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1 room, 2 adults

Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
Via Bertiera 2, Bologna, BO, 40126, Italy

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant, near Piazza Maggiore
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast

Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

from $80
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around Il Canale Hotel, Bologna


  • In Historic Center
  • Piazza Maggiore - 8 min walk
  • BolognaFiere - 33 min walk
  • University of Bologna - 11 min walk
  • Sant'Orsola Malpighi Hospital - 23 min walk
  • Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute - 31 min walk
  • Via Indipendenza
  • Teatro Arena del Sole - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 19 min drive
  • Bologna Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Bologna Fiere Station - 13 min drive
  • Bologna Rimesse Station - 13 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 and check-out

  • 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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • 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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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.

For details on pet restrictions, contact 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 tourist tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. The tax is 5% of the room price, excluding VAT and additional services, but will not exceed a maximum equivalent amount of EUR 5 per person, per night. 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 5.00 per person, per night, up to 6 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 18 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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 54 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.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Lovely little gem of a hotel.
Amazing location in the heart of the old town with many restaurants and shops only a short walk away. The hotel is quirky but that is not a bad thing as it is very original and more boutique than the standard chain hotels. Staff incredibly friendly. Minor issues such as the bathroom radiator not working but if you left door open it would get heat from the room so no great issue. WiFi really strong and can even stream.
Steve, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly hotel in a quiet, but central location
The Hotel is centrally located just a ten minute walk from the train station, then another ten minute walk to the town centre. A great place from which to see all the sights. And if you feel like a change, both Florence and Venice can be easily visited in a day by train from Bologna. When you're finished for the day there's lots of affordable bars and trattorias nearby the hotel. The hotel has all the features you'd expect at this price point - PLUS a kettle in your room - essential if you're a Brit and must have tea in the morning! Staff are friendly and very helpful. The picture of the Canal (one of the historic hidden treasures of Bologna) does actually show the rear of the hotel. Top tip: follow the Via Bertiera to the far end (three minute walk) and there's a CONAD supermarket for snacks and everything you've forgotten to bring.
Christopher, gb3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Very central
We had one nigth at Hotel I Canale, and we had a nice stay.
Maja, gb1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Love Bologna and hotel good value.
Great location between station and Piazza Maggiore. Small hotel but be aware that there is no air conditioning in October and our room was hot and stuffy. The hotel did provide us with a fan but this did little to help. The room we had was small and the bed a bit firm for our liking. Easy walking to everything. Can’t comment on breakfast as it wasn’t included in our rate.
Vicki, au2 night romance trip

Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

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