I spent two nights in this amazing hotel in August 2012. My boyfriend picked this hotel. He told me that he used to stay here every summer. The moment I stepped in I can understand why he insisted on staying in the same hotel again after 20 years.
The hotel is very classic. I really love the terrance and the garden. We stayed in a room that faced the garden the first night. The bathroom was very big and the bed was very comfortable. It even had a walk in closet where we can fit our suit cases there. The room, though classic, had a modern touh - flat screen tv and high tech light switch and electronic blinds. The only drawback was the smell of cigarette. We complained but the hotel was unable to get us another room until the next day. The second night we stayed on the top floor with a room facing the lovely beach. The room was unfortunatley much smaller but still very cozy and comfortable.
Free wifi in the hotel but it wasn't working on the last day of my stay which made it a bit inconvenient. The staff let me use the staff computer in their office for printing directions back to Rome.
The breakfast was to die for!!! I have travelled around the world but have never come across such high quality breakfast! There was a variety of options - fresh juice (even processco!), hot bakery, all kinds of cheese and ham, eggs, sussages etc, you name it. The staff were very attentive and friendly.
The only drawback is that access to the beach is not free. It was in fact very pricy! I forgot how much it was but we picked 1st row (i.e. closest to the water) and it cost (I hope I remember correctly) EUR80 for the two of us. Well I note that each hotel has its own beach but it just seems very expensive. Nonetheless we had a good time on the beach.
I really enjoyed my stay at The Grand Hotel. I look forward to staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Grand Hotel Rimini, welcome to charm! The Grand Hotel Rimini, the five star deluxe hotel which has always been considered as the symbol of "La Dolce Vita" on the Adriatic Riviera, is a magnificent building with more than a 100 years history. Inaugurated in 1908, a national monument since 1984, the Grand Hotel Rimini has always welcome a large number of celebrities: the tenor Caruso, the Duce Mussolini, Gorbatchev, Bush Senior, Federico Fellini and his wife Giulietta Masina, Lady Diana, Christian Barnard, Tony Blair, Sharon Stone, Albert of Monaco, Edward of Windsor and the Dalai Lama, just to mention a few. With the taking over of the Batani family in 2007, major renovation works have been immediately started following the criteria imposed by the Italian Ministery of Fine Arts and today the Grand Hotel Rimini is back to its ancient splendour, especially the mythical Liberty facade. New, precious materials such as travertine, onyx and white marbles from northern Italy beautifully combine with the renovated original parquet flooring and Venetian flooring in the ancient ballrooms, in a beautiful harmony between old and new, history and present time. The ambitious project will be completed with the setting of the famous domes that went destroyed during the terrible fire that broke out in July 1920.The Grand Hotel Rimini is defined by its guests as a "magnificent oasis of tranquility." It is surrounded by a luxuriant garden of centennial pine trees, olive trees and flowers and stands just a few steps away from the private beach of golden sand, with a kids’ swimming-pool, restaurant-bar and a wellness centre, open in summer time.At just one kilometre from the hotel, the historical centre of Rimini is the heart of luxury shopping and night life. Culture and the arts are also very well represented thanks to major international art exhibitions organized every year inside Castelsismondo, the several castles dating back to the Malatesta seigniory (1500) and extraordinary Roman remains.High oeno-gastronomy is the specialty of the house. The hotel’s ancient ball rooms are the beautiful setting to "La Dolce Vita" restaurant where the Chef Claudio Di Bernardo and his brigade are proud to welcome you. Simple, natural and wholesome qualify the chef’s strong passion for good cuisine. In summertime, dinner is served on the magnificent terrace overlooking the sea and the gardens. The atmosphere is unique: the gentle sea breeze, the excellent cuisine, the elegant orchestra playing romantic music on the backdrop of the famous Liberty facade... Just like one of the famous scenes from Amarcord by the great film-maker Federico Fellini! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rimini Grand Hotel