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 arrived from the airport exhausted. The greeting at the hotel was amazing- friendly,thoughtful and genuinely nice people. Marco at the desk checked us in - he's
special! He wanted to be sure we liked our room so he offered to escort us up with the bellboy. We loved the room! Bright and airy, great air conditioning, quiet and private. The room has small complimentary water bottles- he knew we must be dried out from the flight so he immediately ordered 2 large cold bottles of sparkling water with a huge ice bucket for the room. The staff here knows your name and goes out of its way to make your trip a 10. We enjoyed the rooftop breakfast- its got everything you could imagine and more-and the views to die for. You can't find a better hotel. PERIOD!
We had cocktails and an evening meal at Il Giardino Ristorante & Bar. This is a special place with fantastic views over Rome as the sun sets. The service was impeccable - friendly, prompt and helpful and the food and drinks were delicious. As you would expect these things come at a price however, as a treat in a sweltering Roma - this cannot be bettered as an experience in my opinion. Sublime.
On this trip to Rome, we decided to try a new hotel and were very, very happy that we selected the Hotel Eden. From the initial greeting, our stay was excellent in every way.
Requests were handled promptly. All staff members from concierge to housekeeping to bellman/doormen were courteous, friendly and very efficient. They could not be more helpful. The room service was prompt and the food delicious. The location of Hotel Eden is just close enough to get to the sights quickly, but just far enough away (near the Borghese Gardens) to be peaceful.
We highly recommend this hotel.
Also, much thanks to Concierge Germano who was most helpful in planning our trip.
We stayed here for 3 nights, what can I say, from the greeting at the door to checking out everything went without a hitch. We dined once at the La Terrazza, the food was superb. The rooftop bar was excellent even if the €30 Gin and Tonics did hurt a little... They were very good though.. I would happily stay here again and definitely recommend to my friends. Apologies for the late review.
We are afamily that visits Rome more than five times a year for many years.
it was the first time we stayed at the Eden hotel.
we had a great personal experience, beautiful decorated rooms, perfect service and everything started from the day we decided to book the reservation.
Breakfast that served on the terrace was beautiful, the food was excellent, the view and the atmosphere perfect.
we had dinner at la Terrazzo restaurant, it was a top culinary experience probably the best in Rome.