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Gran Melia Rome

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A wonderful 8 days at this most friendly of hotels. Service, food and location second to none. Food, wine excellent and always served with a smile and the right kind of advice. Cannot speak highly enough of the hotel and staff. Will return!

The Gran Melia is a lovely hotel set in lush grounds with a large swimming pool and great views. Surprisingly private and peaceful considering its central location. Rooms are beautiful with Clarins toiletries, spotlessly clean, lovely bedding and towels. The spa is absolutely excellent! Do not miss it! The only downside.... we found the manager a bit aloof, my bf had contacted the hotel in advance to say he was proposing and this was a very special trip...they didn't seem to bother and didn't make any additional effort for us (unlike Trump Soho and it was only a birthday) otherwise a nice hotel.

Absolutely stunning hotel, I would not stay any where else in rome it is amazing. The choice of sightseeing in the day or lounging around the pool was perfect. The pool opens at 10.00am so you cannot lounge around first thing but that was ok and the breakfast is continental and if you would like other options you will need to pay even for a coffee. We chose this hotel to have the option of relaxing and sightseeing and i could not have picked a more lovely and convenient location. The down sides are the room we stayed in was tiny and for the price we paid we felt a little let down it was a box but a modern box. The price of food and beverages is very expensive within the hotel which to be honest if you stay somewhere nice there will be that cost.

Beautiful, secluded retreat- perfect for your short stay or tasting of Rome. I could not have been happier- GMR is close to Trastavere, Vatican, and offers a shuttle that drops you minutes from Spanish Steps/Trevi Fountain. Breakfast is fresh and balanced. Staff is ultra elegant and refined without being pompous or arrogant. Food and drinks were delightful and there is not a single sound that interferes with your rest and desire for tranquility. Loved it and hope to stay again in the future.

Just returned from a long weekend, the Gran Melia is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in, one of the only hotels in Rome with a pool, also 5 minutes from St Peters Square, views of Vatican, and also across city. If you go for a Red Level room- you get complimentary drinks and snacks from midday in a separate lounge- well worth it when you have to pay 12euro for a beer otherwise! Food is pricey but good, breakfast buffet excellent if included in room rate. The staff are absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, they recommended local and non- touristy restaurants which were excellent, they booked taxis , organised trips, whatever we needed. Thoroughly recommended. Do your sightseeing early, spend afternoon at pool, then go out again when it's a bit cooler. 5 minutes from a mini-mart, buy your water and snacks there, don't pay 6-7 euro for water in your room and avoid mini bar, these are the only things that let the hotel down. Will definitely return

We had à wunderfull stay in the hotel and we hope to come back soon. We intend to come this year again. IT was à perfect stay, With good service and good food. We had also very nice weather, we could sit in the sun, and also in the shadow.

The Gran Melia Rome is like an oasis; a beautiful secluded paradise in the middle of a hustling and bustling city. The hotel is wonderfully appointed with modern amenities while still containing traditional elements that the old property has to offer. The rooms were well appointed with comfortable beds, comfortable towels and bathrobes, and air conditioning to keep us cool in the hot Italian summer. The room was fairly spacious for an European hotel. They had all the necessary amenities; a minibar, coffee maker, bathroom amenities, and even a smartphone in the room that you can take with you in the city which has a data plan to keep you connected and offers ability to use Google Maps and stay connected without racking up foreign data charges. One downside to the room was the bathroom. While tastefully appointed, they were not secluded from the rest of the room (except for the toilet which was in a separate room within the bathroom). The shower and sinks were blocked off by a mere curtain and was not the most private. While this might not be the biggest concern, it was a little awkward. Another amazing part of the Gran Melia Rome was the pool. It was amazing to have a quiet place to tan and relax in while still submerged in the city. The pool water was rather cold, but once you sit in the sun for ten minutes it is perfectly comfortable! The poolside bar and restaurant was also amazing. We had lunch one day and dinner the next. While the food and drinks were rather expensive, they were very good and offered a perfect alternative for a meal instead of walking down the steep hill to a restaurant. On our final dinner there, the service was truly amazing. We sat outside on the patio and had a great meal thanks to Nicolas and Leonardo. Their English was great and they made our final night in Rome truly great. We had an amazing conversation with Nicolas about wine and what we should try. He provided excellent service in the most amazing of locations. Overall, the Grand Melia Rome provides an amazing secluded hide-away in the middle of a city full of history, culture, and beauty. Grazie Gran Melia!

An excellent hotel in the Vatican region of Rome. Very comfortable clean efficient with courteous friendly staff I would highly recommend it. Breakfast was extra and expensive but worth every penny. It was walking distance to St Peters Square. As it was late May early June we made full use of the excellent outdoor pool facilities where there were always plenty of sunbeds.A lovely oasis after a hot mornings sightseeing

location very close to Vatican city, layout is nice. breakfast was good, I got an upgrade to red level premium room. I liked the spa treatment . one of the negative is 50 euro a day for parking is too much.

We chose this hotel due to the proximity to Vatican and the rating. The room was amazing, we stayed in the Red level suite. Great room, excellent service. Mayby the Pool or Spa opening hours could be extended, as we walked all day through Rome, and when we got back in the late evening, both were usually closed.

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 Vatican, Gran Melia Rome is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Square. 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 Santa Maria in Trastevere and Pantheon.


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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served 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) for EUR 104.50 per vehicle roundtrip. 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 3

Premium room with views

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Supreme room with private garden

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Premium Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1354 reviews