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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

4.0 Very Good 329 Reviews
Unknown and unexpected trespassor successfully opened my room door with door card around 00:15...
Reviewed 16 hours ago

It happened on the first night of our stay, it was round 00:15, 3 of us in the room very quiet: playing with cell phones. Out of blue it sounded like someone was doing something to my room door, i was staring at the room door wondering whats going on, AND SURPRISINGLY, my room door was opened successfully with a door key with someone opening my room door carefully/gently! I then said "who is it??". A man immediately said "sorry" and shut back my room door (it was not widely open, we didn't get to see the man face to face). Then I heard the door of the next room opened and shut. Issue 1) I called the reception immediately, after a while, the front desk told me they sent someone up to my floor and saw a 10 year old boy wandering at the corridor. hahahahaha.... it was funny... the 3 of us (all adults) heard it was obviously a MAN's voice!!! Issue 2) the front desk then sent up 3 new door cards to my room, we were curious and tried and found all of the old and new door cards can opened my room door (even until the next day around 10am before I went down to the reception to complain!!!) So, we put the extra bed behind the door as our own security. Issue 3) the next day I told the front desk abt the trespassor and reception said that could be hotel staff made a mistake who is sending something to the room at the guest's request. I am still NOT convinced of it: (i) if that was so, why that "staff" had to shut my door immediately plus saying sorry (implied he knew this is not the room he should be entering),j (ii) the staff has no common sense/training/understanding always ring the bell or knock the door prior to entering a guest's room?? issue 4) the front desk said had i press the kind of "electronic button" which says "do not disturb", even hotel staff cannot enter into our room. So, hotel guests are expected to know by themselves such a button has such so called security function? unlike other hotels, there is no security lock on the room door, and reception said they will investigate and till the day i checked out (we stayed for 5 nights), no one from the hotel ever approached me regarding to their findings, well, had they really investigate about it. Didn't bother to bring up the matter when I check out, don't want waste time. It was their duty/responsibility to tell me their findings, not for me to chase. I rather spend time sharing my experience on line, which is my first time ever to write a hotel review. Instead of saying ”right or wrong", simply consider if this is something you expect or dont mind from your hotel stay.

Anyway, In terms of hotel location: very good.

In terms of house keeping service: helpful. Running out of anything, called the reception (no direct line to house keeping) and house keeper came in reasonable time manner.

In terms of general service: whatever request i.e. requested quite room as I made the booking, or ask the front desk to keep the courier that would be sent to me 1-2 days prior to my arrival, they gave prompt reply and was helpful.

in terms of bell boy: the bell boy squeezed into the tiny lift with us (basically almost body to body contact) when helping to deliver a courier of mine to my room upon check in, no big deal but of course normally hotel bell boy doesn't go into the small lift as hotel guest, not to mention the lift can only fit at most 4 or 5 persons (if thin enough)

Focus on the right things
Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel proves the importance of focusing on the right things. The hotel feels nice because it was built in classic design with good materials and is well maintained. More importantly the staff is genuinely interested in providing great and personal service. This was especially done so by Carlo and Gabriel.

Great service, tired rooms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a lot going for it with fantastic service and a great location. But, the rooms are past their prime and could use updating. Our first room wasn't properly cleaned, with cigarette ash on the bed. When I asked staff for a room change, I was told the hotel was full for the night (possibly a lie), but we changed rooms the next morning.

The bar, restaurant and concierge were amazing.

Wonderful
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a charming "old world" hotel. The staff was wonderful, helpful and most spoke English. I HIGHLY recommend the attached restaurant, Cafe Roma, which had an absolutely beautiful Valentines day menu that was spectacular.

Wonderful Rome Weekend!!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Rome was made extra special by staying at Hotel d’Inghilterra.
Indulgent luxury and a welcome to dream of.
Massimo and his team are so attentive, and yet so friendly.
We had the best time ever and will definitely return.
Thank you for making our weekend