Where to stay on the rugged Island of Ruegen, in Northern Germany?
Accomodation: Feriendorf Rugana – Vacation Apartment
Address: Nonnevitz 25 a-b, 18556 Dranske, Ruegen, Germany
Note: This is an independent hotel review based on my experience.
Feriendorf Rugana translates to Vacation Village Rugana; the village is made up of cute northern Germany style housing, a bakery, a restaurant (Rugana Restaurant Review), spa with indoor pool and sauna, mini golf and just short walk to the Baltic Sea. Read about our adventures on Ruegen.
Our blue trimmed “house” was made up of 5 units; we stayed in # 41A. In general, the buildings and area is very pretty, and new looking. When we entered our unit, a very quaint place greeted us although it had a slight musty smell, which we assume to be quite normal in a high humidity area.
It had a country blue kitchen and a little living room with French doors looking out onto a small patio and more of these interesting looking houses.
At first we were confused because we couldn’t find the bed, but then we figured it out – it was 2 single Murphy beds. We immediately went to reception and requested about the possibility of moving to a unit with a real bed for 2 persons, even if it meant paying more. The receptionist explained this was impossible without forfeiting our entire payment and making a new payment as each unit is privately owned, and once it is booked, it can not be unbooked.
I find it a horrible concept - for obvious reasons. You must pre-pay for something you have never seen and are then blackmailed into staying.
Our budget room was for 2 people maximum and included the following:
– entrance hall
– Kitchenette with stove, microwave, toaster, coffee percolater , fridge, dishes, pots and pans.
– Table with 3 chairs.
– small tv with music stations
– sofa & matching chair
– coffee table
– 2 single, side by side hide a beds
– lots of Storage
– bathroom with shower, sink, toilet
You must either pay extra for bedding and towels, or bring your own. We knew this, but had no idea what size of bedding, so decided to pay whatever the cost to rent theirs.
Our bedding and towels can in a bag from reception and you then make your own bed and bring the sheets and towels back to reception on check out.
– The bathroom sink drain was not working properly; it drained very slow so you had to be careful. It left a disgusting soap scum every time you washed your hands, so I was constantly trying to rinse it clean.
– The square corner shower had a shower curtain; by the time my tall husband was finished showering, the entire bathroom floor was soaking wet. I hate shower curtains!
– The beds were extremely uncomfortable, it felt like camping cots. There were “feet” which protruded at the end of the beds, so you had to be careful when you got up or walked around to not smash into them and hurt yourself.
– Internet functioned sporadically, but we were on vacation so that was probably good! If you need internet, not so good.
– we were told the pool is open until 10 pm, but when we went at 9:15 pm it was closed.
Overall, a great place, but in the future, we would definitely question the accommodation BEFORE booking.
The resort grounds are well kept and attractive. The location is excellent. Staff were reserved, but efficient. The bakery is a great addition. We would definitely stay here again and can recommend it – ask your questions before booking.
Total cost: €161.00 / 3 nights Saturday: €51.20 Sunday: €42.40 Monday: €42.40 Wäschepaket: €25.00 - towels, bedding Remember to take your own soap, shower gel and shampoo as it is not provided.
→ Ruegen Island / Rügen
…..⇒ Guide to Kap Arkona – How to Cape Arkona
…..⇒ How to Nationalpark – Jasmund National Park
…..→Eat Rugana Restaurant
Location: Europe > Western Europe > Germany > Northern Germany > Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania > Baltic Sea > Ruegen > Dranske > Feriendorf Rugana
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