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. 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!

The beach at Rimini is ENORMOUS. During peak season, I imagine it would be crowded but in early October it was just beautiful…