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Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá, Rome, Italy
An urban retreat, this historic villa on the edge of the Vatican City is surrounded by lush gardens and has a large outdoor swimming pool and terrace, which is a blissful place to relax in the summer heat of the city. White corridors on the inside, and white rattan furniture on the outside, give the design a calm, minimalist appeal, and the palatial size of the building adds glamour. Many rooms have fabulous views back across Rome or towards St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City, with some even having large private terraces with jacuzzis. A Clarin's spa offers bespoke facials and massages, while you can enjoy bespoke cocktails in the Amaro bar and delicious Roman cuisine in Ossimoro.
You can walk to St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican museums in 15 minutes from the hotel.
The banks of the Tiber are a five-minute stroll from the hotel, with the Castel Sant'Angelo another five minutes away.
By plane: there are direct flights to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport from London (2 hours 25 mins), Manchester (3 hours 5 mins) and Bristol (4 hours 45 mins). The hotel is a 40-minute drive from the airport. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
The hotel is perfect for sun worshippers who want to pack swimwear on their city break. The teal velvet and gilt bar stools in Amaro are our favourite detail.
Service & Facilities
The spa is one of only eight in the world to offer bespoke "My Blend" Clarins facials.
- Two pools
- Airport shuttle
- Free Wi-Fi
Room 610 has a 360-degree panoramic view from the terrace, which takes in ancient Rome and the Vatican. The riveted bronze doors add a sense of history when you enter the room and remind you this once was a convent, while LED lights project the room number onto the floor in front.
Classic, Premium, Grand Premium, Junior Suite, Duplex Junior Suite, Supreme Room With Private Whirlpool, Suites, Garden Studio Apartment With Whirlpool
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with cascade shower, Clarins toiletries, Nespresso machine
Food & Drink
The Gala pool bar and restaurant is open in summer to enjoy dining al fresco. Breakfast pancakes come with banana and chocolate sauce for an indulgent start to the day.
Ossimoro: fine dining, contemporary Roman cuisine. Opening hours vary by season.
Amaro: cocktails and light dishes. Open daily noon-midnight.
Gala Pool Bar & Restaurant: al fresco dining, healthy dishes. Open 7am-midnight.