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Il Canale Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel wasn't terrible, but it's an older hotel and maybe some of the rooms were updated, but not the one we stayed in. It was a last minute booking and cheap, so we got what we paid for. Bathroom was HUGE so that's a plus, but moldy in parts of shower so made me wonder about what we couldn't see and overall cleanliness. I just saw that there's a Zanhotel and Zanhotel II - maybe the first one is nicer? The staff was super nice at check in/out, and was probably the best part of it. Location was sketchy but that's my fault for not looking into the area more before booking. Good for one night but I don't know about staying more than one evening.

The staff was very friendly all day long!.. The room was perfect and breakfast was awesome. The location was not that great but still it was a great experience.

I was spending just a few days in Bologna prior to attending a nearby retreat and this charming hotel was ideally located within easy walking distance to the central train station and most of the historic city sights. The airport bus stop is also very close by. The hotel is located on one of Bologna's typical narrow alleys just off the main street in the historic old city and, although the single room I had was small and a bit dark (it had a single window overlooking a small patio and the lighting in the room was not very bright), it was quiet and charmingly decorated with a good size bath with shower, hair dryer, and magnifying mirror. There was also a minibar and a large armoire with a safe for storing valuables. The included breakfast had a great selection of hard boiled eggs, cheeses and meats, pastries, yogurt, fresh fruit and excellent coffee served in the warmly decorated basement with its traditional arched ceilings. I feel it is a great bargain for the price and location and I would definitely stay here again if I were to return to Bologna.

I stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks while I helped my daughter get settled in Bologna for her junior year abroad. The single room was typically small for this type of a hotel, but it did have some charm, and seemed to have a lot more personality when the shutters were open. Great location, tons of great places to eat within walking distance, as is the train station for making day trips. I'm not a breakfast eater but it seemed like a pretty good spread to me - all sorts of things like fruit and meats and cereals, et. Most of he staff were really personable and very helpful.

Via Bertiera 2 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Bologna City Centre, Il Canale Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi. This 17-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Bologna, the hotel is also a short walk from Palazzo Comunale and Piazza Maggiore.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


Il Canale Hotel's 17 recently renovated rooms provide private yards, refrigerators, and minibars. 25-inch TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with Frette Italian sheets ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1860, Il Canale Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 20 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4