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5 reviews of hotel eden in English
When financial and political chaos erupted recently, my Editor – a chap prone to bouts of sadistic chauvinism – dispatched me to Rome. This is not to say I don’t like this magnificent and wonderful city – au contraire - the 7 Hills have always reminded me of the 7 deadly sins. Beautiful in concept, but not always practical in execution.
Italy, Spain and Greece, countries I have frequently referred to as ‘Siesta countries’ (a term that may be seen as derogatory, but not meant to be so by ‘yours truly’) After all, only Mad dogs and Englishmen really dare go out in the Midday sun.
Apart from Italy’s burgeoning National Debt, the colourful nocturnal antics and gymnastics of billionaire Sylvio Berlusconi has always been good copy.
Having said that, I did not pick Hotel Eden because of it’s name, nor because I thought if I played femme fatale or hostess at one of Sylvio’s Bunga Bunga Parties he might see me as the ‘Apple of his Eye’ and confess some sins. I’m sure his specially Designed Vatican Confessional with his own 24 hour ‘On Duty Priest’ caters well enough for that. It was because this wonderful Hotel is very central, near the Spanish Steps – a place where I love to do ‘light fandangos’ at midnight after a glass or two of Sicilian ‘Big Boss of Bosses’ Pinot Grigio .
Hotel Eden is extravagant without being excessively opulent. If you want the best views in the central area, coupled with a quiet location, first class service, a fitness centre to keep those well toned muscles in fine working form, along with a remarkable Mediterranean restaurant with a variety of marvellous dishes and with a vantage point right on the top floor – where you and your Eve for the evening can lighten up before laying back in Eden’s plush pastures, which contain some of the most durable bed springs in the city. Beds that even ‘Emperor Nero’ would have given 5 stars too and where you can fiddle all night in absolute luxury.
Knowing George Clooney stayed here might well add to the attraction, even though he was filming at the time and ‘supposedly’ not doing any Bunga Bunga stuff along with Silvio, might add to the charm. Or, knowing Eden have a doctor on 24 hour call – if you need urgent resuscitating ER after Eve bites into that juicy apple.
Whatever; when in Rome you don’t have to do what the Romans do – and that’s blow their wretched car horns an awful damn lot – you can seek splendour and a touch of peace in this lovely city, without the chaotic din. Hotel Eden may well be the very pleasant and luscious garden for you. As it was for me!
peter-3, 24 November 2011:
Leaftop, 25 November 2011:
Quite fancy a bit of deadly sin, but which? wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony – choices choices – think I might just drag myself off for a bit of sloth, and another glass, and not bother with any of em. Comprehensive and entertaining review, thanks Anne, don’t even need to bother making the effort to go there now either ;-)
sheepfarmer, 26 November 2011:
What a wonderful review, it tells you need to, but with fun and you learn something from Anne Hunt. Congratulations on Your Recent Promotion, you deserve it
Anne Hunt, 26 November 2011:
Thank you Leaftop and you are correct of course, we do have quite a bit in the Deadly Sin department to choose from just to make life that little bit more interesting. “Skeletons in the closet anyone?”
Sheepfarmer a very pleasant Baaaarrr from you also, much appreciated. And, Roger, Rome is grand for roaming and the hotel that you mention I shall be sure to look up for another Italian jaunt – all predicated upon the kindness of the purse strings and the one who is holding them of course!
jurgenehre, 29 November 2011:
Hotel EDEN, it is for a queen as Anne! And what a lustful lounge, and the fitness room where she trains to put down her horse, make it make rear… OH!
To join the pleasant with the work, it is the best solution!
And what a beautiful city Rome! Bravo, dear Anne, you are a magic woman!
Anne Hunt, 29 November 2011:
Thank you Jurgen my dear, you are most kind with your eulogies and anecdote. But, you are correct of course, it is marvellous when all the stars are lined up and work and pleasure can become one. Nothing like a bit of magic!
Great hotel, fantastic service, cool rooms, amazing cocktails and the best views.
Just don’t have any food here. Eat out always. Dare not pick up a fork here.
I won’t go further but Rome has many good dining houses; this is a hotel. You sleep here and have breakfast. It is not a place for evening meals.
The food is most horrid.
I have stayed at the St Regis and the Hassler (as well as some more modest places) but for my taste, they are somewhat dark and inward-looking; I prefer somewhere with a view. I go at every opportunity to the Terrace at the Hotel Eden - particularly for breakfast or, even better, for a coupe at sunset. The view over the city to St Peter’s is absolutely breathtaking. Sit at Frederico Fellini’s favourite table in the corner and have coffee or champagne depending on the time of day and be amazed.
Beautiful and romantic hotel in the centre of Rome. Fantastic for a romantic weekend. Its located in the city but indeed in a quiet zone which is a rare combination in Rome. Very cool is the view over Rome in the restaurant at the top of the hotel.
It is a five star hotel and so it is expensive. But if you want to spend some money for the city its much better than other luxury hotels which are more expensive and noisy.
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