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
The ambience near piazza Navona it’s lovely, with nice atmosphere and excellent service and drinks menu. We had an excellent time hanging out at this place. The perfect WiFi it’s a plus in Rome, once it’s not so usual to offer it, specially in high quality.
I hate writing bad reviews of places but seriously this place is over priced beyond belief. Staff not very welcoming and the vibe is uneasy. There are much nicer bars around the piazza Navona area that are far better priced, with much nicer staff and cooler Italian vibe. We spent only 40 mins here, were charged12€ on 2 coffees and left wishing we hadn’t bothered. I honestly would avoid. This poor bar just has got it wrong. Apparently it’s also a hotel but can’t comment on that.
Stayed in this 10-room hotel for two nights and really enjoyed it overall. It felt like a bunch of guys who like each other bought an old people from the 17th century and turned it into a top hotel (which I believe pretty much is indeed the story). Everyone was very helpful and friendly, and the room comfortable. We had one of the smaller suites toward the back of the building (by the name of "Gio") and indeed enjoyed the quietness of it. Breakfast was plentiful and wifi worked.
Two very minor misses: One of the owner's recommendations to dine at Al Moro was terrible and cappuccino we'd ordered the night before to have arrive at our room in the morning right before we had to leave early for the airport never showed up.
Otherwise a great place and I'd stay there again.
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!