Hotel Columbia vs Villa Agrippina Gran Melia

Both Hotel Columbia and Gran Melia Rome are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Gran Melia Rome scores slightly better than Hotel Columbia. Gran Melia Rome comes in at 83 with endorsements from 8 publications such as The Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Hotel Columbia
7 / 10
Via del Viminale 15, 00184 Rome
From $105 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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"This is one of the best hotels in the neighborhood, with a hardworking multilingual staff." Full review
Insight Guides
"This charming hotel is centrally located near to the Via Nazionale, and has large, elegantly furnished rooms with good modern facilities."
Lonely Planet
"The white-walled rooms are bright and surprisingly full of character – some have beautiful Murano crystal chandeliers." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"This quiet gem of a hotel is found in one of Rome’s busiest neighborhoods."
Dark wood and light-colored fabrics give the rooms an airy, Mediterranean feel; ask for one with a balcony.
Star Service
"This tourist-grade operation is clean and modern, and with the exception of the low, low rates, the popular rooftop terrace is perhaps its most endearing feature." Full review
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Villa Agrippina Gran Melia
8 / 10
Via del Gianicolo 3, 00165 Rome
From $297 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Star Service
"This is the Spanish chain Sol Melia's flagship in the Italian capital, and it is one of the most impressive American-style full-service hotels here. " Full review
"This sexy new Gran Melia Rome hotel is an instant magnet for those seeking a truly contemporary luxury experience in the Italian capital."
"The Gran Meliá has significant historical relevance as it was built on the ruins of the ancient Roman villa of Emperor Nero's mother." Full review
"A luxe urban resort on a hilltop close to the Vatican with an outdoor pool surrounded by botanical gardens." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Ancient Rome may have been famous for its pleasure palaces, but the city has never had a retreat that combines the conveniences of an urban hotel with the comforts of a resort." Full review
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