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Very Good 290 Reviews
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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 290 Reviews
Location, location location.
Reviewed 7 days ago

This hotel is superbly positioned in the most fashionable area of Rome.
Front desk was friendly, welcoming and helpful. Five stars to the management and staff.

The difference between “fashionably dated” and “outdated” is a fine line on which this hotel may be the wrong side.
Rooms (kindly upgraded to suites - thank you) were comfortable but past their best, bathrooms pokey with near obsolete equipment.

At these prices and for this location we thought it needs work.

This is a grand old lady of Rome, but sadly has fallen below what should be permitted
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have thought about writing this review for several days before writing as I didn't want to write anything bad. Many team members are very good but there are some issues that people should be aware of before visiting the hotel. The hotel is dated and in poor condition, it is desperately in need of a refreshing renovation - especially lighting, carpets and stained wall coverings. Despite some stylish public areas there are some concerns which detract from the attractiveness of this grand old lady.

On a positive note, we were very impressed by the high quality flower arrangements we viewed throughout the hotel.

Using guest corridors to store room service trolleys, providing guests with visual access to the kitchen where staff are congregating and talking/arguing loudly is not a good impression to leave and I am not sure how safe it is to store luggage trolleys immediately outside of the elevator landing area.

The elevators are small, but somewhat dirty... I suggest you also consider the air freshener used..

I have read the many reviews and offer the following opinions:

CONCIERGE
The front desk team are very friendly and efficient, they are certainly the stars of the operation and leave a wonderful, positive impression. I watched them interact with several other guests and found them professional and efficient. They were most helpful and diligent. If it was not for this team, I would most probably have left a more negative review of the hotel.

LOCATION
Cannot be better, this is excellent and the reason we stayed with you on this occasion, but location is not everything:

FOOD & BEVERAGE
The breakfast set up is not to the standard you would expect. To be fair the content of the buffet is good, but the way this is set up is disfunctional using the very small bar for presenting the buffet and the closeness of the tables in an adjacent tiny dining room are quite stressful, especially if there are crying, poorly behaved children at the next table. It is too busy at breakfast for the size of this room and we would not stay in this hotel again for this reason, it is not a practical five star solution for such an important aspect of your hospitality.

Separately we also had lunch and dinner outside, which was more pleasant and the service was great, the food was good, but breakfast is a very important issue you need to think about. Also, whilst the staff are positive, friendly, helpful and fast, some of the managers should learn a little humility..... not so impressed with the managers, although the lady manager was very good and friendly...

ROOM
We stayed in a suite and felt disappointed, for the cost we expected a much more comfortable, clean and thoughtful layout. The room is very dusty and in need of a serious deep clean and significant renovation. It was not the most practical layout and there are better options available for this price. Several of the TV channels had no sound. We have stayed in other hotels in the area that provide better accommodation at this level. The hygiene within the bathroom is in need of attention, towels and toilets need to be considered.

Air-conditioning is a important issue you should consider. If you look at the airconditioning grills you can see mould surrounding these, which means the air quality filtration may be of concern and the fact this has not recently been cleaned.

HOUSEKEEPING
This is the major weakness of the hotel, the quality of housekeeping is very poor indeed and a hotel of this quality deserves much better housekeeping attention. This is what the guest sees and thinks about most of all... The Housekeeping staff do not pay attention to detail. They seem to have little regard to the wellbeing of their guests, from the neglect of cleaning bins, failure to replenish toilet rolls, room amenities, remove empty bottles, clean dirty cups and refresh the room at turndown etc, the service we experienced saddened us. I would suggest that the Housekeeping Manager spends more time checking the rooms after cleaning to make sure standards of cleanliness refects the quality you want to show to your customers. My advice would be that you focus on improving this aspect of your hospitality immediately to avoid loss of reputation.

Annual Trip to Europe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was less than disappointing. I should have seen the red flags when on two separate occasions a week apart the hotel emailed me to confirm my credit card number. Just to arrive and realize I booked my trip one day ahead, when my flight left the US as opposed to when it arrived. That’s on me. If course they insisted on charging me for the night I “no showed”. To compensate the upgraded one of our rooms to a junior suite. Keep in mind it is a European hotel so the term suite is used pretty loosely and infers double sink in the bathroom and a closet. Not much more. Noteworthy mentions regarding the hotel, there are no fitness facilities, there are strange bar on the sink vanity that make it difficult to reach the sink. The light switches are super complicated. I’ve been to Rome 3 times in the past year and the redeeming quality is the location. Other than that find somewhere with more hospitable staff and slightly more in tune with American guests, there are only 2 tv channels in English. It was challenging, thank goodness for the great location. I’ll know better next time.

Excellent Room Service!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room service in this hotel is exceptional; the quality of the food, the service, and delivery time are all brilliant. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the historic centre of Rome.

Grand, Old Hotel in Roma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel. The location is great - very close to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain and has lots of restaurants, cafes and gelato shops around, not to mention up-market stores for clothes, shoes and jewelry.

Our room was on the 5th floor and was comfortable and adequately sized. The air conditioning was well needed - it worked fine but was noisy. The bathroom was OK but the shower was over the bath and not easily accessible and the bath mat was very slipppery. The breakfast selection was good, but there was no tea/coffee making facilities in the room and upon requesting for this, we obviously caused some confusion with the staff but we were provided eventually with a kettle which was great. The staff were mostly friendly and helpful.