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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Canale Hotel

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Il Canale Hotel
Ranked #9 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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“carmen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very good location, a few steps away from Via Indipendenza. Very good value for money. Breakfast could have been a little more varied; however it was good and sufficient and fresh fruit was included daily. Clean room. We would go there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was recommend by an upscale travel website as a reasonably priced option. Although my stay wasn't bad, it wasn't good either. The wifi was out during my stay, which was quite frustrating. The room was clean & a good size. Unfortunately, the staff wasn't very helpful or friendly.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

I returned to the Il Canale Hotel in October 2013 and had ones again a pleasant stay. Silent and clean room, good breakfast, centrally located, informal but helpful staff and good value for money. I will stay again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went to Bologna for 3 days, last minute for a fair at the Bologna Fiere. All the hotels from the entire surroundings of Bologna were fully booked for months. Hopefully we managed to book a room here. The room was very good a bit too big for us because it was a "Superior Double" so we actually had two rooms with one single bed and a double bed. The hotel is very well located (for me it's the most important factor), clean, the staff was nice but only spoke italian. There is a free shuttle from the Bologna Fiere to the train station which is 5mn walk from the hotel. There is a very good restaurant just near by where they make their own mortadella.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

I chose this hotel for its location close to the centre of Bologna and good value, it more than fulfilled expectations. Arriving at the hotel, check in was very straightforward and the room was big and well equipped. One comment is the size of the lift, very often these are so small that only one person and luggage can use it at once but this one was huge! Breakfast on the first morning was at the nearby Tre Vecchi hotel but that was so close it wasn't a problem, for the rest of our stay breakfast was in our hotel and was pretty good for Italian breakfast. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Location was fantastic, on our first walk to Piazza Maggiore I was surprised how quickly we got there and there are lenty of good places to eat nearby. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Centrally located, 5 mins from the Piazza Maggiore. Nice beds! We had a big room but with very little daylight. Service but some people at the desk nearly no English. Why is that so on Italy? Lots of people in the service sector speak poor English.
A bit of painting and a shower curtain in our room would be nice!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's a small old hotel just in the center of Bologna. Rooms are always clean. Breakfast is satisfying and people are friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a comfortable bed in a quiet place just in the middle of the city at a walking distance to everywhere this is the place you are looking for.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Il Canale Hotel

Property: Il Canale Hotel
Address: Via Bertiera 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Canale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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