Hotel Accademia

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Verona Italy (2023 Updated)

Verona is a city in northern Italy’s Veneto region, with a medieval old town built between the meandering Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said be “Juliet’s House.” The Verona Arena is a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheater, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances. A number of gay friendly Hotels Verona are available to be booked online.

Verona Pride  is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of July in Verona, of of the main destination of Italy. There are more than 50 daily flights from various cities of Europe to Verona  if you want to attend the parade.

Like most countries in Europe the  city of Verona has many gay bars, clubs and gay hotels.


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1. Hotel Villa Del Quar 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Verona


Hotel Villa Del Quar
Hotel Villa Del Quar

An antique villa, the award-winning Villa del Quar offers superior accommodations surrounded by the renowned vineyards of Valpolicella Valley, just 7 km from Verona and 19 km from Lake Garda. It includes a large outdoor pool, a gourmet restaurant, a sauna and fitness centre.

Its elegant rooms and suites feature wood beam, authentic period furniture and refined bathrooms with marble interiors. All units come with free WiFi, a satellite TV and minibar. Some rooms also offer a private garden area, the ideal place to enjoy breakfast outdoors.

The on-site Restaurant Gourmand Arquade has 3 dining rooms, the indoor Trésor, Eurosia and Orangerie, covered in glass overlooking the gardens and pool. During summer meals are also served in the romantic, flowered garden. The restaurant serves local, Mediterranean and international gourmet dishes, and themed dinners are offered as well.

All units come with free Wi-Fi, a satellite TV and minibar. Some of the elegant bathrooms have marble interiors. The on-site Restaurant Gourmand Arquade has 3 dining rooms, the indoor Tresor and Eurosia, and the external Orangerie, featuring a terrace covered in glass overlooking the gardens. During summer meals are also served in the romantic, flowered garden.

Villa del Quar is a wine-making property and includes an antique wine cellar where guests can taste wines produced on site. A library, tea room, fitness centre and a helicopter landing area are also available. Offering elegance and a historic atmosphere, Villa del Quar ranks among the best hotels in Italy. This pet-friendly hotel has received a 3 Golden Keys classification by the prestigious Gambero Rosso guidebook for 9 years consecutively. Several cycling paths can be found in the area. The nearest airport is Verona Airport, 20 km away.

Tucked away amidst vineyards 20 minutes from Verona, it offered us a really tranquil stay.

The hotel has several beautiful small common rooms where guests can relax with a view of the peaceful grounds and large infinity pool. There are also many pretty areas to sit outside. We had a nice room, with a comfortable bed, and received a plate of welcome chocolates, with a note from the owner, always a nice touch.

he Breakfast buffet was ample and guests can also order hot egg dishes at no additional charge. In fact, we were encouraged to do so by our server who convincingly told us how delicious they were! We did not eat dinner there as the menu choices did not appeal to us. There are many great restaurants nearby and the city of Verona is only a short drive from the hotel.

The villa has a really large pool, perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing in Verona. The breakfast is normally served in the winter garden but if you ask they will prepare you a table outside which is much nicer!

The Villa is about 15-20 minutes drive from the centre of Verona but is in the quiet countryside. It’s relatively easy to find and the drive into Verona easy. We received an upgraded room on arrival. The room was decorated in a very traditional almost antic style but was in keeping with the villa. It had charm and originality. There’s a beautiful garden and a very decent size swimming pool. The restaurant was pleasant we ate in the evening here the food was good but the price in keeping with this.

Breakfast was buffet and of a decent quality. As an example on pricing in the daytime 2 cappuccinos cost €6 euros each but they did come with chocolates and macarons. The staff were very professional and friendly, they made a great negroni in the bar. In the room they left some complimentary chocolates on arrival. If you have a car don’t worry about driving into Verona from here if you leave by the back entrance and turn right you follow the road straight into a small town and the first traffic island you come to go right then immediately left at the traffic lights the road is then called lungadige attiraglio and runs alongside the the river adige and follow this straight to the public parking at Arsenale which is signed, it’s really simple and this leaves you be the old castle bridge and you can walk into the city in 5 minutes from here. It’s really simple to trace the driving route back to the Villa.

Gay Friendly Hotels Verona
Gay Friendly Hotels Verona

How much does a room costs at Hotel Villa Del Quar?


Prices start 264$/night for Superior Double. The Deluxe Double Room  is 430$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned room is elegantly decorated, including period furniture, exposed beams, and wooden floors. Free Wi-Fi is included.

Where to book online – Hotel Villa Del Quar   – Gay Friendly Hotels Verona – you can find the best hotels deals in Verona during Arena di Verona Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Verona on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Boutique Hotel Trieste – Adults Only 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Verona

Gay Friendly Hotels Verona
Gay Friendly Hotels Verona

Set 500 m from the Verona Arena, Hotel Trieste offers a shared lounge and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. Featuring a café, this design hotel also has free Wi-Fi and bike rental.

The rooms have colourful modern furnishings and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. All rooms come with a balcony.

A breakfast consisting of hot drinks, pastries and croissants is served daily in a dedicated area.

A very nice hotel, reasonably priced, with a lot of attention to detail, artwork and design. Centrally located in the very beautiful town of Verona, it’s a 5 to 10mn walk to the Arena, the starting point to visit the old city.

Really within walking distance of the arena of Verona, we found this hotel to be refreshing in the way it was decorated, the room was spacious, the beds were very good and the breakfast good.

Everything in walking distance, very comfortable, nice people that make you feel at home, wifi works really well, great rooms and an amazing breakfast 🙂 I was in one of the attic rooms with a great view of the city. Lovely retro meets modern style and you can feel that it is run by people who love what they do.

Wonderful views from the shower window – which by the way was the biggest shower we’ve ever enjoyed in any European hotel! Nice quiet location – no street noise at all. Walking distance to the Arena and all the fabulous shops and restaurants. Friendly and welcoming staff and even had the use of the Hotel push bikes which we thoroughly enjoyed.

The hotel is well located, about 15 mins walk from the station and 10 mins from the amphitheatre. A very convenient if not especially picturesque location. Although the hotel fronts onto a biggish road, the noise did not impinge on us at all, even though we had a room at the front. The decor is distinctive, in good way; colorful and slightly bizarre furniture in the public area, less so in the bedroom and dining room.

Our room was distinctly large and very comfortable. The furniture was stylish and the bed was very comfortable and large. We had a small balcony, too small to be of much use. The bathroom was not huge but perfectly adequate, with a decent walk in shower.

The breakfast buffet was good; excellent coffee was provided and the usual array of fruit, cheese, cold meats, breads, jams, juice … . Some cooked dishes were offered.

The hotel looks is the definition of shabby chic with the decor both exciting and interesting. I’d argue this hotel does more with art and interior design than many modern art museums. Our room was large and actually really interesting to look at. We had the superior room but I dare say all the rooms will be great.

The staff were first class. They all were friendly and really helpful. BA cancelled our flight and the staff were excellent at assisting us in our dilemma.

The breakfast was good but the usual Italian Breakfast.

Would recommend this hotel for its quirky design and European design. I’d argue it’s better than most of the Italian 4/5 star hotels I have stayed at.

Gay Friendly Hotels Verona
Gay Friendly Hotels Verona

How much does a room costs at Boutique Hotel Trieste?


Prices start 130$/night for Basic Double Room. The Superior Double Room  is 205$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Air-conditioned room with a flat-screen TV, colourful modern furnishings and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is included.

Some rooms have a balcony. Please specify bed preference when booking.

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


3. Hotel Marco Polo 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Verona


Hotel Marco Polo
Hotel Marco Polo

Marco Polo is set in a former convent in Verona historic centre, 250 m from the Arena. All rooms offer satellite TV and air conditioning, and private parking is available on site.

Hotel Marco Polo is set in a quiet street, 100 m from the gardens in Piazza Pradaval square.

Marco Polo Hotel has a new wellness centre with sauna and hot tub in the building next door. Entrance and treatments are available at an additional cost.

If you’re looking for a romantic hotel in Verona, look no further than Hotel Marco Polo.

While staying at Hotel Marco Polo, visitors can check out Piazza Brà (0.2 mi) and Funicolare di Castel San Pietro (1.0 mi), some of Verona’s top attractions.

Rooms at Hotel Marco Polo provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar.

In addition, while staying at Hotel Marco Polo guests have access to baggage storage. You can also enjoy a sauna and free breakfast. Need a place to park? Parking is available at Hotel Marco Polo.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Elk Bakery, Scapin Caffè Cucina e Bottega, and Duchi Cafè, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Best of all, Hotel Marco Polo makes it easy to experience many great Verona attractions like Federica Casanova, Anna Grazia Perlini Creazioni in Ceramica, and Galleria La Giarina, which are some popular art galleries.

1/ Location: in between the Verona Porta Nuova station and Piazza Bra – totally convenient and walkable to the trains – 16 min ( i specifically calculated) without rushing. 3 min walk to Piazza Bra and/or Castelvecchio bridge. Big Eurospar supermarket is just around the corner.

2/ Great spacious room with splendid fixtures like ceiling beams, small windows, lovely sitting area and very well appointed bathroom. Even scales are in present.

3/ The hotel has 2 buildings – reception and breakfast are in the main one, the annex is located on the same street just 20 meters away. I was booked in the annex, so the reception provided me with the instruction how to access the annex, how to open the front door etc. The key-card that is given to you is for all: building front door, your room door and electricity locket.

4/ Spa is also located in the annex building on the -1 level. I didn’t use it, so can not comment, but spa menu is available in your room together with other info booklets.

6/ the only thing that i would add to the room equipment is tea/ coffee making facilities. All the rest is just perfect

7/ a very nice touch is a jar of lemonade on the reception for the checking-in guests and if you are just passing by the reception you may have a glass too.

8/ breakfast ( in the main building) spread is a well stocked selection of cold and hot dishes, yogurts, cereal, fruits, cakes, juices etc. Soya milk is available. Coffee is served by hand of a nice waiter who is greets you in the breakfast room every morning. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10 am.

The hotel is located 5mins walk to the front door of the arena ( for opera ). Other reviews seem to overstate the distance / time to some of the tourist sites ( like the repugnant Romeo and Juliet balcony – it’s less than 10 mins walk from the hotel for e.g……) – it has to be one of the best located hotels in town.

Rooms are exactly as you need in Verona. Airy and somewhat spacious by euro standards. Everything is spotless and in excellent working order – including a/c ( which only works if your windows are closed. Which i thought was clever ). Our bathroom was great – superb walk in shower was a bonus in my view. Nice products etc too. Fresh towels / linens and stocked mini bar were a welcome change from london city 3 stars!! Bed was firm but comfortable. All in all we were really pleased with the room – I think the new anex is definitely 4.

We had a boutique room, it was clean, quiet and spacious. It was cleaned every day with fresh towels etc. The wifi is free of charge and worked without problems. Breakfast is standard, scrambled eggs, bacon, bread , yogurt etc.

Gay Friendly Hotel Verona
Gay Friendly Hotel Verona

How much does a room costs at Hotel Marco Polo Verona?


Prices start 110$/night for Economically Double Room. The Wellness Package Room is 180$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room offers free daily entrance for 2 people to the spa with hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath, Kneipp, showers and herbal teas. The room is provided with a private bathroom, satellite TV, and a minibar.

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


4. Hotel Accademia 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Verona


Hotel Accademia
Hotel Accademia

Set in Verona’s centre, just 350 m from the Verona Arena, Hotel Accademia offers air-conditioned rooms in a convenient location. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The property is set in an historic building, once acquired by the world-renowned tenor Giovanni Zenatello, whose guidance brought the Verona Arena in 1913 to the status of world’s greatest opera venue.

The Accademia’s rooms, once frequented also by the opera singer Maria Callas, are spacious and well-appointed. They all offer satellite LCD TV, tea and coffee facilities, as well as a minibar.

We were charmed by this lovely hotel. Slap-bang in the historic centre of Verona, the Accademia is just a few minutes’ walk away from the amphitheatre in one direction and the Piazza delle Erbe in the other. You can’t get a better location.

The Accademia is a superior example of a 4-star hotel. We stayed in one of the lower-end rooms, a French double, which I was afraid might be a bit on the small side, but I was wrong. It was actually quite spacious, with more than enough space for a small sofa, armchair and coffee table – a very comfortable space to sit and plan the day’s activities. Breakfast was excellent: the fresh fruit and pastries were of very good quality. For an additional 7 or 8 Euros, you could order things like omelettes, pancakes and waffles cooked to order.

This hotel reflects great old fashioned tradition of courtesy and excellent hospitality now rarely seen in other places . If any issues arises it is dealt with utmost speed and diligence . All staff are extremely amiable . The location is very central and serves many benefits like walking distance to most places to see and dine.

Hotel decor is superbly classy with lounges dotted everywhere for leisure. Breakfast is ample choice . Room sizes are generous with sitting areas . Look no further if you want a hotel with bygone values of courteous service in lavish decor in a central location.

Location is superb, in the historical center and amongst the main shopping street. However it’s quiet and very spacious at the same time. We walked everywhere to all the main tourist attractions and enjoyed strolling in the night, after dinners, around the hotel, which is near to several piazzas. The room is very spacious with lots of chairs inside. In the hotel itself, there are also lots of spaces to hang out, with a lot of delightful nooks and crannies with sofas.

The room was a very good size, we stayed in a superior double, clean with a very nice bathroom. The mini bar was free as we booked direct, stocked with juices, water and a small bottle of prosecco and red wine.

Hotel Accademia in Verona is elegant & beautiful. It is very convenient to designer shopping, beautiful piazzas and all the fabulous sights of Verona such as the Roman Amphitheater/Arena and the Castelvecchio.

Our superior-size room was big & immaculate with an extremely comfortable bed. It was very quiet, and even had with a few English speaking channels on the TV, which we appreciated. The bathroom was large with a spacious vanity and great shower with lots of water pressure.
The breakfast buffet was extremely lavish with a fabulous selection of food from which to choose.
The hotel also offers several lovely club rooms for relaxing with a complimentary drink in the afternoon and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Gay friendly Accommodation Verona
Gay friendly Accommodation Verona


How much does a room costs at Hotel Accademia Verona?

Prices start 110$/night for Double Room with French Bed. The Superior Double Room is 180$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

The superior is a larger room with elegant furnishings. Offers air conditioning and an LCD TV with satellite channels. It also features a minibar plus an en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries.

Where to book online – Hotel Accademia   – Gay Friendly Accommodation Verona – you can find the best hotels deals in Verona during Arena di Verona Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Verona on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Hotel Veronesi La Torre 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Verona


Hotel Veronesi La Torre
Hotel Veronesi La Torre

Once a monastery, Hotel Veronesi La Torre now offers a modern and free spa with heated swimming pool and individually designed rooms with a contemporary design. It is located next to Verona Villafranca Airport. Free Wi-Fi throughout.

Rooms at Hotel Veronesi La Torre are spacious and cosy with wood floors, marble bathrooms and antique furniture. Each room has tea and coffee-making facilities, a minibar and a TV.

Thanks to a reconstruction process of an old monastery, the 4stars Superior Hotel was able to combine the fascination of the antique with a modern, contemporary design. A mix of elegance and modernism for those who are not satisfied with the normal standards, searching for a innovative atmosphere.Located a few minutes from the airport Valerio Catullo di Verona and near to the historical center of the city, the hotel is the ideal place to stay, organize conferences,events and to relax.

This hotel is former monastery, perfectly refurbished into a modern hotel. Although close to the airport, you will find here a place if peace and relaxation. We were accommodated in a junior suite, nice, spacious, clean and extremely comfortable. Restaurant La Torre 22 offers some delicious local specialities, together with good local wines. Spa and wellness center is modern, breakfast selection is good, free parking is available in the spacious parking garage, surroundings is nicely taken care of. Our absolute choice in Verona.

The hotel is fully equipped with a spa, gym, swimming pool and bar. A restaurant adjoins the hotel.

The hotel runs a free airport shuttle service and also runs to the city centre at set times of the day so that travel by train and bus to other parts of Northern Italy are easily accessible.

This creates the perfect base for those wanting to travel to Verona and further afield for example Lake Garda, Bologna and Milan.

However what makes this hotel outstanding is its staff. They are the warmest, friendliest, helpful and the most attentive individuals I have ever met.

Set out of town, the hotel is very nice, elegant and with good facilities.
The vicinity to the airport forces you to keep windows closed and rely on air conditioning because of the noise of the planes taking off, not too often but a it’s a bit annoying.

The hotel is in an industrial park near the airport so getting into and out of the immediate area isn’t beautiful, but it is very quickly forgotten as soon as you get within the walls of the property with its large open air grass courtyards. The rooms can be very large and our junior suite was luxurious by European standards. You quickly realize you are in for a treat when you pass all of the guest rooms and the door to each room is like a bank vault covered from top to bottom in various slabs of granite or marble. The hotel makes an excellent base of operations for Verona, Venezia, Bergamo and Lake Girda all within an hour or so

In a hotel like this we expected a much richer breakfast, it’s a normal buffet continental breakfast but quite average in quality, a few sweets, a few hams and cheeses, yoghurt and juices, nothing fancy.
Gym is a bit above average considering it’s in a hotel but without many free weights, all machines basically, you don’t have a bench, you have to adapt with the multi-power rack.

The pool is nice but located inside, the only solarium part is a 10 square metre area with 2 places to lie and a jacuzzi, very nice and comfortable but you have to take turns with others to use it so hope there won’t be many couples who want to relax in the bubbles no matter what is needed they will sort the matter for you with a smile.

Gay friendly hotels verona italy
Gay friendly hotels verona italy


How much does a room costs at Hotel Veronesi La Torre Verona?


Prices start 146$/night for Classic Double Room. The Junior Suite Room is 195$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a free minibar, this unit boasts designer furnishings. The bathroom has either a bath or a shower. Some rooms have a garden-view balcony.

Where to book online – Hotel Veronesi La Torre   – LGBT  Friendly Hotels Verona – you can find the best hotels deals in Verona during Arena di Verona Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Verona on 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.