Our family (two adults and two boys) stayed in a Red Level Junior Suite for 6 nights recently. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The Gran Melia in Rome has most things you could reasonably want. Close to most sights in the city (we walked most places, but if you want to take a taxi anywhere it's less than €10) it has the advantage of a great pool - after a day of sight-seeing, and afternoon swim was really refreshing.
Rooms are stylish and modern - according to some reviews, maybe they are not to everyone's taste but we thought they were fine. The staff were unfailingly polite and courteous. The Red Level benefits added a nice touch - some extra breakfast choices and an evening bar free of charge were things we made good use of. Wifi was free (as it should be!) although not always 100% reliable - OK for reading the news, but perhaps not so good if you have to stay connected to the office all the time.
The Gran Melia is not cheap, but if you can afford a little extra it is worth it. The entire family agreed they would very readily stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New opening in 2012 of the exclusive resort Gran Meliá Rome, located in the historical and cultural heart of the Eternal City. Discover a luxury hotel located just 5 minutes walk from the Vatican and 15 minutes from the principal attractions of Rome (Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori, Panteón, Castel Sant´Angelo or the popular neighbourhood of Trastevere). Experience the magic of classic Rome and enjoy this Garden of Eden in the very heart of the city, which is located in the old Villa Agrippina, belonging to Emperor Nero’s mother.In our 116 elegantly decorated rooms and deluxe suites, you will enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Vatican, Castel Saint Angelo or the beautiful gardens. You will have full facilities available to you, with elegant bathrooms, free WIFI Internet, Clarins® luxury amenities, Nespresso® coffeemaker, Ipod Docking Station, all in your room. Spectacular hydromassages, terraces and private gardens in superior categories. All rooms include access to our YHI Spa & Wellness Centre, Melia Hotels own line of Spas.Discover a unique hotel in the city and experience the most exclusive and personalised luxury of our RedLevel service, our Boutique within the Hotel. Elegant traditional décor with surprising avant-garde touches and luxurious details will make your stay a unique one. Italian and international haut cuisine, creative and signature gastronomy, magnificent private botanical gardens, spectacular terraces and panoramic views of the centre of Rome combine to conjure up a magical setting.This spectacular deluxe resort located on the banks of the romantic Tiber River, is surrounded by a 7.500 m2 park, outside pool and hydromassage with Vitality Pool. Its impeccable personalised attention and butler service, magnificent YHI Spa and Wellness Centre, sauna, interior relaxation area, Fitness area with personal trainer, Beauty Centre, gastronomic areas and fashionable lounge, will change your concept of a deluxe resort in the centre of Rome. Enjoy this Paradise in the centre of the most romantic city in the world. ... more less
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