ROME – The Eternal City

We travelled to Rome courtesy of Azure Collection, who have a portfolio of only the very best of what Italy can offer.

We stayed at probably the best hotel in Rome – The Eden. Situated high above the Spanish Steps it’s only a short walk down hill to the very centre of Rome and the Via del Condotti for all the ultimate designer stores, plus walking distance to the famous sights of ancient Rome.

The Hotel Eden, now owned by The Dorchester group has had a transformation recently. The whole hotel is beautiful with a stunning design which definitely has the WOW factor. There is a selection of room categories, but even the lead in room is a good size with sumptuous beds and bathrooms. On the roof top there is a restaurant that serves breakfast & all day light dining, I can recommend the breakfasts & the lunches – Il Giardino. Dinner is served in the intimate fine dining roof top restaurant La Terrazza, with an open kitchen so you can see the chefs hard at work. Every member of staff were engaging and informative; they enjoyed looking after us & it showed.

Rome Hotel

On our 2 day trip we visited the fabulous De Russie Hotel where we had a tour of the hotel than dinner in their Michelin Star restaurant. This is a beautiful hotel, owned by the Forte Group with flowers and candles everywhere. They have a very popular garden – most unusual for a city & especially Rome, where you could relax after a busy day sightseeing or shopping right in the centre.

We also visited the Baglioni Regina, a popular 4* hotel with plenty of amenities and a good restaurant & bar that locals visit. The rooms were of a good size – note the higher floor rooms had just been refurbished.

Rome Hotel

Our final hotel visit was the Inn at the Spanish Steps, this was more unusual as it isn’t a hotel as such, the rooms or apartments are above the shops on the main thoroughfare overlooking the Spanish Steps and the main shopping streets. The Inn has various rooms dotted about a central area where there are about a dozen or so of rooms/apartments, a small guest area where breakfast is served and where there is snacks and drinks available for guests throughout the day.

The journey to the airport takes about 30-40 minutes depending on traffic, the airport was well organised and after passport control there is a high standard of duty free shops and Gelateria for the last ice cream before you leave the Eternal City.

For more information on Rome please call Yvonne on 020 8508 5588