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“modern looking but not lack of functionality” 4 of 5 bubbles
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DuoMo Hotel
Ranked #122 of 632 Hotels in Rimini
Certificate of Excellence
Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“modern looking but not lack of functionality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Located in the heart of Rimini historical city centre, this hotel strikes for his futuristic modern style but for also for the lack of some essencial amenities ...
All rooms are designed by renowned architect and designer Ron Arad.
We stayed in one of the so-called "Urban" rooms, a comfortable solution (the bed was very comfortable), with a spacious bathroom, "Alessi" forniture, open-space shower, and timber teak floor (nice to look at but very noisy - you can't go there if your partner is having a rest)...
In the room we appreciated the air conditioning , the wi-fi free connection, the adjustable lights and lcd TV with satellite channels, but we were bad surprised when we found there was no hair-dryer and no windows at all !
A very positive thing was the breakfast with a large choice of tarts, croissants and countless platters of delicious food. You go up yourself with a plate and get whatever you want!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maribor, Slovenia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

I booked this hotel because it looks amazing on the pictures, but that's all! Room that we got, looked nothing similar to the ones presented on their website. It was small (12m2 in total, of which only 9m2 were functional) and smelled of linoleum (rubber). bathroom was on the same time a walk in shower (size of 1,5m2) and was very difficult to use the toilette for some time after taking a shower, because everything got wet. Cleaning was also questionable in this room, because the tiles right at the toilette seat were covered with bloody snots. But the biggest invention in our room was a take-away safe:-) I suppose pictures tell everything...
and we all got for an amazing price, only 109€ per night! what a rip off for staying in the space capsule.

Hotel's location it's another issue. It's located just around the corner from the main square, so think twice before going there with your car. Most of the streets in the historical center are limited for traffic and pedestrians don't pay any attention to driving cars.
Hotel is about 20minutes of walking distance from the beach.

The only good thing at this hotel were a receptionist lady and the waitress that served breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kindercountry
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Stockholm
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36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

First, the positive: the staff is awsome. They put great effort in helping you with wherever they can. Good breakfast with a lot to choose from. Very clean room, sound-proofed and excellent air-conditioning. Free internet connection in the room.
Now, the negative: even though I like design, having glass walls in the toilet is not pretty at all. And every room in the hotel is that way, so if you are sharing the room with family members, they will see you seated on the toilet and having a shower. And the hotel is right in the city centrum of Rimini, which is far from exciting. It is a long walk every day to go to the beach if you don´t catch the free bus provided by the hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms in the first floor have acces to a terrace where you can eat and relax.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

Wow, what a stunner of a hotel - real design aspects in Rimini old town.

From the second you walk in to reception it is an impressive place. Staying in the mid range room we were happy with virtually everything - it was clean, bright, good AC, comfortable and mostly quiet, though on some nights we could hear people outside in the bar downstairs, though the sound proofing was great.

The only problems we had were the shower / bathroom - it was a gorgeous wet room shower, but the head was half falling off and it didn't "rain" down as well as it probably should have, and the fact that the bathroom just steamed up so badly that it took ages to clear.

Now to our surprise in a hotel room in Italy, the only mirrors were in the bathroom. It seems crazy - so the steaming up meant delaying getting ready because there were no mirrors to see yourself.

Anyone reading this from the Duomo - please put more mirrors in the bedroom! Then next time I stay there - 5 full stars!

Overall though, a great standard and worth the extra money.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bobs_head
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Barcelona
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130 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

This little hotel is right in the centre of Rimini, which you would say is a disadvantage. Most nice hotels would be on the beach-front, right? This place carved a great niche for itself, because everything about it is quirky with a tasteful elegant modern design twist. The minute you walk into this place, you know you're going to be pleasantly surprised throughout your stay. The reception desk is a huge chrome doughnut like something out of the Starship Enterprise. The rooms are tastefully designed in a retro-60's type look. The best thing is the minibar based on trust. Every floor has a little minibar set up in the corridor with all the drinks you can imagine. You just take what you want, and write it down in a little logbook with your room number next to it. That's trust for you!

The good
-Breakfast: everything on the buffet is home-baked and home cooked
-Design: very nice
-Service: very friendly
-Decent bed
-Sound-proofed floors: a soft linoleum that eliminates annoying footsteps of neighbours.
-Bathroom: modern with rain-shower

The bad
-Can't get to it with your car, but they have a valet car parking and minibus service in a VW bus

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 42Travelbug42
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Budapest, Hungary
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85 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

Location is excellent. It is in the historic town. The main shopping street of Rimini just right on the corner. i really mean it.
The street where the hotel situated is quiet.
The interior design is amazing. Thanks to Ron Arad. That's how a design hotel should look like. Spacious lobby with a fantastic counter desk. It's like something from the Star Trek.
We had one of the suites. Well designed. Nothing really else to say. Go, see for yourselves.
White and green colours in the living and sleeping area. Tasteful. The bathroom is mainly white with redish brown wooden flooring. Nice Alessi stuff inside. My kinda design.
Furnitures are a bit worn out. A small spot here, a small spot there. This was only thorn in my side. A world class design hotel should not have these spots.
The staff is kind, friendly and helpful.

Anyway, it's a perfect place to stay when you are around.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bistvan
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

4 nights in May at this great hotel. Ultra modern design works well, great "honesty" bar on each floor with free water. Excellent breakfast. The staff were extremely helpful, their recommendations for restaurants were infallible. Only problem is gettin there by car, the sat nav insisting on taking us up the pedestrian precincts. Located in the centre of the old city but only 15 minutes walk from the beach this was one of our great finds.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bstuart
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Property: DuoMo Hotel
Address: Via Giordano Bruno 28, 47921, Rimini, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Rimini > Rimini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Rimini
#34 Luxury Hotel in Rimini
#58 Romantic Hotel in Rimini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — DuoMo Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in May 2006, duoMo hotel is the inaugural hotel project from the internationally renowned architect and designer, Ron Arad. This much anticipated launch sees the use of alternative Materials, bright colours and unusual shapes to produce a hotel that reverses design expectations to create an overall experience that is both futuristic and exciting. NoMi club is the beating heart of the structure. Open all day, it quickly became a landmark, both for individual clients and to host events of various kinds. ... more   less 
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