Gay Friendly Hotels Varna

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Varna Bulgaria (2024 Updated)

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 Varna 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.

Varna is a port city and seaside resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea, next to the coastal resorts of Golden Sands, St. Konstantin and Albena. It’s famous for the “Gold of Varna,” 6,000-year-old Thracian jewelry discovered in a necropolis, which is displayed inside the Archaeological Museum, along with Greek, Roman and Ottoman antiquities. A bar-lined waterfront promenade fronts 19th-century Primorski Park.


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1. Hotel Golden Tulip Varna 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Varna

Hotel Golden Tulip Varna

The Golden Tulip Varna is situated in the centre of Varna with views over the Cathedral of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. It is situated 12 km from Golden Sands and a 15-minute walk from the beach.

90 spacious guest rooms, 3 meeting halls and a business centre with modern technical equipment and free internet access are at guests’ disposal.

Enjoy the delicious European cuisine of the Golden Tulip’s à la carte restaurant or have your drink at the cosy lobby bar.

4 star hotel, located in Varna city center. Hotel offers 85 rooms – standard, executive and 5 corner suites, 4 conference rooms with capacity from 12 to 120 seats, lobby bar, 2 restaurants.

 The room, lobby etc are very big and spotless. There are not a lot of luxury paintings on the walls or flat screen tv and so on but has all the necessary things and everything works very well. There is a wardrobe but, as we are staying one week, we could do with some drawers for more storage room. It could have a safe as well. The staff is very friendly and efficient – they attend to guests requests very quickly. Free wireless (unsecure) and small fitness unit.

The hotel also has jacuzzi, sauna and massage – all paid extra. Breakfast is reasonable with some fresh fruits, juice, cereals, bread, cake, the usual cooked stuff (not kept very warm) plus cold cuts of cheese and meats. As in any other meal we had in Varna, you will find also cucumber and peppers for breakfast! The location is good, very close to the Opera and pedestrian area.

Spacious and good rooms with very comfy bed. Bed is surely a personal preference, but if You like when it is not soft, then this is a place for You. Hotel looks like it is a bit further from the center, but in reality it is a nice walk through the main pedestrian street to reach all fun places, bars and main promenade.

Very nice hotel, new, clean, with big rooms and bathrooms, nice breakfast and very helpful staff. Could be crowded at breakfast when there are bigger groups of tourists and long waiting for the elevators, but the staff are organizing everything very well. Good location near the city center and the theater.

Nice clean hotel with friendly staff. Breakfast was good with a choice of hot and cold dishes. The room was clean and spacious.

Nice clean hotel with friendly staff. Breakfast was good with a choice of hot and cold dishes. The room was clean and spacious.

The bathroom has a decent size, and soap, shampoo and shower gel were provided. The hotel staff were helpful when our friends misplaced their hotel key. The breakfast spread was decent.

Great location the downtown is reachable by foot in few minutes.

Clean, spacious and quiet rooms. Sympathetic and helpful staff. Abundant international breakfast with a large selection. The only cons is the carpet in the room (for my point of view). A free hotel’s wifi connection is available on every floor.

Rooms are quite spacey. It has a tomb in the main hall which quite strange but gives an atmosphere. The tomb can been seen as well from the indoors restaurant that it has one floor down from reception. This is a good restaurant with decent to good food and is helpful a lot of you don’t want to out. Good choices of beers.

Gay Friendly Hotels Varna
Gay Friendly Hotels Varna

How much does a room costs at Hotel Golden Tulip Varna ?

Prices start 103$/night for Double Room. The Suite Room is 130$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

The rate includes the use of the fitness centre.

Where to book online – Hotel Golden Tulip Varna – Gay Friendly Hotels Varnayou can find the best hotels deals in Varna during  Varna Summer which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Varna on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Graffit Gallery Design Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Varna Bulgaria

Graffit Gallery Design Hotel
Graffit Gallery Design Hotel

This modern 5-star hotel is located in the centre of Varna, 400 m from the coast of the Black Sea, and right next to the bus stop to Golden Sands. Elegant furnishings are combined with modern designs in each room.

The Graffit Gallery Hotel boasts stylish, non-smoking rooms with air-conditioning, cable/satellite/interactive TV and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also include private balconies.

The modern bathrooms are spacious and come with bathrobes and a hairdryer.

Guests can benefit from the well-equipped relax zone which features an indoor pool with panoramic windows. A fitness room is set next to the pool which overlooks the city. A sauna and a massage room are also at guests’ disposal.

Modern. Stylish. Urban. These three words describe the nature and the temper of the Graffit Gallery Hotel. Located in the heart of Varna, it combines urban exterior, classic portfolio of business services and multi-layered interior concept, which fully cover the requirements of the modern travelers.

Closed in its tight graphite form, the hotel boasts its character, ambience and style through the conceptual patchwork of ideas of four Bulgarian architects and designers:- The Chester Floor – the conservatism of strict and elegant Chesterfield competes with the most modern interior design, complemented by the comfort of wood and steel accessories.- The Carracci Floor – eclectic chic, inspired by the creators of this movement – the three Carraccis.

Bright red and turquoise blue – in one with baroque furniture and surreal elements. And all under the gaze of the Renaissance artist.- The Other Floor – a visual reference to a favorite English check and the minimalist spirit of the classic black and white. Just different. And elegant.- The 4 Elements Floor – earth, air, water and… light. It steams and penetrates everywhere. Such as a sunbeam playing in a hot bath tub… As a green screen of thoughts… As shining sea stones under your bare feet… A place, embraced by nature.

From easy check in with pleasant staff, to parking our car in their underground parking lot (via an elevator). The lobby is modern and very attractive. Both rooms were spacious and ours on the 3rd floor was actually stunning. The decor on each floor is on a different theme, and ours was crazy but a total joy. Almost like being in a museum of realism. The gym and wellness center is well-equipped and with a great view of the city.

The room was spacious enough and with a very modern design. The bed also has a good size. The hotel and room were extremely clean and well equipped. The center is very close and you can leisurely walk.

The bed was much firmer than usual for a five-star hotel. The bathroom could have more shelves or rack for the customers convenience. Breakfast good but nothing special. Pool is tiny, but sauna is great.

The hotel has an amazing design, the staff is very friendly and nice. Breakfasts so various and good.
The restaurant and the coffee place is amazing also by its design and delicious drinks to try.

The hotel is very close to the sea like 10 min by walking. Definitely a good place to stay for a vacation.

I highly recommend choosing this hotel for your stay in Varna. It’s not just the design. The design is absolutely beautiful. There is smooth authentic wood furniture, the shower and the free standing bath tub convince undoubtedly. The shower gel smells amazing, and there is a pool and wellness area!

The lighting is incredible, creating a mood and beautiful atmosphere. Good night sleep guaranteed.
I chose the deluxe room category and I highly recommend going for that or higher if you can. I have stayed in a few luxury hotels around the world, and was delighted to see this top notch design in my home country!

Gay Friendly Hotels Varna
Gay Friendly Hotels Varna

How much does a room costs at Graffit Gallery Design Hotel  ?

Prices start 114$/night for Standard Double Room. The Exclusive Double Room is 221$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room has a spacious bedroom and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Where to book online – Graffit Gallery Design Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Varnayou can find the best hotels deals in Varna during  Varna Summer which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Varna on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3.  mOdus Hotel 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Varna

mOdus Hotel
mOdus Hotel

The unique mOdus Hotel in Varna is a stylish property with an accent on contemporary interior design. It provides free bikes to ride along the Black Sea coastline and the beach, 200 m away. There is free high-speed WiFi access and a public internet terminal.

The modern, air-conditioned rooms at mOdus Hotel feature high-quality Magniflex mattresses and a flat-screen TV panel, which includes an interactive TV and video on demand. The en-suite bathrooms come with free bathrobes, slippers, and deluxe toiletries. Most rooms overlook the nearby Sea Garden. The suites offer goose-down duvets and pillows, as well as a Nespresso coffee maker and an electric kettle.

Offering a 10% discount rate, the in-house bistro serves a combination of locally produced specialities and international classics in a casual atmosphere. Guests can also work out in the gym, or relax at the sauna.

An establishment with a green commitment, Modus Hotel applies energy efficient lighting and air conditioning. Only 100% recycled paper is used for office duties and hotel packaging.

The main pedestrian street with various bars, restaurants and shops is 50 m away. The Roman Baths are at a distance of 500 metres, and Varna Cathedral is 1 km away.

MOdus is a small hotel with unique modern design, ideally positioned for both business and leisure with easy access to the major commercial, shopping and entertainment areas of the city. It is 200 m away from Varna’s central beach, next to the entrance of the Sea Garden. MOdus hotel offers 29 stylish rooms and 8 great suites with luxurious interior, furnished with: LCD TV, interactive IPTV, VOD, Wi-Fi, voice mail, mini bar, safe and much more.

The suites are equipped with Nespresso coffee machines and goose-down duvets and pillows. The hotel is proudly dedicated to the Sustainable tourism and offers free bikes for an energizing ride in the nearby Sea Garden.

Excellent service, great location, huge & tasty breakfast. Stylish design but a bit noisy.
There is not enough parking places, that is why it is important to reserve one earlier.
The location is great for walking around in the city center or in the sea garden or to the beach and also is easy to reach it with a car.

Staff were incredibly courteous, friendly, professional and ALWAYS seemed happy to help. A big thank you to them for making me feel very welcome and seem approachable at all times.

The hotel appearance is beautiful from outside and inside and the location couldn’t be any better with Varna beach less than a 100m in front of the hotel.

The room and hotel was extremely clean and very well looked after. The bistro bar downstairs was lovely and everything very affordable.

They offer an airport transfer to and from the hotel and I paid only €15 to come to the hotel from Varna airport. I had a very nice conversation with their driver who was polite and friendly.

Excellent hotel. Loved the breakfast, location and staff. Especially borislava at the reception. She is extremely helpful and goes the extra mile. Breakfast had an option to order eggs to how you like them. Lots of fresh juices, cereals, pastries, eggs, sausages, beans, cheeses, hams and fresh produce.

Location is excellent and near the beach and amazing restaurants on the seafront. Rooms were nice and spacious and had good music channels. All in all had a very good stay.

Breakfast is included and it’s excellent: hot eggs, meats, cheese, rolls, cereal, and a variety of tasty breads. Hot coffee and cold juice rounds out the meal. The 28 rooms are adequate size–get the deluxe size if available. Very clean and 2X a day housekeeping service. On a busy street, so choose a higher floor. Very modern and exceptionally maintained. Comfortable beds & comforters; cold A/C throughout. Superb location across from the Seaside Park–easy to go for a walk, a run, or to the beach–just a few steps across the street.

Gay Friendly Hotels Varna
Gay Friendly Hotels Varna

How much does a room costs at mOdus Hotel  ?

Prices start 147$/night for Standard Double Room. The Middle Suite is 245$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

The suites are equipped with goose-down duvets and pillows, a flat-screen TV with alarm clock, an interactive TV system offering video on demand and information about Varna, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Further amenities include tea making facilities, a Nespresso coffee machine, a bathroom with bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and toiletries from L`Occitane.

Where to book online – mOdus Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Varnayou can find the best hotels deals in Varna during  Varna Summer which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Varna 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.