Homosexuality is legal in Bulgaria, but gay culture remains discreet and homophobia widespread but in the main tourist areas you can find great gay friendly accommodation same as in gay friendly hotels Sunny Beach the main beach destination in Bulgaria.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Bulgaria may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Bulgaria, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.
Burgas is a city on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. At its heart, the Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius is known for striking stained-glass windows over its main entrance. Nearby, the Ethnographic Museum explores Bulgarian folk culture, with colorful costumes and everyday items. Along Burgas Bay is the Sea Garden, with broad promenades, performances at its Summer Theatre and a viewing platform at the end of its pier.
Top attractions to visit in Burgas Province
Best Day Tours in Sunny Beach:
- 4-hour Boat Trip with Fishing, Lunch and Unlimited Drinks in Nessebar
- Superb Jeep Safari in Sunny beach
- Obzor Jeep Safari Experience
See more tours in Sunny Beach on GetYourGuide Bulgaria
1. Best Western PLUS Premium Inn 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sunny Beach Bulgaria
Offering a seasonal water park, casino and open gym area, Best Western PLUS Premium Inn is situated 100 m away from the centre of Sunny Beach. There is a restaurant with international cuisine, offering buffet breakfast and dinner and a-la carte menu for lunch.
The stylish rooms include central air conditioning and a flat-screen cable TV, a safety deposit box and an electric kettle. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Guest can also enjoy creative cocktails at The City’s bar, tasty snacks at The Pot’s buffet or have fun at the water park.
Best Western PLUS Premium Inn, a home in the hard of Sunny Beach Resort, Bulgaria where the amenities and luxuries of a five-star hotel are combined with a sense of style and elegance. The Hotel with its 145 rooms an suites spread over 7 thousand square meters offers its services at Sunny Beach Resort – the pearl of Black Sea cost, as a High Class hotel with privileged opportunities to those who desire to experience a unique holiday with all the colors and chances.
The Hotel has an architecture well-matched with the nature, a Casino, Water park, Kids indoor playground area a distinguished decoration, one more chic than the other and an elegant and also warm atmosphere. Everything at the Hotel has been designed in all details for the comfort of the guests. There comfort, entertainment and flavor are offered along with each other and it hosts both the guests who want to have holidays with their beloved ones and also the professional business.
Rooms are very modern and super clean. The only problem I had – Wi-Fi didn’t work in all areas of the room and balcony. But the best is the personel – nothing like Bulgarian hospitality! World class! Front desk staff super friendly and professional!
The hotel is fantastic! The room was very well equipped, and breakfast was just delicious. I would definitely stay in this hotel again and recommend to all my friends. The hotel is very conveniently located in walking distance to all attractions and restaurants.
Fabulous hotel in great location. Short walk to both Flower Street and the Bus Station.Standard of hotel was IMMACULATE and always being attended to. Peaceful pool area to relax in which would suit couples. We upgraded to a Deluxe King Size room which was huge, however lack of wardrobe/storage was a slight disadvantage.
Bed very very comfortable and room was carpeted which was a nice touch. Would certainly choose this hotel again. Bed & Breakfast is the best way to do hotels in Bulgaria as food and drink very good value everywhere.
The hotel and pool area are spotlessly clean, great work by all the staff to keep it so. Pool area is nice, although pool itself was very cold! It was quiet so no mad panic to save sunbeds! Room was good, has everything you need like kettle, fridge, tv and safe. Fresh towels everyday. Location is ideal, less than 10 min walk to main area, bus stop 2 mins walk and lots of little shops surround the hotel. Breakfast is my only reason for a mark down, it just wasn’t to our taste.
There was a good selection but it was all very bland. I would also like for the food to be covered. We found ourselves some mornings going to a little bakery to get pastries. All in all i would return but go without breakfast.
One thing to note about this hotel, it is spotless and i mean very clean. The room we where in was big and spacious and very clean, the housekeeping team is second to none. The pool area is quite big and clean as well. The food for breakfast was plentiful and good and hot, although the coffee machine was strange, you got small amounts of very strong coffee regardless of what you tapped !!!!
The hotel is situated far enough away from the madness and has a good variety of shops nearby. The highlight is a corner plot with a bakery and pizza by the slice shop, the owner is hilarious he is so grumpy it is worth the visit just to see him performing and the food is excellent and cheap as chips.
How much does a room costs at Best Western PLUS Premium Inn ?
Prices start 153$/night for Double Room with Pool View and No Balcony. The Deluxe King Room with Sofa Bed is 182$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This 30 m² Deluxe King Room has a modern design and natural light. It features a king size bed, a fully equipped minibar, toiletries by Geneva Guild , a rain shower, LED TV with more than 50 international channels, high speed WiFi, free safety deposit box, central air conditioning, an electrical kettle set and a balcony.
Where to book online – Best Western PLUS Premium Inn – Gay Friendly Hotels Sunny Beach – you can find the best hotels deals in Sunny Beach during Sunny Beach Party which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sunny Beach on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Primoretz Grand Hotel & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Burgas
Primoretz Grand Hotel is located 20 m from the beach in Burgas. It retained its original interior and features a 25 m pool with hot tub and extensive spa treatments.
The classic rooms of the Primoretz Grand Hotel & SPA all extend out on a balcony and include a seating area. They offer cable TV channels and comfortable bathrobes and slippers. Sea views are provided on request and at a surcharge.
Rooms include free use of the indoor and the outdoor pools, classic sauna, aroma sauna, steam bath,salt bath, hot tub and the relax zone.
Fresh local specialities and an assortment of continental cuisine is served at the restaurant of the hotel.
Guests can enjoy Primoretz’s 6th Sense Spa which spreads over 3000 m² and offers tropical rain showers, Niagara bathtubs, mud and seaweed baths. Other facilities include a Turkish bath and a tennis court.
Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz combines discreet luxury, high level of service, unique location, nature, sea, beach, SPA and Wellness. The hotel is located in the Sea Garden of Burgas, in close proximity to the beach, in the bay between Pomorie and Chernomorets and is a Hotel Complex, with Balneo/SPA/Wellness and Beauty Centers, combined with a Seaside Park.
Personal attention, kindness and discreteness are only part of the details with which our well-trained staff creates a unique atmosphere in our restaurants, bars and recreational areas. Different in service and style, the “Grand” of Burgas provides a truly authentic and luxurious experience, transporting you in your dream-like home. Discreet luxury, soft nuances and exceptional design are characteristic for the spacious rooms and apartments in the hotel section.
In order to satisfy every taste and desire, the rooms and apartments overlook either the old and authentic part of Burgas or the sea and seaside park. The interior design and atmosphere bring in sense of harmony, home comfort and complete relaxation. The hotel has 105 rooms and apartments, of which 75 Standard Rooms, 18 Deluxe Rooms, 4 Junior Suites, 4 Executive Suites, 1 Premier Suite and 1 Presidential Suite, conforming to all requirements for safety, discreteness and 5 star standard.
The hotel is one of the best in Burgas. It has a unique location-in the Sea Garden, on the first line of the beach, i.e. only the garden separates it from it. It has a swimming pool, which is extremely pleasant. The beach area of the hotel is large, with very fine sand, with tents for the hotel guests.
The hotel is luxurious, with huge comfortable rooms. There is no analogue of this comfort in the city and maybe the whole South Black Sea. It is possible that there is a similar one at Sunny Beach but I do not visit this resort and I cannot compare, at least at this point. I see that hotel “Bulgaria” in Burgas is under reconstruction and it is possible to become a serious competitor;
There are nice prints all over the walls. They are not copyrighted but are beautiful and create a very pleasant artistic atmosphere;
.But besides these prints, there are paintings of one of the distinguished and good contemporary Bulgarian painters Pavel Mitkov. I have seen his paintings also in Hotel Yastrebets in Borovets. He has his own gallery in here. Joy for the eyes are his works and a wonderful stylish touch to the hotels’ interior design;
Many artificial flowers and bouquets as decorations. Being artificial doesn’t affect badly the interior, because the spaces are huge and you have no business getting close to them to notice they’re not real.
In general, employees endeavour to be polite with guests but it is obvious that they lack general communication skills and hospitality training. For example, at reception some members of the team are not smiling at all, others feel bothered with the new software and are more busy with it, instead of with the guests.
The hotel is great, we paid for one of the bigger rooms with a view of the sea . Can’t fault it. Bed was huge and incredibly comfortable. Bathroom was big (could have got 5 in the shower if you were that way inclined) , Air con was efficient, cooling the room very quickly and reasonably quietly ( no rattling ) . Location was perfect, close to beach, sea gardens and town. The pool is fantastic and appeared to have enough loungers for everyone that needed them.
Only negative is the staff and the lack of basic customer service . I appreciate they work very long hours but none of the regular ones ever cracked a smile, or said hello. When we were leaving, from reception we didn’t get a ‘ did you have a nice time’ or even a ‘ goodbye ‘ just ‘ did you take anything from the mini bar.
How much does a room costs at Primoretz Grand Hotel & Spa ?
Prices start 174$/night for Standard Double Room with City View. The Suite with City View
is 206$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Extensive suite with garden views. Decorated with mahogany furnishings, it features a separate living area.
Where to book online – Primoretz Grand Hotel & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Burgas – you can find the best hotels deals in Sunny Beach during Sunny Beach Party which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sunny Beach on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. RIU Palace Sunny Beach – adults only, 18+ – Gay Friendly Hotels Sunny Beach
RIU Palace Sunny Beach is set in Sunny Beach, 3.4 km from Action AquaPark. Among the various facilities of this property are a private beach area and a fitness centre. The hotel features a 24-hour all inclusive service, an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk.
All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Featuring a private bathroom with free toiletries, rooms at RIU Palace Sunny Beach also offer free WiFi, while certain rooms are fitted with a sea view. The units at the accommodation include air conditioning and a desk.
A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. The restaurant at RIU Palace Sunny Beach specialises in European and Mediterranean cuisine.
The newly built All Inclusive 24h & Adults Only Hotel Riu Palace Sunny Beach opens its doors on 15 June,summer 2019 and is situated in Sunny Beach, in the east of Bulgaria on the Black Sea. It is a famous holiday area with many hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence & sophistication, creating a unique experience.
The location is ideal due to its proximity to the Burgas airport (BOJ) aprox. 30km. The hotel has 335 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi & modern amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pool with swim-up bar, 1 indoor pool and a whirlpool. Daytime and evening entertainment & 2 tennis courts. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Fusion, Mediterranean and Steakhouse restaurants and 5 bars that offer premium branded drinks.
All rooms have seaside view, although I believe higher rooms have the best view (we were on the 10th floor)
The rooms, and not only, are very clean; cleaning staff change all used towels they can find on a daily basis, the pool is thoroughly cleaned every morning, etc
Staff is very friendly and eager to help.
Minibar included and refilled every 2 days (I think ours was even refilled daily a couple of times)
Very nice room, with everything you need.
It is very nice and classy room(hotel opened in 2019)
Staff is very friendly and the cleaning is very good.
Pool and beach are clean and you can enjoy your time.
Food is ok, but for a 5 stars hotel it should have more “sophisticated” meals, but it is clean and good tasting food.
Bars and bartenders are super ok:-)
The hotel is great! design, location, cleanliness, pools, beach, cuisine, staff, everything is beyond praise. It seems to me that this is the only hotel of this level in Sunny Beach.
Advice to guests – if you want to sunbathe on the beach, then you need to wake up early to take a sun lounger. There is always a place by the pool.
Request to the hotel managers – the animator arranged funny competitions in the recreation area and massage area. This made it difficult for guests who wanted to relax. I would also like to see the evening program in a more modern and sophisticated version. it would be more in keeping with the style of the hotel.
It is huge, and we “only” had a double superior (42 sqm), I can only imagine a junior suite with 64 sqm. Big balcony, too, but note that probably a simple double room would sport a much smaller balcony. All rooms have sea view, but higher floor ones (6+) the view is more unrestricted. We were at 7th floor, the view of the sea was amazing. A tip would be to obtain a room on the right-hand side of the hotel since the sunset is better experienced there.
Sufficient outlets, including USB sockets (no fast charge though), comfy bed, pillows and linens. For me, the wallpaper created a warm and cozy feeling both in the room and in the bathroom. The WiFi was ok, but unfortunately didn’t have balcony coverage.
Be aware that, with regards to toiletries, you will only receive a small bottle of soap/disinfectant of some sort, some shower caps and a 3-in-1 shower gel/shampoo dispenser in the shower. The bathroom is really big, there is no bathroom door, just shower and WC doors, but we found it even better than a standard single door bathroom.
The only fault I could find for the bathroom is that it didn’t have a double sink, for those mornings when you and your significant other have to perform your morning routines at the same time. Excellent shower water pressure and, I may add, really cold water for showers (like they refrigerated it or something). For someone like me, who only takes cold showers, this is rarely a feat of any hotel in the summer, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our room had a large balcony, but I wasn’t very fond of the fact that you could still hear and see your neighbors. As already stated, beautiful view from a higher floor, balcony furniture was fine, with adjustable chairs, but would have preferred a wind-proof ashtray; had to source one from the bar downstairs. The door had a difficult locking mechanism which worked only after several tries. Would have loved to also have a light in the balcony.
Towels are available for free, no cards, no nothing, just go and pick them up from a rack. Beach is much more crowded though, you’d have to wake up really early to save a spot.
How much does a room costs at RIU Palace Sunny Beach ?
Prices start 215$/night for Superior Double Room – Ground Floor. The Suite (2 Adults) is 323$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite features a balcony, flat-screen TV and sofa.
Where to book online – RIU Palace Sunny Beach – Gay Friendly Hotels Sunny Beach Bulgaria – you can find the best hotels deals in Sunny Beach during Sunny Beach Party which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sunny Beach on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.