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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

Guest reviews

4.0/5 Very Good
435 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationFountain of Neptune7 min walk
Popular LocationPalazzo Re Enzo7 min walk
Popular LocationPiazza Maggiore8 min walk
AirportBologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi)18 min drive

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  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Canal view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsStandard Single Room
  • Triple Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Canal view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 3 Twin Beds
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Quadruple Room

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Canal view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsQuadruple Room

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Bologna's Historic Center neighborhood, Il Canale Hotel is in the city center and near the airport. Parco Nord Arena and Ducati Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Piazza Maggiore and 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.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fountain of Neptune - 7 min walk
  • Palazzo Re Enzo - 7 min walk
  • Piazza Maggiore - 8 min walk
  • Basilica of San Petronio - 9 min walk
  • Two Towers - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cerotolo Station - 10 min drive
  • Bologna Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) - 18 min drive


  • Bar Igea - 1 min walk
  • Pizza Altero - 1 min walk
  • Zazie - 1 min walk
  • Bamama - 1 min walk
  • Rivoli Caffè - 1 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 rooms offer comforts like Select Comfort beds and Frette Italian sheets, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include private yards, 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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Limo/town car service

Food and drink

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

Things to do


Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry cleaning service
Free cribs/infant beds
In-room child care (surcharge)
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Front-desk safe
Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

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

Languages spoken





If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
TV in lobby

Room amenities


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


Free toiletries
Hair dryer


25-inch TV
Pay movies
Satellite channels

Food and drink


Outdoor space



In-room massage
Iron/ironing board



Check-in from 12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Express check-in


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

Special check-in instructions

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


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

Diners ClubMastercardVisa

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 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 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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 20 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 20 (roundtrip), (up to 18 years old)
  • 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.

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 2999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Il Canale Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Il Canale Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Il Canale Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 1 per room).
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 12:30 PM–9:30 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11:30 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 20 per person, roundtrip, applies.
Where is this property located?
This family-friendly Bologna hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Via Indipendenza and Piazza Maggiore. University of Bologna and Sant'Orsola Malpighi Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km). Bologna Central Station is 11 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Il Canale Hotel

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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