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Il Canale Hotel

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Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 January 2017 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!!

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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 15 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)))

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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...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 20 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!

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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 13 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...

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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!!

Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...

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!

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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...

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Reviewed 18 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...

Thank Shaun T

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $101 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Canale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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