Ratings based on 101 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Sandra from London
Very conveniently situated hotel in the old townPosted Nov 5, 2013
Pros: Central location
Cons: Decor is a little dated
While not having some of the facilities of a larger hotel, Il Canale more than compensates by being in a very good position, close to the sites, restaurants and shops of central Bologna. The hotel is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the main railway station and aerobus stop. We would certainly stay at this hotel again when visiting Bologna.
for Everyoneby amber from dallas
Overall good experiencePosted Oct 4, 2013
Pros: Staff Cleanliness Location
Cons: Breakfast breads Wifi
Location: Gelateria Great shops and restaurants nearby Near the train station
Overall good experience. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean. Hotel is very dated, but this adds to its charm. Breakfast is a traditional Italian hotel breakfast, everything was as to be expected. However, the breads seemed old. I did overhear the front desk mention to a guest the breads were delivered daily, so evidently they are just baked to be hard and stale. Wifi was not working, or I could not get it to work. Really those are my only complaints. great location near shops and main boulevard. I travel to Italy once a year for business and have walked down this main street many times, having no idea this little hotel was in the area. It is next to a sex shop, but ignoring that, location is great. I was traveling alone, and felt perfectly safe. I have stayed larger, nicer hotels in Bologna. But I was pleased with my experience at Il Canale.
for Everyoneby Family of 4 from M
Central location - clean room in good conditionPosted Sep 26, 2013
We needed a quad room and were given the ground floor room facing the road - so for privacy not able to open windows or blinds. Staff able to relocate us to a higher floor without problem. Helped to make our stay much more enjoyable. Surprised that access to Internet was expensive when most hotels in other cities offer it for free.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from london
Convenient and friendlyPosted Sep 20, 2013
Pros: The staff, the large firm bed and the bathroom
Cons: Entrance hall could be modernized
Location: Central and near station and to bus to airport
Good stay. Fine city. Good restaurants and nice bars in Piazza Maggiore.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Aug 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Nice property with potential but wait for the redoPosted Jul 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Beautiful room, great location, but the air conditioning was not working. When we asked for repairs the hotel sent a repair person who knocked on the machine. Following this repair we were told the a/c was working at maximum and that it would cool down during the night. I did not appreciate being told the a/c was working when it was clearly broken. There was also a lack of hot water which was remedied by the morning - not soon enough for my daughter who ended up enjoying a nice cold shower!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from North Herefordshire, Uk
Quiet, central and comfortablePosted Jul 15, 2013
Travelling on my own to attend a film festival, I found this to be a quiet, characterful and friendly hotel in a superb central location. Both the room and the bathroom were particularly spacious.
Recommendedby G & T Richardson from Herefordshire
comfortable stayPosted Jun 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good but the lighting and drawer/hanging space was poor.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Could be thrillingPosted Jun 12, 2013
Interesting location next to a sex shop. Otherwise - or maybe as a result of the above - very conveniently placed. Easy walk from the railway station and from the main piazza, and virtually all of it under cover of the porticos.
for Getaway With Friendsby Patricia from Palo Alto
Wonderful home base for 10 daysPosted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
Il Canale, on one of the last open canals, was a great find. Reasonably priced, with good sized rooms and large bathrooms (with a big shower, esp. for Italy). Location was within close walking distance of Piazza Maggiore, and most everything else. Also close to restaurants and grocery stores. Room was cleaned and made up by a conscientious maid, Sonia, who also managed the breakfast details. Decent breakfast, with GF items on request. Day time desk staff was really helpful with directions, train schedules, etc. All in all a recommended hotel, good value.