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Il Canale Hotel

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia 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
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 16 January 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 13 January 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 30 December 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...

Thank Silvia A
Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Nice hotel with large and warm in winter rooms and bathrooms. Clean is with beautiful antique furniture. Located on the main street and is very convenient for exploring the city. The staff is friendly and helpful. I recommend!

Thank clete2014
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016 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...

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!!

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About the property
  • 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
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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: $108 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Canale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Il Canale Bologna
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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.”
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“Ask for room at front of building for mor space.”
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“Room nr. 3”
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“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
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