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Al Cappello Rosso
Ranked #12 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Just returned from Bologna and had to write a review about this fantastic little hotel. Nothing was too much bother, staff were helpful and very friendly. Our room was on the top floor, simple, comfortable, clean and spacious. We enjoyed the ringing of the church bells at 7 o'clock every morning! Breakfast was delicious and adequate, again staff friendly and helpful. We would go back there in a heartbeat. We loved returning to this hotel at the end of every day, as it was ideally located and easy to find, in a word perfect...

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

This hotel was very centrally located and we could walk all around Bologna using the hotel as a base. Staff was polite, breakfast was good. Wi-fi is a good connection and there is also a computer which could be used. Umbrellas were available if needed. A taxi from to airport cost €15 and to the train station €12. The only thing i did not enjoy about the hotel is that the water in the shower isn't hot-it's lukewarm.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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new york, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel for a week on business. The staff helped with every small request we had, helping coordinate cars, dinners, and more. The rooms were simple but comfortable and the heated towel rack was a real treat!

The breakfast each morning was fantastic. The whole grain croissants are not to be missed!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This hotel was very nicely located in the center of Bologna. The rooms were very quaint and the hotel was a small and boutique feel. The staff was extremely helpful when we arrived late and was always willing to help when needed. This is a hotel that I would recommend for the location, service and kindness of the staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Decent but not high class, comfortable and well situated but not at the level it is recommended on Internet sites...
I had a upper class room reserved, non-smoking, including breakfast; my mistake, I arrived in the evening when the hotel was fully booked. It is quite clear that they rented everything and I get the last room, not the one I deserved.
The room was exactly the picture that was on their site describing the basic standard room (40% cheaper) and obviously not the one, upper range, I took from the picture... but the staff confirmed that was mine... Plastic bath, shower in the bath, painting not well done..not best bathroom I have seen. Air conditioning oriented straight on the bed (impossible to keep on during the night, feeling you sleep in the wind...)
Disturbing odour of smoking (that really annoyed me to the point it was difficult to fall asleep)...and simply a false surprise from the staff ... when the laminated floor in the room was an obvious sign that the room is usually dedicated to smokers... When I complained, they had a nice smile to tell me the hotel was full.
Minibar had been visited by somebody of their staff as some bottles were obviously opened, partly used and "refilled" with water. This happened again after they were changed, when only me and the cleaners had been in the room...
Despite all of this, and after I had my (included in the price)(very elementary) breakfast, I checked out recording them that I had some problems, I had to pay not only the full price of what I reserved (no compensations) but they charged me with the breakfast !!

There are lot of nice hotel around.
I recommend for example the "Hotel of Roma", just in front of Capello Rosso: cheaper and equally as good (my friends went there...)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We paid for a junior suite. If this is a junior suite, I'd hate to see a mere room. It was, in a word, small. there was a single window to the side overlooking a dank and smelly courtyard, so the room felt dark all the time. The furniture was laminate and cheap. The breakfast of a morning was often disorganised, with plates running out, dwindling food after 8.30 or 9, and a constant absence of either milk or butter. The reception staff was varied; one man was surly and disinterested, another with glasses and a beard was very good. Overall though, the reception seemed unable to assist with recommendations for tours etc, pointing instead to the tourist office as a default response.

On the upside, the housekeeping was excellent. Toiletries were replaced daily as were towels and our bed was beautifully made with fresh linen daily. However, our bed was so old that when you sat on one side, you almost rolled to the floor. As mentioned here by others, the hotel was really well placed and I could not have been happier with the location.

Overall this hotel could descend into shambles or a good general manager could whip it into shape in a budget cycle. But I could not recommend it on current levels. It was not poor, but barely OK for a four star.

Oh, and a tip: don't misrepresent a 'larger' room as a junior suite.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice hotel with well furnished rooms and - for Italy - a sensible breakfast. It is great fun to drive there by car, because you are allowed to use only few streets (and most of the streets are one way). So you have to have the map from the hotel to show you the way. The garage - they come with you after unloading - is very near, but because of the one way streets it's another sightseeing tour of the old center.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Al Cappello Rosso
Address: Via De' Fusari 9 | Piazza Maggiore, 40123 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Bologna
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#11 Business Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Al Cappello Rosso 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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