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Grand Canal Hotel

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St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I have no idea how anyone could rate this hotel as a good place to stay. I have traveled all over the world and stayed in hundreds of hotels and this one ranks amongst the worst. Our room was old and smelly (like sewer), the beds were not fit to be called beds (it was like sleeping in a lumpy...

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

Hello My apologises that your stay with us was not enjoyable. I would be very keen to discuss these issues with you directly, as they do not reflect our normal standard of service or hospitality. If you could contact me on gm@grandcanalhotelc.com I would really appreciate it. Many thanks

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Myself and my boyfriend arrived to the Grand Canal Hotel in June 2014, for a weekend stay. Immediately we were welcomed by the lovely staff within the hotel and were checked in and in our room within minutes! The room was lovely, and extremely clean! It also had a few of the essentials; a kettle, iron board, iron, hair dryer,...

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

Hello Thank you for the feedback and delighted you enjoyed your weekend here. Hopefully we will get to see you again soon. Kind regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My First trip to the Grand Canal Hotel and the Gas works Bar. Great food in the gasworks bar and a great selection of beers. Reasonable enough on pricing for a hotel in Dublin. Will return in the near future.

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

Hello Delighted you enjoyed your first visit to us. Hopefully it won't be your last. Thanks for the posting. Kind regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Not far from my work place, stayed there for a few nights. Had two single beds, bathroom was clean. the only issue I had was the noise.. was a weekend stay, there was a party and on the ground floor, my room was on the third floor and at 3 am i can hear the music playing..!! other than that,...

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

Hello Thank you for your posting and my apologises that you were disturbed by noise from other guests. This is something we do monitor and usually control successfully. Again our apologises for this inconvenience. Kind regards

Nueziders, Austria
Reviewed 19 June 2014

a nice hotel with sympatic staff which cares and cater for your needs within a convenient walking distance (20 min) to the city center.The breakfast is resenable and the room at the 4th floor (business floor were appropriate.

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

Hello Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

ireland
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently while attending a concert in the O2 and must say that it was most enjoyable. It is a good stroll from the O2 But on a summer evening not a problem for us. A taxi from the hotel should be a short journey . The hotel is also very convenient for the Aviva...

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

Hello Thanks for the review and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will get a chance to return soon - as there fantastic concerts coming up this autumn in the O2. We do run a shuttle bus to the O2 on concert nights, subject to demand, so be sure to request it when making your reservation. Many thanks again...

carlow,ireland
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed overnight for a theatre visit. The staff were very friendly, especially the young lady in the Gasworks bar who took our food order. She couldn't do enough to make sure everything was ok. This is an ideal place to stay for any sporting, touring or theatre visit. Free parking, easy access, clean rooms. We will definitely stay again....

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

Hello Thank you for your posting and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

The Gasworks Bar: I love this place. I find the staff very friendly and helpful, a good menu with tasty food, a good selection of drinks and all at a fair price. BUT Ive been in a few times lately with work and also with friends and I found the bar was completely understaffed . When I was at a...

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Nothing wrong with this hotel. Pub attached to hotel is nice. Food is good at both. Free parking is nice. Showers are hit or miss with water pressure. Lots of room. No channels on the tv really, but I'm just trying to find flaws at this point. Very nice stay.

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

Hello Thank you for the feedback. I am disappointed that the shower and TV were not satisfactory as we normally have great water pressure in the showers and have SMART TVs in the rooms with over 20 channels. I have asked accommodation to double check there are no issues with either in any rooms. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind...

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Six of us stayed here when we were attending the Eagles concert. Everything was top class. Lovely rooms, great food and friendly staff. There is free parking also and dead handy for the O2. All in all we d be back again.

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

Hello Delighted you enjoyed your stay. I hope we will see you again soon, there are plenty of great concerts on in the O2 to tempt. Many thanks again

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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: $143 - $304 (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
#28 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#33 Business Hotel in Dublin
#40 Family Hotel in Dublin
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
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“Ask for a room high up and away from the main road. But generally speaking the road noise is not intrusive whichever room you have.”
 of 5 bubbles 626philipa, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No noise on third floor”
 of 5 bubbles 948sheilab, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors recommended”
 of 5 bubbles fionnualadolan, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 535alisonb, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Close proximity to grand canal train station and an bord gais and local restaurants. . Good views of the Aviva stadium”
 of 5 bubbles 884carmelm, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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