Lillan Hotel Café Butik

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Tampere Finland (2024 Updated)

Celebrate LGBT Pride at the Helsinki Pride Parade and stay in one of the gay friendly hotels Tampere, Finland.

Finland is often referred to as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world and public acceptance of LGBT people and same-sex relationships is high. The “Gay Happiness Index” (GHI), based on a poll by PlanetRomeo, lists Finland as the twelfth happiest country for LGBT people, on par with countries such as New Zealand and Spain.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Finland are among the most advanced in Europe. According to an annual ILGA report, Finnish LGBT legislation is among the most extensive and developed legislations in Europe. Compared to fellow Nordic countries, it ranks near the top, outranked only by neighbouring Norway.

Tampere is a city in southern Finland. It sits between Näsijärvi Lake and Pyhäjärvi Lake, with the Tammerkoski rapids in between. The Vapriikki Museum Center houses several museums, including the Natural History Museum and an exhibition about the 1918 civil war. Tampere Cathedral is known for its macabre frescoes. Kaleva Church, with its striking concrete architecture, is designed to look like a fish from above

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1. Lapland Hotels Tampere 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere

Located just a few minutes’ walk from Tampere Hall and the Moomin Museum, Lapland Hotels Tampere is situated beside Tampere Hall, a 5-minute walk from the main street Hämeenkatu. All rooms feature free WiFi, heated bathroom floors and luxury bedding.

Renovated in 2015, Lapland Hotels Tampere’s rooms feature décor inspired by nature and Lapland history. Facilities include a flat-screen TV and satellite channels. Some rooms even have private saunas.

The in-house restaurant Dabbal offers dishes inspired by the Nordic nature. Guests can enjoy Scandinavian foods such as reindeer, char, salmon and mushrooms. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine selection.

In downtown Tampere, this upscale, nature-themed hotel with contemporary accents is a 3-minute walk from Tampere Hall convention center and 3 km from Särkänniemi amusement park.

Elegant, subdued rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms and suites add saunas. Room service is available.

Cooked breakfast is free. Other amenities include a chic restaurant, a lobby bar, a terrace and a sauna.

Lapland Hotel Tampere offers a chance to enjoy Lapland experiences in the middle of the city. Near the hotel you can find e.g. Tampere-talo, which hosts many world-class artists and congresses. The rooms have been decorated with skill and style; the interior design of our rooms is inspired by nature and stories from Lapland.

his is very stylish hotel. I was bit skeptical beforehand how Lapland themed hotel can be found hundreds kilometres South from Lapland.

Hotel looks very nice, surprisingly authentic style if you ignore some reindeer horns which looked bit too plastic. Otherwise very stylish and you can see every details have been thought starting from “do not disturb”-signs.

Food is good too. Selection was pretty good also for vegetarian.

Location is great – just beside railway station. Also Moomin museum (if you are interested in) is just couple minutes walk away.

Minus: if there is a party at the basement, it’s possible to hear noise to upper floors. Also one little minus: the door to bathroom is a sliding door which you can’t close completely: 1-2 centimeter gap will remain.

If I will visit Tampere again, for sure I could stay again at this hotel even it’s located very far away from real Lapland.

Design of the hotel was very stylish and modern, and the atmosphere brought the theme (Lapland) out in a very cozy way, not going to too kitschy or ”touristy” look, often seen with Lapland theme.

Room was excellent, comfortable materials, super clean and with a nice bed. Television was excellent too, although we weren’t made aware of the existence of the Apple TV until we figured it out ourselves and called for the wifi-password from the reception (after that, we got our cell phone mirrored to the television just fine)!

Breakfast was excellent, the Lappish cheese with cloudberry jam, proper apple juice and the licorice mousse were especially good, apple pie could’ve been better with vanilla sauce.

Location is not among the best of the best in Tampere, but there’s only a few minutes walk to the center proper, and the park next to the hotel is nice as well. If you have an event at Tampere-talo, the location couldn’t be better.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere
Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere

How much does a room costs at Lapland Hotels Tampere ?

Prices start 169$/night for Comfort Queen Room. The Suite with Sauna is  442$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Features luxury bedding, a private sauna, a minibar and a 55-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Where to book online – Lapland Hotels Tampere – Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere you can find the best hotels deals in Tampere during The Festival of Light which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tampere on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Tampere

Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer

The 1920s-style Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer is situated 50 m from Koskipuisto Park. It offers free sauna access and free wired internet in all rooms. Tampere Station is 700 m away.

All guest rooms at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer features a flat-screen satellite TV. Some rooms include a tea and coffee maker.

Guests can relax with a book from the library or on the terrace. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

The Tampere Cathedral is within 4 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Särkänniemi Adventure Park is 1.5 km away.

In a revitalized riverside area a 5-minute walk from Tampere Cathedral, this upscale hotel in a storied 1920s building is 2 km from Tampere Hall’s convention center.

Inspired by the 1920s, the conservative rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minibars, and tea and coffee making equipment. Some have river views. A pair of suites add living areas, Nespresso machines and free breakfast, plus balconies or saunas. Room service is available.

There’s a polished Italian restaurant with a seasonal terrace, as well as a traditional bar with an airy sunroom. Additional amenities include a spa area with a sauna.

Enjoy neoclassical elegance in Grand Hotel Tammer! Beautifully situated between 2 lakes, our Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer, Tampere offers stunning accommodation by the Tammerkoski rapids. Built in 1929, this boutique hotel stands in the historic riverside area, within walking distance of several museums and Market Square. You’ll find public transportation options less than a kilometer from the hotel, and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.

A fascinating history meets modern amenities In addition to its desirable location, our Tammer hotel has a storied history which makes it a sought-after place to stay for filmmakers, diplomats and other famous guests – just ask our staff for more details! Our vibrant past combined with modern amenities like deluxe bedding and free high-speed Wi-Fi create an exceptional hotel experience. Enjoy Italian favorites at Trattoria before visiting the Lounge Bar or Winter Garden Vihtorin Veranta for some after-dinner drinks. Other amenities include a Finnish sauna, parking garage and convenient One Touch Service.

Tammer is a lovely old style and historical hotel in the city center of Tampere. Each room is different and unique which is nice. The breakfast and dining room is charming and also the breakfast itself was very good and tasty. I will come again when next time in Tampere.

he Grand Tampere is not particularly attractive on the outside – a somewhat plain and boxy multi-story brick building near the river that runs through Tampere. But inside it has a classic elegance that has been masterfully restored and updated. If you like places that have history and character and are also comfortable and good value, this is for you. We enjoyed our stay here and recommend it highly. My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in mid-August, ‘19, about three years after its renovation.

The hotel is well-located in the historic mill district, where a number of companies took advantage of the power generated by the swift-moving water channel that connects the two lakes on either side of Tampere. The old mills and warehouses have been converted into shops, restaurants, concert venues, and museums, making this an interesting place to visit for a few days. The Grand Tampere is within easy walking distance from the center of the action, just across the river. There are a few parking places available for 18 euro p/d right in front of the hotel, and public parking structures close by.

The renovation has returned the hotel to its 1929 former glory, but with modern conveniences like outlets near the bed, flat screen tv, etc. The lobby is beautifully furnished, as are the adjoining sitting areas (be sure to look at the old photos that line the hall off the lobby). The restaurant where breakfast is served is an elegant space with soaring ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The restoration here and throughout the hotel was meticulous, and deserves a close look at the details. The craftsmen who did the restoration were clearly top notch.

Our room (622) was very large and comfortable, attractively decorated in period style. Large windows gave us a view of a small lake and park. The room had a very comfortable king bed, desk, minibar, safe, large closet, and two night stands. The wifi in the room was strong and fast. The tiled bathroom was good-sized with a glass enclosed shower and pedestal sink that didn’t provide much room for toiletries. Everything was in an old-time style but sparkling new. The only issues were minor – a leaky shower door and the toilet often made a loud whistling sound as it refilled.

The breakfast buffet was excellent with a large selection of well-prepared items.

All in all we enjoyed our stay here very much highly recommend the Grand Tampere if you are spending time in this area.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere
Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere

How much does a room costs at Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer ?

Prices start 177$/night for Standard Double Room. The Superior Double Room is  246$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Features a tea/coffee maker, satellite TV and bathrobes. Some rooms include a balcony.

Where to book online – Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer – Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere you can find the best hotels deals in Tampere during The Festival of Light which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tampere on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Lillan Hotel Café Butik 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere Finland

Lillan Hotel Café Butik
Lillan Hotel Café Butik

Set in Tampere, 1.3 km from Tampere University, Lillan Hotel Café Butik offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The property is around 3.6 km from Plevna Movie Theater Complex, 4 km from Nasinneula Observation tower and 4.2 km from Särkänniemi Adventure Park. This pet-friendly hotel also has free WiFi.

All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Guests at Lillan Hotel Café Butik can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

This warm, country-chic inn is 3 km from the Tammerkoski rapids and 4 km from Pyynikki Observation Tower. There’s a bus stop 1 minute away by foot.

Charming, bright rooms offer free Wi-Fi, minibars, and tea and coffee making equipment. Some have city views and/or standalone tubs.

Amenities include a cafe serving soups, salads, and pastries, plus a boutique selling Scandinavian crafts, and a garden.

We have been multiple times in Tampere, but this time we wanted to choose a smaller boutique hotel. Lillian was perfect, even though more expensive than the chain hotels in Tampere. The room was cosy and quiet. For breakfast you could choose what you wanted from the menu.

Not any options for vegans, but i guess you could have asked them. For vegetarian the breakfast was perfect. The breakfast room was also cosy and peaceful. Highly recommend.

This is a relatively new hotel, but in an old building. The premises are beautifully restored and very stylishly decorated. All this together with the friendly service by the owner made this small hotel to be unique and a very nice experience.

The breakfast was – like everything else – of high quality and simply splendid.

The hotel is located in a renovated old wooden house which gives a very nice atmosphere. It deserves the label design hotel as a lot of effort has been made to find a style of its own. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was great, too.

The hotel is located right next to the impressive Viinikka church and Tampere center is within easy walking distance. If needed there is also a bus stop at the hotel as well as some free parking. A selection of design articles and clothes as well as house blend tea or coffee can be purchased at the reception.

The area is so pittoresque. Old, Wooden Houses with History. Still Close to the center. At the moment 5 rooms -in the future 6 more. Peaceful. Super friendly. Little Café & Boutique. So beautiful. I could stay here for days and just enjoy the beauty inside and around.

The breakfast beyond words with green smoothie and raw porridge. Quality linen, soaps, towels, homemade welcoming chocolate… etc. Absolutely ultimate.

A small and charming hotel in a lovely neighborhood. A very peaceful and lyric place just opposite the Viinikka church. Very welcoming and friendly host couple, one of the most lovely staff ever met operating a hotel. Nicely and elegantly decorated rooms (as well as the breakfast room / Café).

Breakfast was high quality and wide-ranging. Will definitely visit again. Highly recommendable for everyone looking for something else than bulk-hotels. When weather allows, enjoy your breakfast at the garden.

Area is surrounded with lovely old houses made of wood and streets were quiet when I was staying. There are beautiful walking routes near Lake Iilisjärvi. Retina shopping center and centrum are in walking distance from hotel and the bus stop is just other side of street. Ownercouple Paula and Harri are filling their long-lasting dream of their own Café-hotel-boutique and they are doing it so perfectly.

The whole place is so beautiful, clean, so very well decorated (it seems they carefully planned each detail of their decoration, from the café to the rooms, a great combination of rustic and modern).
Food is delicious! And the room is so comfortable that I wish I could have had more time to stay there, I will definitely come back!

Harri and Paula are amazing hosts and also their work team! They all made the whole atmosphere of the place even more peaceful and relaxing.

How much does a room costs at Lillan Hotel Café Butik ?

Prices start 242$/night for Standard Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room with Bath is  267$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a tea/coffee maker, seating area and bathrobe.

Where to book online – Lillan Hotel Café Butik – Gay Friendly Hotels Tampere you can find the best hotels deals in Tampere during The Festival of Light which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tampere 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.