About the Hotel
Perfectly positioned with spellbinding panoramic views of Rome, Hotel Eden is full of classic Italian style
Famed for its exquisite rooftop restaurant, Hotel Eden’s Michelin-starred La Terrazza dell’Eden is a must. Experience the spectacular views of the majestic St Peter’s Dome and across the Eternal City as you dine on innovative Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Typical dishes highlighting the creativity of executive chef, Fabio Cervo, include Ballotin of foie gras and smoked lobster served with wild black rice. There’s also an outstanding wine list to discover, with wine tasting available at La Caveau. Alternatively, visit Bar La Terrazza to listen to live piano music as you sip one of the signature cocktails.
- The 121 rooms and suites offer a refined and classical feel, where you can relax in comfort, and all featuring stylish Italian marble bathrooms. For the ultimate experience choose from a series of signature suites including the exceptional Penthouse Suite, with its great expanse of windows overlooking magnificent cityscape views, or opt for the Presidential Suite complete with spacious terrace, sun loungers and al fresco dining area.
- Luxury accommodation: individual, elegant and refined, our rooms offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury in Rome.The hotel’s turn-of-the-century origins are evident in the subdued colors, discreet patterns, rich fabrics, and classic paintings and prints. Ideal for business or leisure, the hotel offers High Speed Internet Access and smartly designed work areas in each guest room. Slip into your plush slippers and robe after a long day, and experience the finest luxury the Eternal City has to offer.Complete with marble bathrooms and classic Italian.furnishings, the soul of Hotel Eden lies in its charming cultural décor. Our guest rooms & suites offer an inspiring environment; the spacious windows let the sunlight in and provide breathtaking views of Rome.Enjoy unique and spell-binding views of the Eternal city when staying at the Hotel EdenEach room at the Eden is individual, offering its own unique welcoming atmosphere to make you feel welcomed..
Hotel Eden’s History
- In October 1889 Francesco Nistelweck’s dream finally came true: the Hotel Eden at the corner of Via Porta Pinciana and Via Ludovisi – still unsurfaced in those days – was finally ready to welcome its first guests.While visiting the new, affluent Ludovisi district, the Munich-born hotelier – he already managed the Hotel d’Inghilterra and the Hotel de Russie in Rome – had fallen in love with the three-storey house. He turned it into a hotel with sixty-three bedrooms furnished with great taste and care by his wife Berta Hassler, daughter of the owner of the Hassler Hotel which in those days was located in Via Mario de’ Fiori and only later moved to its present location at the top of the Spanish Steps.At the turn of the century Rome’s thriving hotel industry began to move towards the new pole of attraction of the city: the Termini railway station, which in Pope Pius IX, had found a strong advocate. Nineteenth-century European visitors began to desert horse-drawn carriages, which for centuries had carried them to Italy, in favour of a new, modern companion of adventure: the train.This burgeoning technological revolution transferred the barycenter of Roman hospitality to the Ludovisi district which, since the 16th century, had gravitated around the Spanish Steps (Via del Babuino, Via del Corso, Piazza Venezia and the Pantheon) thanks to the proximity of the Porta del Popolo Gate, the main entrance to the city for carriages arriving from the Via Cassia and the Via Flaminia.Niestelweck was the first to realise that the new era of Roman hotellerie was linked to the development of this new means of transport and the rapidity with which it adapted to the needs of the growing number of rail travellers. As a result, his Eden was an immediate success. As apartments went up for sale in the building he snapped them up to add new rooms and public areas. He also installed a lift, electricity, heating and running water.The hotel quickly made a name for itself, becoming a favourite with foreign visitors wintering in Rome. In 1902 another floor was added to the building and the terrace, which was destined to become the feather in the hotel’s cap, was originally used to hang out the Eden’s linen sheets and towels and finely embroidered table cloths.
Since then the Eden has always been at the centre of Roman hospitality, hotel that the celebrities visit and its Golden Book records many of its most memorable moments. Names and images cram the pages which are now yellowed with time. The signatures of the Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, Princess Teresa of Bavaria, King Alfonso XIII of Spain, Prince Paolo of Serbia, Queen Amelia of Portugal and Umberto of Savoy are all written in Indian ink on its pages. The signature of the entire family of Galitzine Princes and the names of Gabriele D’Annunzio and Elenora Duse are all on one page.
One period photograph is the blurred portrait of Carlo of Bourbon with his family, the Infanta Luisa and other ladies wearing black mantillas. Then, there is the portrait of Princess Maria of Bourbon in her wedding dress as she leaves the Hotel Eden on the day of her marriage to Prince Giovanni of Asturias.The war years left their mark on the story of the Eden’s Golden Book. After the Liberation the hotel became the headquarters of the English Command and the signatures of Von Papen, vice chancellor of the Reich and Dino Grandi, Mussolini’s minister, are also in the Golden Book while those of two arch rivals, Rommel, who signed the book in 1941 and Montgomery who signed it in 1955, are on the same page.
During the War Francesco Nistelweck shared the management of the hotel with Oscar Wirth who, as a shareholder, managed the Eden and then the Hassler Hotel, together with the Nistelwecks. The two hotels then separated: the Hassler being run by the Wirth family and the Eden by Giuseppe and Gianfrancesco Ciaceri, grandsons of the founder of the historic hotel, renowned for its quest for modernisation while maintaining the highest traditional standards.Even today there is no view in Rome to rival the breath-taking spectacle from the famed roof garden. It is no mere coincidence that the great maestro of the screen, Federico Fellini, a Roman by adoption, always chose La Terrazza for his interviews.Closed in April 1992 for a total renovation that lasted two and a half years and costed € 15 million, the hotel was officially re-opened on 1st September 1994 by the former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.
- Best time to travel:All year round.
- Children:Suitable the whole family.
- Guest safety:Even though the hotel is safe, we request that our guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
- Languages:Italian/ English.
- Our Head Concierge Alessandro Arciola and his team are entirely dedicated to your every desire, and nothing is to much to make your stay at the Eden a memorable one. They will be delighted to assist you in organizing your holiday in the Eternal City
- Car Services:
- Transfer from/to the airport (Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport) with a Mercedes Classe E from 93 EUR – each way
- Transfer from/to the Civitavecchia Harbour with a Mercedes Classe E from 254 EUR – each way
- Book your private transfer directly online
- Chauffeur driven cars or self-drive car hire
- If you require any assistance in organizing your trip to Rome, feel free to contact our concierge. Concierge service is always available
Flight ArrangementsFlight arrangements are done on request unless stipulated on the package as an inclusive offer. We do not charge a serve fee for flight arrangements. Please consult our reservations for more information.
Great Hotel. Very comfortable aesthetics, a little pricy but the experience is worth every euro spent. (Highly recommended by us)
Irene Rizzin (Akeibo Director)