The rooms at hotel Residenza D'Aragona are situated in an elegant early 20th century building in the historical center of Palermo. Skillful renovation has enhanced the Neoclassical style of the building and brought out its decorative elements: stucco work and the original floors recall the elegant and opulent ambiance of early 20th century Palermo making Residenza D'Aragona one of the most original hotels in Palermo. The public areas are furnished with a rare taste and feature wood and top quality fabrics: the reception, bar and breakfast room are warm, refined spaces where guests have the pleasure and possibility of relaxing at any time of the day.
A 10 minute stroll leads to the two main theaters of Palermo, authentic symbols of the economic and cultural splendor of those years. Politeama Garibaldi is a grandiose theater built between 1867 and 1891 in shapes inspired by ancient Rome. The famous facade with triumphal arch surmounted by a bronze chariot, leads to luxuriously decorated interiors. At present the Theater can seat up to 950 spectators and is home to a popular concert season. The palm garden in front of the theater is the site of a music stage, a wonderful Neoclassical work dating from the end of the 1800's. Teatro Massimo is the most important theater in Palermo. Situated in Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, a 10 minute walk from Hotel Residenza D'Aragona, inaugurated in 1897, at the time it was second only to the Opera Theater in Paris and is still one of the biggest opera theaters in the world. With its clear Greek and Roman inspiration, it is a splendid example of Neoclassical architecture. In less than 10 minutes by bus (stop 50 meters away from Hotel Residenza D'Aragona) or with a walk that starts at Teatro Massimo along the pretty Via Maqueda, it is possible to reach the historical center of Palermo. Not to be missed during a stay at a hotel in Palermo, are the Norman Palace along the Cassaro, with the splendid Palatine Chapel decorated with wonderful Byzantine mosaics, and the very original, majestic Cathedral, started in the 12th century and continued until the 18th century, an example of Sicilian artist eclecticism, the Church (with its unmistakable fatimid style Arabian red domes) and Cloister of San Giovanni degli Eremiti (Via dei Benedettini), the Zisa, the Arabian inspired Norman castle,with its museum of Muslim art (Piazza Guglielmo Il Buono); and the Duomo of Monreale just outside Palermo, the Art Nouveau villas and beach of Mondello, and Monte Pellegrino Natural Reserve where there is a beautiful view of all of Palermo.
The 20 suites at hotel Residenza D'Aragona, with dimensions ranging from a minimum of 22 square meters to maximum of 40 square meters, are among the most elegant and refined offered by hotels in Palermo. The Neoclassical furniture is enhanced by the numerous comforts superior to those proposed by 4 star hotels in Palermo. Non-smoking rooms, made with allergy free materials, all have Internet connection, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe and air conditioning. The private bathrooms come with tub or shower, hairdryer and a handy complementary beauty kit. Unique for their dimensions among hotels in Palermo, the rooms at hotel Residenza D'Aragona are proposed in Suite Standard and Suite De Luxe versions which can comfortably hold two or three people.
Breakfast is service in typical Italian buffet style, with plenty of savory items and traditional Sicilian sweets. Typical Italian espresso and cappuccino as well as American coffee are served at the table.