First, I am a tour operator and we use this hotel professionally. We have been doing so for five years without complaint; and this speaks volumes especially in light of our VIP clientele.
This review however reflects the stay of my family - myself, wife and 3yr old son.
One of the things you notice right away in all the Riviera de Rimini resort towns is how all the hotels are quite 'samey'. Hundreds of 3* and 4* hotels all packed together, modern architecture, and while they may be quite good, they lack a certain charm.
One look at the Hotel de la Ville and you can't help see how different it is. This is a proper 'villa' style hotel set in its own leafy surround yet only metres from the town, and an easy stroll to the beach. Yes, the train station is just behind it; but with the double glazed window closed and the blissful air con running, you barely notice.
Service is what really sets a hotel apart from others in its class; and this is where the hotel shines. Great recommendations for local food/drink. No matter what mad hour we came in at night, they were happy to open the bar. Any problems with transport (and there was a general strike in Italy the day we were supposed to fly out) and they will work to help you out. They even organised babysitting!
Yes, a more modern 4* might have slightly better rooms; a bigger pool (not that this one is bad!) or more amenities; but nothing will replace the instant sensation of tranquility you get when you return from the hot, bustling beach and open their gate stepping into this oasis in a sea of hotel conformity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOTEL DE LA VILLE An island of greenery in the centre of Riccione, a beautiful art deco villa in the heart of a beautiful private park. The hotel is strategically located, near the main points of interest of the city: just 50 metres from the fashionable Viale Ceccarini shopping area, 80 metres from the brand new Convention Center, some steps from the sea side and only 80 metres from the Railway Station ideal to reach the hotel avoiding any traffic problem. Hotel de la Ville is an elegant Art Nouveau villa that features 61 newly renovated rooms. ROOMS Villa (the main building of the hotel) Nobili Rooms with exclusive environment and wide spaces, prestigious materials and details of value will offer to our guests charming moments. All the rooms are equipped with balcony and include all the best services and amenities: safe, LCD TV, minibar, telephone, bathroom with bath or shower and air conditioning. Superior Rooms will give you the sensation of a warm and heartfelt atmosphere. Equipped with all the best services, the rooms have double bed or twin beds, safe, LCD TV, minibar, telephone, bathroom with bath or shower and air conditioning. Green Side Classic Rooms the perfect mix between design, comfort and convenience. Are all equipped with balcony and with all the services of a 4 stars hotel: safe, LCD TV, minibar, telephone, bathroom with shower and air conditioning. BREAKFAST Every morning, a rich buffet breakfast with cakes, mixed charcuterie, scrambled eggs... All accompanied by creamy cappuccinos, espresso coffee and fruit juices. A selection of major national newspapers are at the disposal of guests every day. RESTAURANT Our restaurant offers a tasty vegetables and starters buffet and a wide choice of meat or fish menus. The chef organize business lunches, wedding dinners and romantic dinners by the pool. A collection of prestigious national and classic wines our country. POOL AREA Surrounded by the greenery of our garden is the deep blue swimming pool, the boast of the Hotel De La Ville. A small corner of paradise for our guests in which to cool off during the hot summer months. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De La Ville Riccione
- De La Ville Hotel