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 was conveniently located close to the train station and close to the metro. The staff was helpful and kind. The breakfast each morning was good as well. There were also excellent restaurants within walking distance.
I just love this hotel. We have stayed here last year and again this year. Rome is my favorite city and Britannia will be my go to whenever I am in this beautiful city.
I am still afraid of the tiny elevator, but everything else is outstanding. I love the location (close to train station, but far enough from it)
do yourself a favor and spend a few nights, you wont be sorry.
Our trip to Italy began in beautiful Roma at the wonderful Britannia Hotel. We could not have been happier with our selection of hotels. The Britannia is perfectly situated in the heart of Rome, within walking distance to almost everything. And what isn’t in walking distance, there are hop on/hop off busses everywhere to get to your destination. We chose walking to most places (our steps on our first half day, after a 6 hour flight, counted to 12,770!), except the Vatican and the catacombs, but were still so easy to get to.
Upon arrival we were immediately greeted at the door, where our bags were take up for us. The room was lovely; very well maintained and perfectly clean. The size of the room was not exceptional, but we weren’t in a Rome to stay inside our room anyway.
My only regret in Rome was that I didn’t write down the names of the staff at the Britannia, to properly thank them individually. They went out of their way to help us, and then followed through to make sure we were satisfied. We had overslept on one day and missed our bus to the catacombs tour (a tour we pre-payed). The female manager (Simona maybe?), worked wonders and got us on an afternoon tour that same day without a single extra euro spent.
The staff, the beautiful room, the generous mini bar that offered the first soft drinks and snacks for free, and the delicious, bountiful complimentary breakfast every morning - the Britannia was perfetto!
We saw so much of Rome and yet we can’t wait to get back to experience more. When we do, we will be staying at the Britannia!
Grazie mille! Arrivederci Roma!