Travel Review: You Can Spend an Entire Holiday in Rome’s Eden Hotel But you’ll miss out on one of the greatest cities in the world.

Wealth and decline were the hallmarks of the Roman Empire. And today, Rome’s five-star hotels still offer a taste of that grandeur.

otel Eden, located on Pincian Hill where Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar had their villas. There are centuries of history behind it and a nod to Ancient Rome everywhere.

An oasis of calm in the heart of the city Eden’s position couldn’t have been more perfect. hidden from the main road It is still a short walk away from major attractions such as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

Now part of the Dorchester Collection, this stylish and elegant boutique hotel has hosted royals and celebrities since it opened in 1889. Last year, Lady Gaga was there while filming House of Gucci, but in my experience, it’s not the case. All guests are treated like VIPs.

From the front door welcome from the doorman to the check-in process. Apparently the hotel has worked hard to provide excellent service.

Most rooms have beautiful views. simple and beautiful It has chic decor, high ceilings, mahogany furniture. And floor-to-ceiling gold curtains, you’ll find an iPad that lets you control almost everything in your room.

Massive bathroom with mosaic tiles, white marble, gold trim and Bottega Veneta products.

After a 6:25am flight from Dublin to Rome I’m glad I checked into my room early. and snooze in a sweet bed that is comforted with luxurious linen sheets and plush pillows.

This hotel is worth a walk because not only can you admire the view from the property. but also artwork depicting Rome’s architectural history and a carefully curated book collection. Thanks to their residence artist Andrea Ferola. You’ll also see Eden’s exclusive artwork and uniquely illustrated lampshades.

In addition, go on a hunt to find out what has been described as “Rome’s Best Secret” — La Libreria’s Secret Bar, hidden behind a glass door.

If you are a foodie You’ll be glad to hear that Hotel Eden serves some of the best food in Rome. Like great cocktails You can dine on the Michelin-starred La Terrazza rooftop or casual Il Giardino restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the city with floor-to-ceiling windows.

On this occasion, I didn’t dine at La Terrazza, but the culinary experience here was amazing. If the food is as good as Il Giardino we’ve been to. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Il Giardino, which offers a great buffet and freshly prepared breakfast. It serves a variety of classic Italian dishes. including pasta and pizza

Highlights of our dinner included courgette blossoms stuffed with ricotta, talegio, black olives and cherry tomatoes, spaghetti ‘cacio e pepe’ with pecorino, black pepper. and turmeric, guinea fowl breast, black truffle and cauliflower with potatoes and almonds.. The flavors of each dish go together perfectly, making it the best Italian food I’ve ever tasted.

Similarly for dessert — the classic Italian tiramisu. and dark chocolate and pear sponges.

The hotel has launched an alpine pop-up on Il Giardino’s terrace in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, where guests can enjoy a high-altitude dining experience that takes the spirit of the Alps straight from Reims to the heart of the city. Rome

when you can drag yourself out of the hotel The Spanish Steps are just eight minutes’ walk away. It takes about 10 minutes to the Trevi Fountain, 15 to the Pantheon, and 30 minutes to the Colosseum. We went to see everyone Colosseum Bar Instead of hopping on a bus that stops right outside

If you’re a first-time visitor to Rome and/or a fan of Russell Crowe’s blockbuster gladiators, the Colosseum is perhaps the most impressive of the city’s ruins. when you step inside You can easily imagine the bloodthirsty cheering crowds in this 80’s Flavian Amphitheater when it first opened. The largest amphitheater in the world It once hosted more than 50,000 spectators, all watching sporting events and gladiator fights.

It is said that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain which dates back to 1762, you will always come back to Rome, so if you fall in love with the city as i do You will want to do that. Up to €3000 can be paid every day. There are frequent attempts to steal coins from the fountain. It is said to be the most popular place to propose in the world.

Not far away you’ll find the Pantheon, a Roman temple converted into a 7th-century church and one of the best-preserved buildings in the city.

Free to enter, it was built almost 2,000 years ago by Emperor Hadrian to honor the Roman gods.

There is also the tomb of Raphael and former Italian kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto II.

If you use Instagram, you will immediately recognize the Spanish Steps. It was actually built by the French in 1725, but is called “Spain” because it is located on Piazza di Spagna near the Spanish Embassy.

The 138 steps are a well-known meeting place in the city and a popular spot for pictures on social media. Especially the beautiful sunset view which can be seen from the top of the stairs outside the church door.

Far from the city center is Vatican City. which is a country in Rome Take a taxi or metro to get there. Be sure to visit the Vatican Museums. Sistine Chapel where you can see the beauty of Michelangelo’s ceiling and St. Peter’s Basilica The basilica, a magnificent building inside and out, houses the tomb of St. Peter. There is also the tomb of Pope John Paul II and other popes. The cathedral is open to visitors for free. However, a fee is required to climb the 551 steps to the dome for 360-degree views of Rome.

One of the best things to do is explore on foot. As you’ll discover many attractions on your journey, such as Roman fountains, statues and cute little cafes, bars and restaurants serving the best pizza.

After weary from walking along the ancient cobbled streets, Unwind at the state-of-the-art Eden Spa for a much-needed body treatment.

Because I threw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Of course, now I have to plan a return to one of the most amazing cities in the world.

* Hotel Eden, Via Ludovisi 4900187, Rome Phone: +39 06 478121 Email reservations.HER@dorchestercollection.com

Room rates start at 640 euros, check www.dorchestercollection.com/en/rome/hotel-eden.

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