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The minute we arrived in Rome we loved it. We were picked up in a Mercedes van and whisked off at great speed to our hotel. Situated very close to the Spanish Steps (the only two words we taught our driver) The Hotel D'Inghilterre was everything we had ever imagined a Rome hotel to be and more. It has beautiful Italian everything. It is very hard …
... for public shows was begun by the Emperor Vespasian and completed by his son Titus. He inaugurated it in 80 AD with games lasting for hundreds of days, at which 5000 animals were slain. The colosseum suffered many fires and damage from lightning strikes and the last slaying of animals was in 523. It was used for Gladiator fights originally and they didn't always die it depended on the crowd, a thumbs up would spare his life, the action of ...
... kinds of different people – we are certainly not in Kansas anymore. There were Orthodox Jews praying their movement enhanced prayers, Muslim women in full garb and all gab (on their phones, just like everyone else, seemingly)… more than we had ever noticed anywhere, really.
Gwenn was full of energy as she was able to sleep through a great portion of the long flight but I simply watched movies – United has more than a 100 choices ...
... one. Each sphere is broken, showing yet another cracking sphere. I found this a little out of place among the many other ancient statues in the garden.
Before we entered the museum we were given the talk about the Sistine Chapel as it is the only place in the Vatican where photographs and speaking are forbidden. It was fascinating to hear about the amazing history of the chapel and the process of the Papal ...
We arrived into Rome yesterday late in the afternoon and they took us out for a dusk tour of Rome because the traffic on Saturday will be so bad that we will not be able move around that well. We just had time to unpack our bags and find a local restaurant for a quick feed. Shad and I chose wisely and I ordered a Grande beer as I was thirsty. When it arrived it was a litre!
Rome at night was stunning. The buildings light up and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel d'Inghilterra Rome
The hotel D'Iinghilterra is the most amazing hotel that we have stayed in. It is situated very close to the Spanish steps and close to all the label shops.
The hotel has a lounge on each room and every one of them is incredible. The attention to detail, the attentive staff, the food, the ambience cannot be rated highly enough
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel d'Inghilterra Rome
My wfe and I spent the last night of our honeymoon here just before flying back to the states. We were exteremely disappointed, but only because we had paid for a 5 star hotel in a 5 star neighborhood and ended up getting 2 star service. Maybe it was the room (we had the smallest in the hotel) or maybe it was the price (we got some kinda deal through our agent) but they treated us like we had some foul odor eminating from our pores.
The room was not pretty, but again it was the smallest, so I wont dwell on it (but geesh..shouldn't a 5 star hotel have a full shower door?). After giving the porter a 5 euro tip for helping with the bags he showed a visible sign of disappointment and avoided eye contact with me the rest of the day. The staff seemed stuffy and the whole time I was in the hotel, and maybe this was helped by the surroundings, I felt like I was in Paris, where I expect to be treated this way.
Anyways, not to dwell, I just wanted to give an honest warning. Obviously lots of other people have had different experiences from ours, but I must say it did put a little damper on what had otherwse been a dream honeymoon. I wouldnt even bother trying them out again.
Check out my review on the Santa Maria in Trastevere if you want to see a happier me. We started our vacation there.
Love this hotel
stayed there three nights several years ago, great location, spacious room, friendly staff, well funnished, convenient. really liked it. Wanted to stay ther again on my last trip to Rome, but the travel agent I used stated it was not on her list. i should have insisted though.
The Best Hotel in Roma
We stayed here from Apr. 16 to Apr. 26, booked a package through Expedia. Price was very good. The hotel itself is waaaaaaay better than expected. Location is excellent and safe. The staff is very courteous and professional, special thanks to Marmi & Paolo (front desk), the doormen, and the bartenders. I cannot put in words how much we loved this hotel and Rome OMG the best place in the world besides our hometown of course =) if you do stay here I suggest trying their breakfast at least once everything is fresh esp the mozzarella. Did I mention this hotel is walking distance to everything. If you do stay here you will have the time of your life. Once again thanks to Marmi
D'Inghilterra is the place to be! Located in the chic area of Rome (by the Spanish Steps), the ambience, rooms and attention you receive here is fabulous! From the minute I entered this hotel to the day I left (6 nights) -- I have nothing to complain about. The food is divine. The rooms were great but most of all, the entire staff were the kindest people I have ever met. Each and every one of them gave us their undivided attention...assisting in any way they could. They were kind, had wonderful senses of humor and gracious. Yes, that's the word...gracious. I would recommend this hotel to EVERYONE! I can't wait to go back.
My husband and I were here in mid-Nov. of this year. We loved this hotel. THe location was so convenient to everything! Close to the Spanish Steps. THe staff were very nice and helpful. We had a suite which was nicely decorated with antiques and nice fabrics. The room was comfortable and had a big bathroom. However, I would avoid the Cafe Romano located in the hotel--Pricey and not very good. But the breakfast served in the lower level of the hotel was very good. Small bar w/friendly bartenders who told us about a couple of great places to eat!
Great location although an expensive hotel. We booked through Magic of Italy who also organised our transfer from Rome to Sorrento. Wish that they'd warned us that the relatively early start would mean that we would have no breakfast. Not even coffee. We thought that by staying in a more expensive hotel this problem would't arise. Instaed we suffered a long transfer without having any chance to have anything to eat or drink. Our complaints to Magic of Italy went without response.
So, expensive hotel and really not worth it.
We stayed for 3 days in October and loved the hotel. Room 540 - ask for it. The veranda was huge and the service excellent. The concierge could not have been more helpful. I would not go to the "in house" restaurant for anything more than a snack though, and the front desk recommendation for a "real" Roman restaturant was a bit iffy. The location is perfect for both sightseeing and shopping. I would definitely return.
The best hotel in Roma
The best hotel in Roma. Our room was enormous, the location cannot be beaten, the staff is amazing. We had a rental car that needed to be returned and Guiseppe said he would take care of it and we never saw the car again! What a relief! Steps away from all my favorite shops whose bags helped to fill our large room! When our daughter was studying abroad and wanted to go to Roma we felt very comfortable having her stay at this hotel by herself.
WAY OVERPRICED/ Good Location
My huband and I stayed here toward the end of our honeymoon. Way overpriced for the good location considering that it is past its prime (damaged furniture in room, dirty carpets that need replacing, shower water switched from hot to cold without moving lever) and had awful concierge service (was told at 5:45 that we could not have a shirt pressed even though the service closed at 6:00 - manager very rude and unhelpful - had to actually yell at the manager to get anything done).
Street noise audible, but that is to be expected just about anywhere in Rome. Would not come here again - not recommended.
Not bad, overpriced
I stayed here in May 2002. Nice place, good location, actually there's
nothing bad about it that I can think of, except that it's overpriced.
Also, they charged me more than the agreed-upon rate. The agreed rate
was overpriced anyway, and then they charged me more. I stayed a week,
so an extra fifty dollars a night added up to something. If you stay
here, check your bill carefully!
Rumor is that Hemingway stayed here. I can't see it. It's not that type of place. Don't choose this hotel on that account.
All in all, it's a good place. Just down the street from the Spanish Steps. Best breakfast I've ever had in Europe, though you'll pay handsomely for it.
Then again, maybe it isn't overpriced. I mean, it's better than a tourist-class hotel, not as good as a five-star. I guess the pricing reflects that.
I'll give it a thumbs up and stop babbling.