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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 280 Reviews
Lovely charming hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Looking for a very charming and authentic experience in the center of Roma, this is the right place. The hotel d Inghilterra is a block away from Via Condotti and Piazza Di Spagna. Very aristocratic, the hotel offers you the services of a great hotel, with a supplement of charm and history.
Restaurant may not be the best one but breakfast is amazing.
The rooms are small but quite expected for such an amazing location.

Drinks
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really good drinks and lovely music in cosy little space that takes you to old times😌..everywhere there are frames of paints on the wall to admire (plus a great AC to scape from the cruel heat under the sun)

Big things come in small packages!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Excellent location, very friendly and accommodating staff, delicious buffet breakfast served inside or outside.
Cons: Small rooms

24/7 hour market right up the street. Excellent restaurants close by. Near Spanish steps.

The Place to stay in Rome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditionally while in Rome, I stay at the Hotel d'Inghilterra. Guest assistance is indeed above the average .... super !!! Fast and very efficient. The rooms are quite comfortable, large closet, mini bar totally adequate and a spacious bathroom. Room category always chosen, a "deluxe" one. I recomend a package including breakfast, since the morning food selection is outstanding, as well as the restaurant itself. The only "if" relays on the clarity of the room, since windows cannot be fully opened due to the proximity of the neighborhood. Artificial light is inevitable, at all times ... but this does not jeopardise the evaluation of the hotel, under no circumstance. Concierge assistance is really superior. Private guides for general tours fully available, upon previous request. And the location of the hotel, city of Rome taken into account, in my opinion, is the best. Really. Don't think twice. Almost everything walking distance.

Very dated hotel...terrible air conditioning - good service, good location (July 29-Aug 2)
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at the hotel for the past 3 nights and tonight is our fourth and last night night (July 29-Aug 2). We have been traveling for 2 weeks and this is our final stop, and our 5th hotel. We have been staying at 4 and mostly 5 star hotels. I've written only a couple of reviews on TripAdvisor and I rely on them for making decisions so I write this review keeping that in mind.

Pros -

1. The location is absolutely wonderful: near shops (high end - Harry Winston, Givency, Hermes, Celine, and also other smaller shops), restaurants, very close to the Spanish Steps. It's about a 15 minute walk to the Trevi fountain and a few minutes more to the Pantheon and a few more to get to Piazza Navona.

2. The staff is very courteous and wiling to help. They are doing the best they can at an old, run down hotel.

3. The breakfast is included and was a very decent spread with fresh fruit, fresh pastries, cold cuts, etc. Each day the scrambled eggs were so runny they could not be eaten.

Cons:

1. The bathroom's are beyond small - no place to put your toiletries - there is a little stool and that is one place, but otherwise, we have to put things on the floor or in the bedroom. There is a stale smell as there is no air conditioning in the bathroom.

2. The smallest shower I have ever had in a hotel, skimpy shower curtain (in a five star hotel?) and it's like taking a bath in the shower. I did call the front desk and they timely sent a maintenance person who put something like Liquid Plumber and that helped a little. I called again to have them look at it and was told the maintenance person would be up in 10 minutes....5 hours later, still no one to check. The front desk was extremely apologetic and responsive. They also sent up a bowl of fruit as an apology which was really nice.

3. Here is the biggest complaint - Extremely poor air conditioning, I can't emphasize enough how ineffective the air conditioning is – it is boiling hot here in Rome and the air conditioner is the weakest I have ever experienced in a hotel. The air in the room is barely cool. We had to ask for them to bring fan (which they promptly did). A fan is great, good air conditioning is so much better.

Our first two nights were absolutely miserable as we were so warm even with the fan. On the third night we finally figured out how to position the fan to get it more comfortable, but still not what you would expect in a five star hotel and the room was still humid and not very relaxing.

4. Lack out outlets: If you are like me and my son, you have a phone, ipad, laptop and camera batteries to charge. We are unable to use the night stand lights because we have to use the outlets to charge devices. We unplugged the tv to use the outlet. And, have to use the outlet in the bathroom. No other outlets.

Overall, the location is great. One of the front desk staff told us the hotel will be renovated - it desperately needs it. Each floor is heavily scented and for those of us with allergies, it's really difficult. The hotel has character, but the old furniture, inadequate air conditioning, very, very small shower and bathroom, and that the hotel seems run down both literally and the overall feel, I would pass on this hotel until it renovated.