The Britannia Hotel
What We Love
- A British-inspired hotel in the heart of Rome, with breakfast, a welcome drink and moreStaying just a five-minute walk from the 19th-century Teatro dell'Opera
- Savoring delicious buffet-style complimentary breakfast, with lots of organic choices
- The lovely rooms that stand out for their elaborate décor and marble bathrooms
What To Know
- Just a few blocks from the nearest train station
- Guestrooms have complimentary minibars stocked with water, beer, juice, and soda
- Free WiFi works well
London meets Rome at The Britannia Hotel, a British-inspired boutique hotel housed in a 19th-century Art Nouveau building in the heart of the Eternal City. Style-lovers and Anglophiles have a lot to drool over here; this 33-room, four-star property taps into the glamorous side of Rome, with elaborate décor, parquet flooring, lavish fabrics paired with oversized beds, intricate headboards and refined drapes.
The substance is every bit as tempting as the style. Thoughtful extras include perks like tea and coffee facilities and even filled minibars on arrival. You can linger over delicious buffet-style breakfasts – or order straight to your room if you don’t feel like getting out of bed – or visit the lounge bar, an elegant spot for Italian aperitifs and expertly mixed cocktails. And when the city beckons, your location, a five-minute stroll from Teatro dell’Opera, puts you just 15 minutes from the iconic Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
Elaborate décor, parquet flooring, lavish fabrics and oversized beds, dressed in luxe linens and fancy headboards, characterize the 33 individually designed rooms and suites. Expect filled minibars on arrival, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and marble bathrooms with his-and-hers toiletries. All rooms are similar in design, but vary in room layout and size. Superior rooms offer slightly more space than the Classic rooms.
Set on Via Napoli, just 650 feet from Teatro dell’Opera, the hotel couldn’t be more central. You’ll be just a five-minute stroll from the National Roman Museum, Baths of Diocletian and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, and only 15 minutes from Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Don’t leave without marveling at the gladiatorial arena that is the Colosseum, checking out the city’s silhouette from Janiculum Hill at dawn, visiting St. Peter’s Basilica to see Bernini’s bronze baldacchino and admiring the Sistine Chapel’s frescoes by Michelangelo in Vatican City. Further city thrills include browsing the stalls at Campo dei Fiori Market, having your tarot cards read in Piazza Navona and shopping on Via Condotti, Nazionale, Via del Governo Vecchio and Via Cola di Rienzo.
How to Get There
Great Staff,Rooms very small, air conditioning works poorly,just less than expected based on 4.5 star rating.Minibar was very poorly stocked,just some mineral water and a couple of non diet sodas.Location isn't bad,but there are ten steps to get to the main floor and as a handicapped person this was hard.Elevator was laughably small.Generally,maybe someone's idea of a great European hotel,not mine.
As first time visitors to Rome we wanted a good hotel in a good location, someplace we could relax after exploring the “Eternal City.” The Britannia fit our needs to a tee. It’s a ten minute walk to Termini rail/bus station where we could catch the Metro or the bus to get around the city, and the train to Naples when we left, and yet it’s within reasonable walking distance to sights like Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Capuchin Crypt, et al. The staff was outstanding; the breakfast was diversified and good. The room was comfortable. We didn’t use the A/C and enjoyed the air from opening the terrace door and the window (although we were there in May, before the heat). The shower and toilet/bidet facilities were good, but we preferred to stop by a nearby Coop store to buy roll TP rather than use the single sheet tissue provided. We would not hesitate to return to the Britannia in the future. We must also mention the outstanding response of Jacopo Marbella in the Tridente booking department. When an intermediary booking service failed to make requested changes to the reservation, Jacopo at Tridente communicated with us directly and made the necessary changes for the original room at the same rate. Very impressive customer service.
We were fortunate to stay here in June of 2019 and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The room was large, clean and even had a large terrace for my friend's frequent smoke breaks. With the temps runn9ng into the mids 30s the room quickly became hot and stuffy. The A/C struggled to say the least. The beds, I thought, were a little bit too firm for my liking. The staff was amazing. Breakfast was perfect but I dont recommend dinner there. The server was inexperienced and it took him 5 mins after we had placed our four courses that 2 were not available. The food we did eventually was adequate and lukewarm. The staff was great and very helpful ( especially Marco).
My family and friends (8 rooms altogether) stayed at this hotel for two nights before our cruise. The room was very different than the pictures we saw on their internet page. Our room in particular was very small but we had everything we needed. The staff was very nice and the breakfast was okay. Overall it was a good stay for the price.
Don’t be fooled; nothing about this hotel is 4 stars. Rotting floors and walls. The hotel is extremely unsanitary, we found a hair ball in our shower and used q-tip in our room AFTER our room was “cleaned” (pictures attached). The breakfast is horrible. Other than cheap espresso, coffee comes from a machine. The location is quite inconvenient. The woman who checked us in was kind. We tried to discretely ask to go elsewhere after realizing what a nightmare this place is and were met by a defensive man named Mario who referred us to the hotel website for their 4 star designation by the Italian ministry of tourism. One thing is for certain, Britannia must be paying the ministry a pretty penny for this designation. (For reference we stayed at several hotels throughout Italy on this trip and elsewhere.)