It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rome : Hotel Eden

Just back from a lovely long weekend in Rome, where we stayed at the gorgeous Hotel Eden which is located at the top of the Spanish Steps in a quieter portion of town, yet still in the middle of the city.

The friendly and helpful staff showed us to our lovely King sized room looking out onto the street.  The room had large opening windows, which I always love to see in a hotel - great to get some fresh air.  The room had all that you would expect from a 5* hotel, including gorgeous Penhaligons Quercus bathroom products.  They also provide lovely dark coloured monogramed slippers to slide into after your day sightseeing around Rome (which, of course, came home with me!).

There was wifi for a charge in the room, but free wifi in the luxurious lobby - great to sit on the plush sofas and check your email.  There was a seriously gorgeous roof terrace on the 6th floor, with amazing views out to all of Rome.  Nothing is allowed to be built higher than the cross on the Vatican, so there are no sky-scrapers to spoil the view.  We splurged on a cocktail on the roof terrace and were provided with silver dishes of chips, olives and nibbles - very nice.

If I'm looking for a negative it would only be minor, the marble bathroom has the obligatory huge shower head, but no real water pressure - it took a while to wash the shampoo out of my hair.  And, just for laughs, they have the most expensive breakfast I've ever seen in a hotel anywhere in the world, E53 for a basic hot breakfast for one person!  Of course, we didn't order it!

Hotel Eden
via Ludovisi 49
Rome 00187
Phone:- 06 478 121


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    1. You know how to use Pinterest? You'll have to give me a master class! Is there more to it than just pinning pictures you like? I don't really get it.

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