From convent to luxury hotel. Kolbe Hotel in Rome is a 15th-century building that was once a convent. Prepare to be enchanted by the romantic garden. It is brimming with orange, lemon and olive trees, filling the air with citrus aromas while you dine al fresco. The hotel is located steps away from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. You’ll also be within walking distance of the charming medieval area of Trastevere and all its trattorias. Back at the hotel, rooms have a garden or a Roman Forum view. Some even accommodate families or groups of up to four people.