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 didn’t even know this was a hotel, we stumbled across this Bar, cool and contemporary vibe, fantastic cocktails. Well worth a visit. Bar staff very friendly and helpful. Not a huge stock of alcoholic drinks but something for everyone.
Perfect service and atmosphere with Stephanos and Andreas which have been very friendly and helpful. A perfect place for having drinks and relaxing. This place will help you have a good day. Treats provided for free. 5* service!
Ok, our junior suite was huge. The place is spotless. The vibe is hip without being snotty and the location is the best: tucked on a street just behind Piazza Navona. The bed was super comfy, the soaking tub and rainwater shower were lovely amenities and we slept in because it was just so delightfully quiet. The bar has a nice buzz in the late afternoon and early evening. I would go back in a second. A gym? a pool? Not there and we didn’t care.
My husband and I have just returned from a 6 night stay at G-Rough and we were absolutely thrilled. From beginning to end our stay was just exceptional. The location was central to everything (a block or two from Piazza Navona) but didn't feel overly crowded with tourists. The decor was gorgeous and truly unique. It felt more like staying in a stylish, well-connected friend's apartment but with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. This is NOT a cookie-cutter international hotel that could be anywhere in the world. We stayed in the Osvaldo suite on the second floor facing the street and it was so lovely to open the windows, listen to the church bells and watch the action in the little piazza below. The bedroom was pretty quiet but if you are very sensitive to noise and visiting on a weekend you may want to bring earplugs. This was a not a negative for us because we did not expect an ancient palazzo in the bustling center of Rome to be completely quiet at night. The staff was wonderfully helpful with restaurant recommendations, arranging for transfers and generally pleasant to talk to. It seems like everyone who works at G-Rough loves Rome and enjoys sharing it with their guests. Thank you Francesco and everyone at G Rough for a wonderful stay! We will be returning!
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.