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Gran Meliá Rome


Photo: Simon Watson

3 Via del Gianicolo
Rome, 00165, Italy
TEL: 39-06-925-901
TEL: (888) 956-3542
Ancient Rome may have been famous for its pleasure palaces, but the city has never had a retreat that combines the conveniences of an urban hotel with the comforts of a resort. That all changed with the arrival of Gran Meliá’s new flagship, located across the Tiber River from the centro storico. Set on two landscaped acres, the sprawling retreat has 116 guest rooms—antiqued metal doors, sculpted white stone counters, and large-scale photographs depicting details of centuries-old Italian paintings. The property has a notable past (Emperor Nero’s mother, Agrippina, lived in a villa here), but there are myriad ways to channel the present day: the tranquil spa, a serene outdoor pool, and a terrace, where a sunset aperitivo rewarded us with panoramic views of the Eternal City.

Room to Book:

A Supreme RedLevel with Private Jacuzzi Terrace, a large room that, as its name suggests, provides outdoor space and a whirlpool tub (both of them overlooking the surrounding gardens and, in the distance, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica),

Insider Tip:

To keep the hotel from feeling cut off from the rest of the city, the Gran Melia offers morning and afternoon shuttle service from the property to a point in the historic center, very near contemporary architect Richard Meier’s recently opened Ara Pacis museum.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 2012

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Rooms: 106


Number of Bars: 4

Number of Suites: 10


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