The Gran Melia Rome is a perfect balance of modern luxury and ancient history. This former monastery and modern luxury hotel is located on the same spot that once housed the ancient Roman Villa Agrippina, the lodgings of Emperor Nero’s mother. During reconstruction, significant objects were uncovered, which are now displayed in rooms of the hotel.
The outdoor bar and eatery.
Lemon and lime trees were growing throughout the property.
Walking into the lobby, you are greeted by a 5 foot statue of a man's face.
The reception area is gorgeous tones of gray and white accented with a tomato red color.
Notice the pattern of the wood floor.
One of the prettiest cocktail lounges that I have ever seen.
Love the shape of the little settees.
While the rooms were not overly large, they were decorated to the nines! Famous paintings in the form of giant wall murals decorate many rooms.
This hotel was within walking distant to ancient Rome and the Vatican City. The service level was impeccable and it was a joy to stay there while in Rome. It is tucked back in a garden off the street and so you feel secluded and private.