Casa Rațiu

Turda, Transylvania

Uncovering Transylvania

Casa Rațiu

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Your Easter break in Transylvania

Your Easter break in Transylvania

26-30 April 2019

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Casa Rațiu

Casa Rațiu is based in the heart of Transylvania. Set within the environs of a historical family home, belonging to one of the most iconic families of Romania, it provides a unique setting to begin your discovery into Transylvania.

In the center of a typical Transylvanian town, we provide a tranquil haven for you to plan and envision your steps of discovery. Feel free to add new dimensions to your planned adventure by speaking to our staff, who will be more than happy to assist and speak an array of international languages.

All our rooms combine traditional rustic elements with a contemporary feel. We have taken care of the finer details, give us the opportunity to take care of you on your voyage. We are famous for our comfortable beds, where we went the extra mile and provided you with toppings, quality pillows and bedding. Close each day in our courtyard setting where you can have a glass of wine with the locals in La Papion, our cultural cafe.

Popular Local Attractions:

  • Salina Salt Mine, one of the most sought touristic sights in Transylvania, dating from Roman period, second largest in Romania.

  • Turda Gorge, a fantastic local nature reserve and an ideal place for walking, hiking and climbing.

  • Turda History Museum , within five minutes walk.

All of our endeavors have been inspired through a sustainability initiative, which supports the projects and programs of Rațiu Democracy Center.

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Our range of suites


Twin room with ensuite bath and salon area


Double room with ensuite bathroom and living area

Pick the room that suits you best...

All rooms are named after Rațiu historical family members.

Ion Rațiu VIP Room

VIP room in light colours with a double bed and ensuite bathroom


Twin room with ensuite bathroom


Single room with ensuite bathroom

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Democracy Wall
The Dining Area
The Lounge Area
Unique Rooms
La Papion
Supporting Local Artists

Turda - The Seat of the Rațiu Family

Casa Rațiu is the ancestral family home of the ancient and noble Rațiu family. Our guesthouse is a collection of restored riverside historic buildings clustered around a charming leafy courtyard just off the Turda main square.

A wooden bridge connects to rooms and suites in the old Gaia millhouse. A wooden ‘foisor’ (outside covered dining room) overlooks the river whilst in the courtyard the Papion Café serves drinks, snacks and meals throughout the day. In wintertime guests can alternatively warm their toes around a roaring wood fire.

Discover within the courtyard the Democracy Wall by world famous artist Dan Perjovschi.

The Dining Area will impress visitors with its blend of country furnishings, comfortable modern touch, and soft lights. It is the place where guests can enjoy wonderful food – traditional meals with a European touch, rich and varied breakfasts, prepared with local produce, and delicious dinners by the fireside. The oak refectory table with a seating of 22 is surrounded by historical artwork on the walls. It is here that you will have the opportunity to meet other guests. The ground floor kitchen is available to all guests, fully equipped and furnished in traditional antique pine pieces.

The Lounge Area in the main building of Casa Rațiu is an inviting family room where guests gather to relax on its comfortable sofas, to play board games, to catch up with their work – in case they are attending a workshop – or to watch TV. The furnishing consists of a mixture of comfortable sofas and antique pine country pieces from Rupea. The historical family photos and the roaring fire make this area cozy and warm, while the colors of the lounge – a soft green and pale beige – were purposely chosen to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Area facilities include: flat screen TV and WiFi.

The rooms have been named after family members and each has its own story, reflected in its unique design. They all have a trendy touch and comfort prevails in their design.

La Papion is an inviting place where guests gather to relax, to play board games, to catch up with their work or meet with the locals. It will surprise you with its discerning air.

Featured in the Mill House are beautiful metal leaves by local artist Stanca Top, the photographs are the work of Ovidiu Cosac. The furniture is partially produced by the Montana furniture company, Câmpeni, Alba.

Impressions left by our guests


“The place was absolutely fabulous! Cute garden, perfect breakfast, very nice room and the staff was kind and helpful.”

Monika from Poland

“The facilities over the top, superb breakfast, excellent restaurant and bar, big lounge. My suite was perfect, and even included a good writing desk. The people were fantastic, great conversations about the future of Romania, politics, expanding the restaurant. Stores and restaurants nearby. The Salt Mine is a must, nothing prepared me for its incredible size, some 3 billion tons of salt removed.”

Stuart from USA

Amazing setting, very inspiring team and organization, surprisingly lively town and surroundings!

Veronica from Belgium

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