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Il Canale Hotel

#31 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
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 

Thank Pete F
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16 reviews
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 

Thank Hakan D
Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Well located. Turn right and in moments you are in the shopping heart of the city. Just a few minutes easy walk and you are in the ancient centre. Or turn left and you are in a facinating maze of narrow streets opening in to piazzas. Excellent places to eat everywhere. Helpful and friendly staff.

Thank bridger_j
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I travelled by train from Verona to Bologna on the regional train service. From Bologna Centrale it's simple and straightforward to get to the Il Canale hotel. Cross the road and locate Via dell'Independenza, one of the main roads in Bologna, follow the road until you come to Via Bertiera on the right side of the street. Hotel is a... More 

Thank Martin B
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Staff very friendly and helpful, and Hotel easy to find ten minutes stroll from the station.Room was large, delightfully old fashioned, clean and spacious. Hotel ornated with relics from pre-war Europe. Original suitcases and trunks that were used. Old Time trays and pictures everywhere. Furniture dark and castle like. Price very reasonable for city centre. Highly recommended.

Thank rockitmonkey
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very nice hotel in the heart of the city. Gentle staff, clean, silent, huge room - at a very affordable price in the middle of the city, make it the ideal choice for a one night stay. As to my overall impression (the reason why I do not give 5 points but just 4): The hotel is rated a 3... More 

Thank Silvia A
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and what a joy it was. The owner who has purchased the hotel in the last year greeted us with open arms. Having flown in a little earlier than our check in time he was quick to notice my pregnant partner and soon had our room prepared. While this... More 

Thank eddie m
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $78 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Canale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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