PHI Hotel Bologna - Al Cappello Rosso

Italian Cities, Bologna

4 * Central Contemporary Style
Tripadvisor rating Based on 1206 traveller reviews
Thumb image 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

  • Only 50 metres away from the majestic Piazza Maggiore
  • Complimentary bicycle hire

Only 50 metres away from the majestic Piazza Maggiore lies one of Bologna's oldest hotels. Dating back over 600 years, PHI Hotel Bologna - Al Cappello Rosso has been welcoming the city’s travellers since the 14th century. Located in the heart of Bologna this hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring monuments, elegant shops, medieval streets and enchanting hidden corners of this historic city.

Although steeped in history, the hotel benefits from smart contemporary furnishings, combining stylish, modern comforts with individually decorated bedrooms. The Al Cappello Rosso also features several theme rooms which have been decorated by world-famous artists.

Take advantage of the hotel's free bicycle hire and roam through porticoed streets between the medieval brick buildings. Ride past the famous Fontana di Nettuno (1566), designed by Tommaso Laureti and decorated with magnificent bronze figures by Giambologna.

The hotel has 33 rooms (official rating 4 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-3 years.




Osteria del Cappello Restaurant

Included With: Bed & Breakfast

Osteria del Cappello serves typical dishes of Bolognese tradition and a selection of fine wines. A buffet breakfast offers fresh fruits, just-baked pastries and bio, dietetic and gluten free products.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Parking, Wifi & Reading rooms


Nearby car park and garage available and payable locally (approx. €25 per day). Reduced rate parking permits for street parking are also available and payable locally (approx. €9 per day). 

Reading Rooms & Wifi

Reading rooms available. 

Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.

About the location

Holidays in Bologna will take you to one of Italy’s most elegant and exciting cities. Among the weaving porticoes and medieval towers, you will experience spirited markets and bustling arcades, all in a city that continues to feel vibrant and welcoming long into the evening. Bologna holds international acclaim for its food, architecture and automobile design, while retaining an authentic and intimate city centre where each street exhibits the city’s historical and social roots. Whether you are looking to taste the local tortelli al tartufo nero underneath the shadows of the famous Due Torri or for relaxing evenings spent strolling through the Colli district to watch the sun set over the skyline, you will find much to enjoy in this remarkable city.

Bologna’s food culture could entertain and fascinate even the most experienced gastronome. It is commonplace to witness the making of fresh pasta and the tasting of locally made burrata when walking around the central piazza. Alongside these delights, Bologna hosts over fifty museums displaying work from renowned historical figures such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Mozart, as well as prestigious modern institutions such as the MAMbo, Museo D’arte Moderna Di Bologna, which maintain a thriving contemporary art scene.

Transfer Time

The hotel is 20 minutes transfer from Bologna airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
a bedroom with a large mirror
Double Classic

Max 2 Adults

Double Rooms are all decorated in a contemporary style and can sleep up to two adults. These room types can also interconnect (on request).

Size: 15m²

a bedroom with a bed and desk in a room
Superior Room

Max 2 Adults

Superior rooms have traditional decor and are positioned on the fourth floor. The large windows look out across the city and modern facilities in the room allow for a comfortable stay.

Tripadvisor logo
Tripadvisor rating Based on 1206 traveller reviews
Thumb image 89% of travellers recommended this hotel
Travellers Ratings
Rating image   660
Very Good
Rating image   426
Rating image   81
Rating image   23
Rating image   16
What to expect
Tripadvisor rating
Sleep Quality
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating

No need to shop around, you've found the ideal hotel

logieb29, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review May 21 2024
Finally getting round to posting a review but I simply had to do it eventually. We had a wonderful time during our stay for 4 nights at the start of April. We arrived quite late in the evening to be...
View full review

Quirky, fun hotel in great location

Ann C, Inverness, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review May 14 2024
Excellent hotel for a short stay in Bologna. Great location, friendly staff, good breakfasts. The quirky decor not for some perhaps but our room was a great size with everything needed, even a...
View full review
View more reviews
Call to book this hotel
Our Personal Travel Planners can book this holiday for you. You can get in touch by calling
01293 765055
Call to book this hotel
01293 765055
Feefo review image

What our customers think

We have been helping our customers discover the real Italy for 95 years now. Our experience and expertise, together with our attention to detail and personal touch, really does make us the leading Italian holiday specialist.