Hotel d’Inghilterra: A luxurious boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Rome

ByAndrea Thompson

April 22, 2024

The Inghilterra, which originally debuted in 1845 as the Angleterre, reflects a period when hotels across Europe adopted names associated with England and its people, who constituted their primary clientele.  It swiftly gained popularity and has now established itself as a classic!

Originally dating back to the mid-sixteenth century, the building later served as a guest house for visitors of the nearby Palazzo Torlonia around 1845. The entire area gained the moniker “The English Ghetto” due to the influx of “Grand Tourists” in the 18th century and then poets in the 19th. Renowned for housing the city’s finest hotels, the local vicinity began attracting foreign visitors, many of whom were British.  The connection to Britain is still evident today in the hotel’s logo which was inspired by the Royal family’s coat of arms.  Together with a distinguished guest list throughout the ages.

The hotel was acquired by Starhotels Collezione (a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection) in 2016. By then, it had lost more than a little of its lustre. Having recently undergone a major renovation including the restoration of the historic façade, which is protected by Soprintendenza – the office for the Protection of Historic and Artistic assets and an interior refurbishment of the 80 rooms and suites, these elegantly furnished rooms blending period details with contemporary features.  All rooms are air-conditioned and have all the usual amenities.

While contemporary Italian art pieces include sculptures by Roberto Almagno, ceramics by Giacinto Cerone, and paintings by Franco Ruaro. The hotel’s interior design seamlessly blends antiques with original furnishings and modern artworks.

A renewed palette of earthy and natural pigments infuses the space with light , enhancing the charm. Silk & Beyond, hand-craft exquisite fabrics for the sofas, armchairs, and headboards. Hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers, paintings, and precious objects  and even antique book collection by Studio Puck.

Café Romano, situated along Via Borgognona, offers a delightful space for cocktails, brunch, and dinner. Serving local and regional dishes with exceptional panache. features authentic Roman specialties, the classic cacio e pepe spaghetti with Roman sheep’s cheese and tonnarelli. It also boasts one of the smallest hotel bars in the city, a phone box adorned in polished brass and tufted leather, with wood panelling and framed prints of hunting scenes. The irrepressibly cheerful staff excel at their craft and take great pleasure in applying novel twists to classic cocktails.

With sustainability in mind the hotel champions seasonal produce and local ingredients, have introduced their own brand eco-friendly toiletries, a plastic free project is underway, heating, and cooling system are being adapted to reduce CO2 emissions and the het generated y the air-conditioning units have been harnessed to produce all the hot water required by the hotel.  As

Situated near Via Borgognona, just a short stroll from Piazza di Spagna with the legendary Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum are all within walking distance, The hotel’s exclusive location makes it the perfect starting point for exploring the many archaeological treasures of Rome, its café, restaurants and of course boutiques on the Via Condotti.

A timeless gem in Rome, where history, luxury converge to create an unforgettable stay