A historic gem once popular with Fellini and the Dolce Vita crowd, the Hotel Eden recently reopened after a 17-month renovation and is better than ever. On a quiet street near the Villa Borghese, it has a timelessly luxurious style. The elegant, cream-toned rooms and suites have marble bathrooms, Bottega Veneta amenities and high-tech touches like iPads that control the temperature. Two rooftop restaurants offer fabulous dining options. Il Giardino, where breakfast is served, is perfect for a casual meal with panoramic views, but don’t miss dinner at La Terraza, where Chef Fabio Ciervo shines with sophisticated takes on Italian classics like spaghetti cacio e pepe flavored with Malagasy wild black pepper and rose buds.
Who it’s best for: Food-lovers; fans of classic (but not fusty) interiors; well-off families.