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
We just stopped in here for a drink on our way back to our hotel. The bar is cozy and comfortable. The service is extraordinary, and the drinks are amazing. Before serving a glass of wine, they chill the glass. The bartender, Stefano, is pleasant and attentive. This stop made our last night in Rome memorable! Come in for a quiet cocktail before you leave this lovely city.
My wife and I stayed here for two nights after a cruise... great place to decompress before heading home. Location is outstanding between Piazza Navona and Campo di Fiori. G-rough feels more like your apartment than a hotel. Marco and Massimo provided expert advice on Roman restaurants and enotecas. We stayed in the Tony room, beautiful view of the Piazza Navona dome from our windows. Highly recommended for a comfortable and romantic place to stay in Rome.
Stayed there in February
Pros: great location
Cons: staff doesnt communicate with each other in regards to guest reservations, tiny room, no free water provided like other hotels, lobby turns into a bar/club and really loud so don't expect to sleep
This boutique hotel is associated with Starwood/Marriott though only through their points program. A lot of points per night but the location is superb. Walk to the Vatican or to the Coliseum, you’re in the center of it all.
Staff are very helpful and willing to give recommendations on activities and restaurants. They were hesitant to forward any upgrades and there is no free breakfast, which you’d normally get as a platinum member.
Check in is a little odd, the lobby is a bar and you’re offered a free drink while sitting in the bar during check-in.
Apparently the building is 1000 years old but really fits the feel of Rome. Rooms are spacious with a separate living room and bedroom. Bathroom is adequate with a shower, no tub. Noise level was minimal and beds are comfortable. Rooms in the front of the hotel have a view of the piazza while rooms to the rear look at the neighbors balcony. Leave the shears closed.
Breakfast is good and fresh with a varied menu and great service but overpriced. €35 pp is a lot for an omelet and €4 coffee. In room snacks and beverages are up there too.
Very reduced service, room service menu non-existent, no soaps or cleaning in our suite on the Sunday because they stop after 2pm.
Very well located though, central to walk to all interesting places.
The lack of amenities is a bit frustrating.