free ferry trip to the city’s east bank is worth a visit. This part of Ostend not only offers dune landscapes and beautiful vistas. Discover remnants of WWII bunkers, a historic lighthouse and a Napoleonic military fort, complete with museum and gourmet restaurant


1. Hotel Prado 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Ostend

Hotel Prado
Hotel Prado

Situated less than 100 m from Kursaal Casino and the sandy beach in Oostende is Hotel Prado. Guests of the hotel benefit from free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

A TV and a private bathroom with a bath and shower combination are part of the standard facilities in each room at Hotel Prado.

Hotel Prado is 20 minutes’ drive from De Haan. The centre of Bruges is 30 minutes away by car and boasts sights including the Groeninge Museum. Sea Life Blankenberge is a 30-minute car journey away

Welcome to Hotel Prado, your Ostend “home away from home.” Hotel Prado aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Zeemeermin (0.2 mi) and De Niewe Oostende Pier (0.2 mi), guests of Hotel Prado can easily experience some of Ostend’s most well known attractions.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and a refrigerator, and Hotel Prado makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including baggage storage and newspaper. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is paid public parking available nearby.

Travelers looking to enjoy some oyster can head to Restaurant Lobster. Otherwise, you may want to check out a seafood restaurant such as Kombuis, La Mouliniere, or Apero Fish Palace.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Zeilschip Mercator (0.3 mi), Fort Napoleon (1.1 mi), or Albert I Promenade (0.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Hotel Prado puts the best of Ostend at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

We came for just a couple of days, this was the best value option, and the room was just what we needed. It was bigger than some other, much more expensive options! Everything seemed clean, and above all the staff were always really kind, accommodating and attentive to our needs.

Also it is located across the street from the center with lots of bars, restaurants and shopping and is a 3-4 minute walk to the beach.

The hotel itself was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. As typical in Belgium, the hotel room was on the small side but since we did not spend a lot of time in the room, this was not a problem. The shower was fantastic. The bed and pillows is to one’s taste. I found them to be quite comfortable while my husband did not as they were both quite soft.

If there is one complaint, it would be that I am not sure that breakfast is worth 13 Euro but compared to other hotels in the area, the price is average. I just felt that a bit more could have been offered as in other hotels such as toast or sausages but again, this is a complaint if I had to give one.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Hotel Prado was an excellent choice for our weekend stay. Centrally located, friendly and welcoming front desk staff, and a clean and spacious room all made for a great visit. Very comfortable bed and a clean, well equipped bathroom. Enjoyed having coffee and tea making facilities in the room. Plenty of restaurants and retail shops. A lovely hotel in a delightful city.

Hotel was excellent. Rooms were very spacious and of a high standard of cleanliness. Lovely comfy beds. Coffee and tea making facilities in the room. Bathrooms very roomy. Breakfast buffet was very good, plenty of everything. Staff were friendly and helpful. Ideally situated for the Christmas market and the shops. Will definitely come here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Ostend
Gay Friendly Hotels Ostend

How much does a room costs at Hotel Prado ?

Prices start 80$/night for Comfort Double Room. The Comfort Double Room with City View
is  92$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Extra spacious rooms with a 32 inch flat-screen TV and extensive views of the park and city.

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


2. Hotel Princess 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Oostende

Hotel Princess
Hotel Princess

Located only 90 m from the beach in Oostende, this hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and an extensive free buffet breakfast. Princess features a bar and 24-hour front desk.

A TV and private bathroom are part of the standard facilities offered in each room at Hotel Princess. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast featuring breads, croissants and warm dishes.

The historic town of Bruges, featuring De Halve Maan Brewery and the Groeninge Museum, is 30 minutes away by car. Princess Hotel is a 20-minute drive from De Haan.

f you’re looking for a charming hotel in Ostend, look no further than Hotel Princess.

While staying at Hotel Princess, visitors can check out Zandsculpturen Oostende (0.0 mi) and Church of Capuchins (0.1 mi), some of Ostend’s top attractions.

Hotel Princess features a 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Hotel Princess guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to paid public parking available nearby.

While visiting Ostend, you may want to try some tapas at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Apero Fish Palace, Histoires d’O, or Bistrot.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Fort Napoleon, Zeemeermin, and De Leeuwin.

The staff at Hotel Princess looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

The hotel is extremely clean and decorated in a modern style. The room is very spacious and clean, with a nice bathroom and a good bed. The staffs are the best always helpful and pleasant. I would definitely stay here again.

Nicely located just of the seafront we really enjoyed our stay here. Our room was modern, comfortable and had a bathroom with a lovely walk in shower. All the public areas are very clean, the breakfast is very good and we think this is the best hotel we have stayed at in Ostend. When we return to Ostend we will stay here.Recommended.

Breakfast was included in the price, it was generous, self service, fresh and delicious. All staff were very polite and helpful. There is parking opposite the hotel, which I booked when I booked our rooms which cost 15 Euros a day – in my opinion it’s well worth the money if you drive there. I will definitely go there again.

The room was spacious and very modern in layout and design. For the price it was a steal. There is a room for the kids to play in, with lots of toys and play items.

The bar was very nice with comfortable chairs and lots of power sockets so we could charge laptop and phone whilst enjoying a Belgium beer.

The Hotel Princess is without doubt a superb gay friendly hotel, the rooms are comfortable and well appointed, some with balconies. The Hotel is situated 50 Meters. from the beautiful Ostend beach which is adorned with superb bars and cafes. It is also situated 200 Mtrs from the centre of Ostend, where there are countless bars and restaurants catering for all tastes.

The staff at the hotel Princess are professional and friendly and strive to give all guests the best possible holiday experience. The breakfast is superb, with both hot and cold selections available, and is served in a superb large breakfast room. I can hardly wait to return in June.

How much does a room costs at Hotel Princess ?

Prices start 107$/night for Comfort Double Room. The Superior Double is  120$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features air conditioning and satellite TV.

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


3. Hotel Bero 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Ostend

Hotel Bero
Hotel Bero

Hotel Bero is only 150 m from the beach in the centre of Oostende and benefits from a modern bar. The hotel offers free WiFi throughout. An indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam bath are available in Ninfea Leisure Centre on site.

Each room at the environmentally-friendly Hotel Bero includes a flat-screen TV, free coffee and tea facilities, and an en-suite bathroom. The property also provides in indoor children’s playground.

Hotel Bero features the On The Rock’s Bar which serves beers and cocktails in a casual setting. It also offers over 70 different whiskey including cask-strength whiskies from the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society.

Oostende Railway Station is a 10-minute walk away. De Haan and Brugge are both less than 30 minutes away by car. The Sea Life Centre in Blankenberge is just over 30 minutes’ drive from Hotel Bero.

Hotel Bero in Ostend offers environmentally friendly 4-star rooms at the seaside and excellent assets for perfectly organized seminars at the Belgian coast. At the four star hotel Bero you will for sure enjoy your stay, indulge a complimentary breakfast buffet and the free use of the swimming pool and brand new “Ninfea” Wellness centre with the access to the sauna, biosauna, Hammam,and infrared heating chairs. WIFI is included in the price of the room, to stay up to date with friends and family.

When exploring the bar and the whisky lounge you will discover about 80 different malt whiskeys that you can enjoy in front of the open fire in the Lindores Lounge on those chilly days.

The hotel is is very smart and the staff could not be more welcoming and helpful. We had booked a car park space and valet parking made it very easy.
Situated a short walk away from some excellent restaurants and bars this really was a good choice.
The bedroom was spacious and the bed comfy. I also had with a safe, fridge plus ample room for clothes.

his hotel is perfect for a short trip (or even longer) to the Belgian coast. It is close to everything, at only one block from the beach.

We had an ecology room and it was great. Very comfortable, very clean…The breakfast was also good, the service too.

Stayed here enroute to Calais, street parking available outside, large reception and blunt but polite welcome by reception. Strange room with two bathrooms and no doors, old carpets and fixtures. But clean and tidy. We used the pool and sauna area, which was clean and nice pool is a bit dark! But it was ok.
Windows open and quite street until bin men arrived. V good breakfast in very smart breakfast room. Hotel offered bike route which we did around Ostend, strange but likeable place.

I would stay here again but be prepared for a strange experience.

The hotel is perfectly located, just a short walk to the beach or to the shopping parts of town.
We are very pleased with the service from the staff and the room was fresh and clean.

The bar in the hotel is very good with a wide selection of whisky’s. We will for sure stay at Hotel Bero the next time we visit Oostende.

Room was clean with good air conditioning. Bed wasn’t so comfortable for me. (Personal opinion)
Lovely breakfast room with a huge selection of food and staff very cheerful.

Parking was a bit of an issue so after getting information from hotel staff in advance we decided to park in Gent and take the train. Hotel was just a 10 minute walk from the station.

On the rocks bar has a huge selection of whisky which my hubby was delighted with and the lounge area is nicely decorated and welcoming.

Only thing I didn’t realise in advance is that there is no restaurant in the hotel, however plenty of places out and about you are spoiled for choice.

Gay Friendly Hotels Ostend
Gay Friendly Hotels Ostend

How much does a room costs at Hotel Bero ?

Prices start 246$/night for Executive Suite.

This spacious suite features a terrace.

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