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
The hotel is very pretty, clean and modern. The room was very small but that is to be expected in a big city. The bathroom was a good size and the shower was great. The people were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast buffet was a real treat - Scrambled eggs, meats, cheeses, lots of different pastries, fresh fruit, etc. Location was perfect. Close to everything. Excellent gelato and crepes just a few steps from our door. Many restaurants and shops and even an ambitious walk to some of the tourist sites like Trajans Market and the Roman Forum. I would recommend this hotel.
We stayed in the Britannia for four nights (we travelled with friends).
The hotel was excellently located and close to most of the main tourist attractions (the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps were no more than a twenty minute walk). It is also quite close to Termini (about ten minutes), so handy if you want to take a bus from Ciampino Airport (€5 per person)! There is an Irish Bar just across the street too, so handy for an end of evening beverage...
There is a mini bar in the room (free of charge for what is in it upon arrival); this consists of soft drinks, water and crisps/a biscuit. The hotel also provides a free phone which has local information on restaurants, attractions etc and is a handy tour guide.
The room was comfortable (although very warm - we had to open the window). We found it quite quiet for a city centre hotel. The bathroom could have done with a bit of upgrading (there was a vaguely musty smell), but it was well enough equipped with plenty of toiletries available.
The breakfast was good too, with a large selection of cereals, cheese, meat, a few hot items, fruit, pastries, fruit juice and hot drinks. There was more than enough to fill up on before long days wandering around Rome!
The staff were all really pleasant, courteous and helpful, which made our stay really pleasant. Given the good price we paid too we felt this was a great place to stay.
A lovely hotel with character in an excellent location. Went with friends to see the Six Nations Ireland v Italy game. All our rooms were lovely with comfortable beds and nice decor . The buffet breakfast was very good with lots of choice . There are lots of great restaurants close by and an Irish pub on the corner which was excellent for watching the other games and a great friendly atmosphere. As well as the rugby we did lots of sight seeing with the Trevi Fountain , Spanish Steps and Coliseum 15 mins stroll away . Would definitely stay again.
Good location close to the main station for the airport express, friendly, efficient and lovely staff, beautiful Room , very comfortable food and calm stay. The hotel has a lot of character and spacious rooms..especially affordable stay .. Buffet breakfast was delicious with a lot of spread.dinner was also good. Attractive bar lounge. They have transportation arrangements. Great hospitality. Would visit again.
Having a fantastic stay in Rome. Four nights bed and breakfast at the Britannia Hotel. Good location close to the main station for the airport express. Walking distance to the main sights. Very comfortable room. A good start to the day by having breakfast included, lots of choice including bacon and eggs. Good choice of restaurants in the locality for dinner. Friendly and efficient staff.