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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 314 Reviews
Two stays within 45 days
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of fixtures and fittings as well as general upkeep has dropped since the change of ownership to Starhotels. No longer a 5-star. Having said that, the food is good and the bar excellent. Superb location. Staff are anxious to please.

Perfect spot near Spanish Steps in Rome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is conveniently located near the Spanish Steps. We were able to walk to many areas, the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum. We reserved two junior suites. Very spacious rooms, unique furnishings. The hotel has a long and interesting history. It is starting to show it's age though( worn carpet and needs some touch up paint). Delicious buffet breakfast. The front desk was very helpful. The most helpful thing (I have never seen this!) was a smartphone provided (no charge) while we stayed there. We had our own phones on airplane mode, so this phone was perfect to use with maps around Rome. I needed to make phone calls also (no charge).

Great location and grand atmosphere, but improvements required for a 5 star
Reviewed 1 month ago

This hotel is in a wonderful location at the back of via Condotti and piazza di Spagna. It is elegant and has spacious rooms with very comfortable beds.

It is also a five star, pretty expensive hotel, but on the Sunday morning (7:30 am) we were woken up by the neighbour taking a bath as his tup was located behind our bed and the wall was probably made of carton. In any case, the rooms are not soundproof as you would expect. And this is enough to take a star away.

Breakfast is cosy, not so varied, but with quality food (apart the pain au chocolat that is too dry).

The name is not all
Reviewed 1 month ago

We chose this classic hotel in the belief of being one of Rome's best, but the disappointment was large. You might think location is good, but very difficult to reach by taxi or uber. Despite booking well in advance and a paid higher category, room was so small you hardly could go into bed, terrible view to a ugly backyard, bathroom window frame was broken, after two days complaining they just took it off. On all three nights we stayed there was no light in our room and we had to wait long for a technician to appear, before getting to sleep. On the first morning there was no electricity in the whole hotel, so we could not shower, no lift, no warm items for breakfast. I tried to speak on various occasions to the general manager, Mr. Massimo Colli, but he excused himself through his employees, although being in the hotel. The only positive experience was with the excellent, friendly and ptofessional concierge.- But is it reason enough to book such an expensive hotel ? Fortunately there are other options in Rome.

2-3 stars hotel with old finishes, ants, small rooms and and old smell
Reviewed 2 months ago

When there, with a group of 18 people (9 rooms ) we had 7 very small rooms with obsolete finishes, old couch, small bed

My family had a premium room (paid extra) with a description of 23-26 sqm. In reality they prepared a 16-18 sqm room. After viewing other 3 rooms, we had no option than choosing an old junior suite of 20-22 sqm, with VERY OLD finishes, ants in the morning on the balcony entrance and a lot of noise ....

One room of our group of 9 rooms (also a premium one paid extra) was nicer and recently refurbished but even in this one you will find stains and water damage near the window.

The location is central :)