Gran Melia Roma
At a Glance
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
Wonderful and inviting outdoor swimming pool with comfortable sun loungers
Best time to Visit
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Rome enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate. Summers (from June to September) are hot and dry with temperatures often soaring to 37°C. High humidity is also common, particularly in July and August. Winter tends to be moderate, at least by northern European standards, with temperatures averaging around 10°C to 15°C between December and February. Spring (March to June) and early autumn (September and October) are the best times to visit Rome, with lovely blue skies and mild temperatures. November and December are the two wettest months.
Starting in mid-June, the summer rush really picks up, and from July to mid-September the Rome teems with visitors. August is the worst month: Not only does it get uncomfortably hot, muggy, and crowded, but the entire country goes on vacation at least from August 15 to the end of the month (many Italians take off the entire month). Many hotels, restaurants, and shops are closed.
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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.
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 center offers a relaxing atmosphere were there are a range of treatments to indulge in as well as a Hydromassage pool, sauna and sensorial showers.
The rooms at Gran Melia Roma are elegantly designed and tastefully furnished with all the mod-cons. All rooms have large windows making them light and airy and each room is equipped with either a king size bed or twin beds. Suites are also available, as are interconnecting rooms, perfect for families.
Elegant and simple double room, comes equipped with a King-size bed or twin beds and covers 23 square meters. These spacious rooms also have a luxurious bathroom with cascade shower and vertical massage in exquisite marble, natural stone and pietra di Trani. There is a modern desk with laptop outlets, iPod docking station, flat-screen HD TV and high speed WiFi.
|Premium City View Room||
These rooms boast panoramic views of the city, including sights such as the Vatican dome and the castle of Sant’ Angelo. The Premium Rooms come with two individual twin beds or one king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with a shower in cascade with vertical massage. There is a modern desk with laptop outlets, iPod dock station, flat-screen HD TV and high speed WiFi.
Double room measuring 28 square meters decorated in an elegant design with an Imperial King size bed or two twin beds. These spacious rooms also have a luxurious bathroom with cascade shower and vertical massage in exquisite marble, natural stone and pietra di Trani. There is a modern desk with laptop outlets, iPod docking station, flat-screen HD TVand high speed WiFi.
|Supreme Room with Private Garden||
The elegant Supreme guest rooms each feature their very own private garden and are spacious, set over 24 square meters. These rooms also have a luxurious bathroom with cascade shower and vertical massage in exquisite marble, natural stone and pietra di Trani. There is a modern desk with laptop outlets, IPod dock station, flat-screen HD TV and high speed WiFi.
Measuring 33 square meters, these elegant guest rooms are equipped with a spacious bathroom with a marble and natural stone decor and Italian pietra di Trani. Some rooms feature a spectacular romantic round bathtub (subject to availability) and all come with either a King size bed or twin beds. These spacious rooms also come equipped with cascade shower and vertical massage in exquisite marble, natural stone and pietra di Trani. There is a modern desk with laptop outlets, iPod docking station, flat-screen HD TV and high speed WiFi.
|Junior Suite Red Level||
Spacious rooms measuring 42 square meters located in an excellent area of the hotel. The bedroom has classic décor, a separate living room and a spectacular glass bathtub integrated into the bedroom with a marble and natural stone finish and pietra di Trani. These spacious rooms also have a luxurious bathroom with cascade shower and vertical massage in exquisite marble, natural stone and pietra di Trani. There is a modern desk with laptop outlets, iPod docking station, flat-screen HD TV and high speed WiFi.
|Loft Suite Red Level||
The Loft Suites RedLevel are undoubtedly among the most exclusive guest rooms at Gran Meliá Roma and are situated on the top floor of the hotel. They have amazing, panoramic views of the Vatican dome and the city of Rome and are spacious, set over 44 square meters and covering two floors. On the first floor you will find a bedroom and a striking glass bathroom. These spacious rooms also have a cascade shower and vertical massage in exquisite marble, natural stone and pietra di Trani. There is a modern desk with laptop outlets, iPod dock station, flat-screen HD TV and high speed WiFi.
|RedLevel Supreme Room With Private Whirlpool Terrace||
Spacious, bright double rooms measuring 34 square meters with an elegant design inspired by the latest Italian and Spanish trends. Each room comes complete with a fully furnished private terrace with outdoor whirlpool boasting panoramic views of the botanical gardens of the Hotel Orti Domiziani, the historical Villa which belonged to the mother of Emperor Nero, and the timeless Vatican Dome. The rooms offer the exclusive RedLevel services and facilities of the hotel.
|The Eternal City Suite Red Level||
This suite boasts the best views of the city and offers a spacious living area with the suite covering 70 square meters. It also has its own outdoor terrace measuring 125 square meters. As well as the luxurious bedroom there is a large living room and a unique glass and marble bathroom. A welcoming and elegant sofa is available as well as two HD FLAT TVs in the bedroom and private living room.
|RedLevel Grand Suite With 360º Rome View||
The Elegant and exclusive Grand Suite is 65 square meters and boasts a magnificent private terrace, measuring 111 square meters with spectacular outdoor whirlpool and relaxation area which enjoys stunning 360º views over Rome and the emblematic Vatican City. Suites come with a King-size bed, writing desk with laptop outlets, luxurious bathroom with cascade shower and flat HD TV, iPod docking station and high speed WiFi.
|RedLevel Luxury Apartments||
These luxury apartments, measuring 65 square meters, come equipped with an ample fully furnished private garden and relaxing whirlpool tub. These luxury apartments feature the exclusive services and facilities of RedLevel. Each apartment comes with a luxurious bedroom, private salon and beautiful glass and marble bathroom.
|RedLevel Emperor Penthouse Master Suite Terrace||
The Emperor Penthouse & Wellness Master Suite with terrace is the ultimate in comfort and luxury offering beautiful views of the city from its privileged location. This Suite measures 85 square meters and comes with the services and facilities of the exclusive RedLevel services. Its fully furnished terrace measures 200 square meters with outdoor whirlpool, Bali bed, relaxation area and private spa area. The bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and there is a spacious living area and luxurious glass and marble bathroom.
|RedLevel Family Suite with Private Whirpool Garden||
The Luxury Apartments are perfectly suited for families, with a very spacious double room and an ample living room which can accommodate up to 3 children. There is an outdoor garden complete with whirlpool. The Apartments also have two guest bathrooms for family comfort and provide a Nespresso coffee maker, iPod dock, Clarins amenities and all the exclusive advantages of RedLevel Service.
Children of all ages are very welcome to come and stay at the hotel. Babysitting can be arranged if required.
Gran Melia Roma Villa has a fabulous range of wining and dining options with indoor and outdoor restaurants. The stylish indoor restaurant serves delicious international, Mediterranean and Italian dishes. The outdoor restaurant, more casual in style with its poolside location surrounded by ancient orange trees, offers an a la carte menu. The American Bar has a chic atmosphere where you can enjoy a traditional light meal, savory and sweet snacks, exotic cocktails and mouth watering canapés. The wine bar has a very sophisticated setting where you can sip some delicious wine.
The YHI Wellness spa is an oasis of tranquillity where you can get in touch with your inner self. There is a wide selection of treatments available that use the finest products to help you feel rejuvenated and calm.
Rome is a city full of culture, history, art and architecture. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus into the city center although the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica are only a five minute walk away. A visit to the Garden of Eden is highly recommended as you will find here an oasis of peace and tranquillity if you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the Italian Capital. It also gives you the chance to learn more about how the local culture and wisdom is often related to its native plants, orange trees and beautiful flowers.
The hotel staff will be more than happy to help you plan your activities for the day and give you snippets of local insight into the best places to go.
If you feel like staying in the hotel, you can spend some time relaxing by the charming pool in the summer months or take some time out to rejuvenate in the spa.
Sara Haney (Staff)
The Gran Melia Hotel location between the Vatican and the Trestevere district is perfect for those looking to do a mix of history and local exploring. This beautiful hotel features a large swimming pool, gardens, two restaurants, and amazing spa facilities developed exclusively by Clarins. Many rooms feature a view of their gardens and the Vatican dome, which is beautiful to see lit up at night. For the best experience, choose the RedLevel to upgrade your experience with private access to their VIP room and other spa perks. From the hotel's ideal location you can take an easy walk to Trestevere to experience the local side to Rome with fantastic restaurants, boutiques, and night-life.
Sierra Obermark (Staff)
Nestled nearby Rome's city center, Gran Melia is a hidden gem amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. The spacious property is best enjoyed during the warmer months to take advantage of the large swimming pool and gardens. The location is perfect with easy access to all that Rome has to offer. There is even a "secret shortcut" to the Vatican City neighborhood for those wishing to visit. Gran Melia is the perfect place to relax in the great outdoor spaces and enjoy delicious meals in the wonderful restaurants.
Hannah Ingle (Staff)
The Gran Melia is an ideal option for families wishing to explore Rome but have the opportunity to retreat and unwind away of all the hustle and bustle. The hotel pool is a novelty and in the summer months a welcome indulgence to escape the heat of the afternoon. Located near the Vatican, the hotel is a short taxi ride away from all the main architectural landmarks throughout the city.
Milly Walker (Staff)
Located so close to the Vatican that an early morning tour is a must to avoid the crowds.
The large outdoor swimming pool is a welcome luxury to relax by in the afternoon after a morning of sightseeing.
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|Book from||19 October 2018 to 01 January 2020|
18 January 2019 to 02 January 2020
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|Book from||19 October 2018 to 27 December 2019|
18 January 2019 to 27 December 2019
Cook like an Ancient Roman
Discover the art of Roman cuisine and learn to cook like an ancient Roman. With your expert chef, you'll have an in-depth lesson exploring ancient Roman history and the dishes that were made at the time, following recipe books from the past.
Explore Ancient Rome
Take a step back into Rome's incredible past with a visit to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, still one of the most iconic sights of the city. Once the center of Rome, here you'll discover the history and lifestyle of the ancient city.
Follow the Obelisks
For a fun and fascinating tour of Rome, follow the trail of obelisks that are scattered across the city. Starting at the Piazza del Popolo, and passing by many of the city's highlights, you'll discover the intriguing history and architecture of Rome.
Fresco or mosaic making masterclass
Discover the art techniques of Rome throughout the ages with a fresco or mosaic making masterclass. Perfect for children, this workshop will have our youngest guests following in the footsteps of the great Italian artists of the past.
Optical Illusions in Rome
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Private photography experience
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The Gladiator School
Learn the art of Gladiatorial combat at the legendary Gladiator School, located at the Appian Way. Each session also includes a tour of the Museum of the Roman Invincible Army.
Tivoli, Villa d'Este & Hadrian's Villa
Venture out of the city and into the Italian countryside. Located in the historic town of Tivoli, Villa d'Este and the Roman emperor Hadrian's Villa showcase the ingenuity of Italian architecture throughout the ages.
Visit the Vatican without the crowds
Head to the Vatican in the early morning and marvel at the collection of masterpieces which are housed within its variety of museums. Afterwards, visit the iconic Sistine Chapel before making your way to St Peter's Basilica.
Location & directions
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.