Just off the main square in Bologna, this small hotel offers comfortable and very clean rooms at a reasonble price. The reception staff were very helpful. Breakfasts fine.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included
We spent three nights in this hotel. It was an excellent introduction both to Italy and to Bologna. The room was very comfortable and with lots of extras provided, though a little dark and occasionally subject to some noise from the nearby Piazza Maggiore. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and answered our many questions in a very useful manner. The location is ideal - a very short stroll from the centre. The hotel operates an exchange of book service for avid readers which saves having to buy new books. The breakfast was pleasant with plenty of hot and cold choices though served in a slightly frenetic manner.
Ok, it might not be the cheapest hotel and the breakfast can do with a little more variety and abundance, but this does not dent the overall good feeling about our 3 night weekend stay in this small hotel at the very centre of Bologna. The decor is cosy and modern, and impeccably clean. Our room (matrimoniale standard) was nicely furnished and the linen and bathroom were always tidy.
The two biggest pluses for this hotel are its location and very helpful and friendly staff. As for the former, the hotel is just off Piazza Maggiore and within a few minutes walk from the major attractions in Bologna, which is quite helpful in uncertain February weather.
Moreover the people at the reception desk, especially Antonella, were very helpful with all our needs - especially in suggesting and booking for us places where to eat. Such attidude really makes you feel welcome, and was the cherry on the cake for our short but very satisfying stay in Bologna.
What can I say about this hotel..
Excellent staff, very helpfull and pleasant. They treated my friend and I very well, either in reception, helping us finding a place to have dinner or in the bar/restaurant.
Large variety to choose for breakfast, from cook things to cereals, fruit, cookies, yogurts, etc
The room was very clean, with tea and coffee facilities. We had a problem with the heating in the bathroom which they fixed in the day.
Another possitive thing about the hotel is the location, right in the centre of Bolgna, close to everything within a short walk.
I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone!
we stayed for two nights at al cappello rosso bologna for how the website looked, and it's location. It was a great choice. The room was lovely and spacious enough for an extra bed for our daughter.
wonderful bathroom...best bath and shower in 8 months travelling in italy.
all the little extras.
good sheets, towels etc
fantastic bed, really large, very comfortable.
very quiet with double glazing.
the location is 2 mins walk to piazza maggiore. Perfect.
the breakfast was one of the best we've had, and the great thing was it wasn't an ordinary hotel breakfast room, it was a real cafe as well which gave it that lovely real feel...locals walking in one door and guests approaching from within the hotel - this was perfect....nothing worse than a totally internal drab breakfast room with guests only.
great espresso coffee and great service.
we were supplied with a cable for internet which was free and very fast internet.
good heating in the room (it was very cold in bologna when we were there).
they helped show us where the parkng was by actually going in the car with my husband both when we arrived, and when he went to pick up the car when we left, in case he had forgotten the way back! parking was 25 euros a day on top of the room and very close to the hotel.
would definitely stay there agan, and would definitely reccommend this hotel, it was perfect for the price.
only suggestion: satellite tv would be good with english movie channells and BBC....fior non italian guests
Hotel Albergo Al Cappello Rosso was a true gem. The walk from the train station to the hotel was relatively easy to navigate. The hotel was in close proximity to all the sites and the full breakfast that was offered was exceptional. They even put chocolates on our pillow! The hotel and staff were very accommodating and we would not hesitate to stay there again when we return to Bologna.