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Il Canale Hotel

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#24 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights and were very happy here. Thought it was good value for a city hotel in such a central location. Very warm and clean,nice to be able to open the windows too. Breakfast was ok,cappuccinos really good and mini fridge in the room. Some fab bars/restaurants nearby. We loved the area close to the hotel,full of... More 

Thank Alfiemaxi1
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll Canale has everything you'd want in a pensione in a great location. Giuseppe is a very fine host and goes out of his way to make life easy and comfortable. Simple continental breakfast and clean rooms and bathrooms. Quirky decorating and a view of the canal from the breakfast room. We'd stay there again - and that's as good... More 

Thank 1920Harley
Giuseppe G, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Canale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear, thank you very much for your review and we will be happy to welcome you again in the future, if you return to visit us. See you soon!! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Conveniently located between the central station and the main square in the heart of the historic center. It was quiet during the night as it is situated on a minor street. The hotel is very well decorated and the furniture creates a cosy atmosphere. The choice for breakfast is not huge but the pastry was really good. The personell is... More 

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

Dear Miroslav, Thanks for your choosing us and thank you very much for your review and your beautiful words. I hope to see you again in Bologna, at our Hotel. See you next time! More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

As other reviewers have said, this is a little gem. Near to the centre of the city and Giuseppe and his family cannot do enough to make sure you have a good stay. The rooms overlook an internal courtyard and we knew we were not going to a hotel with fantastic views. That being said, rooms are very clean, complete... More 

Thank Kule Dude
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is recommended for two reasons; its fabulous location and warmest of welcomes, from the young women who cheerfully make unlimited cappuccini if you ask to the young owner who is a great and generous ambassador for his impressive city. Definitely not just your bland standard hotel in terms of decor, the prams and suitcases adorning the first floor... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Miquele and Josepe were so friendly and helpful .The hotel is fine,comfortable,very quiet rooms and well located. The breakfast at 5€ was lovely and great value for money. A true, friendly Italian experience,can't wait to go back there.

Thank Paul R
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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... More 

Thank Linda T
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3 reviews
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
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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... More 

Thank Madalene12
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 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

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • 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, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Price Range: $94 - $247 (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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