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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 304 Reviews
Amazing in every way
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were fortunate to stay 4 nights in this lovely hotel towards the end of October 2018. It was our last stop in Italy after a month of travel and far exceeded our expectations. From the moment our taxi pulled up in front of the hotel, we felt like royalty! Our luggage was whisked off by top-hatted gentlemen and we were welcomed at reception by the multilingual Francesca who escorted us to a newly renovated and spacious room (146). Our accommodation was sumptuous! The marble bathroom was well appointed with an enormous shower. The bed was very comfortable and made up with beautiful bed linen. We had a desk and a velvet armchair and ottoman to match the curtains. The 2 windows opened onto a quiet side street. The breakfast provided by the hotel was excellent and included a great variety of foods including gluten free options. I loved how busy the breakfast room was and how skillfully the staff maneuvered their way around guests and other staff. Every encounter with staff was pleasant - they each went out of their way to greet and make us feel welcome - Roberto, Mattia and Daniele in the Bond Bar, the lady who managed the breakfast room, the talented dark haired singer, the porters, all staff on reception, even the maintenance man who was called in to adjust our air conditioning contributed to making our stay in this hotel so very special and memorable.

Excellent service during a week of business meetings held at this hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a team of 10 people stay here and hired the PO IX meeting room for 4 days. Every aspect of our stay was excellent. The staff were attentive, communicative and had very high standards of service. I would stay here again. The only comment I have which could offer some improvement for business travellers is that some of the rooms did not have much natural light - but this is common in European cities - desk lamps were adequate in any event. WiFi worked well and this hotel has the added bonus of being very centrally located if you have time for sight seeing. Lots of shops, bars and restaurants within easy walking distance.

Real Rome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first hotel in Rome and we felt very comfortable . Service was very good, rooms were perfect, the location puts you in the middle of everything,and the Bond Bar was a perfect place to get a night cap. Their concierge Simone was a great help in so many ways. We enjoyed every restaurant he sent us to. Someone with that skill really helps set a tone that keeps you smiling.

A long weekend break
Reviewed 1 month ago

Having had our daughter's wedding the weekend before I thought I would surprise the missus and take her to our favourite city, Rome, and to our favourite hotel, d'Inghilterra.

On top of that I had booked Il Pagliaccio for the Friday evening (see other review), so was anticipating a not to be forgotten weekend, and so it turned out to be.

As usual, the staff were most welcoming, friendly, professional and courteous at the hotel and, joy of joys, we were upgraded to a Royal Suite. OMG, what a lovely experience. Beautifully appointed, very spacious with large bedroom and huge comfortable bed, equally large lounge area with small corner kitchenette, then back past the bedroom to a good sized bathroom with a massive round bath, next room contained a great shower and a sauna. All the beauty bits were Aqua de Palma. A complimentary bottle of sparkling rose was sent up.

When we ventured outside (the missus said she could have stayed in all day) it rained a little but we dodged a couple of short downpours and still managed to get in some good walks around our favourite parts of the city, stopping here there for a glass of wine, coffee or snack, or perhaps some girlie shopping.

Breakfast was of excellent quality with a very good choice of hot and cold.

All in all, a wonderful break and can't wait to return.

Love Rome in the fall
Reviewed 1 month ago

like other reviews stated, loved the location. The staff (especially in the restaurant) are fantastic. I just have a hard time paying what i did for such a small, tired room............supply and demand i guess:)