rimini : emilia-romagna : italy

Rimini – Hotel DuoMo… a pretty spectacular find of a hotel, right in the heart of Rimini. Surrounded by historical buildings and vaulted, arched walkways, sits the very striking Hotel DuoMo – almost brash compared to its neighbours, but somehow it fits. Bold, cherry reds and purples dominate with lots of glass and steel. A very modern reception area sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. Being on a long road-trip, we couldn’t splash out on the best rooms and had to be very mindful about what we were paying for accommodation – but this hotel came up trumps.

A very cool place indeed. The inaugral project from architect & designer, Ron Arad…

What would please Me Most in a hotel is not soMeone else’s idea of chic, elegance of style, but rather coMfort, clarity and ease of access to inforMation, entertainMent and aMbience…

Located in the heart of Rimini centre (about a 20 minute walk from the beach), this was definitely a stand-out hotel. A little bit more expensive than other hotels we stayed in, it was definitely worth it. We booked via Booking.com, so obviously didn’t get the best room in the hotel, but wow! It was amazing. Very futuristic in design but so comfortable – and with a balcony. Although, it was tipping it down when we stayed here, so no vino on the balcony pre-dinner, sadly. Breakfast was fabulous too – meats, cheeses, breads, pastries, cereals, juices, herbal teas etc etc. So, so welcome from the staple diet of cakes we’d been enjoying for breakfast!

So, another kind of accommodation chalked up on our road trip of Italy. We’d have bankrupted ourselves if we’d stayed in places like this one, all the time, but sometimes, it’s a bit of a treat to opt for something a little bit out of the ordinary. Super cool, right in the heart of Rimini and close to the beach. Ticked all of our boxes!


Published on 12th November 2013