The Best Hotels to Book in Rimini, Italy
Grand Hotel Rimini was a favourite of Federico Fellini | Courtesy of Grand Hotel Rimini / Expedia
Immortalised in film as the setting for many of the masterpieces of Federico Fellini, Rimini is an Adriatic city that loves to live la dolce vita, famous for its vibrant waterfront and lavish nightlife. Our choice of the best hotels in Rimini includes five-star grand dames and modern monoliths, all promising a comfortable and memorable stay. Best of all, they’re bookable now with Culture Trip.
Grand Hotel Rimini, for film-star vibes
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This grand five-star is inextricably linked to the baroque stylings of legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini, who featured it in many of his films. The antique furniture, parquet floors and onyx bathrooms exude Old World charm, yet are updated with modern features such as jacuzzi baths. The Dolce Vita Spa, meanwhile, boasts a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and heated pool.
Rimini Suite Hotel, for coastal cool
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A gleaming white tower flanked by a shaded outdoor pool, Rimini Suite Hotel is a comfortable, modern place to stay. Rooms have pine floors and colourful floral artworks on the walls, with many featuring bathrooms with disabled access. If you fancy a change of scene from the pool, entry to a beautiful beach with sun loungers and volleyball nets is included.
Hotel de Londres, for Mediterranean elegance
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Despite the name, this waterfront hotel is more Rimini than London. That’s especially true on the Vespucci Terrace, the perfect place to enjoy a Campari beneath a palm-shaded gazebo, and at the Spa Altavita, where a range of wellness therapies and beauty treatments will help you look and feel your best.
Hotel Diplomat Palace, for seafront views
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Fit for a dignitary, the Hotel Diplomat has a stately feel throughout. Rooms have lovely whitewashed antique furniture, a breezy feel and a sandy colour scheme, all of which perfectly complement the ocean views from your window. If you’ve exhausted the possibilities of the nearby beach, the hotel has a great outdoor pool which is heated in the cooler months, so you can enjoy a swim all year round.
Astoria Suite Hotel, for lush surroundings
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This modern, comfortable four-star is a lovely place to stay in the heart of Rimini, with spacious, contemporary rooms and an unbeatable location near both the beach and a forested park. Breakfasts are as lavish or healthy as you choose, with gluten-free and high-energy options to set you up for a day’s outdoor adventures – among them diving sessions, offered weekly for free.
Hotel Club House, for breakfasts with a view
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The sleek white exterior of this modern monolith sets the tone for the rest of the hotel, with its contemporary guest rooms and suites. Some come with sea views and modern luxuries such as whirlpool baths and hydromassage showers, while there’s also a heated outdoor pool, open between May and October. Breakfast takes the form of a splendid buffet, which is served on a verandah with far-reaching views over the Adriatic during the summer months.
Hotel Accademia, for a homely stay
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A homely atmosphere meets stylish decor at this hotel near the sea in Rimini. Rooms have an almost Scandi feel, with pine furniture and soft lighting, while the breakfasts are particularly lovely, featuring home-made local treats such as Romagna doughnuts and piadina (a thin flatbread). The hotel sits right beside the port of Rimini and close to sights including the city’s Monumental Cemetery.
Mercure Rimini Artis, for Riviera chic
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Potted palms shade private balconies, loungers line a pleasant outdoor pool, and rooms have a bright, cheerful decor and – in many cases – sea views at this hotel on Rimini’s promenade. The year-round heated pool ensures you can enjoy a dip even when the Adriatic gets chilly, while in the evenings you can relax with a complimentary cocktail in the lobby.
Hotel Biancamano, for flying and flopping
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Even the entry-level rooms at this port-side hotel feature private balconies – many overlooking the Adriatic – while all have a clean-cut, modern design. The food showcases the cuisine of Romagna, with particularly sumptuous cakes and tarts on offer at breakfast. A hearty meal to start the day is needed with all the sporting activities to be booked through the hotel, from golf to sailing and even five-a-side football.
Ferretti Beach Hotel, for family fun
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The cheerful rooms at this vibrant hotel reflect its seafront location, with a bright colour scheme of blue and yellow, and oceanic artwork on the walls. Some feature whirlpool tubs – the F-Suite has two – and views over the sea from private decks, while there are also two outdoor pools and access to a beach, just a short walk away.
These recommendations were updated on October 13, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.