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“Good location, modern rooms”
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Kolbe Hotel Rome
Ranked #131 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed at the Kolbe Hotel for three nights in June 2014. The location is excellent...an easy walking distance to the Forum and the Colluseum. A metro stop is about 15 minutes walk. The rooms are modern and nice size for Europe. Breakfast was good and hotel staff was friendly and helpful. They assisted us making reservations at a restaurant one night and recommend a spot for viewing a World Cup match. Would visit this one again.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Arrived to be told the hotel was overbooked and we were being sent elsewhere for the first night..after speaking to other guests at the second hotel we realised this seems to be quite a problem with this hotel
as other guests had also been "overbooked". Even though the room itself was amazing - I will never come back to this hotel. Wasted part of my short trip to Rome travelling between hotels, just what I needed. In fact this has put me off Rome so won't even be going back. Worst hotel experience I've ever had on a city break!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

I didn't realise how much I would appreciate being in a quiet area- Rome is so much busier than I remember! It's also fantastic to pass by the Forum and be so close to the Capitoline Hill.
We had a family room, nice size and well cleaned. Breakfast more than fine. Could do with tea-making facilities in the room. We didn't eat here but chose to walk to the Jewish Quarter, and incredible cafe at the Capitoline museum ( side entrance). Would definitely come back.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stumbled into this hotel after our very long flight to Rome feeling exhausted and disoriented. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by Rome, even if you're from New York City, but this area is a nice little oasis--very close to the Coliseum and other sights, but in an area that is very quiet and scenic. The hotel itself doesn't have a lot of charm or character, but it's fine--the rooms are standard-sized for Italy (a little smaller than Americans are used to), but clean, with any amenities you might need. We didn't eat at the hotel as we were only there for two days, but there are a few sweet places nearby, including a wonderful little place to grab coffee and a breakfast treat, and a restaurant/bar with good food and a warm, lively vibe. I've been wavering between giving the hotel a good or very good ranking and settled for very good primarily because of the location, helpful staff, and quiet. You could probably find hotels that are much more quaint but if you want something that is modestly priced and with everything you need...this is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Our family stayed at Kolbe Hotel for five days, the four of us. I very much recommend this hotel because of its location, peace, and quality of food and sleep it offers. We stayed at a room for four and it eas perfect for us. Children slept at the loft and we, the parents, were downstairs. It could be the other way around too, obviously. Both beds were very comfy. The cleaners did a smashing job each day nad the breakfast was very good. But it was more or less the same for all five mornings, though. Air conditioning and the Wi-Fi were very good, which was very important for me.

We liked the room facing the garden. Absolute peace right at the heart of Rome! You can walk to all the major sights easily. And we did. And we saw. Choose Kolbe - you wo'nt be disappointed!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

My partner purchased this for my 21st and it didn't disappoint.

Ideally located for all the attractions of ancient rome. There was no noise pollution in our room at all.

Breakfast was okay enough to keep you going for the day. Typical European that you find in most city hotels.
There is a bar just to the right of the hotel down the street and it's lovely. Well worth a visit if you're too tired to venture into town.

The service at the bar at the hotel is terrible. They don't have anybody on it full time. The atmosphere in the restaurant in the evening was very dull and so we chose not to eat here.

Perfect for a city break to see the sights.
We waited over an hour for the shuttle so get the metro - much quicker and there's a station around 10 min walk from hotel.

Download the TripAdvisor Rome City App it was a god send! you can use it offline with gps enabled and get directions for anywhere and reviews on the nearby restaurants - plus it's free so you can't loose.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Family of 4 with two teens stayed 4 days while in Rome. The immaculate hotel is in an excellent location, within walking distance to the Forum, Colosseum, restaurants in Trastevere, and much more. The tranquility of the hotel was welcome after long, hot days of walking through Rome. Our room was comfortable for the family; free Wifi was appreciated. I was concerned about traffic noise after reading reviews here. Our room was very quiet, even though we faced the street toward the hotel entrance.

The staff were very courteous and helpful. We booked a guide through the hotel; she was knowledgeable, interesting, and reasonably priced. Staff also arranged transportation to the airport which was much more comfortable than the taxi we had taken from the train station to the hotel. Breakfast each morning was a tasty assortment of eggs, meats, fruit, cereal, pastries, juice, coffee, etc. The garden was a lovely locale for starting the day.

I highly recommend this hotel and would stay again. Grazie mille!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Address: Via San Teodoro, 48, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Aventine , Ripa / Aventino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#79 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#88 Family Hotel in Rome
#190 Business Hotel in Rome
#230 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £98 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kolbe Hotel Rome 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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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Casa Kolbe Rome

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