Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel Rimini

Parco Federico Fellini, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, 47900, Italy

This 1908 extravaganza, made famous by Federico Fellini in his film Amarcord, is grander than ever with ongoing restorations that keep the place completely current while maintaining its hyperluxe old-world charm. The stage is set by enormous crystal chandeliers in the lobby and inlaid wood in the rooms that seem comforting rather than formal. The place is full of light, partly because the many large windows let it all in. A spotless private beach provides tranquillity (though so does the pool). In summer La Dolce Vita, the terrific restaurant, moves outside to one of the sweeping terraces overlooking perfectly kept gardens. It also serves lunch on the beach, and in July and August there's live music.

PROS

  • Sumptuous buffet breakfast that starts early (7 am) and ends late (11 am)
  • the American Bar
  • beach across the street
  • programs for children in summer
  • amenities including everything from a spa and a private beach to programs for children in summer

CONS

  • not in the center of town
  • some rooms more fabulous than others
  • not always worthy of five-star status

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
Sophisticated
Beachfront
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0541-56000 | 0541-56866

HOTEL DETAILS

172 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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