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“Very convenient” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Il Canale Hotel
Ranked #19 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very convenient”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

We spent two nights at Il Canale. The hotel is extremely well located, just a few steps away from Via Indipendenza and Piazza Maggiore. Our room was quite small, hot, rather dark, but quite. The bathroom was large and clean. Breakfast was fine, though quite standard. Service staff was very helpful and efficient. Parking is an issue. All in all, a good option for those who are more concerned about location than frills.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Maxou1971
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
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67 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We stayed at Il Canale Hotel for almost a week and found it very central, very quiet and very pleasant. The room was spacious, had shower (and no bath) and was nicely decorated,
The heater worked perfectly and that was very appreciable as it was anormally cold outside...
We had a nice view on Il Canale and on old buildings of Bologna and this made our stay even more traditional (See pictures)
The breakfast is served in a little room downstairs and not really what we enjoyed the most...
It was really not that nice ...

Wifi does not work from all the rooms, so it is better if you need Wifi in your room to tell the front desk, otherwise you will have to come down and work from the lobby.

A very attentive team that has always been very professional, helpful and has recommended us good places to visit and to have good meals at.
Thank you Miss Giovanna and to the Team, it was a pleasure staying in your hotel

See you soon, Il Canale ;o)

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Laorence2L
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manchester england
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

cosy room, helpful, friendly staff! The best was the location - near all the best restaurants in Bologna!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lizgar
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29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Good location (may be a 10 min enjoyable walk to Piazza Maggiore) on a quite street. Yes there is a sex shop right next door but it is not what you may think… neighborhood is perfectly safe. 

Rooms are small (room 30 over looking the small court yard) and the bath is okay size with a small stall shower. Need brighter bulbs, as the room is a little dark. Bed while firm allowed for a good sleep. Breakfast was what one would expect. There is an espresso bar just out the door to the right so coffee was not an issue as it is instant in the breakfast room.



ONE ISSUE ( is major)…there is a smell. This is an old building their plumbing is less then new. What smells like the canal is gas in the pipes and after a few flushes the smell is gone. 



Would I return…no there are a few other hotels I would try first.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VoyageursNJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

My partner and I and our two dear friends stayed at the Zanhotel il Canale in Bologna. The customer service (especially Giovanna) was very good. The hotel's location is a bit out of the way but you'll find yourself at the train station in minutes or major sites after a good walk. The rooms are small, the beds are very firm as were the pillows. Breakfast was above average, the coffee machine seems standard nowadays. If you find yourself in the room facing the alley/street...make sure to ask for another room otherwise you'll have to deal with noise from students and customers of the local adult store. Would we stay there again? Probably not, but it wasn't a bad place to stay for a couple of nights.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street/alley and next to the front desk are noisy.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cmh_org
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Additional Information about Il Canale Hotel

Property: Il Canale Hotel
Address: Via Bertiera 2, 40121 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:
#2 Green Hotel in Bologna
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,866 - ₹ 10,241
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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