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Residenza Paolo VI vs Villa Agrippina Gran Melia

Residenza Paolo VI and Gran Melia Rome are both rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Gran Melia Rome is preferred by most reviewers compared to Residenza Paolo VI. Gran Melia Rome ranks #27 in Rome with accolades from 8 reviewers including The Telegraph, Star Service and Travel + Leisure.

Residenza Paolo VI
7 / 10
Via Paolo VI 29, Vaticano-Piazza San Pietro, 00193 Rome
From $283 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's
"Its marvelous views of St. Peter's Square rank among the greatest sights in Rome." Full review
Fodor's
"In a former monastery that's still an extraterritorial part of the Vatican, this hotel (pronounced Paolo Sesto) enjoys one of the most spectacular perches in Rome." Full review
Oyster
Mid-Range
"The Residenza Paolo VI might have one of the most enviable locations in Rome, as the hotel sits directly on Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square." Full review
The Telegraph
7.0
"For those whom the Vatican City holds a particular significance, the position of the hotel, with its front-row view of St. Peter’s Basilica, couldn’t be much better." Full review
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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