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Il Canale Hotel
Ranked #6 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We were quite skeptical at first when we first saw the hotel. It was situated in a small alley next to a sex shop. We chose it because it is situated next to Via Independenza and a short walk away from all the tourist attractions. The rooms are large and the hotel staff are wonderful. There are 2 things that need improving: 1) The breakfast could really do with some variation; 2) The bathroom ceiling needs to be repainted. It's rather moldy.

Overall I wouldn't mind going back to the hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Brilliant location. Great value for money. Really authentic Italian hotel. The male receptionist was a bit cold and grim but my daughter thought that was maybe just the Italian male attitude. We loved it. Right in the centre of town. Defo recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed at the Canale Hotel for 2 night with my friend.
We had a huge room on the ground floor and although we were afaid that it might be noisy it was absolutely quite. The beds were big and comfy, the bathroom immaculately clean and the staff very friendly and helpful.
I really enjoyed the tamarind juice during breakfast and the tasty mortadella.
The fact that it is located in the heart of the historical center of Bologna just minutes away from Piazza Maggiore, Due Tori and the train station makes it my #1 choice for my nexty trip to Bologna.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 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, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 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, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 February 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 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, travelled on business
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Property: Il Canale Hotel
Address: Via Bertiera 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Region: 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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