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Il Canale Hotel

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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
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Overview of Il Canale Hotel

Il Canale Hotel

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Historic Center with restaurant and bar/lounge
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

442 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Via Bertiera 2, Bologna, BO, 40126
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • In-room childcare
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Center
  • Piazza Maggiore - 2 min drive
  • University of Bologna - 3 min drive
  • Sant'Orsola Malpighi Hospital - 5 min drive
  • BolognaFiere - 6 min drive
  • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara - 7 min drive
  • Ducati Museum - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Bologna Airport (BLQ) - 19 min drive
  • Bologna Rimesse Station - 6 min drive
  • Bologna (IBT-Bologna Central Rail Station) - 11 min walk
  • Bologna Central Station - 12 min walk


  • Pizzeria Altero - 1 min walk
  • Bar Igea SAS Cinti m. - 1 min walk
  • Gelateria Peccati di gola - da Claudio - 1 min walk
  • Diana - 1 min walk
  • Ristorante Victoria - 2 min walk

About this property

Il Canale Hotel

Located near a train station, Il Canale Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Bologna. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights at this Belle Époque hotel include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Italian

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 or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay for free (1 per room)
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1860
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 25-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 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.

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 5000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

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

Does Il Canale Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Il Canale Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Il Canale Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Il Canale Hotel?
Yes, pets stay free, with a limit of 1 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Il Canale Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Il Canale Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Il Canale Hotel?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Il Canale Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking. Il Canale Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Il Canale Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Il Canale Hotel like?
Il Canale Hotel is in Historic Center, a short 1-minute walk from Via Indipendenza and 7 minutes' walk from Fountain of Neptune. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.



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8/10 Very good

The hotel staff were really lovely - friendly and helpful. They agreed to keep reception open for us when our flight was delayed and didnt rush us in when we finally got there. They also really helped us with our onward journey plans and there was no problem with leaving our bags during the day while we wandered round the city.
Christy, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

I assumed we would have a view of the canal from our room. The door was hard to open. We liked the tile floor and the service.
Christy, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel review for Il Canale
Quaint hotel in the heart of Bologna. Plain room and furnishings Comfortable bed Very thin walls-you can hear everyone talking and walking around.
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and great staff.
Wow! Super location. Nice staff that went above and beyond for us.
Martine, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Dated but nice location
The location is great - close to the centre and by the canal. The staff were helpful, too. My single room had no exterior window, but they changed it when I asked. The decor of the hotel is very old fashioned, and the room small, but it was clean
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quirky & fun
I loved this quirky hotel, with the antique bicycles and luggage in the corridors! Also I enjoyed the roof deck overlooking the canal. Fun!
Anne, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Small and cozy
Central and no frills hotel. I stayed in a single room and enjoyed it.
Marco, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good Location for city sites Clean rooms and friendly staff
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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, 3-night trip
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