This hotel is a perfect spot for visiting and relaxing in the city of Rome. Although highpriced it is -as many reviewers already mentioned- worth each penny.
Don't expect to be very close to all the places of interest. But the hotel offers a shuttle-service to the old town and for €10.- a taxi bring you to the historic sites as well. Because of the location you can relax (on the lovely pool!) after a long day in the busy and hectic town.
We booked a junior suite, with the so called "red level-premium service". As there were just 2 small windows and wallpaper and curtains quite dark the room was not bright. It wasn't that spacious for a junior suite, but okay for a big city like Rome. There was a Nespresso-machine on the room, one couch and two chairs; in the bathroom we had one washbasin, a marvelous douche, a bathtube and separate restroom.
The service have been excellent every minute of our stay. They succeed to answer our questions before we even asked. The staff had always an open ear for our wishes
We had diner in the gourmet restaurant "Vivacoce" as well as in the pool-restaurant "liquid garden". The quality of the food in both restaurant was outstanding; you shouldn't miss this.
Because of the red level service we had access to the red level lounge with snacks and drinks (even prosecco).
Regarding breakfast, the choice was enormous, but the quality of the food not always on high standard we get used to during our stay (lukewarm scrambled eggs).
We can definitely recommend this hotel, if you are looking for a good and luxury mix for sightseeing city trip and relaxing.
- 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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