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Il Canale Hotel

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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds

Overview of Il Canale Hotel

Il Canale Hotel

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Via Bertiera 2, Bologna, BO, 40126

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBasilica of San Petronio9 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Bologna11 min walk
  • Popular LocationLand Rover Arena12 min walk
  • AirportBologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi)19 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bologna's Historic Center neighborhood, Il Canale Hotel is in the city center and near a train station. Parco Nord Arena and Ducati Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit FICO Eataly World. Traveling with kids? Consider Bologna Botanical Gardens, or check out an event or a game at Unipol Arena. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Fountain of Neptune - 7 min walk
  • Palazzo Re Enzo - 7 min walk
  • Basilica of San Petronio - 9 min walk
  • University of Bologna - 11 min walk
  • Land Rover Arena - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Cerotolo Station - 10 min drive
  • Bologna (IBT-Bologna Central Rail Station) - 11 min walk
  • Bologna Airport (BLQ) - 19 min drive


  • Pizzeria Nino — 2 min walk
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Da Pino — 3 min walk
  • Marsalino — 3 min walk
  • Franco Rossi — 3 min walk
  • La Montanara — 3 min walk

About this property

Il Canale Hotel

Family-friendly Bologna hotel in Historic Center, walk to Piazza Maggiore
This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and limo/town car service are onsite. All 17 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and room service.
Il Canale Hotel offers 17 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Select Comfort beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies.

Bathrooms include showers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in August 2015.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated guestrooms - August 2015
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Select Comfort bed


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower


  • 25-inch TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from noon - 10 PM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Zanhotel Tre Vecchi
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
1 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tourist tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. The tax is 6% 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 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

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 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 125 out of 433 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 226 out of 433 reviews
4 - Good 52%
Rating 3 - Okay. 61 out of 433 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 433 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 433 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good Location for city sites Clean rooms and friendly staff
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very central
We had one nigth at Hotel I Canale, and we had a nice stay.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019