What We Love
- Dramatic design elements at every turn
- Rooms feature signature pieces by Ron Arad
- The see-and-be-seen bar serves cocktails and tapas-style dishes
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- A giant window separates the bedroom from the bathroom, but blinds can be lowered for privacy
- The hotel is in the historic center of Rimini, not right on the beach
- A $3 (€2.50) city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout?
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the ritzy Italian beach resort of Rimini, the DuoMo is a striking design hotel created by Israeli-born, London-based architect Ron Arad. From the exterior, clad in burnished bronze, to the reception desk, embedded in a tilted polished steel ring, the eclectic property epitomizes the designer’s futuristic vision. The 43 guestrooms are arranged over four floors by color (magenta, lime-green, purple and red) and showcase Arad’s signature pieces, including his Bookworm shelves and Ripple chairs. Above the beds (which are topped with silk throws by Bologna-based designer Chiara Castelli), giant circular windows peer through to the pod-like bathrooms, which are kitted out with white porcelain fixtures by Alessi. The rooms are sparsely decorated with tiny bedside tables, a glass wardrobe and a curved work desk. The lobby-level noMi bar-club is a see-and-be-seen spot for cocktails and tapas-style dishes. The hefty bronze bar is flanked by mirrored steel columns, and one of the walls is a sliding glass door that allows revelers to spill out onto Rimini’s historic streets.
In the Area
Visit Rimini’s Tempio Malatestiano, which was first built in the 1200s as a Gothic cathedral and then transformed in the 15th century into a kind of Renaissance Taj Mahal. Stroll around the city’s old fishing quarter, Borgo San Giuliano, a patchwork of cobbled lanes lined with trattorias, and pop into Osteria de Borg to tuck into traditional Italian dishes. Rimini is one of Italy’s most popular beach resorts, and the coastline stretches for 24 miles. The private beaches charge a daily fee for the use of cabanas, umbrellas and beach chairs. Or you can grab a gelato and wander along the seafront promenade.
How to Get There
Terrible hotel, I have a reservation PAID two months ago, I travel today and I just received an email saying that the over sale the hotel and they don't have a room form me. They changed to another hotel, that's not professional and there's nothing to do. I have to accept the other hotel.
Confy design hotel right in the center of Rimini. Personally was a wrong choice because my collegues were much nearer to the beach and we all wanted to dinner together so the result was too much use of very expensive taxis! Although, it is a very nice hotel, very friendly staff and italian design is always present! Wifi works very well and the breakfast is not top but it is fair enough! One interesting thing but a little bit claustrophobic... the mechanism that is used to close you window makes you feel like you are in a room without windows which is a little bit scary...
I had been at the hotel about10 years ago and wanted my wife to see it. I was not disappointed. It is still futuristic and very well kept From the lobby to the bathrooms everything, shapes and colors, transport you to a different world.