Rome is the eternal city and probably no city in the world offers the same emotions: walking in the historical city centre in Rome takes you through the history and immerses you in our italian culture. With all its strengths and weaknesses: Rome reflects the Italian spirit all around.
Living relatively close to Rome, we often visit this city by our weekend for events, to depart by plane the next day, for business or just for leisure. We ever says no to Rome!
Often it is not easy to find a suitable location: Rome offers a large quantity of hotels, that often implies a high probability of failure.
This time we found our home in Rome.
Palazzo Scanderbeg: first of all, a glorious history
The Palace was built in 1465 by order of Prince George Kastrioti, called Scanderbeg, for his Roman residence: the Prince, national hero and Prince of Albania and King of Epirus, was a skilled leader and diplomat. He went to Rome to ask for help Pope Paul II in favor of the Christian people of Albania in the fight against the Turks. His life inspired in 1718 Vivaldi for the opera “Scanderbeg” held in Florence.
Palazzo Scanderbeg is spread over four floors in sixteenth-century eclectic shapes, with architraved windows in the first two floors and simple frame in the other floors.
The street, the first in Rome to have a foreign name, and the square are one of the most picturesque places in Rome. A place reserved, locked between homes built or renovated between the 17th century and the 19th century, a few steps from the Trevi Fountain. It has been renovated several times over the years, always respecting the tradition that says that the Prince has bequeathed the Palace with the constraint of restoring the portrait above the door, whenever necessary. In 2016, the building has been enhanced thanks to a restoration that kept its character, becoming an elegant building, warm and reserved for guests visiting Rome.
Palazzo Scanderbeg: our home away from home
The welcome is typical of a location of excellence: kindness and punctuality combined with the friendliness (not always so obvious when visiting luxury destinations in which the staff behaves almost cold, kind and respectful but cold). The lodge, at the entrance, is open 24 hours on 24 and it’s ready to welcome you with personalised services and to satisfy every need (even give you some suggestions for treasure hunting!).
Suite Scanderbeg is a family suite: 127 sqm make it a real mini-apartment. We’re not talking about a loft or a studio: it is really an apartment where the living room welcomes you with a modern and functional decoration, signed by leading designers such as Cappellini and Poltrona Frau, and the kitchenette is not a corner but a line kitchen where fires and sinks disappear and make your view clean and opened.
The sleeping area is spread along a corridor with two double bedrooms, fully furnished, with private bathroom in the master bedroom. The other bathroom is at the service of both the second room and the apartment.
Two jewels in the crown in Scanderbeg Suite: a gorgeous balcony overlooking the rooftops of Rome, furnished by Ethimo and perfect for a romantic dinner or a drink (wine cellar in the kitchen offers wines and champagne by excellence), and the restoration of the building. White wooden beams that constitute the warping of wooden roof contrasts with the dark wood rafters and floors made with original posts.
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Facilities are just excellent: breakfast can be prepared in the room by a chef choosing from three menus “Be Light”, “Be Champion” and “Be Scanderbeg”, differentiated from fruits and vegetables or eggs, cold meats and cheeses, or smoked salmon and omelet with bakery products, sweet and savory, organic yogurt and juices or smoothies. The latest generation of flat screen TVs (one in the living room and one for each room), free minibar and espresso machine, free WiFi and video conferencing capability, speakers with bluetooth for listening to music in every room, Bigelow Apothecaries (a renowned American company of body care and beauty products) beauty products represent those luxury details that really make you feel a special guest.
Palazzo Scanderbeg: even younger guests, as Sissi, are important and are greeted with love
Did you follow us on Instagram Stories during the treasure hunt?
We had fun with Sissi searching for clues and at the same time we went to the discovery of the hotel and its unique corners.
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All services at Palazzo Scanderbeg
The Library Room on the ground floor is decorated in a modern style and welcomes interesting reading by the fireplace, the little corner outdoor in front of the fountain offers a relaxing moment almost zen. The Morning Room, on the upper floors, is overlooking Piazza Scanderbeg: here they serve breakfast. That morning break, energetic and elegant at the same time, with which we would begin all our days.
There are elevent apartments at Palazzo Scanderbeg: all exclusive and different to each other, size and structure. The dimensions are large, ranging from 30 to 166 sqm. The three iconic Suite – Victory Suite, Ambassador Suite and Scanderbeg Suite – represent the pride of Palazzo Scanderbeg, together with the independent apartment called Annex, with entrance adjacent to the front door.
Palazzo Scanderbeg: a location par excellence
Palazzo Scanderbeg is located in the real heart of Rome: with easy walking distance you will reach traditional shopping streets, theatres, institutions, museums and trendy restaurants.
The Trevi fountain is just 2 minutes walk, as the Quirinale. You are very close also to Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and also Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican.
Information and booking:
T: + 39 06 59 48 48
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