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Gran Melia Rome

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a great hotel with truly outstanding service... the rooms and grounds are beautiful, breakfast is delicious and abundant, and it is family-friendly without being child-oriented. If you like (or need) a firm mattress, you will not do better than these beds.

the location in 10-15 minutes walking distance to St Peters Basilica or Castello St Angelo is unbeatable. The rooms are nice and the Dinner Restaurant are excellent. Unfortunately is the service very mixed - some people are very good and attentive whilst others aren't capable to meet simple expectations (orders being fulfilled at breakfast etc). The Spa as such seems to be nice but indoor pool is way to small and the relaxing area is noisy, not warm enough and not relaxing at all.

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending a weekend recently at the Gran Melia Rome. This was a wonderful experience and we really loved the hotel! The staff was superb and probably the most professional I have ever encountered in a hotel. The concierge spent a lot of care in recommending restaurants based on our interests. The physical space of the hotel, with large gardens and swimming pool, was a real treat in the city of Rome. We really enjoyed coming back at the end of a day of touring to the open space and atmosphere of the hotel. One afternoon we were able to spend time at the lovely pool. Breakfast was included in our price and this was excellent with freshly made pastries. The location is central and we were able to walk to all of the restaurants and sites in Rome quite easily. I would strongly recommend the Gran Melia Rome and we will certainly stay here whenever we are back in that great city.

The Gran Melia has a lovely outdoor swimming pool which came in handy this summer as temperatures approached 100 F during our stay. It was nice to come back after a full day of sight seeing and be able to take a refreshing dip in the pool. Front desk staff could use some improvement as they were not accommodating to some of our requests and also contradictory about their policies regarding Amex Platinum Fine Hotel and Resort perks. Location was very good. Breakfast buffet and bar both excellent. Beds very comfortable.

My travel partner had never been to Rome. We had only two days to explore the city and The Vatican and Colosseum were “must-sees.” With the location of this knock-out hotel, and using ItaliaRail’s Show and Go passes we were able to decide which tours and when according to our timeframe and to skip the ticket lines. The guides were knowledgeable ( one an artist and one an archeologist) and engaging so history came alive for us. But the very best thing was we could walk ( a longer walk to Colosseum) and be back in a peaceful place to relax, have an Aperol spritz or dinner and simply enjoy the lights of Rome turning the city to gold away from the crowed city streets! Love this historic building, hillside setting and all of the modern comforts within a beauautiful, vibrant design.

Absolutely amazing! The staff is incredible, the location is ideal and it was our favorite hotel while in Rome. It is so relaxing you forget you are in Rome yet once you leave the grounds you are a quick walk from the best restaurants, the vatican, shops etc. We wouldn't stay anywhere else!

This is a remodeled convent, five years old. Rooms are small (clearly nun living rooms that now need to contain additional bathroom fixtures) but very modern and with high quality interior design. They suffer from too many buttons for my taste, but I am willing to give them a waiver. Setting is magnificent, if you know your way you can be on St. Peter square within five minutes (hint: through the bus Parking garage!). Also a wonderful garden and pool, too cold in October but clearly gorgeous in summer. Breakfast is in the Italian tradition, ie the most superfluous and thus neglected meal of the day... Overall recommended.

Literally an oasis in old Rome, a welcoming retreat from the city hubris. As soon as you walk through the gates you are welcomed with expert assistance. The rooms were immaculately clean & large with mobile phone provided offering free calls & wifi that enabled you to efficiently track your way across the old city. A very strong recommendation.

We stayed at the Gran Melia for 4 nights. We had a red level package with our stay. The location of the Gran Melia is really nice. We had a nice view from our room which was located at the front of the hotel. That’s a nice and quiet option. The check-in went quick. We had to take our own suitcase to the room. A bit strange for a 550 euro a night hotel. Our room was looked after twice a day, I really appreciated that. What I didn’t appreciate was the lack of effort from many staff members to be service minded. We had to wait for our drinks often more than 10 minutes even though they had many people working there. Breakfast was a bit disappointing I must say, juices were often not available and we had to wait for coffee for a long time. There is a warm breakfast menu that I think should be included in the normal breakfast. We used the spa once, the sauna wasn’t warm as there was a broken fuse. The showers are not installed properly and don’t function the way they should (bad pipe fitting). We had lunch at the hotel twice which was good but I think there are many nice restaurants in the area that offer a more local feeling. There are no English TV channels available next to CNN and BBC news, why hotel’s don’t offer any regular channels (like BBC or sportschannel) I don’t have a clue. The red level lounge has some unconfutable couches but it’s a nice service. Between 17.30 and 18.30 they offer some snacks and you can prepare your own drinks outside these ours they have softdrinks and beer. All in all I liked the hotel and its facilities. But what makes a good hotel a great hotel is its staff and that’s something that needs to be worked on. Now it was not value for money and it should and could be.

Beautiful hotel, nice pool area. The pool area had plenty of seating beautifully decorated. Rooms were very nice and roomy. It was nice that there was usb outlets to charge electronics. Beds were comfortable.

Via del Gianicolo 3 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Rome City Centre, Gran Melia Rome is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Castel Sant'Angelo and Villa Farnesina. This 5-star hotel has 116 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's in central Rome and also close to St. Peter's Square and Campo de' Fiori Market.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 116 soundproofed rooms feature iPod docks, minibars, and espresso makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Video-game consoles, laptop-compatible safes, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Gran Melia Rome features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 45 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Premium Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Premium room with views

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Supreme room with private garden

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1454 reviews