A recent refurbishment of the Hotel Eden has put it back in the running for one of Rome's top luxury lodgings: once a favorite haunt of Hemingway, Ingrid Bergman, and Fellini, this superlative hotel combines dashing elegance, exquisitely lush decor, and stunning vistas of Rome with true Italian hospitality. Set atop an oh-my-weary-feet hill near the Villa Borghese (and a bit out of the historic center for serious sightseers), this hotel was opened in the late 19th century and quickly became famous for its balcony views and Roman splendor. Even the most basic room here is elegantly designed: banquette window seats, rich mahogany furniture, soaring ceilings, Napoleon-Trois sofas, and fine linens allow you to dive deep into the whoooooossh of luxury here. Topping it all off is one of Rome's most fabled "food-with-a-view" restaurants, La Terrazza dell'Eden, whose perch offers views that are truly panaromantic (you can enjoy almost the same vistas for the price of a Campari on its rooftop bar: remember to dress up all the same).
Oct 1, 2010
My wife and I stayed at Eden for 5 nights. The staff, especially the concierge services, were friendly and accomodating to a tee. Beautiful propery in a very nice location close to Spanish Steps, shopping and many good restaurants. Our room, a small suite, was very nicely appointed, in perfect condition with a nice bath. I don't see how anyone could go wrong with this hotel. Moderately expensive as you'd expect from a small luxury hotel, but
Oct 23, 2007
I chose this hotel due to it's close proximity to the Bourgesi park and other major destinations (we walked everywhere). It's a lovely place with an outstanding view from the top floor restaraunt... we were there when the Itailians won the World Cup Try to book a room in the newer section of the hotel as our room was a 4, not a 5... but still very very nice. The concierge staff was outstanding.