Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina

A sprawling villa in Rome’s center
Rome is not exactly known for relaxation, but guests at Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina will have ample opportunity to do just that. While the city’s millennia of history and culture usually gives way to chaos, inside this urban luxury resort you’ll find respite in the gardens, large pool area, generous spa and beguiling cocktail lounge.

Make like one of the savvy Romans, who are masters at finding hidden city breaks, and hole up at Gran Meliá. Located on the edge of the Trastevere neighborhood and steps from the Vatican, the hotel is within ideal walking distance to major Rome sites, including Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and shopping area Piazza di Spagna.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Thanks to gorgeous landscaping and a 1920s-style pool, the Rome hotel has the atmosphere of a private enclave — cabanas, cocktails and secluded gardens.
  • If you need more indulgent “me time,” book a treatment at the Gran Meliá’s Spa My Blend by Clarins, where you can take a dip in the open-air vitality pool.
  • Children are welcomed here, too. The VIK (Very Important Kids) program involves welcome gifts, personalized turndown service, specialized club entry and bespoke tours.
  • Splurge on a RedLevel room and you’ll get access to an exclusive lounge serving breakfast and cocktails daily, a personal welcome gift, aromatherapy in your room, private check-in and more luxe extras.
  • While you might expect strictly classical décor given Gran Meliá’s provenance, the luxury hotel is actually quite modern — historic treasures are mixed stylishly with contemporary, streamlined furnishings.
Things to Know
  • If you’re not up for the walk, there is free shuttle service to most downtown areas.
  • If you don’t make it out to all the ancient sites of Rome, take comfort in knowing you can peruse the 1st-century archeological pieces found underneath the hotel while it was being built — it was once the site of Villa Agrippina, the home of Emperor Nero’s mother.
  • Four dining areas mean you’ll likely find the atmosphere and the food you’re craving.
The Rooms
  • There are 15 room categories, and most have a view of the hotel’s greenery and gardens, Vatican and Rome skyline.
  • Modern interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque paintings play off contemporary furniture, and are balanced by soft colors, light wood and stone floors.
  • Most suites have substantial terraces (some with Jacuzzis) excellent for their sunset views.
  • Luxe extras include pillow menus, bespoke Dreamax mattresses, Nespresso coffee machines and stone bathrooms stocked with Clarins products
The Restaurants
  • Under the supervision of acclaimed chef Carmine Buonannoand, Ossimoro restaurant is a beautiful example of Italian casual-chic, both in its sexy red-on-white design and specialized menu of Mediterranean cuisine.
  • For the cocktail aficionado, Amaro, a gorgeous contemporary space, has afternoon tea and a champagne bar, as well as a specialized cocktail menu.
  • The Liquid Garden poolside bar is buzzy both day and night — cozy up in a lounge chair with an aperitif, a snack or a custom cocktail.
Getting There
Via del Gianicolo, 3, 00165 Rome, Italy
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