We were looking on the internet for hours and hours for a nice 4 star hotel in Rome, Kolbe Hotel Rome seemed to be the best choice given its price, appearance, location and reviews; and so it was.
A few days before arrival I've asked via mail for a room in the higher floors and I got a quick and polite response.
Our room was located on the 3rd floor and was a deluxe superior room or junior suite. Do not rely too much on these descriptions, I don't think that there is any difference. I did make sure though beforehand that all the Deluxe rooms got the great whirlpool shown on the pictures.
In fact the jacuzzi looked exactly like on the pics, pretty awesome !
Our room was really nice and very clean, we had 3 big windows with pleasant views and stairs in the room leading up to a gallery where there was our double bed. Size was good as well, most hotel rooms in Rome are rather small, I'm pretty sure ours was one of the bigger ones (30 sqm), as certainly not small at all, like a lot of previous reviews said.
As for the location, it is quite a walk to the entrance of the Forum Romanum and the Colosseum, but with nice views over the Forum along all the way, and you pass via the Musei Captitolini with easy access to Vittorio Emmanuele Monument.
Breakfast was ok, nothing special but good. Very nice garden. Staff was friendly and polite.
What I didn't understand was that the hotel could/would not organise an airport transfer for us, even though there are many shuttle and transfer services to the airport which you can book yourself in advance...
Anyway, I would definitly recommend this hotel and would stay here again :)
- 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