Ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 4, 2014
Only the poolside Roms are quiet and commandable, the sleepingrooms are really spartan, and the Hotel ist not only a gay Hotel, many heteroguests are there.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from UK

Fantastic Hotel for the money

Posted Jul 3, 2014
Pros: The freebies, free pool towels, free gym etc The garden and daybeds are lovely poolside atmosphere is great
Cons: Perhaps cheaper bar prices but to be honest most hotels charge highly at their bars. Maybe they could improve the internet speed with a signal boost?
Location: Yumbo 5 minutes away, beach very close, lots of shops, markets, bars and restaurants nearby and also Aqualand. Can be buzzing or quiet, you decide
A very pleasant Hotel in an ideal location. Only 5 minutes walk from the Yumbo and 15 minutes walk from the beach. The Hotel is very quiet, relaxed and peaceful and the grounds and poolside are very pleasant. The staff went out of their way to make our visit fantastic, including calling taxis for us, recommending restaurants, finding us a late night pharmacy and even letting us use our room safe for free. The rooms are extremely nice and a good size with a fully equipped kitchenette (sufficient enough for us to cook ourselves vegan meals most nights), a sofa bed, a large bedroom and a balcony. Lots of freebies come with the room which was nice. The cleaning staff were excellent and even did our washing up for us! The internet was a little bit slow in the evening as everyone was trying to use it at once but in the morning and early afternoon it was much faster. The gym, pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room etc are all free to use and you are even provided with complimentary pool towels everyday. The food from the bar is very good but slightly on the expensive side. The music provided a great ambient and relaxing atmosphere around the pool. We are a lesbian couple and the other patrons were mainly gay male couples though there was also a few single men, straight couples and one or two other lesbian couples. However, we were made to feel incredibly welcome and pretty much anything goes! I would highly recommend this Hotel to couples of any sexuality!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convenient

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Well located but whilst spotlessly clean is somewhat tired. Paintwork shabby. There're was a constant smell of drains in the rooms. Pool area is the highlight as well as well equipped gym.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Graham from London

Contemporary

Posted Jun 21, 2014
Had all the facilities, gym, nice pool area. Great location if you fancy a short walk to nightlife, but without being right on top of it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by julie from mrs

Nice hotel

Posted Jun 20, 2014
It was very pleasant ,had not relised it was a gay hotel ,but we would come back,no children it was great'rooms need updating, gym was great,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Joey from Toronto, Canada

Great hotel

Posted Jun 18, 2014
Great hotel. Simple but very functional rooms with kitchenette and living space. Very clean. Hotel staff is very helpful . Great pool area with small bar. Would definitely recommend the Axel Beach to friends/family.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sidebottom

Time for slow pace of life

Posted Jun 12, 2014
Great place nice clean and very new looking but not really a place for straight couples to go to more gay
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel close to beach and nightlife

Posted May 12, 2014
Pros: Pool area and rooms very comfortable.
Cons: Wifi - connection is poor.
Friendly staff and good service. Excellent location close to the beach and Yumbo centre.
2 out of 5
by CJ from UK

All that glitters ain't gold........

Posted May 5, 2014
Pros: plus points - plenty of hot water and bed comfortable.
Location: Close to Yumbo.
Had a street view room and to be honest the noise from the road wasn't too bad. Found double glazing perfectly adequate for noise reduction. However the walls and ceilings are paper thin and you can hear the cleaners dragging furniture above and below you from half a corridor away. I know you don't go on holiday to sit in a hotel room, but if you have been out clubbing and just want a couple of extra hours in bed, forget it. Similarly the cleaning goes on all day so if you want a disco nap in the afternoon, you can forget that too. As for internal decoration, i'm afraid the finish is rather poor. Microwave was not cleaned properly. Couldn't get the safe open on arrival so asked at reception and was told you need to use the tip of a knife to prise open the safe door which explains why the kitchen knives all had bent ends!!!. Would I stay here again? a resounding no.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by tonyt from london

Does what it says on the rainbow coloured tin!

Posted Apr 29, 2014
Pros: Honest staff who were glad to help
Cons: Better lighting in bathroom
Location: Nightlife on doorstep.
Lots of road noise sat outside so upgrade to pool side room. Very well maintained, immaculate public areas, it's staff very welcoming and charming. Playing to the gay clientele but everyone welcome, might be an idea to leave the kids at home though as its set up for adults. Some taxi drivers a bit unsure about its location, so make sure you have a map printed off to show them. Great location for nightlife, short taxi to beach. Enjoy!