Rimini is the Italian Adriatic Riviera's biggest, and probably most bustling, beach resort, boasting over a thousand hotels - so choosing the best places to stay on Rimini is a real challenge! While you will find hedonistic nightclubs if you're looking for them, you won't find Irish pubs and shuttle buses filled with Americans here, Rimini is a very Italian resort, where Italians go for their sun, sea and sand. This means that you'll hear fewer English voices, and the food is excellent!
Beyond the beach, Rimini is actually a very significant spot historically, founded by the Romans around two thousand years ago. As well as the great Roman relics, Rimini is also known for being the birthplace of Federico Fellini, and the museum to his life and work is unmissable.
Much of the seafront closes down in winter, but the historic parts of town remain open.
If you're planning to visit the town during July and August, beware! The best places to stay in Rimini, get booked up well in advance, so be organised and book early. Otherwise come during the quieter months, when you might get a bit more beach for your buck!
A superbly chic cosmopolitan hotel owned by the Ferretti fashion house. Set on the coast, near Rimini, a popular beach spot. Minimalist interiors have Japanese Zen and hints of Africa. Sumptuous rooms and suites have large bathrooms, excellent spa treatments, two fab restaurants.
Rimini Central Marina
A 5 star seafront hotel with ultra-modern design, a unique outdoor pool and top floor spa with stunning sea views. Bedrooms have large windows and many have balconies. The restaurant serves local specialities and large breakfasts. Great for a lively beach break!