After lots of searching and the usual 'Trip Advisoring' everywhere I decided to take a chance on the Gastehaus Milella and book a room direct with the owners for a boys holiday to Europa Park. The Gastehaus Milella is a quaint family run business with Mirco and Sandra as owners. We stayed for 3 nights during the first week of the Easter holidays. By booking direct with the owners through their website we arranged to pay for the room on arrival. Throughout booking Sandra who I had email conversations with gave endless amounts of advice regarding travel arrangements. They also purchased our Europa Park tickets for us so we had no bother buying them on the day.
We (3 teenage boys) stayed in one of the two basement rooms. In our room we had a double bed, a bunk bed, a small table with 2 chairs and a flat screen TV with from what we gathered was Germany's version of Freeview. One of the channels was the BBC World News channel in English and an American news channel. The en suite for our room was a small yet manageable shower room, with a toilet, sink and power shower. Outside the room in the corridor for the two rooms there was a fridge freezer that we had shared use of,(very useful to keep certain drinks cool!), and a cabinet with a big range of leaflets for local tourist attractions. Our room was cleaned daily with the bed sheets changed and washed.
Breakfast was included as standard at the Gastehaus Milella. It was a continental breakfast which consisted of the usual bread rolls, a range of cheeses, hams, fruit, yoghurt and cereals. There was a toaster and a microwave for our use. A rather keen and attentive Mirco took on the role of head chef and instantly offered hot drinks when we came up to the breakfast room for our food. Aside from the hot drinks, a selection of fruit juice was on offer.
We paid an extra €10 as a group and had a return private taxi from the train in Ringsheim and back. There are special buses that go from the station (well platform...) to Rust but to my knowledge they only go to the parks own hotels. If you have not stayed at the Gastehaus Milella before it will be quite difficult to find at first so I would recommend paying for the taxi. I'm pretty sure that this is cheaper than getting the special bus anyway. Sandra picked us up from the train in Ringsheim and gave us an unexpected tour of Rust in her car. She showed us the route to the park’s entrance as well as advice of where to eat in the evenings. We ate at Euro Kebap takeaway, €4.50 for a 10" margarita pizza was a brilliant bargain compared to takeaway pizza prices in England. One warning in general for food in Rust/Europa Park, they like their salt!!!
The guesthouse has a outdoor swimming pool that wasn't in use when we stayed (much to our disappointment!). It seemed like the swimming pool was under maintenance work for being opened later on in the year. In the garden there is a swing, sand box and small children toys.
Our overall stay with Micro and Sandra at the Gastehaus Milella was very pleasant and as a group we will definitely stay there again when we visit Europa Park in the future. Tip - Look out for the family's cute little puppy (10 weeks old when we stayed), so small and scared of anything that moved.
To summarise, if you want a decent clean crash pad with a few added features at a price cheaper than staying in a tent at the park look no further than the Gastehaus Milella.
I travelled in a group of 3 as a teenage boys holiday. We paid €450 for 3 nights B&B and a 2 day pass to Europa Park each.
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