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“Great location in Rimini for beach, shops & dining!”
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Hotel La Gradisca
Ranked #290 of 628 Hotels in Rimini
Reviewed 27 April 2008

We liked the position of this hotel and wanted to stay in this area. Lucky for us the hotel had great specials on at the time and we took advantage of one of them! We were hesitant to stay here as not all the reviews were positive; however, we had a very good experience.

ARRIVAL/DEPATURE
We found the hotel easy to find, we arrived by car. We arrived using the Bologna/Taranto autostrada (for the last part) and took the Rimini Sud (south) exit. We followed the signs to the water and there was the hotel a short drive along. We found the option of street parking or the hotel has private car spaces located behind the hotel. We took advantage of the hotel spot as they were available. For our departure from Rimini we returned to the same autostrada, easy to find again with clear signage.

RECEPTION/RESERVATION
Reception staff were very friendly, approachable and attentive. An incentive at the hotel during our stay was to vote for the staff member with the nicest smile and service. Voting forms were given to us and after filling those out we placed them in the box next to the elevator. In the elevator the staff member’s photo and name is displayed! Great to see a hotel have such an incentive as each staff member we encountered really tried to leave an impression. We made the reservation direct with the hotel using the website and all was in order on arrival. It was very efficient and quick to check out. For 69 euro we had our room and breakfast in the rate which was a great special.

ROOM
Our room had two double beds in it. We had read earlier TA reviews mentioning small rooms and asked on check in for a big room (following previous advice). The rooms are not large however they are well equipped. We used one bed to store our things and the other for us (very comfortable). It worked well. There was ample wardrobe space, TV with satellite channel, safe, phone and nice balcony with view. There was a small mini bar also in the room. Electronic shutters closed the balcony to offer privacy and security. Air conditioning in the room did not work so well and we reported it on departure. The weather was good so we could leave the balcony door open with the shutters down. The room and bathroom were very clean. The bathroom seemed brand new to us! In it there was a corner shower with sliding door (box), WC, bidet, basin, hair dryer, and hanging space. Excellent water pressure & hot water supply. The amenities were; shoe cleaner, shower cap, hair/body wash and hand soap. They were replaced each day.

FACILITIES
The restaurant is located just next to reception and breakfast was included in our room rate. The staff member was ready on hand to prepare the coffee of our choice. We helped ourselves to the buffet breakfast available. Small selections of different types of cold and hot foods were available. There were newspapers available to read in the restaurant area. There was a swimming pool just off reception to use with sun chairs and close to the elevator.

AREA
Outside the hotel is the core of the Rimini beach area. About 100m walk to the lovely long esplanade to walk along and of course use the beach establishments. Walking left from the hotel past the Ramada on Viale Vespucci Amerigo are shops, bars and restaurants as well as right, along Viale Vespucci Amerigo the STANDA supermarket and a few steps further the post office. In front of the hotel on Piazzale John Fitzgerald Kennedy is a great little Indian restaurant we enjoyed a meal at. There is also the bus stop and of course the beach! We visited the Rimini port & port canal area that is always nice to walk around where the little light house is too. We also made the short drive to visit the Republic of San Marino, thirty minutes away. Well worth the visit as it is a beautiful mountain based town!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2007

Okay location, just a short stroll from main promenade and beach. The room we had was smallish but did have 2 double beds. They must give the smaller rooms to internet shoppers as i looked in a few other rooms that were being turned down and they were much larger...so call direct to get a bigger room.

The front desk staff were extremely helpful...

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jamesthegood
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Reviewed 18 September 2006

Had a very pleasant long weekend stay at the Mercure.

The hotel's nicely located, 150 yds back from the main promenade at the northern end of Rimini's main beach, which for my money is by far the nicer end of town. There's a good selection of restaurants, bars and shopping very close by, and you have plenty of the standard, well equipped private beaches to choose from.

The hotel's relatively small, with only 50 or so rooms. It's decoration is a touch esoteric, a major homage to Federico Fellini, with lots of 'fresco' type paintings, posters and film memorabilia around. Maybe a bit kitsch, but on the classier side of kitsch !

The room we had was a touch on the small side - two beds that I'd describe as largish singles, rather than doubles. The esoteric decor continued, with a fresco over the beds and striking wall decoration. It came equipped with minibar and multi channel TV. The bathroom was compact too - sink, bidet, no bath, and probably the smallest shower I've ever come across. It was however kept very clean during our stay, in common with the rest of the room.

Stayed on a room and breakfast rate - and the breakfast was the standard continental fare of fruits, cheeses, cold meats, pastries and cereals. A good selection of all, washed down with great coffee.

Hotel staff were very friendly and obliging throughout.

All-in-all, a very reasonable and individual hotel choice in RImini.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank MONTYBOY
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Reviewed 13 July 2005

In spite of the fact that the superior room was preliminary paid for three night, to us was severe and is boorishly declared, that it is already occupied. Before it it was impudently declared by the headwaiter, that the small room on a ground floor and is what we have paid. Even without apologies and regrets. This tiny room with a smell of damp mustiness neither on the sizes nor on comfort does not deserve more than 1 or 2 *. We were pacified only by that more younger personnel of hotel, correctly having estimated occurred, has showed to us sympathy, apologizing thus for a management of hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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3  Thank Aion
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Reviewed 21 June 2005

Service is fantastic, front desk is always helping you and they are Very friendly. Hotel is very nicely decorated and location is awesome. Very cosy. Room is a little small and breakfast is not excellent. Nothing is perfect...

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Reviewed 24 October 2004

We visited Mercure La Gradisca in June 2004, we had previously had a holiday in Rimini at another hotel in June 2002.

I had remembered the hotel from the previous visit, it having a nice location and also looked nice, and found a reasonable price on expedia, so we booked it for a 5 night stay. We were travelling around Italy for 2 weeks, so had a reasonable amount of luggage.

We were allocated a room on the ground floor, with a rather insecure window, twin beds, and no shower curtain. We went back out and stated that the window was not secure and would prefer a double. Eventually we were allocated another room, a TINY double. For a 4* hotel there were far more flaws than there should have been! The tiles in the bathroom weren't grouted completely (only in some areas??) and there were sharp edges on the shower floor (tiles badly cut around plughole), the furniture was old and in need of replacement, the walls were grubby, and the air conditioning was poor - the small room felt stifling!! The mini bar (fridge) wouldn't close properly, was not very cold, and only really served to heat the room up further.

On our return we complained to mercure - about the bad finish on the room, and also the size - for 2 adults for a 5 night stay I found it was unacceptable. We actually had to jam the bathroom door open because it opened inwards awkwardly etc.....we have been offered a 2 night stay at another of their hotels. Hope we have a better experience there!

Also though I would add, the breakfast was not that great - they constantly ran out of fresh orange, and also not much for vegetarians (although I would say this was normal in italy).

The pool was more of a splash pool and only had about 6 chairs - no proper loungers.

I feel we may have been put in some sort of 'budget' room for the booking agency guests!

5  Thank lesley1974
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel La Gradisca

Address: Viale Fiume 1, 47921, Rimini, Italy (Formerly Best Western Hotel La Gradisca)
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Rimini > Rimini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Luxury Hotel in Rimini
#180 On the Beach Hotel in Rimini
Price Range: £24 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel La Gradisca 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is in the heart of Marina Centro, only 1 km away from the historical centre. It is close to the beach, 2 km away from the Palacongressi convention centre and 6 km from the Fiera di Rimini trade show centre. The hotel features 52 comfortable rooms, a restaurant, bar and meeting rooms. THE RESTAURANT IS GUARANTEED TO BE OPEN FROM 15 APRIL TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2007. PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL FOR AVAILABILITY AT OTHER TIMES OF THE YEAR. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western La Gradisca Hotel Rimini
Accor La Gradisca Rimini

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