Casa Kolbe Hotel

, Rome, Italy
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Casa Kolbe Hotel

, Rome
4 star

Rooms: 72

44 Via di San Teodoro - Rome - 00186 - Italy Hotel Website | | 0039/06/6798866
638 Traveller

Reviews - Casa Kolbe Hotel

10/10
Kolbe Hotel Rome and not any more Casa Kolbe
Submitted by: Carlo Izzo in 25/04/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Italy
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I think you have to up-date your record and your review. The hold Cassa Kolbe does not exist anymore. After a 2 year renovation Kolbe Hotel Rome opened as 4 star superior with all modern comforts. Best location as before but high standard of services and furniture.
9/10
Great value
Submitted by: R Sigloch in 22/06/05
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
Very clean, great meal plan, close walking distance to sights. An exceptional value in a prime location.
9/10
Excellent value
Submitted by: W Goodhall in 13/04/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Adventurer
Clean, basic accomodation, excellent value and superb location.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Casa Kolbe Hotel

Wow.What a surprise!

from whatsinitforme
What a Hotel,recently renovated Nuns monastery makes this Hotel unique and its location is superb.

My room looked directly at Caesers house and is close proximity to everything yet is very quite.
The Hotel staff are very helpful and will give tips and directions.
Parking is available on street right at the front of the Hotel.
Restaurant was still being completed yet breakfast was adequate and has a very small bar.

If you are looking for a modern Hotel with large rooms and a brilliant location,book into the Kolbe!!!

cant wait to go back

from malcolmcarmel
A little unsure of what we would find judging by previous reviews, but........had just been completely renovated to an extremely high standard, our room had king bed, jacuzzi body jet shower, dripping with marble, granite and wood. The bar and restaurant were opening the following week so didnt get to try them but breakfast was excellent, we normally go out to the cafe's for that meal wherever we stay but didnt need to there. our room opened onto the road (quiete side road) looking up to the forum. the entrance to which and the colusseum is walking distance. Other rooms opened up onto the rear walled garden, with its own orange/lemon trees. Ok your not at the steps but the metro is a 5 min walk and we certainly walked to the steps region and taxi back at night was under 10 euro. the staff were very friendly and helpful. We are very choosey where we stay when away and can be very critical, but couldnt really find fault..we are coming back to Rome in 2 years and will book this hotel.

Former monastery and great location

from JMSNorthamptonshire
This is a beautiful new hotel that looks good and has the benefit of a fantastic location near the Capitoline Hill and Circus Maximus. The major bonus is that it is tucked away from the madding crowds. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
However, for a hotel that opened in December 07 still not to have the advertised air conditioning working is unacceptable, especially in our room on the front where the windows open onto the cobbble stone road which was very noisy with lots of traffic in rush hour morning and evening.
The gardens are beautiful but no garden furniture to sit out on yet it was quite warm when we were there (18 degrees).
There was no room service as they have no chef on site and disappointingly no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms.
Breakfast was continental style and there was a really good spread but they ran out of a basic - natural yoghurt - on two mornings.
The circular bed was very hard and it was most peculiar that the circular bedspread was effectively the quilt as this was most uncomfortable and ineffective. We did get the 2 extra pillows we asked for.

Despite these negatives, the attitude and positiveness of the staff and the beautiful surroundings made our stay memorable.

100% Recommended!!

from tinathetourist
My boyfriend and I stayed at Kolbe from the 17th to the 19th and found it was a brilliant location to see all the sites. We knew we had just little under 3 days to really see all the sites in Rome so we needed a good base. Kolbe is situated in the Southern bit of the city extremely close to the Colloseum (15 minute walk). The Trevi fountain, spanish steps were easily accessible and the pantheon slightly closer no more than half an hour walk but you must remember the half hour walk is also very scenic.

We are young and fit so managed to walk everywhere, we had a tour for the Vatican and found it very easily (the hotel provides you with a good map) however be warned!!.... It did take us an hour and a bit but we were willing to walk this far as we wanted to see other places on the way. I believe the metro and bus services are good from other reviews but we didn't have first hand experience.

The hotel itself is really immaculate, modern and comfortable. We had one of the smallest rooms (we saw a few others on our way to breakfast) and the others were incredibly large. The rooms are cleaned daily and really are spotless with fresh towel, bedding and smellies provided. The breakfast was satisfactory and the staff were very very obliging and kind.

Spacious, modern and friendly

from Harravo65
This hotel has been very recently refurbished in a modern style and so is very clean, fresh and tidy. High ceiliings, spacious rooms and wide bright reception and dining areas. In a convenient location for the Forum, Colosseum and historic old town as well as the Trastevere. Excellent breakfast spread and kind staff.

The first room we were shown to was a large twin on the ground floor next to reception with shower only which looked out onto a very quiet road. However the road was cobbled and we could hear any car that went past. We were on a romantic birthday break so decided to go for an upgrade even tho' the room was of a good standard. We asked only to look at another room and said we were prepared to pay. The friendly staff explained that we had the last room available but they would see what they could do.

After going out for a walk we returned and were offered the "Matrimonial" room at no extra cost! This was another large room but with double bed and bath and fridge on the first floor at the rear of the hotel overlooking the lovely Orange Tree garden. Beautiful.

The breakfast buffet was served in a light and bright cavernous dining room overlooking this garden with white tablecloths and tulips on each table. Cereals, several breads, yoghurts, fruit tarts, muffins, stewed and fresh fruit, fresh cheeses and meats, butter and chocolate croissants, tea and coffee. Superb!

The spaciousness of this hotel derives from it's origins as a monastery but other than this there are no historic features. A thoroughly modern but lovely experience. HIghly recommended.

Great location

from adamseve
My partner and I have just returned from our first visit to Rome. It was a trip we both enjoyed very much which was made all the more so by staying at such a great hotel. The location was better than anything we had expected. It was in a quite area tucked away from the madness of the Roman traffic. However all of the Cities major attractions are only a short walk away.
The hotel was very clean and we found the staff to be friendly and very helpful. They helped us from booking excursions to ordering a pizza to the room from a local takeaway. We always found the hotel to be cleaned to high standard. The maids did a wonderful job coming into the room everyday to ensure the bed lining/towels were changed and the room was spotless.
The room itself was of a comfortable size (a bit small) however was well laid out. The bed was very comfortable but we only had 2 pillows and even though we were there for a week never got round to asking for any extra. The room included a flat screen T.V, however the only English channel we found was BBC World News. I don’t think the T.V system for the hotel had been fully set up as I had looked to see if any films were available in English and it just wouldn’t allow me to do it. There was also a mini bar and a high tech safe.
The bathroom was to a high standard which included a Jacuzzi Shower which was quite novel.
A continental buffet style breakfast was served every morning between 7 and 10. This included cereal, freshly baked croissants, cakes, bread, yogurts, fruit, cheese and selection of cold meats. Fruit juice, water and coffee were also available to drink. The restaurant was well laid out.
The two let downs to the hotel was that the bar was not open and the restaurant did not serve evening meals at the time we were there. However beer and wine could be purchased to take to your rooms but this was not advertised.

is fantastic

from David_C_N_hants
Please ignore all review written before 2008 for this hotel that was previously listed as Casa Kolbe. This hotel has been totally transformed and sets a new standard in Rome.
If you like your hotel to be clean and modern with every gadget imaginable then this is the place for you. The Hotel is in the heart of ancient Rome just opposite a side gate to the Forum.
The room we booked had flat screen TV, large whilpoool bath (for two!), and was incredible in size for a Rome City Centere hoetl...all for £110 per night including breakfast.
This must be Romes best kept secret!

Newly refurbished Hotel in amongst the ruins!

from Jeannie4
Don't read all the reviews in the guide books - they are all out of date!
The Kolbe Hotel has recently been refurbished and is now a contemporary hotel in the shell of an old monastery.

We found the hotel very comfortable with great bedrooms (a/c, flat screen tv and well fitted bathroom - although jacuzzi shower was a bit of a challenge!) Don't expect full service - the only catering on offer is continental breakfast. There is no bar or room service

If you are looking for a four star B&B with friendly and helpful staff then you won't go wrong. It is a great base to dicover Rome and is located in a quiet residential area close to the Forum - very picturesque.

Only disadvantage was there are few eating places close by - Trastevere is within 20 mins walk and has a great range of trattorias, pizzerias etc plus there are one ot two nice (but expensive ) ristorantes nearby.

There are a number of buses nearby that take you to the Vatican, Piazza Navonna area. Avoid Taxis - they are very expensive and also prone to rip you off!


I would definately go back again

Perfect Position

from cafe14a
Just returned from a stay at the Kolbe over the valentine weekend. For anyone looking for a good location then don't think twice about this hotel. Although only reachable by climbing a hill of one form or another (which many parts of Rome are like) the location really is central for many tourist spots.

Just a stones throw from The Forum and easy access to the Colloseum one way or Capitoline Hill in another, just a short walk to the main bus stops where you can catch an express bus to the Vatican.

There's plenty of local shopping opportunities and of course restaurants are ten a penny. We walked everywhere and took in many sights except for the bus ride to the Vatican, even walking back. Bus rides only cost €1 and one ticket is valid as many times within 75 mins.

The Kolbe had only been open 2 months after a major refurbishment. While inside is very much modern and clean there still remains elements of when it used to be a monastery. Our room had arches still in the ceiling!

The room had automatic climate control, safe, fridge, plasma TV, ethernet sockets and being built for disabled guests had plenty of available space. We did have to endure a walk-in sit-down shower though and really missed being able to soak in the bath after all that walking!

The staff were pleasant & English speaking, always available to help with directions etc.

Breakfast was buffet style, cereals, fruit, ham & cheese, yoghurts, croissants and cakes with hot and cold drinks. Certainly satisfactory and included in our room price.

Based on a 4 star accommodation we may have expected more dining options (no dinner or lunch available) but was certainly a modern, clean hospitable hotel. I wouldn't hesitate staying there again and the price compared to other central hotels was very reasonable.

Refurbished and very smart hotel

from victoriahouseLondon
There are several reviews of the Casa Kolbe hotel on tripadvisor. This is the same place, but it has been through a major refurbishment and is a much better place for it.

The location is superb - right alongside the Roman Forum and no more than 10 minutes' walk from the Coliseum and the Metro station at Circus Maximus.

The hotel has been refurbished in a very elegant style. The reception is airy and welcoming. The multi-lingual receptionist was friendly but seemed to be doubling up as a salesman (was he on commission??) trying to offer us tickets for city tours, taxis etc.

The room was sparse but impeccably presented. We booked a junior suite which had an unusal layout (sofa and bed back-to-back separated by a low wall) but made sense in a long, narrow room. The bathroom was very spacious and nicely fitted, with a full-length bath (plus jacuzzi) and ceiling shower.

The room was rather warm at night since the heating system didn't want to be turned below 22 degrees celsius. The bed, though, was very comfortable. Strangely, only 3 pillows were supplied which meant only one of us got two pillows.

Breakfast (included in the price) was simple but decent and filling. The hotel was only about 10% full when we visited so breakfast was an easy experience.

In summary, this is a fairly classy hotel which represents good value and has a prime site for exploring Old Rome.

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  • Address: 44 Via di San Teodoro - Rome - 00186 - Italy
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