The Rising Trend of Female-Only Hotels and Spaces in Asia & Beyond

The Rise of “Female-Only” Hotels and Spaces in Asia & Beyond

Our guide to the growing trend of "female-only" spaces, hotels - and yes, even a "women-only" island in Finland.

Safety, empowerment, and pampering are the three main factors according to a survey by Cornell University that strongly affect women’s decisions in choosing a place to stay. No doubt, this has resulted in hotels providing extra amenities that not only caters to women (i.e. female-only floors), but also female-only hotels.

Besides the obvious “no-men allowed” policy, such hotels also provide wellness services such as treatments, massages and hot tubs for the extra level of pampering that female travellers seek. Interested in staying in such a hotel? Here are the “female-only” hotels you can find around Asia and beyond!

“Female-Only” Hotels

1. Nine Hours Woman Kanda, Tokyo

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You’ve probably heard of the famous Japanese capsule hotel – but what about this “female-only’ capsule hotel?  Conveniently located a minute away from JR Kanda Staton, this strictly-women-only hotel features air-conditioned capsule rooms furnished with an electrical socket, free Wifi, and private lockers which provide basic bathroom amenities.  

Address: 2 Chome-9-4 Kajicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0044, Japan

Also Read: 7 Coolest Capsule Hotels for Your Next Stay in Japan

2. Bliss Sanctuary for Women, Bali

An all-woman resort without men or crying babies? Yes, call it a dream but it exists at this sanctuary in Bali. This resort holds various themed packages, including experiences from Eat, Pray, Love to spa and relaxation activities. They also have personal drivers that solo travellers can engage to get around the island!

Address: Tibubeneng, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Website: https://www.blisssanctuaryforwomen.com/

3. Som Dona Hotel, Mallorca, Spain

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The first all women’s hotel in Spain and the latest to open (around the world), this hotel caters to women both travelling alone and in groups. This hotel features a library, roof-top terrace, and even healthy local food in addition to the usual spa amenities. Men are strictly not allowed, with the exception of male staff (although the hotel has a HR policy where women are prioritized in the hiring process).

Image Credits: Som Dona Hotel

Address: Avinguda d’en Joan Servera Camps, 11, 07680 Porto Cristo, Illes Balears, Spain
Website: https://somhotels.es/hotel-som-dona/

4. Luthan Hotel and Spa, “The Sanctuary”

Image Credits: Luthan Hotel & Spa

As the one and only female hotel in the middle east, this spot proves to be a hot favourite among female travellers who love the fact that they do not have to wear their hijab as there are only women around. Many have also praised the hotel and drivers for allowing them to feel safe and comfortable during their stay. 

Image Credits: Luthan Hotel & Spa

Address: Riyadh 12352, Saudi Arabia
Website: http://www.luthanhotel-spa.com/

“Female-Only” Floors in Hotels

There are also hotels with “female-only” floors which we have included below for you to consider. 

1. Naumi Hotel in Singapore

On the hotel’s third floor (located behind a glass panel accessible only by key card) is a ladies-only floor. Here, you’ll find suites that provide a slew of amenities like skincare, Aesop aromatherapy products, and make-up removers. 

Image Credits: Naumi Hotels

Address: 41 Seah St, Singapore 188396
Website: https://naumihotels.com/singapore/

2. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

Male staff can only access “female-only” floors when escorted by female staff. Hair irons, manicure, pedicure and cream products are provided.

Image Credits: JW Marriot Hotel

Address: 30 Beach Road, Nicoll Highway, Access Via, 189763
Website:https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/sinjw-jw-marriott-hotel-singapore-south-beach/

3. Vancouver, the Georgian Court Hotel

If you want to be pampered, this hotel in Vancouver has an Orchid Floor catered to only women, with yoga mats and hair ironing tools. The hotel also boasts a sauna and hot tub. 

Address: 773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada
Website: https://www.georgiancourthotelvancouver.com/orchid-floor

“Female-Only” Guesthouses, Islands, etc.

If you are on a tighter budget and would like to stay in “female-only” accommodations, there are also such options available.

1. Josephine’s Guesthouse, Zurich

This “female-only” guesthouse is conveniently located a mere 20 minutes walk away from Old Town and two minutes from the nearest tram stop. Featuring complimentary wifi and laundry services on-site, you can live in the apartment for up to six months on your travels. 

Address: Lutherstrasse 20, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: https://www.josephines.ch/

2. Supershe Island, Finland

Image Credits: Supershe Island

No man is an island, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could run off to one, away from the city and crowds to enjoy the stars? This female-only island will give you that perfect getaway to restore harmony and peace to yourself. 

Image Credits: Supershe Island

Address: Fjardskar, Raasepori, Finland
Website: https://supershe.com/

Also Read: Calling Solo Female Travellers: Check Out This Vacation Package Specially Tailored for Women

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