What We Love
- The sixth-floor restaurant serves one of the best tasting menus in Rome and has stunning views
- Genuinely charming service; nothing is too much trouble
- Close to the Via Veneto and within walking distance of the Spanish Steps
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- A $9 city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Children are actively welcomed; this is Italy, after all
- The decor is lavishly old-fashioned — no stripped-down minimalism here
- Located right by the glorious Villa Borghese gardens
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Understated elegance in a neoclassical villa. The five-star Eden has been one of Rome’s finest hotels since opening in 1889, and it can count Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and Federico Fellini as former guests. The flagship property of the Dorchester Collection, it’s a classic grande dame a five-minute stroll from the Spanish Steps. Plush velvets, rich damasks, overstuffed sofas, curlicued carvings, marble busts and costly antiques fill the public areas, and the sixth-floor restaurant commands some of the best views of the Eternal City.
Bed and Bath
The 121 graceful guestrooms are light and bright, even in the smaller categories. You’ll find yourself in a tasteful refuge of crisp white linens, dark woods and ankle-deep carpets. The bathrooms are decked out with cream marble, mirrored walls and antique enamelwork (although there’s no sacrificing on the water pressure in the power showers), and they’re stocked with generous supplies of Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
La Terrazza dell’Eden restaurant serves one of the best tasting menus in Rome; the highlight of Michelin-starred chef Fabio Ciervo’s seven-course blowout is a loin of lamb with hazelnut crust, lamb shoulder confit and thyme sauce. Wine pairing is an added pleasure. The obligatory Roman aperitivo at the Giardino dell’Eden bar provides a stunning bird’s-eye view of the Eternal City. Elsewhere there’s a modern fitness center, and in-room massages are available.
In the Area
If upscale eats are your thing, check out new kid on the block Marzapane, a tiny black-and-white eatery whose chef, Alba Esteve Ruiz, is tipped for a Michelin star. For ice cream try Giolitti, the most elegant gelateria in town. And for luxe shopping off the beaten track, head to the lively Via del Governo Vecchio, in the centro storico, an atmospheric street full of great little shops. Galleria Borghese has the best collection of art south of Florence: sculptures from ancient Rome to Canova and Bernini, a roomful of Caravaggios and an upper gallery packed with Raphaels, Cranachs and Titians.
How to Get There
We were very impressed with the level of service and the beautiful hotel. We really enjoyed cocktails on the top floor bar. Cocktails were delicious and the staff super friendly and treated us very well. Views are amazing up there and the restaurant looked lovely too
I feel badly it has taken me 3 months to write this review, but we jumped right into the holidays upon our return from Rome and things were a bit busy. I must put into words how fabulous the Hotel Eden is in every way. It is immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, and the staff is amazing and as helpful as they could possibly be. The morning breakfast management and service staff are friendly, helpful, and just simply perfect! The added touches, such as the amazing artwork done with the cream in my cappuccino was unbelievable!! Sounds like a little thing, but I have never seen anything like it, and appreciated that added detail to make my morning special. The breakfast staff on the weekend seemed a little less professional than during the week, but still very nice. The lovely bar area in the lobby was so enjoyable, as was the piano player in the evening. The concierge and all of the front desk staff and door men were perfection as well. The manager (I think his name was Luca?) was so kind and generous to send us a beautiful and bountiful fruit plate with a lovely note that was deeply appreciated and a very nice thing to do. And I can't forget the bed and the bedding, which was the most comfortable I have ever had in a hotel. I would recommend the Hotel Eden to anyone!!! Thank you to your whole staff and bravo to whoever does that fabulous cappuccino artwork!!! LOVED IT!!
If you are looking for the best 5* property, you must book Hotel Eden.
The Dorchester Collection are a small hotel brand that master the art of service.
I stayed in a Classic suite - the interiors are modern with a traditional look and feel. Super stylish! Absolutely everything you need in the room, power points in the right places, modern technology and lighting - just PERFECT!
Must add breakfast for beautiful calm views of Roma, and to have a chance to meet their gorgeous staff who cannot do enough for you! (Shout out to Walter who felt like family by the second day!)
The staff are amazing and so full of making magic touches to your stay. We mentioned about my niece and nephew back home and we arrived back to the room to two cute little toys to take home with us (see pic!)
Top tip: ensure you tell the hotel everything when booking eg your preference for bedding, your plans for the trip, what tea you drink! All helps them personalise your experience.
nothing is missing...this hotel has everything in order. Service..Ambiance..Rooms..Food..Views...TOTAL luxury
It does not get better than this...spoil yourself...YOU DESERVE IT and the EDEN is the place to do it
We could not have been more pleased with our stay at the Hotel Eden. The hotel is centrally located-just steps to both the Spanish steps and Borghese Gardens and Gallery. The rooms were clean, beautifully appointed, and comfortable. The entire hotel staff, especially the concierge, were extremely friendly and helpful. We traveled with our family and had a Classic Suite connected to a Prestige Room. It was like having our own apartment, absent a kitchen! The rooftop restaurant Il Giardino, was excellent. It has a menu that accommodated all of our dietary restrictions, and the setting, above Rome, was gorgeous. The breakfast every morning was fabulous. I highly recommend this hotel.