Kolbe Hotel was an amazing experience. Although we did not spend much time in the hotel, I could not be more pleased with our accommodations. The reception staff was extremely helpful and always had a smile on. The Tempur-pedic(may not have been, but felt like it) mattress was amazing and extremely comfortable. We were a party of Five (4 adults, 1 child) and had plenty of room with an extra bed in the Master Family Suite. Despite only 1 bathroom, it was a still a wonderful experience.
As for the location, If you are planning to sight see and want to be near most of the famous attractions, then this is where you should stay. Although we walked to quite a few places, when we needed a cab (around 7-10 Euros for 5 people) to travel to other sights in Rome, it was only about a 3-5min wait after requesting a taxi from reception. I highly recommend the free map that reception has, as it was better than anyone of the three I purchased through travel guides.
We only ate breakfast here, but they did have an "American" style breakfast buffet(eggs, bacon, sausage). There are not a whole lot of choices for restaurants near the Hotel, but it's only a short walk (5-10mins) to find some really good local Ristorante's.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat, and would highly recommend to anyone thinking about sightseeing in Rome.
Be aware though that no matter where you are in Rome, it is pretty pricey to arrange transport to the airport(FCO) (40-60Euros), but if you only need to get to Termini(main train station) it's only about a 8-12 Euro taxi fare(5 people + luggage).
- 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