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
Very trendy hotel close to Piazza Navona. Wonderful location, rooms are large with separate sitting area and comfortable. Very cool decor.
Great bar with good cocktails and music.
Good recommendation by the staff particularly by Stefano.
Breakfast room is small and not comfortable.
This place was so great... every room was unique, just like the hotel itself. We had a lovely room with a comfortable king bed an a nice sitting area. Every afternoon we were drawn to the lobby bar for a Negroni before stepping out the door and into living history :-)
This is a truly special place. Tucked in a corner of a beautiful and very central square, it offers really outstanding rooms, with very appealing and sophisticated design. Every detail has been carefully thought out and the staff is friendly, helpful and charming.
Breakfast is served right in front of the kitchen in a very nice atmosphere. A great hotel!
After a miserable 3 days at a conference in a run down “5 star” hotel across town, we booked last minute with Starwood points to check in the next day. We arrived in the morning with the hopes of leaving our luggage and exploring the neighborhood. We were greeted at the bar with espresso and drinks and pleasantly surprised to find our room was ready, with an upgrade no less! The room was incredible- fabulous modern design, luxurious linens, every amenity you could ask for, and a sweet private outdoor patio to enjoy the Roman sun. Recommendations for lunch and dinner ended up being the best meals of our week long trip, with staff taking care of our reservations. Our only regret is we couldn’t stay longer than one night! We will be back! But until then, Grazie G-Rough for saving our Roman holiday!
My bff and I stayed here in October 2017, utilizing my SPG points. Wow, wow, wow! We absolutely loved how trendy, stylish and beautiful this hotel experience was. We enjoyed everything from the staff, retro bar, food, upscale linens and easy central location. We walked everywhere! We would definitely stay here again because of how friendly the staff were, particularly, Narmin. She was so very helpful with many recommendations, tips, and directions. G Rough was a very special and unique stay. When in Rome, stay here!