Rome's hidden old city treasure
96 Rooms / 25 Suites
Editor’s note: Hotel Eden is closed for renovations and will reopen in April 2017
Hotel Eden is Rome’s quiet paradise. Hidden in Rome's Ludovisi neighborhood of famed Via Veneto, Eden is Rome’s best-kept secret for privacy and extravagance. Founded in 1889, Hotel Eden began its more than 100-year reign of luxury with a heavy investment in service, which it maintains to this day. The concierge staff has an incredible knack for indisputable service thanks to head concierge Alessandro Arciola and his commitment to excellence.
Considered the heart of La Dolce Vita for its prime location and reputation as being a favorite of film director Federico Fellini, Hotel Eden has the all the trappings of glitz and glamour, with just the right amount of much-needed privacy. Its niched location between private villas, Via Veneto and Villa Borghese park guarantees that the luxe hotel is the perfect getaway from overbearing paparazzi and tourist crowds.
The hotel's renovations resulted in the much-welcome addition of an urban spa. The spa will feature four suites, a full range of hair, body and skin services and signature treatments by Sonya Dakar and Officino Profumo.
Hotel Eden’s 80 deluxe rooms and 18 suites are a beautiful combination of classical Roman style and contemporary features. Each room has a bright and airy energy, stunning marble bathrooms, and the singular feeling of being “at home,” with a sitting area, living room and terrace. Bang & Olufsen TVs and sound systems, rain showers and Bottega Veneta toiletries come standard. The sixth-floor Penthouse Suite is tops for this hotel. It feels like you’re in a private home (with its six-person dining room table and study area) and you’ll love the suite’s enviable, sweeping panoramic view of Rome.
La Terrazza is Hotel Eden’s fabulous rooftop dinner-only restaurant. Its all-encompassing view of the city plays backdrop to award-winning chef Fabio Ciervo’s masterful menu that mixes artistry and delightful plays on Italian favorites. Its signature smoked lobster redefines “smoked” with a clever presentation and you won’t want to miss the warm sea urchin soup. Adjacent to the restaurant is Il Bar, where you’ll be served drinks (consider a classic Negroni) by an old-school bartender with nearly 50 years of cocktail making under his belt. Live entertainment is staple in this space, so you'll want to sip and savor for a while. Il Giardino's open-air terrace is the perfect spot for all-day dining. The classic Italian offerings are made modern with fresh, seasonal and organic produce, and the little ones are catered to with a special children's menu. La Libreria, open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., offers a more relaxed atmosphere for those who want to relax with a small bite to eat or want to enjoy a tranquil mid-afternoon drink.
Hotel Eden is nestled between the top of the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto in a quiet neighborhood of shops, restaurants, homes, embassies and businesses. Only a five-minute walk to Villa Borghese, Rome’s prettiest park, the Eden has easy access to the park’s many cultural sites and sporting events including Galleria Borghese (noted for its Caravaggio collection), Bilotti Chapel (a modern art gallery), Museo Canonica (an early 20th-century sculpture gallery), Casina di Raffaello (didactic art labs for kids), Casa del Cinema (film archive and movie theater), merry-go-rounds, biking, running and rollerblading. The Eden is also a five-minute walk to the U.S. Embassy, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, and lesser-known sites including the Capuchin Crypt, Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi and the Sallustian Garden. Within 15 minutes, you’ll find yourself in the historic center at sites such as Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Venezia and the Pantheon.