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Il Canale Hotel

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#12 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is just AMAZING! My collegues and I stayed in the hotel during the Cosmoprof exhibition, so the hotel was totally booked, but it didn't prevent hotel to offer perfect service. Guseppe - the owner of the hotel - is always there to help you anytime you need it. He prepared a super nice surprise on our arrival,he always was...

Thank Vika P
Reviewed 1 week ago

FANTASTIC . thats one of the words im going to use. Guiseppe the owner THE BEST. Nikolai the night person so heplfull .CHOOSE THESE HOTEL FOR ITALIAN CHARM .LOCATION .and HOSPITALITY.super market at the end of the street. ice cream place around the corner .cafes all over . food food food everywere.

1Thank katerina t
Walkersville, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was spotless with a comfortable bed. It was an interior room next to a small courtyard. The staff was friendly and customer focused. The breakfast was excellent! The hotel is located on a quiet street in a central location. it was very easy to walk to the historical sites and shopping areas.

Thank kingmerendino
Giuseppe G, Proprietario at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Hi King! Thanks so much for the beautiful words! If I saw now your yard, you not'd stop smoking your pipe: the flowers are blooming and there or the scent of spring. Come back soon, please come to open a good bottle of Chianti! Giuseppe

Swaffham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good sized bedroom, comfy bed and ample choice for the continental breakfast. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Great location on the main shopping street and close the main attractions and railway station. Price for our 2 night stay was very reasonable. Nothing negative to report and would happily stay there again

Thank 471richardc471
Giuseppe G, Proprietario at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard, we are struck by the words that we've shown. Receiving compliments from international customers is always a privilege: expectations are different and also the habits are not always easy to understand. In your case we did well because we received a friendly couple, classy people we hope to review as soon as possible. Giuseppe

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location is great, really central, you have the shopping street on one side, and the restaurants streets on the other side. The rooms are very spacious and nicely decorated. The whole hotel is lovely decorated, every floor has another theme, it's worth seeing them all. The staff was very nice and helpful, they helped us with indications, tips and a...

Thank Iulia S
Giuseppe G, Proprietario at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Iulia, families are always welcome in our Hotel! The possibility to use the rooms larger than average, leverage our position to visit the wonders of the city, enjoy calm and serenity with our breakfast ... We make it increasingly reference for travel in the company. We just have to expect for the next city trip; See you soon! Giuseppe

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 11, 2017

We have just returned from a 3 night stay with Il Canale, which we chose based on previous excellent reviews from other travellers, and we were not disappointed! The hotel lived up to expectations in every way. The hotel has bags of character, with interesting objects displayed in corridors and characterful furniture. Our room was large and comfortable, including a...

2Thank Karen H
Giuseppe G, Proprietario at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karen, we are delighted to read your compliments! Our added value is the result of the satisfaction of our guests: the smile of someone who is well received, helping to welcome with a smile. See you soon!!!

Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love Il Canale Hotel! Even though the rooms are a on the smaller side, the ambiance and location is perfect (in the heart of historic BO). The owner Giuseppe and his staff went out of their way to accommodate me and provided impeccable service! Grazie Giuseppe! Saluti cari e ci vediamo presto!!

Thank gioia-di67
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review
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Carissima Gioia, è stato un piacere avervi potuto dare una mano per quanto abbiamo potuto. Tu e Marco siete stati...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Excellent hotel in the centre of Bologna. Stayed here for 4 nights and the room was perfect. The staff were really great, really helpful nice people. The location was ideal us with several good restaurants nearby (especially via Augusto Righi) and La Quaderia for shopping. Easily one of best hotels we stayed in during our two weeks traveling in Italy.

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

Thank you very much Christopher, we are proud of your words and we are proud of our works. We hope that you come back soon in Bologna at our Hotel.

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Great location. Just in a historical center of Bologna. Very quiet place. Home atmosphere. Supportive personal. Special thanks to Giuseppe for kindness and to Michele for best cappuccino in Bologna)))

Thank elenafrommoscow2017
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elena, Thank you to you for the sweet words and we hope to see you again in Bologna for another cappuccino.

Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

If compared to the previous stay at the same location I found the hotel corridors very "messy" with plenty of old luggage pieces filling all corridors walls, which give an impression of absolute disorder. The room was extremely small if compared to the uselessly HUGE bathroom. As to the service, as always excellent. The room was clean, and, as last...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $81 - $578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Canale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“3 people room was very spacious, with a big bathroom”
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“Our room (23) was easily large enough for the three of us. Room 11 (a single) was also very comfortable and had a large bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles karenhV3293XI, Feb 11, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room at front of building for mor space.”
 of 5 bubbles Madalene12, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“Room nr. 3”
 of 5 bubbles Iuliana_Hreniuc, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“Unfortunatly i was unable to get the hotel rating over 3 (average) it should be 5*****”
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