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Il Canale Hotel

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#30 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful town, warm people. The hotel is close to touristic attractions. You have comfort and the breakfast is good. I liked walking to see the town, it has a really good position, less than 10 min to Piazza Magiore. I enjoyed my visit, warm people as everywhere in Italy :)

Thank zmeuletz
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear, we are proud of this review. Thank you so much for these wonderful words and we hope to see you again in Bologna at our Hotel. More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are seven friends who stayed for two nights in adjacent rooms, first impression,hotel outside a bit off putting but inside was a revelation shabby chic with a touch of nostalgia. Staff extremely kind and helpful for example cappuccinos made specially for some of our group. Loved the proximity to Via August with some of the best restaurants in Bologna.... More 

Thank trinaceile
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear trinaceile, I'm happy that you had a great Days in bologna. Giuseppe thanks to you for the nice words and he hopes that you come back early at our Hotel. See you next time. More 

Alameda, California
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we walked down via dell Indipendenza we missed the street the hotel was on, because the name is different on the other side of the street. It is down a narrow alley. It was worth the walk. The hotel is small, but nice. Our room was clean and large. The beds were comfortable and the shower hot. The shower... More 

Thank Spicemom2013
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Spicemom2013, I'm really glad that you appreciated all the diligence we put into our work. I hope that you'll come back early at our Hotel with the promise that we will improve our work. Thank you so much and see you next time. More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here before our flight back to the uk. The hotel doesn't look much from the outside but once through the doors it is a beautiful place. The room we had was big and nicely decorated. Although just off a main shopping street it was lovely and peaceful.

Thank carl b
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carl, thank you very much for your words. We are proud of this and all the guys of the staff hope that tou come back in Bologna, at our Hotel. Thank you very much from they and me obviously. More 

Bucharest, Romania
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed 3 nights in this hotel 2 weeks ago. It has a great location, 1 minute from Via dell' Indipendenza, 6 minutes from Piazza Maggiore and 10 minutes from railway station. We had a very quiet and large triple room (room nr. 3) with canal view. Giuseppe the owner is very friendly and helpful. Everything is clean and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Quirky little hotel with hint of nostalgia. Hotel owner / manager was so delightful. Came down early on our last morning to get breakfast for us. Location in centre of everything, walking distance to railway.

Thank Belinda A
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

I stayed for five nights in high summer and although it was extremely hot outside the air conditioning made the room comfortable. The hotel is central to the old city and shops and restaurants, easy walking distance to the station. Day trips to Venice and Ravenna were easy and enjoyable with short train rides. Hotel staff were extremely helpful and... More 

Thank motherdaughter2016
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madame, I am proud and happy of your review and I sincerely hope that you can come back to us again in Bologna. Thanks to you and your daughter by all the staff. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I would have liked to rate this hotel higher, as it was mostly good value. However, the temperature was hot outside and the air conditioner coulldn't cope, so for me sleep became difficult. Would stay here if contemplating a more temperate time of year

Thank Possum_Traveller
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

On this my second visit it will not be the last. The hotel has a wonderful feel about it, From my first visit to the next. Decorated with art items of past years. A gramophone that that works...even Kylie Monogue can be played on this I expect. The staff are great, rooms are done very well. Guiseppe is a great... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location for seeing Bologna . Right in the heart of the old town. Excellent staff really good value.The staff is very nice and helpful, location is brilliant, but still quiet, comfy bed, good breakfast.Sutuated off the main street. Walking distance to the railway station. Small, but cosy breakfast room. Comfy bed, rooms made up well each day. Fresh towels... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Canale Hotel

Address: Via Bertiera 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Price Range: $68 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Canale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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