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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast and a welcome cocktail are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Location, location, location; it’s two blocks from the Spanish Steps
  • This is fashion central; the hotel is bordered by Via Condotti, which is lined with big name designers and Via Borgognona, where you’ll find Eddy Monetti, Brunello Cucinelli and lesser-known local designers
  • The lipstick-red-lacquered library
  • Tall, throw-open windows and narrow balconies offer city views
  • The intimate wood-paneled bar, reminiscent of an English gentleman’s club

What To Know

  • A city tax of approximately $3.50 per person, per night, will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • The hotel’s cozy size means it’s not for everyone, especially large groups, which can easily overwhelm the three pretty but diminutive public rooms
  • Many but not all rooms and suites have been refurbished
  • High-speed cable Internet access is an extra $22 per day but there's a computer for guest use in the front hall

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Tucked between Via Condotti and Via Borgognona on a beguiling little square (complete with gushing fountain), Hotel d’Inghilterra gives the impression that at any moment Audrey Hepburn might saunter out and jump on Gregory Peck’s whirring Vespa. (Mr. Peck, in fact, stayed here, as did Mark Twain, Ernest Hemmingway and Elizabeth Taylor).

Hung with trailing vines and adorned with wrought iron touches, the ancient hostelry has been catering to illustrious guests for centuries. Until 1845, when it officially became the Hotel d’Angleterre (so named for the English poets and artists who flocked to the city on their Grand Tours of Europe), it served as a guesthouse for international aristocrats who came to pay a visit to the princes of Torlonia.

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The hotel is at its best in the common areas, with black-and-white jacquard sofas, Neapolitan gouaches and punchy red lampshades and pillows. The rooms and suites, furnished with Baroque mirrors and antique chests, also exude grandeur. But while some have been updated with flat-screen televisions and marble bathrooms, others feel a little tired. (Mine had buckled plaster around an old leak in the ceiling, and a slanted towel rack that appeared ready to fall). The suites are more spacious — and more consistently modernized.

Still, the Hotel d’Inghilterra isn’t about iPod docking stations and Bose speakers. This is a place that breathes history, where Keats called on Byron, where Franz Liszt, Hans Christian Andersen and Henry James rested their heads. And if that isn’t enough, the hotel’s location puts you just a couple of blocks from the Spanish Steps and around the corner from one of Rome’s most fashionable streets.

How to Get There

Hotel d’Inghilterra Roma – Starhotels Collezione
Via Bocca Di Leone 14
Rome, 00187 Italy

Reviews

An excellent hotel in the heart of Rome
gianlorenzo

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were very welcoming on arrival, and proved themselves to be very professional and friendly throughout our stay. Our room was immaculately clean, very quiet and well-cared for. The bathroom was spacious. We really enjoyed our breakfasts and our visits to the bar, and the staff were very attentive. The location of the hotel is excellent, a short stroll from the Spanish Steps and just off the Corso in what is Rome's expensive shopping district. We would certainly return.

Excellent position, efficiency & friendly staff!
francisf935

Great location, 1 min walk from Spanish steps and via Condotti luxury shops (Georgia in Max Mara is the epitome of Italian excellent service and if you are a man, go to Battistoni for the finest made to measure Italian biz shirts). Efficient reception staff which is what you need for business or leisure stays. Really friendly staff from reception to doormen to housekeeping to breakfast/bar staff. We had some great non alcoholic cocktails and bruschetta al fresco - see pic.

We stayed in Star Hotel Savoia in Trieste a couple of years ago and it was also great.

Perhaps if you are looking for plenty of room space you will find rooms a bit tight even in Superior but this is Rome, so you would need to go up to Junior Suite.

Staff are first aid trained - we suggest Star Hotels should think about fitting out all its hotels with defibrillators.

Another great stay
John R

My family has been staying at Hotel d’Inghilterra for years. The location is one of the best in Rome not only for experiencing the history and monuments, but also for shopping and dining as well. We’ve stayed at some of the other five star hotels that are above the Spanish Steps, but this location is so much more convenient and it’s well priced for this category hotel.The hotel recently became associated with the Starhotels group and they are freshening and enhancing the physical plant. The hotel doesn’t have some of the larger scale spaces that some of the other grand hotels in Rome have but it has an series of inviting intimate spaces that are very comfortable and pleasant. The restaurant is great and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner both inside and outside.
Our room was also very comfortable. Great towels and linens in an ample bedroom and a well appointed bathroom. I also understand that Starhotels is going to continue to improve the property.
The most important aspect of this hotel is the staff. We first brought our children to d’Inghilterra about thirty years ago. They were so engaging and attentive to our children then and, when my daughter was studying in Florence in college and needed some concierge help, the staff treated her as if she were staying at the hotel.we hope to bring our grandchildren to Rome soon and stay here again with them.
My wife and I travel a lot and, if you haven’t guessed it by now, we’re real fans of this hotel. It’s not the most lavish hotel in Rome but it’s other qualities make it the only place we’ll stay.