When I booked this hotel through Expedia, the pictures and location seemed too good to be true. The Kolbe more than lived up to our expectations. The old monastery has been superbly converted in understated contemporary style. Even though the building is now a hotel, it still exudes an air of peace and quiet (though our room was on the inside, facing into the garden. No idea whether rooms facing the road would be as quiet). Our room (a standard double) was compact, but well thought out. And you don't really come to Rome to stay holed up in a hotel room. The bed was very comfortable, with lovely linens, for a good night's sleep. Never did figure out what all the switches did though. Breakfast was fine and plentiful, and if at the end of long day traipsing the streets of Rome you can't be bothered to go out again to eat (even though the plentiful restaurants of Trastevere are only 10 minutes walk away), the hotel restaurant is also excellent (if not cheap). Staff were friendly and helpful, and the Kolbe will certainly be the first place I check out when we're next lucky to visit Rome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Kolbe Hotel Rome, where the Ancient and Modern blend to create a new form of hospitality. The Kolbe Hotel Rome will host you in a setting with all the flavour and fascination of history, but with the service and style of the most modern and prestigious accommodation. This unique four star hotel is set in a magnificent 17th century building, which was a former Franciscan convent, and is strategically located in front of the Roman Forum, very close to the Colosseum and just a nice and comfortable walk to the Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain and Navona Square as well as to the main shoppings streets such as Via Condotti and Via Frattina. It also offers a very quick and easy connection to the Vatican and every area of the city. Trastevere, the charming medieval district with restaurants, bars and cafes is within walking distance. The hotel has 72 rooms, all recently renovated and fully equipped with Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions and air-conditioning, most of which face the Roman Forum or the enchanting internal garden. The indoor spaces at the "Al Palatino "Garden Restaurant also reflect our efforts to achieve a perfect blend between past and present, the distinctive feature of the Kolbe Hotel Rome. Moreover the Hotel bar, lobby and garden will be a place of refuge to wind down at the end of the day, sipping a drink or just relaxing to the soft music and lighting, especially designed for your maximum comfort and serenity. The whole staff is glad to welcome you to the Kolbe Hotel Rome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Kolbe Rome