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Hotel Santa Maria vs Villa Agrippina Gran Melia

Both hotels are endorsed by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Hotel Santa Maria is the choice of most professionals compared to Gran Melia Rome. Hotel Santa Maria ranks #23 in Rome with approval from 10 publications like Time Out, The Telegraph and Travel + Leisure.

Hotel Santa Maria
8 / 10
Vicolo del Piede 2, 00153 Rome
From $74 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide
"The rooms of this small three-star surround an orange-tree-filled garden, making it feel far removed from the city."
Fodor's
"This ivy-covered, mansard-roofed, rosy-brick-red, erstwhile Renaissance-era convent is just steps away from the glorious Santa Maria in Trastevere church and a few blocks from the Tiber." Full review
Insight Guides
"A former 17th-century cloister, it has been sympathetically renovated and offers high standards of comfort, as well as a courtyard garden that is an oasis of calm."
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Surrounding a spacious modern cloister... shaded by orange trees, rooms are cool and comfortable, with slightly fussy decor and terracotta floors." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"It has perhaps the most enviable physical visage of all Roman hotels." Full review
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Enjoy an aperitivo buffet provided every evening, plus the bar’s full range of cocktails and wines.
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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
BlackBook
"This sexy new Gran Melia Rome hotel is an instant magnet for those seeking a truly contemporary luxury experience in the Italian capital."
Oyster
4.0
"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
Jetsetter
"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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