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G-Rough Roma

  • Where:
  • Why:Last European hurrah before moving to Bali
  • When:January 2022
  • Who:Me and Inspector Gadget
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G-Rough Roma Cioa G-Rough! Exploring Rome from here is nothing but a dolce dolce treat

Cioa G-Rough! Exploring Rome from here is nothing but a dolce dolce treat

G-Rough Roma Checking into G-Rough is like dipping into a Wes Anderson scene. The reception is a delight. The 10 rooms have each been designed by a different person, the cute portraits and the names are used instead of numbers

Checking into G-Rough is like dipping into a Wes Anderson scene. The reception is a delight. The 10 rooms have each been designed by a different person, the cute portraits and the names are used instead of numbers

G-Rough Roma Oh geez, this parchment bed frame is a show stopper. The patchwork of rustic-chic design, mid century furniture, the 400 year old Roman property with exposed concrete walls and contemporary art pieces really make G-Rough a memorable place

Oh geez, this parchment bed frame is a show stopper. The patchwork of rustic-chic design, mid century furniture, the 400 year old Roman property with exposed concrete walls and contemporary art pieces really make G-Rough a memorable place

G-Rough Roma Inspector Gadget inspecting the premises. I think he is looking for the TV, which is hiding behind the “Fine” mixed fabric cover. I’m definitely doing that when I get myself a television set. …on the second thought, I should just probably get the fabric cover

Inspector Gadget inspecting the premises. I think he is looking for the TV, which is hiding behind the “Fine” mixed fabric cover. I’m definitely doing that when I get myself a television set. …on the second thought, I should just probably get the fabric cover

G-Rough Roma The minibar lives in the Smeg mini fridge and consists of prosciutto, wine, crackers, some artisanal Italian chocolates and crisps. Perfect picnic in Roman ruins is calling my name. Another thing calling my name is the stairs that lead to…

The minibar lives in the Smeg mini fridge and consists of prosciutto, wine, crackers, some artisanal Italian chocolates and crisps. Perfect picnic in Roman ruins is calling my name. Another thing calling my name is the stairs that lead to…

G-Rough Roma …our own bar?! That’s a first! After hours at our hotel room ragazzi!

…our own bar?! That’s a first! After hours at our hotel room ragazzi!

G-Rough Roma If the in-room bar wasn’t enough, it comes with a terrace where my Inspector Gadget was lurking in the bushes, looking for clues for a good aperitivo

If the in-room bar wasn’t enough, it comes with a terrace where my Inspector Gadget was lurking in the bushes, looking for clues for a good aperitivo

G-Rough Roma Our room was called Guglielmo. I don’t care if it’s incorrect, but pronouncing it Googlee-Elmo is just too much fun!

Our room was called Guglielmo. I don’t care if it’s incorrect, but pronouncing it Googlee-Elmo is just too much fun!

G-Rough Roma The Gallery Bar was on everyones lips whilst suggesting Inspector Gadget and I watering holes in Rome. Cool, mirrored and shiny it served some great cocktails on the side of our friends serving us some great jokes

The Gallery Bar was on everyones lips whilst suggesting Inspector Gadget and I watering holes in Rome. Cool, mirrored and shiny it served some great cocktails on the side of our friends serving us some great jokes

G-Rough Roma Yup, she can feel those cocktails alright. But the disco bathroom and the linen bathrobe made the start of the day so much less painful. Malin+Goetz refill toiletries were also a good addition

Yup, she can feel those cocktails alright. But the disco bathroom and the linen bathrobe made the start of the day so much less painful. Malin+Goetz refill toiletries were also a good addition

G-Rough Roma The Gallery Bar on the other side of the night. It serves as a lobby, bar and breakfast spot, oh and a mood booster with that golden Italian flair

The Gallery Bar on the other side of the night. It serves as a lobby, bar and breakfast spot, oh and a mood booster with that golden Italian flair

G-Rough Roma You know the Italians are not the pioneers of amazing breakfasts, but IG and I are also not pioneers at eating it, so “un cafe lungo per fevore” and we’re ready to bounce

You know the Italians are not the pioneers of amazing breakfasts, but IG and I are also not pioneers at eating it, so “un cafe lungo per fevore” and we’re ready to bounce

Highs & Lows

  • Made for design enthusiasts. Not only the interior, but the 1600s building shines though with exposed ceiling beams, frescos and original floor tiles

  • Location is prime. So central and easy to access all of the Roman fun stuff, the sights, shops, bars, restaurants, all on your door step

  • The food is not amazing, but to be honest that’s almost a good thing, as there are just too many trattorias to eat at in Rome

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle hotel

  • Vibe

    Trendy with a mid century eclectic Roman twist

  • Location

    In the heart of Rome, a block away from spectacular Piazza Navona, all the great trattorias and wine bars

  • Rooms

    10

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    The image of G-Rough online is very cool. I was expecting a lot before the stay. My expectations were met. And raised

  • Future Forward

    No single use plastic, local artists, artisans and designers used

  • Music

    Could need a little help. Beduin tunes at the bar on a Thursday night is not my jam, but morning classic jazz was cool

  • Year Opened

    March 2015

  • Designed By

    Giorgia Cerulli, Benedetta Salini, Vittorio Mango, Gabriele Salini, Emanuele Garosci

  • Health & Wellness

    None of the above

  • Food

    Simple breakfast of pastries, muesli, fruits and eggs

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The Gallery Bar, one of the bars locals recommend for a cool hang

  • Minibar & Retail

    Fun Italian picnic selection of crackers, prosciutto, chocolates and wine

  • Accessibility

    Tight hallways and odd steps here and there, most likely not great

  • Pet Friendly

    Don't quote me on this

  • Children

    Yes, there are rooms with extra beds

  • Price

    Starting at $470

  • Tel.

    +39 06 6880 1085

  • Website

    Visit website

G-Rough Roma

G-Rough Roma

G-Rough, Piazza di Pasquino, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Bonci pizzeria

Bonci pizzeria

Bonci Pizzarium, Via della Meloria, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona, Piazza Navona, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Osteria Delle Coppelle

Osteria Delle Coppelle

Osteria delle Coppelle, Piazza delle Coppelle, Rome, Comune di Roma Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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