We stayed four nights in September. It was a special birthday celebration for my wife and we were joined by our children. So expectations we high and our wish was for a luxury treat for us all.
Our experience was overwhelmingly positive and memorable. Hotel staff were welcoming, courteous and helpful whenever and wherever we met them. Ever smiling and gracious from the first hello to the final farewell. We all loved our rooms and slept in comfortable beds. Special mention for the remarkable showers. Quite unusual, huge wet rooms were the center of conversation! The rooms were well equipped and well maintained.
The children made use of the Spa and loved the experience which for us was the whole point of the weekend
There are lots of things that make a hotel great; location, the building, the staff and the services. Attention to detail is crucial and Gran Melia Rome hits the spot on all counts. The setting for meals and the bars makes superb use of the grounds. the hotel is a few minutes from Vatican City and 10-15 minutes pleasant walk from the main sites.
We enjoyed breakfast with a superb range of foods with plenty of options made for a filling meal each day. The special order omelette and crepes went down very well!
The Red Level concept, first witnessed in Melia Alicante is a nice twist and worth the extra cost. If we have a small criticism it would be the snack selection which seemed to be the same each day. A little variety would be appreciated. But that is being picky more than compensated by the free flowing sparkling wine!!
Finally value: Our bill for 4 days was far more than we normally spend for a city break! This was a special occasion so the bill was expected. Gran Meliá Rome is an expensive place to stay but I also believe it gives great value. We love Italy and will return to Rome, there can only be one hotel to stay in when we do.
- 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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