What We Love
- The personal “lifestyle butler” assigned to each guest, who helps create a bespoke travel experience, like design tutorials with a teacher at the Academy of Costume and Fashion
- Exclusive, insider tours of Rome
- The work on display by local artists and designers in the hotel’s café-bar
What To Know
- The penthouse suite overlooks the Sant’Agnese dome in the Piazza Navona
- There’s no spa, but the staff can send a masseuse or even a hairdresser to your room
- There’s no restaurant or public space besides the bar
- The hotel offers educational city experiences designed for kids, including “Young Gladiators” and “Myths and Legends”
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
G-Rough displays its cool credentials immediately: rather than line up at a reception desk, someone will check you in at the bar with a coffee or cocktail. The staff can also book you a tasting tour of the city, or rent you a Vespa to zip around on. Upstairs, ten suites (just two per floor) have an incomplete look that shows off the building’s handsome 17th-century features like patina walls, angled ceilings, and parquet floors, but each one is inspired by a 20th-century Italian designer like Giò Ponti, Paolo Venini, and Archimede Seguso complete with statement-making furnishings such as the Gino Sarfatti “Sputnik” chandeliers to match. Though there’s no restaurant on the premises, continental breakfast is served in the rooms and includes strong Italian coffee that will give you energy to explore. The central location is ideal for checking out both the must-see tourist spots and the neighborhood’s delightful array of wine bars and chic restaurants.
In the Area
With a convenient setting in the center of Rome, G-Rough is within walking distance of a number of important sights including the Piazza Pasquino (home to the famous “talking statues”), the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican. Strolling around some of Rome’s most iconic squares, including the Piazza Navona, the Piazza Venezia, and Campo de’ Fiori (particularly the morning market) is mandatory in good weather, when all of Rome comes out to play. For a roasted-on-site espresso in a classic Roman atmosphere, head to the nearby Caffè Sant’Eustachio, which has retained its considerable charm since the 1930s; then, later in the day, sample Italian wines by the glass at Mimì e Cocò before heading to dinner at the tiny enoteca Cul de Sac, which serves up fabulous pasta and house-made paté close to home.
How to Get There
Wonderful atmospheric suites with 5 Star hotel service. Great location, close to everything of interest in Rome. Wonderful, helpful staff. Great restaurant finds from Stefano and early morning coffee with Magdy. Highly recommended.
Perfect location and really personable service. The team made some great recommendations for restaurants and followed up perfectly. Really couldn’t have asked for more.
Booked a junior suite at back of hotel. Lovely and quiet. Next time I will pay for a front facing room with more natural light.
Great use of older style furniture and overall eclectic decor which really was a nice change.
If you are after posh and flawless this isn’t for you. If you are after a more cosy down to earth stay - I would recommend.
I would definitely return.
Been here twice now on our holiday in Rome. Small bar area which has many mirrors to give appearance of being much bigger. Very stylish though and comfortable. You feel like you are in a club rather than a noisy uncomfortable bar. Reasonable range of drinks (e.g. only 3 red wines by the glass) and quick service. It is on the pricy side with an aperol spritz at €15. Have enjoyed our visits and will be back.