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Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Via Bertiera 2, Bologna, BO, 40126, Italy

Family hotel with restaurant, near Fountain of Neptune
  • Free WiFi
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From 740 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great room

Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

from $101
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around Il Canale Hotel, Bologna


  • In Bologna City Centre
  • Fountain of Neptune - 7 min walk
  • Piazza Maggiore - 8 min walk
  • Museum of Giorgio Morandi - 8 min walk
  • Palazzo Comunale - 8 min walk
  • Communal Collection of Fine Arts - 8 min walk
  • Basilica of San Petronio - 9 min walk
  • Archaeological Museum - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 10 min drive
  • Bologna Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Bologna Fiere Station - 5 min drive
  • Bologna Rimesse Station - 5 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 17 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily until 10 PM.
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Zanhotel Tre Vecchi

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Rafting on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1860
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Yard
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 25-inch TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Il Canale Hotel, Bologna’s small print

Also known as

  • Zanhotel Il Canale
  • Zanhotel Il Canale Bologna
  • Zanhotel Il Canale Hotel
  • Zanhotel Il Canale Hotel Bologna
  • Il Canale Hotel Bologna
  • Il Canale Bologna
  • Il Canale Hotel Hotel
  • Il Canale Hotel Bologna
  • Il Canale Hotel Hotel Bologna


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per person, per night, up to 6 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs EUR 20 (roundtrip)

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 41 reviews

Fair 4.0
Hot with no WiFi
On our European vacation, we were fortunate to spend one night with our family in Bologna. We booked Il Canal because they had a quad room that could accommodate all of us, the location was good, and the price was reasonable. If you like eclectic, old, European-style hotels, you will find it adorable (despite the smallest shower ever), and the location is good - just a short walk to the Piazza Maggiore. Unfortunately, that’s not enough. We arrived on a hot afternoon, and they hadn’t turned the air conditioning on in the room. We turned it on immediately, but it never cooled off the entire evening, night and morning. Being in the room was miserable. The hallways and lobbies aren’t air conditioned at all (or it wasn’t on despite 95 degree temps), so there was no relief to be had. To top it off, despite the fact that they advertise WiFi, there was none in our room. First, they insisted there was. Then, they said it was because we were trying to connect too many devices (not the case). Finally, the front desk clerk just admitted there was nothing he could do. When we tried to watch TV instead, we discovered they had no English stations. All-in-all, an uncomfortable night. I would not go back.
usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Friendly hotel in good location
Great location. Just off via Indepenza about 15 minutes walk from the train station and 10 minutes from the main square. Friendly staff & quirky hotel. Small room but was good to have a kettle to make hot drinks. We found some lovely family run trattorias in the surrounding streets. Bologna is an amazing place & lots going on. If you want good value, you can't go wrong here. We didn't rate the breakfast & preferred to eat out anyway as there are so many choices.
Helen, gb4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Comfortable stay in Bologna
We stayed for 4 nights.Large bedroom and ensuite shower room, both were kept clean. Good breakfast of cereals, fruit, pastries, bread,rolls, yoghurts, jam, honey,cold meats and cheese. Staff were friendly and recommended places to eat. Only slight issue was that room number 1 was opposite reception so might be noisy if you wanted an early night. Hotel was in the centre of the town but in a quiet area. It was within a short walk of the twin towers and many of the historic sites. Window shutters and comfortable bed ensured we had a good night's sleep.
Steven, gbFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Convenient clean quiet and friendly
The manager and his fiancée were perfect hosts and the hotel fantastic value. It may not be a 5* hotel but it gets top ratings from us. It was a 5 min walk from the centre in a very quiet side street, no noise at night. We have already recommended it to our friends and if we go to Bologna again we would have no hesitation at staying here again
Philip, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fun and friendly hotel
This hotel was perfectly situated with 5 minutes walk to the wonderful historic buildings and museums of Bologna and 10 minutes walk to the station to get easy trains to Ravenna, Parma etc. an excellent base. It isnt the most luxurious of hotels, but the people were really friendly and helpful and the decor was querky and original. We would certainly stay there again.
gb5 night romance trip

Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

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