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.
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- Casa Kolbe Rome