Gran Melia Roma is situated on the banks of the River Tiber, at the heart of the cultural and entertainment attractions of lively Rome. With a wide selection of restaurants and bars in the hotel as well as a spa, it is an ideal hotel to enjoy Rome.
Just a 5-minute walk from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica and only a 15-minute walk from the Piazza Navona
Spend some time in The YHI Wellness spa to regenerate your senses
A fine selection of excellent dining options available to whet your appetite
Sophisticated and elegant rooms and suites to provide the ultimate luxury stay
Positioned on the banks of the River Tiber, Gran Melia Roma is at the heart of the cultural and entertainment attractions of Rome. The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica and just 15 minutes from the Piazza Navona. It is also next to the famous area of Trastevere and near the Castle Sant Angelo, Pantheon and Campo dei Fiori. Gran Melia Roma is therefore the perfect base from which to explore Rome.
The hotel itself is steeped in history - the ruins of the former Villa Agrippina are now displayed in public places throughout the property. In the library there are an assortment of books, magazines and archaeological relics to give you an understanding of the building and those who previously occupied it.
The rooms at Gran Melia Roma are beautifully designed with a sleek elegance. Each is equipped with a full range of facilities and exclusive services. There is a variety of rooms to chose from to suit your preference.
At Gran Melia Roma, there are a number of restaurants for you to chose from depending on what you fancy eating, where you fancy eating and what time of day it is. They all serve delicious food and are run by a team of excellent staff.
The YHI Wellness centre offers a relaxing atmosphere were there are a range of treatments to indulge in as well as a Hydromassage pool, sauna and sensorial showers.
When to visit
Make use of the complimentary WiFi enabled tablet/phone which you can use externally for exploring the city. It also creates an Italian phone number enabling easy contact with friends and family whilst you are away.
Gran Melia Roma Villa is located in the historical district of Gianicolo which is one of the most attractive sight seeing areas in Rome. The area is described as a World Heritage Sight by UNESCO.
Direct flights with from London Heathrow Gatwick and Stansted last about 2 hours 30 minutes, arriving into Rome Fiumicino or Ciampino. The Gran Melia Roma Villa is then approximately a 45-minute road transfer from the airport.
Ancient Rome with an archaeologist
Step back in time and discover the fascinating history of ancient Rome accompanied by your private guide. Explore the vast Colosseum followed by the Roman Forum, once the centre of political life in the city.
Baroque Rome with an art historian
Explore the historic Baroque centre of Rome with your private guide, an expert in art history and this fascinating period of the city. Admire some of Rome's most iconic sights, from the Spanish Steps to the Pantheon.
Borghese Gallery and bike ride with picnic
Visit the famed Borghese Gallery, one of the best known museums in Italy, before exploring its beautiful gardens by e-bike, then stop to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.
Early morning visit to the Vatican
Discover the wonders of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in the early morning, before the doors are opened to the general public. Admire artistic masterpieces and the iconic Sistine Chapel, then explore the monumental St Peter's Basilica.
Step back in time and become a gladiator for the day! At the gladiator school you'll learn all about the history of gladiators during the Roman era and try a training session for yourself.
Italian aperitivo in Trastevere
The aperitivo is a huge tradition in Italy and, with a professional sommelier in Trastevere, you'll discover the history behind this custom.
Leonardo da Vinci treasure hunt
Leonardo da Vinci's projects have been hidden around Rome and it's your job to find all of the pieces! Work your way around the city, finding clues and solving riddles, before ending at the Da Vinci Museum.
Private photography experience
Create lasting memories of your holiday with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family holiday or honeymoon.
Roman mosaic workshop
Learn the ancient art of mosaic making in a Roman family-owned workshop. You'll discover the history of the mosaics, learn the special techniques needed to make these beautiful pieces of art and try creating your very own mosaic.
Roman street food in Testaccio
One of Rome's most authentic neighbourhoods, Testaccio is renowned for its culinary scene and home to some of the city's best places to eat. Discover the delicious street food in this up-and-coming area of Rome.
Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este
Venture out of the city and into the Italian countryside. Located in the historic town of Tivoli, the beautiful Villa d'Este and the Roman emperor Hadrian's Villa showcase the ingenuity of Italian architecture throughout the ages.