PHI Hotel Bologna - Al Cappello Rosso

Italian Cities, Bologna

  • 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.
Double Room

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

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.

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Perfect location, Affordable and wonderful Staff
maryann1221, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Tripadvisor review Jan 29 2023
We loved this small, intimate hotel tucked away in an amazing part of the city. So walkable! What made it even more delightful was the staff. So helpful, so friendly and so good looking! Kudos to...
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Great location, clean, friendly staff
Heiny, Toronto
Tripadvisor review Jan 07 2023
We had 5 nights at Cappello Rosso (as the locals call it) and the highlight was the friendly staff, behind the desk 24/7 and happy to help with anything from transport to restaurants to maps and...
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