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Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

3-star3 stars
Via Bertiera 2BolognaBO40126Italy

Family hotel with restaurant, near Fountain of Neptune
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Very comfortable
Room is all right
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Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

from $84
  • 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 - 6 min walk
  • Piazza Maggiore - 7 min walk
  • Palazzo Comunale - 7 min walk
  • Communal Collection of Fine Arts - 7 min walk
  • Museum of Giorgio Morandi - 7 min walk
  • Basilica of San Petronio - 9 min walk
  • Tower of the Asinelli - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 19 min drive
  • Bologna Central Station - 12 min walk
  • Bologna Rimesse Station - 13 min drive
  • Bologna Fiere 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 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. 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 (12 years old and younger) 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) *
* 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 -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 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


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.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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 1.5 per person, per night. 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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 70 reviews

Il Canale Hotel, Bologna
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.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Il Canale Hotel, Bologna
Perfect location
The owners were wonderful, so kind and accommodating. The location is perfect for train station and downtown.
Eustacia, us2 night romance trip
Il Canale Hotel, Bologna
Very Good8.0
Small but friendly older hotel
People that worked there were very nice and helpful. Room was very small and a bit dated. But clean and priced right. Good walking location to everything
Wendy, usOther trip
Il Canale Hotel, Bologna
Very Good8.0
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
Il Canale Hotel, Bologna
Very Good8.0
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

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Il Canale Hotel, Bologna

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