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
- 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
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.
People who come by car will have problems.
Hotelparking fully booked. Why is not one told that before booking???
Not to easy to find the Hotel. Illegal to use Streets inside City without permission.
The lady at the front desk told me I can park my car outside at public parking lots. Blue parking. I paid € 5 at the car park for 24 hours. After 22 hours I came and my car was gone! The Police picked it up. 153 € to get my car back!!! And i lose 3 f*cking Hours!!!
Of course the Lady at the front desk helped me to find my car, but normally the Hotel have to pay all about my Problems for this one Day in Rimini.
And now talk about the Room.
-LED Light in Whirlpool broken.
-LED Light in Shower broken.
-TV not work....just blackandwhite
-No free Water in Room (in every 4 Star Hotel i can find two bottels Water for free.)
I booked a suit for 159 € the night so I can expect something like that.
My wife, who was my companion, has worked for a decade in a 5 star hotel and is also a professional bartender and has never tasted such a bad cocktail at this hotel in life.
-I booked one Night in this Hotel for 159€ for not sufficient quality.
-I paid 125 € to get my car back
-I paid 28 € to the police
-I paid 5 € for 24 hour parking
-i paid 22 € for taxi goes to my car
Thanks for this expensive night in your hotel....
This Hotel is not recommended
Just stayed here for 2 days and it was absolutely perfect for what we wanted. Great location - less than 10 minutes walk from the train station where you can find all of the necessary transportation links you'll need, including the bus to San Marino.
The room was immaculately clean and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Finally, the breakfast which was included was one of the best I've had whilst traveling.
The restaurant and bar were a very pleasant and welcome surprise for all meals. Service was excellent and the menu in particular is very imaginative and, if you want a break from pizza and pasta, eat here. We had a lovely balcony, overlooking a pedestrianised street. At times, the room's quirky design takes precedence over practicality. For example, following a shower, the wet room floor stays wet for ages making it difficult to access the toilet or washbasin. Also, no hanging space for towels.