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Grand Hotel Rimini
Ranked #39 of 630 Hotels in Rimini
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 January 2013

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.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

I went there when I was a kid. Luxurious, enormous and with a very kind personnel, everything you could have asked for an hotel - well worth the price of the thing. Plus, in a very central place in Rimini, at a short walk distance from everything else. Of course, it is not going to be cheap, but still. You have to pay for a wondrous service.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Carlo G
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

It was a good experience. Weather was perfect. The hotel itself has history and you feel it from the moment you enter it. Service was fine. Staff was friendly and cooperative. I guess it is the best hotel around Rimini.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
1  Thank Nad-H-H-82
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

I really enjoyed everything about this wonderful beach resort hotel. The service is excellent... Young people with a great attitude! The breakfast is huge with everything you could possibly imagine! Our room was more than adequate & the bath room was top shelf! We stayed in the annex which is not part of the main hotel building but in an equally well manned building just behind. No beach views but nice views of the park from our small balcony. It's not about the room when you are in Rimini... It's all about the beach community!

We did not use the restaurant because there were too many great seafood restaurants along the beach front. But the bar service was excellent! Very plentiful sides are served when you order a simple glass of wine or beer.

Rick Steves got Rimini all wrong here. Im so glad we did not listen to him! He must have come in the middle of summer because Rimini is awesome in early September. It reminds me of beach towns when I was growing up! Lots of nice restaurants along a huge water front with very wide beaches. Great sand and lots of beach umbrellas on crowded beaches. The people love to walk the beaches from sunrise to sun set.

Do not miss visiting The Grand Hotel in Rimini in early September... I promise you will love it!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We visited the Grand many years ago and with such fond memories we decided to return. We weren't disappointed! The reception staff were excellent and so helpful. The buffet lunch on the beach every day was slightly disappointing @ 30 euros a head and It got a bit monotonous so we chose the lighter menu on the beach. We had a car with us so went out to some fab restaurants in nearby resorts. The highlight of this hotel is the fabulous dinners on the patio every alternative evening and listening to some fab music. Very Italian. We will return.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank MrsSW
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I stayed in the Grand Hotel last November. It had been under new management for some time.

At the time it was a good hotel but not yet up to the required 5 star standard.

The wall of the small single room had some cracks and tiles of the wooden floor were coming off.

However service was very good and the quality of food was excellent.

Quiet location, excellent for off-season seminars.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Good points: Friendly helpful staff. Great restaurant, breakfast and dinner high quality,fresh foods beautifully served. Beach bar also good, buffet €30 but cheaper options on offer e.g. melon and parma ham or mozzarella and tomato €12. Dinner on the terrace with band and dancing every second evening, very chic! Italian and French people get dressed up so very elegant people-watching.
Room quality good, air-con effective if a bit noisy, comfortable bed, good light exclusion, bathroom spacious and well equipped.
Bad points: We stayed in the annexe not the main hotel, wifi is charged extra, entrance lobby carpet very dirty and shabby, no flowers, bar unattended and shabby. Beach is charged between €80 and 110 per day!! Very expensive for what is a beach hotel! The hotel likes to project the image of exclusiveness and elegance but has a lot of package holiday clients who spoil the illusion. The chic dinner/dancing doesn't come off because small children are allowed to
use the dance area by their parents, and the adults give up and leave. Also on the second day of our 4 day stay a notice appeared in the elevator asking clients not to store large quantities of food and drink in their room and mini-bar!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Vivienne O
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Rimini

Address: Parco Federico Fellini 1, 47921, Rimini, Italy (Formerly Il Grand Hotel di Rimini)
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Rimini > Rimini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Rimini
#17 Luxury Hotel in Rimini
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Rimini
#33 Business Hotel in Rimini
Price Range: £130 - £298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Rimini 5*
Number of rooms: 168
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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