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Gran Meliá Rome

Via del Gianicolo, 3, 00165 Rome, Lazio, Italy
+39 0692 5901

₹ 21,000+

Overall guest ratings

8.6/10 Excellent
based on 646 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.3
  • 9.0
  • 5.8
  • 5.6

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  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Friendly service
  • Wonderful sightseeing

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    About

    The Horti of Agrippina, the large villa built by the mother of Emperor Caligula, extend on the south side of Via Cornelia, the road that at that time linked the Neronian Bridge to the Vatican mountains. The exact boundaries of the vast imperial possession are still not well known, but from the ruins of the buildings found out in the area and from the information provided by ancient sources, we know that they must extend between the northern slopes of the Gianocolo, the right bank of the Tiber river and the Borgo plain, occupied in ancient times by the Horti of Domizia. It is believed that Agrippina Maggiore may have received these gardens as inheritance from her husband Germanico or from her father Agrippa, Augusto¿s son in law. On Agrippina¿s death in 33 A.D. her son Galigula owned the Horti. Among the buildings that made up the vast complex, sources indicate a terrace and a porticus facing the shore of the river; a residential building located between the Gianicolo and Vatican, indicated in the medieval texts as Palatium Neronis and the big Vatican circus (circus Cai et Neronis) that extended into the area where now stands the basilica of S. Peter. To this last complex, that was the site of the sacrifice of the early Christian martyrs after the fire in 64 AD, belonged the obelisk that now is placed at the center of the square. Numerous remains of buildings have been found out in the course of the time, throughout the area that once was occupied by the villa. Among the most important ones, we remember the buildings present under the S. Spirit Hospital and the large domus recently discouvered by the Gianicolense tunnel at the southern end of the Horti. The visible complex under the hospital consists of brickwork and reticulated structures dated between the I and II century AD. Among them there is a large exedra opening to the River. In the past, a marble basin with carved marine scenes was found in this area, attributable to the first century AD. The recent excavations at the eastern entrance of the tunnel, brought to light a domus belonging to the Imperial age (perhaps attributable to the Horti) whose interiors are decorated with frescoes containing architectural motifs, flowers and animals (birds). Some rooms of the house were used as a deposit of numerous marble elements, during a renovation or a change of use of the building. These are pilasters, capitals and bases, in various types of marbles, which were probably part of the decoration of a ninfeo. From the type of fresco decorations, building techniques used and from some "bolli" bricks found during the excavation, we can assign the complex to the II century AD, that is, a period when the villa should have reached its maximum extension. F. A.

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    Amenities

    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Internet
    • Concierge service
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • Express check out
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Storage available
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Child pool
    • Tennis
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Coffee shop
    • Airport shuttle
    • Designated smoking area
    • Steam room
    • Laundry facilities
    • Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
    • Pets not allowed
    • Parking (surcharge)
    • Wedding services
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    Overall rating

    8.6 Excellent
    based on 646 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.2 "City centre within easy reach, said 92%."
    • 9.0 "Excellent amenities."
      8.9 "89% thought the building was wonderful."
      9.2 "92% found the grounds to be nice."
      8.6 "86% enjoyed the lobby entrance."
    • 8.4 "Vibe was good."
      8.1 "81% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
      8.3 "83% said it was a stylish hotel."
      10.0 "100% thought, the hotel was modern."
      7.5 "75% thought the hotel was luxurious."
      8.6 "86% enjoyed the lobby entrance."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.2 "92% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.6 "86% thought the service was very professional."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the shuttle service."
    • 7.7 "Good pool."
    • 5.8 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.6 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."
      3.8 "62% said rooms were small."
      4.7 "53% thought it was too noisy."
      0.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 92%."
    • 2.9 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.9 "71% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 2.6 "Terrible value."
      2.3 "77% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      2.5 "The price was too high for 75%."
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    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    based on 400 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.1 "City centre within easy reach, said 91%."
    • 9.1 "Excellent amenities."
      8.9 "89% thought the building was wonderful."
      9.2 "92% found the grounds to be nice."
    • 8.7 "Vibe was good."
      10.0 "100% thought, the hotel was modern."
      8.6 "86% said it was a stylish hotel."
      8.1 "81% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.2 "92% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.6 "86% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.6 "Good pool."
    • 6.3 "Food is average."
    • 6.0 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.7 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 5.6 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 2.6 "Terrible value."
      1.7 "83% said the breakfast was too expensive."
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    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    based on 239 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 8.9 "Amenities are good."
      8.9 "89% thought the building was wonderful."
      9.0 "90% found the grounds to be nice."
    • 8.1 "Vibe was good."
      7.6 "76% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.5 "85% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.4 "Good pool."
    • 5.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.9 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 4.4 "Not very comfortable."
      3.6 "64% said rooms were small."
      4.2 "58% thought it was too noisy."
    • 2.4 "Terrible value."
    • 2.4 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.4 "76% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    9.2 Excellent
    based on 6 reviews
    • 8.3 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
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    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Pleasant hotel grounds"
    "Friendly service"
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