Corso Canalgrande, 6, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
39.4km from Guglielmo Marconi Airport
3.5km from Modena Railway Station
34.4km from Reggio Emilia Railway Station
"The Canal Grande is in a great, central position and as you walk up the steps to the front door into reception the impression is one of old school luxury encased in marble and topped off with more than a dash of trompe l’oeil swank. This is where the creativity ends. There is a small bar and various sofas and tables placed in the chambers that make up the public ground floor rooms, all placed in regimented lines with absolutely zero imagination or care. No furniture matches another piece and it gives the impression of an expensive home for retired soldiers. The gardens look very nice and I imagine in the summer they’d be great to relax in however in November of course I couldn’t enjoy them as much as I’d have liked. They serve breakfast in the vaulted cellar which again is architecturally interesting in a more modern way however as with the ground floor it could be so much more than it is with some imagination. Our room was quite a different story, there were some dubious looking stains on the wall near the bed, flooring was a blonde lacquered wood effect, there was a musty and damp smell and whilst the bed was very comfy soundproofing was zero. When upstairs had a shower it was like sitting in a cave under a waterfall. Our shower had good pressure and the bathroom was clean. Servicewise one member off staff really stood out, Jenny served at the bar in the evening and then on our final morning served breakfast, always really positive and bright despite what looked like very long hours. The doorman similarly on our final day was very helpful, carrying our large suitcases down the steps, this didn’t happen on arrival, in fact the doorman on that occasion stood and watched and didn’t even open the door for us. This was literally our only experience of Italian hospitality that was not 100% positive so perhaps it stood out, either way I really don’t think it would take much to make this into a really good hotel, it’s got great character but does need consistent and positive management. "
"This part of Modena feels like a bad area in some American cities. Because of the way the buildings are built right up to the road and there is no walkway next to the building, it feels as if someone might jump out from a corner and grab you--like some bad thriller movie. But I suppose it is all right. The parking is done by a valet because the hotel is in an LTZ. It is an old fashion hotel in that first there are steps leading up to the reception and the decor is dated. Fortunately, there was a porter to help us lug most of our bags up. The rooms are arranged in what feels like a warren. There was even a half-flight leading to my room. The room was comfortable. The slight downside is the breakfast. We got there at 9 and the place was packed."
"This is an old but charming hotel situated very well near the center. The staff is very smiling helpful and gives you a permit to park close to the hotel in the street. The rooms are specious and the breakfast is very good. I was very happy with my stay there and will not hesitate to return"