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Cologne is after Berlin the city in Germany with the largest gay community. Due to this large gay community you will find many gay bars, clubs and shops in Cologne. The gay pride of Cologne is one of Europe's biggest prides. The gay scene is roughly divided into two areas, around the Rudolfplatz and near the Heumarkt. Besides a fantastic gay scene, Cologne has a lot to offer in the field of culture, history and shopping as well.

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1. Lindner Hotel City Plaza

★★★★☆   Rated 8,1/10   From €92 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS
  • GAY LOCATION

The Lindner Hotel City Plaza is an excellent hotel in central Cologne, not far from subway station Friesenplatz. The hotel offers spacious rooms and extensive facilities such as an excellent restaurant, a wellness center and a gym. From the hotel it is easy to visit most of Cologne's attractions and the local gay scene. The Cologne Cathedral, for example, is only 1 kilometer away from the Lindner Hotel City Plaza. In the direct vicinity of the hotel you will find several gay clubs. The gay bars close to Rudolfplatz are just one subway stop away or about a 10 minutes' walk.

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2. HOPPER Hotel St. Antonius

☆☆☆☆☆   Rated 8,2/10   From €98 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS

The HOPPER Hotel St. Antonius is a stylish hotel set in a beautiful historic building in the north of Cologne's Old Town. The hotel is conveniently located in terms of public transportation, making it easy to explore the city. The Friesenplatz is about 3 km from the hotel and the Heumarkt is a twenty-minute walk, a nice walk along the river Rhine. The boutique hotel offers either single or double rooms, a gym, free wireless internet and has a garden with terrace. The great facilities combined with the friendly staff make the HOPPER Hotel St. Antonius an excellent choice for your stay in Cologne.

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3. Steigenberger Hotel Köln

★★★★☆   Rated 8,7/10   From €98 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS
  • GAY LOCATION

Spacious rooms, good facilities and a central location relative to the gay scene and several touristic attraction. This is why the Steigenberger Hotel Köln is one of our favorite hotels in Cologne. To the Schaafenstrasse is just a 5-minute walk, in this street you will find several gay bars such as IRON, Die Mumu and ExCorner. To the other gay area in Cologne, around the Heumarkt is a walk of twenty minutes. You can pick from different types of rooms in The Steigenberger Hotel Köln, some of the rooms have beautiful views over the city and the Dom, there is also a restaurant and a bistro bar.

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4. Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom

★★★★★   Rated 9,4/10   From €170 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS
  • GAY LOCATION

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is a luxurious hotel located next to Cologne Cathedral. The hotel has spacious rooms equipped with stylish classic furniture, a Michelin star awarded restaurant, a gym, a sauna (which can be used free of charge) and friendly and helpful staff. In addition to the Dom, there are several other attractions such as the Museum of Applied Art within walking distance of the hotel. To the gay bars and clubs at the Heumarkt is about a 10 minute walk and to the venues near the Friesenplatz will take 15 minutes. Gay bar Zum Pitter is the gay bar closest to the Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom.

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5. Hotel Lyskirchen

★★★★☆   Rated 8,4/10   From €79 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS
  • GAY LOCATION

Hotel Lyskirchen is perfect for discovering Cologne's many attractions, shops and gay scene due to its central location. The hotel has excellent facilities such as an indoor pool, a gym and a fine restaurant. The rooms are well taken care off and equipped with the facilities you would expect from a hotel of this caliber. Hotel Lyskirchen is close to the Rhine, the Christmas Market and the Chocolate Museum. Most gay bars, clubs and shops in Cologne's historic center are less than 10 minutes' walk away. The Rudolfplatz is easily accessible via Severinstrasse underground station.

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6. Cologne Marriott Hotel

☆☆☆☆☆   Rated 8,6/10   From €108 per night show on map
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  • GAY STANDARDS

If you are coming by train to Cologne, the Cologne Marriot Hotel is a very convenient choice. The hotel is situated close to Cologne Central Station. The River Rhine and Cologne's most famous building, the Dom, are just a few minutes' walk from the hotel. The rooms at the Cologne Marriott Hotel are well-designed and equipped with great facilities. The hotel also features a gym and a bistro. From the hotel it is a 15 minute walk, via the banks of the river Rhine to the Heumarkt. The gay bars and clubs near the Rudolfplatz are easily accessible by public transport from the central station.

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7. Art'otel cologne

☆☆☆☆☆   Rated 8,4/10   From €85 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS
  • GAY LOCATION

The Art'otel cologne is located in a modern building on the banks of the river Rhine. From the hotel it is easy to visit Cologne's sights and shopping areas. The gay scene near the Heumarkt is also within walking distance of Art'otel cologne. The hotel offers spacious rooms of which the corner rooms are the largest. The hotel offers a terrace in case the weather is good, a sauna, an international restaurant and free wireless internet all set in a modern decor. If you are travelling by car, the hotel offers private parking for 20 euros a day.

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8. Motel One Köln-Waidmarkt

☆☆☆☆☆   Rated 8,8/10   From €72 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY LOCATION

Motel One Cologne-Waidmarkt is a modern hotel in the city center of Cologne. The popular hotel is renowned for its good value for money, excellent location, friendly staff and clean rooms. The rooms are not that spacious but are in very good condition and fully equipped. From Motel One Cologne-Waidmarkt it is a walk of 10 minutes to the Heumarkt in 10 minutes and 15 minutes to the Cologne Cathedral. By public transport you can easily reach the gay scene around the Rudolfplatz, by foot it will take you twenty minutes, a nice walk through the city center of Cologne.

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9. Maritim Hotel Köln

☆☆☆☆☆   Rated 8,0/10   From €99 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS
  • GAY LOCATION

The Maritim Hotel Köln is located near the Heumarkt, close to the gay bars Barcelon, Amadeus & Gentle Bears. The gay bars and clubs on the Muhlenbach and Mathiasstrasse are also close to the hotel. In short, this hotel is perfect if you want to discover the gay scene of Cologne. Due to the central location is it also easy to visit most of Colognes' other attractions. The hotel features excellent rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a gym and a conservatory. Each morning serves the Maritim Hotel Köln a tasteful, but slightly pricy, breakfast.

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10. Lint Hotel Köln

★★★☆☆   Rated 8,4/10   From €85 per night show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY LOCATION

The Lint Hotel Köln is a small hotel in the city center of Cologne and is a decent hotel with great value for money. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and can tell you about the ins and outs of Cologne. From the Lint Hotel Köln it is a short walk to several gay bars, clubs & shops. Very close to the hotel is the gay bar Zum Pitter. By public transport it is also easy to visit the gay nightlife near the Rudolfplatz, By foot will take around twenty minutes, a pleasant walk through Cologne's city center.

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