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Via Bertiera 2, 40126 Bologna Italy
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#8 of 112 hotels in Bologna
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Il Canale hotel is situated in the heart of Bologna city center and it overlooks the Aposa river with one of the most evocative glimpse in the city. Just far 300 meters from FS train station and 200 meters from Piazza Maggiore, Il Canale is an enchanting and cosy hotel where thanks to an authentic hospitality and a calm and resting ambience you really feel at home. Recently restored, the hotel has 16 different rooms divided in smoking and not smoking, family and business some suitable to lodge disabled people equipped with every comfort. It 'also a suite with a room entirely suspended on the channel. The buffet breakfast is served in a characteristic vaulted ceiling room where you can see an unusual view of Aposa river. A big terrace, at guests' disposal, offers a breathtaking view of Bologna roofs. In the rooms is available free Wi-Fi. Pet allowed.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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jacqui o wrote a review Feb 2020
Drogheda, Ireland71 contributions70 helpful votes
Nice enough hotel, clean, comfortable, friendly staff. Breakfast was really good and set us up for the day ahead, lots of choice and good quality. Canal was at the back, saw it by chance when i was walking up the street, was probably a bit underwhelmed after staying in Venice overlooking the canal there. Location was great, so close to everything, walking distance to everything, great market just up the street from the hotel, out the door and turn right.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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itfc19562018 wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, United Kingdom44 contributions33 helpful votes
Visited with friends at end of January. It is a well situated and very quirky Hotel. All staff were friendly and helpful and overall was good value for the centre of Bologna. It is possible to walk easily to all the major sights in Bolgna from this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Eliza wrote a review Jan 2020
22 contributions31 helpful votes
I am staying in canale hotel and I am so pleased with everything!! The staff is very helpful, the breakfast is basic but the lady tries her best to accommodate you. The room is good sized with plenty of hot water and at an excellent temperature for the winter. Best value for money, I will come again and recommend it. Minor flaws are the pillows and the soundproofing, but not so big as to not enjoy our two more days here
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Katyudine wrote a review Dec 2019
Fair Haven, New Jersey15 contributions9 helpful votes
Didn’t know what to expect and or was perfect. It was memorable and we will take away: Giuseppe’s professionalism and kindness, awesome bed and mattress, cleanliness, close to center, the artifacts in the halls, the room size, dine breakfast... and Giuseppe’s Lego collection. Would stay there again ! Grazie !!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Steve B wrote a review Dec 2019
Worthing, United Kingdom133 contributions62 helpful votes
The hotel is quirky with lots of fun artefacts on the different floors so not a standard clinical chain hotel. Location is perfect in the old town with shops, restaurants and attractions all a short walk away. Room was big with a large bathroom but the radiator didn’t work in bathroom so needed to leave door open to allow it to heat a little. Fridge in room was very good and useful to store pre dinner refreshments. Staff very friendly and helpful, good standard of English spoken.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Ask for a canal view.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Il Canale Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Il Canale Hotel?
Nearby attractions include La Macchina del Tempo (0.3 miles), Adventure Rooms Bologna (0.2 miles), and Torre Prendiparte (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Il Canale Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Il Canale Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Il Canale Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Il Canale Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mò Mortadella Lab, Bonelli Burgers, and Amole - Cucina Cinese.
Is Il Canale Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Bologna.
Are pets allowed at Il Canale Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Il Canale Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Il Canale Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Piazza Maggiore (0.3 miles), Piazza Santo Stefano (0.7 miles), and Basilica di San Domenico (0.6 miles).
Is Il Canale Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.