Hotel Eden

Rome's ravishing treasure
When it debuted in 1889, Hotel Eden was definition of Rome elegance, a title the hotel maintains to this day. 

The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is known for having the best address in the Eternal City — a corner perch in the via Veneto neighborhood, the original La Dolce Vita area, known for its tranquility and stunning views of the city.

Hotel Eden proudly reigns as the undeniable harbinger of style and hospitality. The hotel upgraded its look to classic yet very contemporary art deco, with high-ceiling rooms, custom furniture and wide space.

Personal touches are key in all Dorchester Collection properties, and Hotel Eden in particular, with state-of-the-art in-room services to the clever shoeshine, dental and beauty kits. 

Don’t miss the other amenities: Noted chef Fabio Ciervo oversees the hotel’s two restaurants, the bar and all room service menus, while Los Angeles skin care guru Sonya Dakar makes her first European appearance in The Eden Spa.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Public areas are comfortable, livable and have a logical flow, while rooms are both more spacious and personal.
  • General manager Luca Virgilio is always onsite, living the Dorchester model of personal touch. Virgilio also installed a guest experience team to coordinate bespoke experiences. The attentive staff helps create a more boutique feel to the luxury hotel. 
  • One of Rome’s top concierges, in-the-know Alessandro Arciola will help make your stay a memorable one. 
  • Hotel Eden’s ground-level lounge La Libreria, a gorgeous jewel of a sitting room/library with a golden box ceiling and color-marbled walls, is the perfect setting for a moment of relaxation. Take a look at the bookshelves, especially the left side, where the Secret Bar opens for in the later afternoon hours.
Things to Know
  • Hotel Eden is the premier Rome hotel for exclusivity and privacy while being in the city center. In other words, it’s the kind of place where you can hide out while being in the thick of it all. Its quiet corner location guarantees you won’t be overrun with tourists or paparazzi.
  • For the best city vista, ask for a view facing via di Porta Pinciana/Villa Malta/Villa Medici. The via Ludovisi rooms don’t have much in the way of a view. Skip rooms below the third floor, and avoid any internal courtyard.
  • Hotel Eden offers a breath of fresh air, whether it’s from its terrace or its close proximity to Villa Borghese, Rome’s largest park and broadest green space, just a four-minute walk away.
  • The Eden Spa has one couples suite and two individual suites, and a blow-dry bar, so as soon as you book the hotel, reserve your Sonya Dakar signature face treatment or bespoke body ritual from Italian brand MEI, to ensure a space. You’re going to need it after a day of walking around Rome.
The Rooms
  • Hotel Eden’s rooms boast high ceilings, large picture-frame windows, custom furniture and lamps and rich white linens. The contemporary art deco décor comes in a relaxing palette of ecrus and ochres.
  • You’ll want to stay inside all day (or at least for an hour) playing around with the in-room, iPad whose capabilities include temperature and lighting controls.
  • Cinema buffs will love the Bang & Olufsen televisions and sound systems, but we were equally impressed with the collection of Rome-centric books, including Shawn Levy’s Dolce Vita Confidential. It’s great pleasure reading for the luxury hotel.
  • Bathrooms are beautiful examples of simplified luxe — floor-to-ceiling white marble, walk-in rain showers and separate bath, and tasteful gilded fixtures.
  • Our favorite details are the in-room amenities, including the Bottega Veneta beauty kits, GHD hairdryer (suites have Dyson dryers), customized his-and-hers beauty bags, a Hotel Eden LP and gorgeous vintage wallpaper-paneled closets.
The Restaurants
  • Hotel Eden has some of the most enviable rooftop bars and restaurants (La Terrazza and Il Giardino Ristorante) in the city, with design by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku and sweeping Rome views.
  • Il Giardino Ristorante, relaxed and informal, is the place for modern Italian cuisine and mesmerizing vistas. It offers a wonderful terrace.
  • At La Terrazza, chef Fabio Ciervo brings innovation and flair to Italian fine dining. Ciervo’s signature dishes include an evolved spin on the traditional cacio e pepe pasta, using Madagascar pepper and rose perfume, and his stracotto di manzo, a delicious long-cooked beef that will leave you speechless.
  • Ciervo returns to his panoramic outpost with new recipes and an even more invested quality-of-life focus — in the early 2000s, he was one of the first chefs in Rome to have nutrition and wellness menus as well as source local producers.
  • A curvaceous and contemporary cocktail bar, Il Giardino Bar strives to be the next Roman aperitif scene, with Ciervo’s unique cicchetti (finger foods) and amazing tipples. Our pick is La Grande Bellezza, a pink vermouth libation that goes down easily, especially when you’re watching the sun set behind St. Peter’s Basilica.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
Via Ludovisi 49, Rome 00187, Italy
FCO (30-45 min)   CIA (26-35 min)  
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