The G Rough hotel is nestled deep in the historic streets of Rome. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Ponte district, this five-storey 17th-century palazzo has been beautifully restored to its former glory and is an ideal retreat for a short stay in the Eternal City.
At first glance, the building has a nonchalant elegance that only comes from ageing gracefully over 400 years. The property has been passed down through generations, landing in the hands of the Italian entrepreneur Gabriele Salini, who has skilfully merged the hotel’s rich history with his love for art to create a concept that fuses rough architectural features with ultra-modern design.
The hotel itself is made up of 10 suites, a bar and restaurant, with mirrored tiles throughout the interior connecting and extending the space. Each of the rooms has an individual style to it, where softened structural features, such as exposed foundation beams and walls, add a touch of drama.
Each spacious suite has a large living area as well as a handy kitchenette, and is furnished with eye-catching mid-century Italian pieces, patterned floor tiles, mood lighting and quirky artwork.
The hotel bar is one to remember, with its opulent gold mirrored walls and chic leather chairs, it is the perfect place to enjoy your complimentary cocktail. At night, the romantically lit room fills up with a fashionable crowd who know that it’s the best spot for one or two Americano cocktails (the long version of a Negroni).
G Rough is helpfully situated within walking distance from all the best sights in Rome, including the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. It’s also a fantastic place for restaurants and boutiques, and is a 30-second walk from Piazza Navona, one of the most impressive squares in the city. There, you will find three glorious fountains, street artists, painters and musicians galore, so it’s easy to immerse yourself in the romantic spirit of Rome, by day and by night.
G Rough Hotel, from £275 a room a night.