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Grand Canal Hotel

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Stayed here for an evening with special rate of €80 room only for twin room. Room was lovely a spacious and the desk was great to work from. Beds were comfy and hotel was very clean & quiet. Maybe I was just lucky that I was at a quiet side. Staff friendly.

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will get an opportunity to stay again soon. Kind regards

Boston
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating. 2 of our guests have a gluten allergy and when the restaurant in the hotel ran out of gluten free pasta, the staff actually went to the store to buy some! I've never seen that happen. They were incredible throughout our stay. The hotel is...

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

Hello Thank you for the feedback and delighted you were looked after so well by the team. Hope you might be able to stay again soon. Many thanks again

Ireland
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed in this hotel as we were going to a concert in the RDS. Walked from the hotel to the RDS on a lovely July evening. The hotel is within walking distance to the Aviva stadium as well. Had a very nice stay and we ate in the adjacent bar and the food was great. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Hello Thank you for your feedback and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will get a chance to return soon, there are some great concerts in the O2 later in the year to tempt. Kind regards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Sylvia's coffee, tea and breakfast-lunch goodies in the lobby for takeout or enjoying there was exceptional and she is, too --remembered what we liked to order. Restaurant menu good, too. Our room was dead quiet, ample and attractive. All staff are helpful and friendly. Had there been acoustic traditional Irish music, we would have spent more time in the restaurant.

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am delighted you were well looked after and hope you do get a chance to return soon. Sylvia may still remember the order - she is great like that. Kind regards

Tralee
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel has no ideas of grandeur, it's a good, correctly rated 3 star and my 3 nights stay was pleasant. Cons : Dated Lobby, but you can live wuth that/ Bathroom while adequate, most definitely needs upgrading / Towels are threadbare Pros : The beds are fab and of 5 star quality/ Room size really spacious and well decorated/...

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

Hello Thank you for your feedback, which we will use positively to continue to improve all areas of the hotel. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again to the hotel. Kind regards

Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a city break. Area - it isn't in the centre of town which was something we actually like but at the same time we were able to walk to the temple area in about 25minutes (We are both mid/late 20s). Room - was nice modern and a reasonable size, it was clean and each day we...

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

Hello Thank you for the comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. The restaurant breakfast does offer a full range of hot and cold breakfast items for the fix cost but do try our Canal Express Coffee shop in the lobby, for selections of freshly baked pastries and speciality coffees, if you prefer something lighter during the week. Hope we...

chicago, il
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The hotel was lovely. We stayed at the beginning and the ending of a Driftwood Tour. The first night we were on the second floor and the second time was on the fourth floor. The fourth floor had fluffy robes, bottles of water, and chocolates on the pillow. The front desk gives great service. Any time I had a question...

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

Hello Thank you for your comments and delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Our breakfast does start at 8am on the weekends and public holidays but also finishes an hour later at 11am for those who have the chance to lie in ! We are always happy to accommodate early breakfasts for those who can't, so do let us...

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was our 1st time staying in this hotel. we loved it, staff friendly, hotel very clean, rooms spotless, breakfast very good, great selection. we would recommend this hotel to stay in, we will definitely come back and stay here again. well worth a visit. Great Value.

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

Hello Thank you for your feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your first stay and hope to see you again soon. Many thanks

ireland
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here the 18th of July with my friend for the dirty dancing package. I have to say it was great value. We had tickets to show, dinner and our stay with breakfast included very good value for money. dinner was between 5and 5.30 which is quite early but it gave us time to go back up to our...

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

Hello Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the show - it got fabulous reviews. Thanks for taking the time to post your comments and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Very nice, clean hotel with a modern fresh feel and quality fittings. Free wifi which actually works at a good speed (many hotels don't!) is a nice perk. I had a greek salad with chicken for lunch from the restaurant which was good. It is a 20 min walk to the majority of the main attractions (or a short taxi...

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay and glad you enjoyed it and the free Wifi. Hope you get a chance to return soon. Kind regards

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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 

Additional Information about Grand Canal Hotel

Address: Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $137 - $360 (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:
#7 Green Hotel in Dublin
#29 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#33 Business Hotel in Dublin
#40 Family Hotel in Dublin
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
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