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About Rugen

Germany's largest island - its sandy beaches, chalk cliffs, charming architecture and poplar trees helped make it a favourite Baltic pleasure spot during the 19th and 20th Centuries. It even has its own national park, Jasmund, so the interior, fringed by that long coastline, is both lush and protected. The best places to stay in Rugen are great bases to enjoy all the fabulous outdoor life that this charming island has to offer.

As well as being a haven for outdoor sports - Rügen offers all sorts of land-based activities, from golf, to climbing, to canoeing to hot air ballooning, and possibly every water-based activity you can imagine, even diving. Rügen is home to some sights of historic interest, including Prora, where the Nazis were planning to make the world's largest holiday camp.

As you can imagine the best places to stay in Rugen get booked up well in advance during the summer season (this is the equivalent to Brighton beach for Berliners), so plan ahead and book early.

  • The Hotel Am Meer & Spa is a comfortable hotel in Binz, right on Germany's Baltic Coast. Four stars worth of interesting architecture, right on the beach. This is a great spot for families, with its choice of rooms, suites and apartments and international menu.

Still not sure? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Rügen, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Rugen

  • niXe Hotel 16 rooms from $103

    Binz, Rugen

    Charming hotel located right on the beach in Binz. The rooms are modern and sleek, focusing on maximising guests relaxation and comfort. Perfectly positioned for a stroll down the beach or just as easily unwind in the niXe spa. A lovely beach holiday destination.

    Sights nearby  -  Explore the deserted Prora Holiday Camp, an eerie remnant of Nazi Germany built by Hitler in the 1930s.
    Great walks  -  Take great walks along the beautiful Binz beaches.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Am Meer & Spa 60 rooms from $198

    Ostseebad Binz/Rügen, Rugen

    A good four star option on the German Baltic Coast. An interesting architectural building set on the beach with an excellent spa and contemporary design rooms, suites, and apartments. International cuisine, family friendly accommodation, all the mod cons. Ideal for a family beach holiday.

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Hotel Ceres 50 rooms from $209

    Binz, Rugen

    Designer 5* hotel on the beach. Interiors are chic with large French windows, smoked-oak wood parquet floors, opulent bathrooms and linen furnishings. Indoor pool, spa, saunas. Fantastic gourmet menus and romantic bar. Ideal for a different kind of beach break on this unusual German island.

    Spa breaks  -  Saltwater pool, specialist algae treatments, modern twist on spa decor and a rooftop terrace to relax afterwards
    Great walks  -  Binzer Bucht bay with its white cliffs
    Designer  -  Moritz Lau-Engehausen
    Sights nearby  -  Binz Pier
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