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Il Canale Hotel

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Don't be put off by the exotica shop next door, this is a lovely little hotel just off via dell'indepenzia. Giusseppe and his wife are very accommodating. Had a lovely single room but it was very spacious. Usual continental breakfast. Loads of trattoria around from cheap to expensive. Bologna is a good place if you want to visit Venice or...

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Im so glad that ive chosen this hotel. Its very close to city center,5-10 min walking distance.staff r so friendly and helpful, rooms r clean and good, breakfast is rich . If u have a plan to visit Bologna u should definitely choose this hotel, strictly recomended

Thank Ozge A
Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Disappointed we booked two rooms for 4 friends. As we paid the same price for the to rooms more than £515.00 for three nights we expected to have similar size rooms on same floor but the reality was opposite. One room was spacious with large windows and other poky dark at the back of hotel. The whole place is dated...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Came into town without reservations on a busy Saturday . The owner could not have been more accommodating ! Gave us the last room , great price. Beautiful large room, view of canal, beds very comfortable. Great breakfast, staff very friendly. Would definitely stay here again!😄

Thank Eileen R
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2016 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.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 September 2016

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....

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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.

Alameda, California
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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...

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.

Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016 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.

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 29 August 2016

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...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 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

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Price Range: $98 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Canale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for room at front of building for mor space.”
 of 5 bubbles Madalene12, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room nr. 3”
 of 5 bubbles Iuliana_Hreniuc, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Unfortunatly i was unable to get the hotel rating over 3 (average) it should be 5*****”
 of 5 bubbles PeteF466, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are very dark, our was, little light. If they are not full when you arrive you could ask to see other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles rockitmonkey, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Request canal view as its away from the streets although hotel is in quiet backstreet”
 of 5 bubbles Carl_b77, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
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