Occupying a 19th-century townhouse characterised by stately Art Nouveau architecture, The Britannia is a boutique hotel with a distinctly British feel in central Rome. It is conveniently located just nine minutes’ stroll from Termini railway station. The elegant rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs, safes, tea and coffee-making facilities and minibars, which contain complimentary items on arrival. Most of the en-suite bathrooms boast marble decor. They all contain his and hers toiletries. Selected rooms add private terraces. Conveniences provided for guests include a 24-hour reception, a lift and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. An American-style buffet breakfast is available, featuring gluten-free and children’s options. Guests can also unwind with a drink in the relaxed Lounge Bar. Eateries found within five minutes’ walk include Berzitello Ristorante, which serves Italian food, and Arirang Restaurant for Korean cuisine. The Britannia is about 15 minutes’ walk from the beautiful Spanish Steps. The magnificent Colosseum sits less than two kilometres away. The lavish Teatro dell’Opera is a two-minute walk away.
The Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish steps, Opera House, Via Nazionale and Termini central station are all easily reached by foot from the hotel, but the fact you are staying outside of the historic district means you will be able to avoid the main tourist cr
Room features appreciated.
With some rooms featuring balconies, all of them sporting a mini-bar fridge with free bottled water, good showers and overall, charming and immaculate presentation, people were happy with how they found the rooms.
Extravagant breakfast spread.
Guests have enthused about the breakfast buffet, which they found to be extensive, very good quality and with the added benefit of staff who will make you hot drinks on request.
Could be better for the price.
While many were happy with the offering at Britannia, some found details lacking for the price, some of these points being that the mini-bar had no alcohol, noise sometimes travelled through the walls and Wi-Fi was at times poor.
Rooms smaller than expected.
Some of those unfamiliar with how small rooms in European hotels can be were disappointed with the size of their quarters, and others expected it and found a confirmation of this.
Staff generally great, but...
The large majority of guests found the Britannia staff to be helpful and attentive, but occasionally guests have experienced abrupt treatment which left them feeling less-than-impressed.