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Grand Canal Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in this hotel just for a night while traveling solo. It was a lovely hotel with a nice, clean, and spacious room. The reception staff were super friendly and helpful as well. It was a short walk from the city sights in Dublin.

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Stay in D4 quite often. On this occasion decided to stay at Grand Canal. Arrived and all the car parking spaces were gone. The bedroom had a smell of old cigarette smoke, the bed was small and uncomfortable for a double in a large room. The Staff are just excellent especially in reception. Breakfast was also very good. Toiletries are...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel had a lovely open reception area with a coffee bar. Friendly staff & spacious rooms.. bathroom could use mordernising but was very clean. You get complimentart bottle of water in the room, not replenished though if your there longer than 1 night.. had hoped to find a fresh bottle the next days but that didn't happen. Tea & coffee...

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Grand Canal Hotel as well as your trip to Dublin. I am glad that you appreciated the toiletries and coffee shop, Canal Express and that you had time to discover different restaurants and bars in Dublin. I hope that if you return to Dublin again...

Tralee, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in very friendly and efficient. Room clean and bright. Bed very comfortable. Shower good and hot. Location excellent for Bord Gais Theater and Aviva Stadium. Bus/ Dart connection to town convenient. Food in bar good, but nothing special. service again friendly. Very big selection of draft beers. Popular for after office/ before show drinks or dinner.

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at the Grand Canal Hotel and for your very nice review. I am delighted that you found the service and hotel to be suited to your needs. I very much hope that you will be back to stay with us again, there are plenty of shows in the Theatre and the events...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service. We were upgraded to the 5th floor superior room - thank heavens as on a Friday night if you were lower down and at the back then music from outside could keep you awake. Rooms spacious and bed comfortable and toiletries all provided along with towelling robes. Hotel is 5 minutes walk from Pearse Street so easy connection...

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Canal Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be spacious and comfortable. I hope that you will be back to stay with us again soon. Kind Regards Donna Curry

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights last week Comfortable room and bed. Average facilities. Shower powerful, however water seemed over chlorinated. Not sure if that is hotel or water utility. Breakfast was very good. Hotel connected to Gasworks pub with great selection of draft beers and decent food. Would stay again.

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the food both at breakfast and in Gasworks. We have our water tested on a quarterly basis so there shouldn't be any over chlorinated but I will pass your comments onto the company that undertake the testing. I hope that you will be back again in...

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights last week when over for some work and the Ireland v Australia game. Great find and reasonably priced. Decent breakfast as well. Clean modern rooms and really friendly reception staff. Really suitable if on business or if over for the games at the aviva or even the 3arena. Would definitely stay here again and only...

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you chose to stay with us for your recent visit to watch the Rugby and most grateful for the very generous review score that you have given us. I am delighted that you found the hotel to your liking and that you will hopefully be back to stay with us again soon. Kind Regards...

Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on recent trip to Dublin and we found the hotel a nice place to stay. Room was very clean with spacious bed . Bathroom was well appointed with Orla Kiely assessories. Coffee machine provided with pods which was very nice. Bar food was very good and with very helpful staff. Overall quite a good place to syay and...

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Grand Canal Hotel as your hotel for your recent stay. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you intend to return. We have recently made the addition of the Coffee machines and the Orla Kiely products so I am delighted that you found them to your liking. I look forward...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good hotel, especially if you are going to a rugby match. There's a good, busy bar next door for plenty of food and drink choices. The staff were helpful and the rooms are spacious and clean, with everything you would expect for the price. I would stay again.

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us for the recent match. I hope that you will indeed be back again to visit us am very pleased to read your kind comments about the staff and the hotel. Kind Regards Donna Curry

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Grand Canal on Friday 25th Nov for one night. Check in was professional and really welcoming, so off to a good start. The room itself was spotless and very comfortable, all in all a really good start to our weekend. We visited the bar on a few occasions through out the day and each time the service...

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GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your very kind review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Grand Canal Hotel and thank you for choosing us for your stay. I will pass your comments onto my colleagues in the Bar who I am sure will be delighted to read that you found the service to be great. I...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Irish hospitality as it should be at the Mc Eniff Grand Canal Hotel in picturesque Dublin 4. Featuring a coveted location in the heart of the city centre, the newly refurbished hotel is only steps from the vibrant Grafton Street shopping promenade.At the meeting point of the Dublin's technology hub & Ireland's Broadway like theatre district of Grand Canal dock, The Grand Canal Hotel is truly amidst the best of what the historic Georgian city of Dublin has to offer, such as the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Aviva Stadium, Trinity College, The Irish Financial Services Centre, The RDS, Convention Centre Dublin and The 3Arena. The 142 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites cater to the need of the most discerning travelers, featuring start-of-the-art smart televisions and complimentary 50mg WIFI as standard. The Business Executive floors of the Grand Canal Hotel provide additional luxury and exclusivity to our corporate guests.After a relaxing nights sleep you can look forward to a sumptuous breakfast in the Epic restaurant, the hotels more formal dining choice. In a rush and don't have time for breakfast? Grab a coffee and a pastry at canal express. Gasworks bar, serving casual food and drink in a lively atmosphere, is the perfect location for an important business meeting or just an informal coffee with friends. The Grand Canal Hotel offers an array of additional facilities such as 2,200 square feet of fully equipped meeting and conference space, a fully equipped gymnasium and a two story parking for all guests. Business and leisure travelers alike will find comfort in the hotels friendly but professional environment, combined with the quality, efficiency and reliability that is synonymous with Irish hospitality. Step into a simple world of elegance where a friendly welcome awaits you. ... more   less 

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Address: Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $120 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Canal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
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Also Known As:
Grand Canal Dublin
Hotel Grand Canal
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Dublin
#28 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#33 Business Hotel in Dublin
#40 Family Hotel in Dublin
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
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