When we planned our recent stay in Rome, the Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina was the obvious choice. This beautiful resort is within walking distance to Vatican City and many other of Rome’s main attractions. It is nestled on a hill overlooking the eternal city. This luxurious place was once the villa of Emperor Nero’s mother. The sprawling grounds, perfectly manicured gardens, and the completely renovated building is like a dream oasis in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
From the moment we entered this incredible property through the iron gates, we knew this was one very special place and boy were we right! The grounds are exquisite and there’s a feeling of tranquility throughout the resort. As we arrived, we were brought to a private lounge for a special VIP check-in which is part of the Melia’s signature Red Level service. Our “Lady in Red “ staff member provided us with such a warm welcome and was like our personal concierge with all the hotel and city info we needed.
Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina 5 Star Luxury Rome
Gran Melia Rome is surrounded by the legends of ancient Rome and occupying the site of the former residence of an empress and mother of Emperor Nero. Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina is just five minutes from St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. The hotel boasts a truly exceptional location on the banks of the River Tiber, just 15 minutes from Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori. Gran Melia is set in the historical and cultural heart of the Eternal City. It is convenient to Castel Sant’ Angelo, the Pantheon, and the famous Trastevere District.
Guest rooms and suites, some with private sun-splashed gardens or terraces, offer a distinctly modern ambiance. With it’s expansive, well-maintained grounds, dramatic views of the city, an extensive outdoor pool, a signature spa, and an acclaimed gourmet restaurant, this is truly a remarkable urban oasis, offering guests a welcome haven amidst the vibrant bustle of Rome.
A boutique hotel within the hotel; RedLevel at Gran Meliá Rome offers the ultimate VIP experience. RedLevel guests enjoy the highest range of indulgent and personalized services.
From the moment we arrived at the Gran Meliá Rome Hotel we began a unique luxury journey.
We have never seen this unique offering at other hotels. Here is a list of the extras it includes:
- Access to the private RedLevel Lounge and Open Bar with aperitifs and selection of cocktails and soft drinks (opening hours depend on season)
- À la carte breakfast
- Private check-in
- Personalized welcome on arrival
- Access to the Grand Melia Rome Spa MyBlend by Clarins, with sauna, Turkish bath, Vitality outdoor pool, and relaxation area
- Preferential reservations for beauty treatments with products adapted to your skin
- Preferential reservations in our restaurants
Exclusive RedLevel Room Services
Our experience at the Gran Melia was truly extraordinary. Some of the exclusive room services include:
- Luxurious bathroom amenities by CLARINS
- Pillow menu (I felt like Goldilocks. I ordered two different pillows until it was to my liking)
- In-room aromatherapy
- In-room Nespresso coffee maker (if you are a coffee lover this is always a bonus)
- Ironing service (2 garments per day) No one likes wrinkled clothes
- Shoe cleaning
Grand Premium Room RedLevel
This beautiful room is spacious and bright with a view of the historic city. The first thing you will notice as you arrive in your room is the detail of the door, which is something you would see in a castle. As you enter there is one word that immediately comes to mind…Luxurious! Our room was very tastefully decorated with deluxe furnishings in a modern vibe.
The two large windows provided an amazing view of the beautiful grounds and the city beyond. Also equally luxurious was the spacious and fully equipped bathroom with a large rainfall shower with vertical massage jets, basically no detail overlooked. Some other luxury features include:
- Flat-screen TV Garden view Satellite Channels Pool view Hairdryer Minibar
- À la carte breakfast
- Access to the Grand Melia Rome Spa My Blend by Clarins, with sauna, Turkish bath, Vitality outdoor pool and relaxation area preferential reservations for beauty treatments with products adapted to your skin
- Preferential reservations in our restaurants
Dining at the Gran Melia
The restaurant perfectly combines the highest levels of service with the excellence and culinary experience of the chefs. A place to taste the finest international, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
This bold cosmopolitan environment, full of contrast and color, harbors the soul of the hotel. An exclusive spot to savor the finest wine or an exquisite cocktail and the ideal place for an after-work get-together or to begin the evening.
By the beautiful pool in a grove of aromatic trees, you’ll find an oasis in the heart of the city. The Liquid Garden has exquisite surroundings and a unique enchanting atmosphere. Offering the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif, a snack or a cocktail.
During the long summer evenings, it becomes one of the most chic lounges in the capital, a meeting place for Rome’s high society.
For intimate and exclusive ceremonies with refined service, the Lunae Terrace offers a setting that promises an elegant event, day or night. Subtle lighting and stylish design elements, it’s the perfect scene to celebrate any special occasion, overlooking the Vatican Walls and
One of the best unique features of this hotel is the complimentary afternoon offering of chef prepared gourmet appetizers and premium mixed cocktails, fine wines and beer! We loved the interaction with staff and guests, conversing on the day’s events and plans for dinner. The appetizers were incredibly good and paired with the perfect aperitif, it was always a perfect start to the evening.
Gran Melia Property
This magnificent hotel is defined by its prestigious location and luxurious Mediterranean gardens. It’s so rare to have this combination of the luxury hotel with a lush green oasis in such a busy city. The grounds were completely unexpected and very much appreciated in the heart of the city. We loved walking the grounds with a drink after a hectic day just unwinding.
The Gran Melia Rome was selected to The Leading Hotels of the World which brings together the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in the world. A very select club that demands the highest standards of quality and distinction required to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of guests.
This resort is one of our all-time favorites! The RedLevel service, exclusive to Melia, is the ultimate VIP experience and combined with all the refined luxury touches and the magnificent property, it makes for the perfect stay! This place has made us now seek for other Melia destinations around the world!
The Gran Melia Pool
I would highly recommend staying at the Gran Melia when in Rome. It is the ultimate Oasis experience with the unexpected gardens in the heart of the city.
Thank you, Gran Melia, for a wonderful stay – looking forward to returning.
Gran Melia Rome
Via del Gianicolo, 3, 00165 Roma RM, Italy
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Friday 4th of January 2019
this is so beautiful
Saturday 5th of January 2019
It's a beautiful hotel