Homosexuality was a taboo subject during the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu; many went to prisons and many died in the notorious Romanian jails during those type. Now the climate has changed in Romania; being gay does not send it to jail and even if it’s a orthodox country and gay and lesbian marriages are not allowed and won’t be allowed anytime soon, visiting Bucharest along with your couple won’t raise any problem.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Romania may face legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Attitudes in Romania are generally conservative, with regard to the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens. Nevertheless, the country has made significant changes in LGBT rights legislation since 2000. In the past two decades, it fully decriminalised homosexuality, introduced and enforced wide-ranging anti-discrimination laws.
Top attractions to visit in Bucharest
- Herastrau Park
- Muzeul Naţional al Satului “Dimitrie Gusti”
- Ceausescu Mansion
- Stavropoleos Monastery
- Palace of Parliament
Best Day Trips in Bucharest
- From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles and Old Town Brasov Small Group Tour
- Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula’s Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
- Dracula’s Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest
- Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest
- Day Trip to Ruse (Northern Bulgaria) from Bucharest
1. Rembrandt Hotel Bucharest 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bucharest
The location of the Rembrandt couldn’t be better – 1 min walk into the pedestrian area from the taxi drop-off point, right into the heart of the many bars and restaurants – The Lipscani or Old Town where are located mostly of the clubs of Bucharest.
There are few different rooms type where you can choose from.
The room with the balcony worths every penny – it has an attic room but big enough, with an amazing view over the lively old town and the beautiful bronze roofs of Bucharest.
The business rooms are large, the bed comfortable (firm but not hard) with pillows of different heights. 2 comfy chairs, tiny fridge. nice tub, free wi-fi.
The regular rooms are also nice but not as large. However, all of the business rooms are on the street side and it can be very noisy. The smaller rooms are a better choice if you want quiet. Usually the noise from the street and from the clubs close to the hotels is only during the weekend.
All the rooms have squeaky floors – it is an old building.
The rich complimentary buffet breakfast is served in the inviting Café Klein on the mezzanine floor, providing for an optimal start of the day.
How much does a room costs at Rembrandt Hotel Bucharest?
2. The Mansion Boutique Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bucharest
Our second choice for a Gay Friendly Hotels Bucharest is The Mansion Hotel, a boutique hotel located as well downtown Bucharest close to many famous gay clubs in Bucharest as Queen Club.
The National Museum of Romanian History is just 300 m from The Mansion Boutique Hotel, while Unirea Shopping Center is 700 m away. Cişmigiu Gardens, the largest park in the city’s central area, is just a 10-minute drive from here. Henri Coandă Airport is 18.7 km from the property.
The standard amenities include free WiFi, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The rooms feature private bathrooms and Free toiletries, a bathrobe and slippers are offered.
Each room has a different theme and they are nicely appointed with a coffee station, big bathroom, and comfy beds. The breakfast is plentiful and offered a great selection.You’re given a card to select your breakfast in advance to save waiting for things to be cooked in the morning which is pretty dam good idea!
One small downside is that they don’t have an elevator, but they can carry your bags to our room.
Room facilities includes: Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Desk, Heating, Carpeted, Wardrobe/Closet, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers, Bath or Shower, Telephone, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Minibar, Electric kettle, Wake-up service, Towels.
How much does a room costs at The Mansion Boutique Hotel Bucharest?
3. Hotel Trianon Bucharest 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Bucharest
Trianon Hotel Bucharest is perfectly located in a quite area of Bucharest, just minutes away from the Cismigiu Park and 5 minutes walking distance from the downtown area – clubs & shopping area.
The central location of the hotel in Bucharest facilitates tours and visits to the surrounding unspoiled countryside of Romania, always being able to return to the warm welcome of committed staff members!
The Trianon Hotel has modern rooms that feature LCD TV’s and free WiFi and comfortable beds. There’s sun terrace, fitness room and a choice of restaurants and bars nearby.
A good selection for breakfast which is served until 11 am.
Very nice rooms fully equipped.
Bad coffee machine in the breakfast.
How much does a room costs at Trianon Hotel Bucharest?
4. Ramada Parc Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotel Bucharest
Even if it’s not downtown located the hotel is an excellent stay during the expo’s in Bucharest as well being 15min drive to the Otopeni Airport.
Each of the cozy rooms comes with a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV with international channels and a modern private bathroom with all amenities. Complimentary coffee and tea are provided and room service is available.
Guests can enjoy breakfast served every morning in the Jasmine Restaurant, while Romanian and international dishes can be served in the La Parc Restaurant. The Red Pepper Restaurant also provides a varied international menu.
The rooms are comfortable, spacious and with all the amenities. The facilities are very good, from the pools to the restaurants you can appreciate the details they have put into making it such a great choice.
Restaurant ” Red Pepper” is also very nice, offering a variety of food ( Italian penne, as well as various central european meat dishes). The breakfast buffet is more than adequate with freshly prepared egg dishes like omelette etc.
There is also a very popular indoor pool ( 25 m lengths) which is open from 6 a.m. until late in the evening (11pm).
– good staff
– very good food and tasty.
– a sublime SPA center.
– large and free parking facility.
– quiet rooms
– good and fast WiFi.
How much does a room costs at Ramada Hotel Bucharest?
5. Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Bucharest
The Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest is situated in the city centre, next to the business and shopping district, with many tourist and historical attractions nearby.
The Radisson Blu houses Romania’s biggest casino – the Platinum Casino as well as several exclusive shops and the World Class Health Academy.
The ‘Business Class’ room has a reasonable size, separate bath and shower – and overall well maintained. Nespresso machine, as well an iron & ironing board. Their ‘Radisson OneTouch’ mobile app is also great for making requests without needing to pick up the phone.
A large buffet selection of continental and cooked items, including omelette station. Staff are friendly and attentive.
Bars & Restaurants:
The hotel has a number of dining options including indoor and outdoor. Disappointingly limited on their vegetarian options on most of the menus, however they do have an Italian restaurant which has a wider selection.
Located on the 8th floor, the lounge has a great view – particularly of Bucharest’s impressive Parliament building. Soft drinks available during the day, a pretty good selection of canapés from 6-8, and wine, beer and spirits from 6-10 in the evening.
How much does a room costs at Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest?