Located in the heart of the city, this boutique gem combines history with a taste for modern art!
Judging from its motto This house is not a hotel (Questa casa non è un albergo) one can easily imagine that the stay in G – Rough hotel is going to be unconventional (to say the least). One of Rome’s most talked about hotels is located in a cute little square, just a few meters away from the legendary Piazza Navona and has occupied the same space for the last 400 years, no less.
It is rather safe to say that it’s mostly a family affair, since the hotel was once the home of the owner and also the man behind the hotel’s success Gabriele Salini. After pursuing a career in finance, he continued nurturing his interest for the Roman art scene before he made ends meet a few years ago, creating the G- Rough boutique hotel in Rome.
Calling himself a “nostalgic contemporary”, Salini made sure the five-storey building combines both historic and modern elements. Original preserved timber ceilings are exposed along with walls carrying hundred years layers of paint and rustic floors. The time …gap is shorted with fine mid-century pieces by modernist Italian designers such as Ico Parisi, Giò Ponti, Paolo Venini, Seguso and Piero Fornasetti. As for the contemporary, hot right now vibe, it is achieved by industrial cabinets that serve as kitchenettes, an infinity mirror with red lights and mirrored tiles in silver and gold covering the bathrooms and the lobby.
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The ten hotel suites embody the signature rough yet elegant aesthetic and they are individually decorated, so that each one has its own personality. They include dining tables, coffee tables, oversized sofas, kitchenettes and Smeg fridges, vintage claw-foot freestanding tubs and floor-to-ceiling windows. But the most lush choice are the top floor penthouses leading to rooftop terraces with a stunning view over the picturesque, crowded streets of the center.
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