Hotel Il Canale

Via Bertiera 2/2Bologna40126Italy
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About Hotel Il Canale

Located in central Bologna just a four-minute walk from Palazzo Fava, Hotel Il Canale overlooks the Aposa Canal. Bicycles are available to rent on site.

Each air-conditioned room is equipped with seating, a cupboard, and a telephone. Guests can also enjoy satellite channels on the television, and make use of the fresh towels in the en-suite bathroom.

This hotel offers guests a range of services and facilities, including a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage, laundry services, and free Wi-Fi throughout. A shuttle service can be arranged at an additional fee.

A buffet breakfast is prepared each morning in the on-site dining area, and includes fresh tea and coffee. There are plenty of restaurants within a five-minute walk from this hotel, including the popular Osteria dell'Orsa.

Guests staying at Hotel Il Canale are just a seven-minute walk from Montagnola Park, and about 12 minutes on foot from the modern art museum, MAMbo. Al Parco Giardini Margherita is located just under five kilometres away.


Via Bertiera 2/2, Bologna, 40126, Italy
Telephone: +39 51222098 | Fax: +39 519914302 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Canal Views from Rooms

Some of the rooms in the back part of the hotel, have direct canal views. It is a little known fact there are canals in Bologna and some of the rooms offered them the opportunity to see the water in the middle of the city.

Nice Patio Garden

The little addition of the garden patio is a nice amenity some guests enjoyed. They were able to sit and relax in a typical Italian patio. The patio was an opportunity of quiet relax time for guests.

Central Location

The hotel's central location within walking distance of the major attractions Bologna has to offer, is one reason mostly all reviews agreed was a positive of the hotel. The hotel is central and close to public transportation as well, whether it is bus or train transportation.

Negative Reviews

Unfriendly Staff Members

Some guests thought their stay was ruined when the hotel's staff made no effort to accommodate their guests. When guests asked for help with reservations or with directions, there truly seemed to be no effort or willingness to ensure a pleasant stay. Some guests reported an indifference or outright denial of the staff to help.

Dark Hotel Areas

The hotel areas were anything but bright and airy, as guests reported having a feeling of sadness when staying in a dark room with closed shutters. The breakfast room is also located in a cellar with no sunshine and difficult to find. The furnishings were not vibrant and just added to the dreadful feeling.

Uncomfortable Beds and Old Furnishings

Some guests could not get over the fact the mattresses were so stiff they had a bad night's rest. The furnishings were very old-fashioned and the bathroom fittings needed a renovation. The rooms were found to be unclean as well, which really disappointed guests.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 855 reviews