With a perfect location in the heart of Rome, Hotel EDEN Rome not only steps from all major attractions but also surrounded by beautifully manicured greenery and spotless clean, which can no longer be taken for granted in Rome due to the immense number of tourists visiting the Eternal city all year round. Mention be made is that unless two other luxury hotel, Eden Rome also enjoys a very safe location.
Dorchester Collection‘s unique long term approach is evident not only in regards to the ultra luxury product but also in the very solid and consistent customer service, positioning Eden Rome at the top, presently with no direct competing luxury hotel in Rome. The ideal accommodations count, below 100, is also ideal for the team to excel in providing not only the highest standards of personalised service but also the most consistent.
The heritage building was closed before it came to life again under the ownership and management of the Dorchester Collection. I was most impressed that the majority of the staff of the iconic luxury hotel were kept and still paid even during the period the closure period, ensuring continuity and consistency.
No expense has been spared in the interior design, effortlessly achieving a WOW factor through the finest materials and the highest standard finishes. Most of the furnishings are custom made, the entire project being oversee by famed architect Bruno Moynard. Contemporary and classic modern art pieces including paintings have been carefully displayed throughout the entire hotel including the accommodations.
While the hotel may appear to have a palatial seen from outside, the interiors could not be more warm and welcoming, even cozy, especially in the rooms and suites. Great attention has been paid to ‘basic’ which are often a challenge for other hotels – flawless soundproofing both indoor and outdoor, an AC which is not only incredibly quiet but can adapt to any temperature in seconds, not to mention complimentary high speed internet and strong water pressure. Some other ‘details’ include the most comfortable beds (also custom made) which make it hard for one to wake up in the morning and the finest high-thread satin cotton bed linens, not to mention the towels.
Rooms are large and most of them have high ceilings with large windows allowing for abundant natural daylight which is truly a luxury in a historical city such as Rome, especially downtown. I loved the Spa-like lavish all-marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, a large glass enclosed shower and a separate bathtub The hotel has chosen Bottega Veneta bathroom amenities with a personalised scent
Rome’s undisputed top luxury hotel would not be complete without the spectacular roof top which can be open during the warmer months. The stunning panoramic views of the Rome skyline at any time of the day (especially sunset) are magical. The setting are two restaurants, an all-day dining and slightly more casual Giardino and the Michelin starred La Terrazza headed by Chef Fabio Ciervo who utilises Rome’s bounty of fresh produce and herbs in a bold twist of his native cuisine. Make sure you do not miss the Bar experience, especially during the evenings.
The hotel also boasts the finest luxury suites in Rome, my personal favourite one being the Dolce Vita Suite. The hotel has come up with a walking map for guests to trace the sites of the most prestigious movies shot in Rome (i.e. Roman Holiday and much more). The movies can also be watched, on demand, on the TV of the hotel.
The Spa is an unrivalled sanctuary of beauty, offering body and face treatments using not only the finest skincare products (including Sonya Dakar, a favourite for the Hollywood elite, exclusive to Eden Rome in Europe) but also state-of-the-art technology.
Oliver Petcu in Rome
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