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Grand Canal Hotel

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Athlone
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stayed here before and found the food not great. Glad to report that on this stay , May 2014,the food has greatly improved. The staff are very friendly and helpfull, the service is excellent and I would recommend this hotel for a visit to Dublin City.

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

Hello Thank you for your posting and delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards

London
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The staff were very nice and pleasant. The location of the hotel was a little far out for our requirements. It is not that central and we were paying 7-10 euros for a taxi between the centre and hotel each time. We had a room on the executive floor and it was nice but the shower/bath facility was broken and...

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your feedback. I am disappointed that you experienced these issues and we were not able to resolve them for you during your stay. We have addressed them fully now. Hopefully you might get the opportunity to stay again soon. Thanks again for the feedback. Kind regards

Magherafelt, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Hotel was well located for our needs, staff were very friendly and pleasant, couldn't have been more helpful. Hotel itself was very warm and a little uncomfortable to sleep in at night, the hotel decor is becoming a little dated the rooms were comfortable but warm and needed some updating like extractor fans in the bathrooms as once a shower...

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

Hello Many thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your and stay and hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I've been to Dublin before but that was a long time ago. I found this hotel listed and decided to give it a go. Breakfast is served in it's own restaurant, whereas dinner and other meals are served in the adjoining pub. There is a coffee bar open during the mornings, and free secure car parking on site, and you...

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

Hello Thank you for your time in posting your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback. Hope you might get the chance to return to us. Thank you again. Kind regards

monaco
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Had a room on the executive floor. Great night's sleep. Room was over heated but you can turn off the radiator and open the window. Breakfast fine too. Will be back. Went for a pint down the road to Slattery's (I think.) Great there too. Would love to buy a little pad in Dublin around there....

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

Hello Delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the posting. Kind regards

Dublin
Reviewed 13 May 2014

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stayed at this hotel for one night following a week long tour with Vegabond tours. Good deal for the price. Rooms were not fancy but the were clean and well kept, not too small either. The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggesting that I take the Paddywagon transportation to the airport in the morning. I was even able...

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

Hello Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are within a 10 minute stroll to the Grand Canal Dock area which has a number of food options. The city centre is also within 15 minute walk but I am glad you enjoyed the food here in the Gasworks. Hope you do get a...

Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The staff is helpful and accommodating; the food in the restaurant is good enough for hotel dining; the rooms are comfortable and clean. If you ask for a "back room" where it is quiet, they will put you there and you will get a good night's sleep. Compared to other hotels in the vicinity, the price is right too!

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

Hello Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. Do keep an eye on our website www.grandcanalhotel.com for the best available rates and offers. Hope you might get a chance to return soon. Many thanks again Kind regards

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Stayed at this hotel for midweek break in April. We went to see War Horse at Bord gais Theatre. On first day we left luggage in room, walked into town. Got back in evening to find room very cold. In information supplied in room it stated heating comes on at 5 pm and goes off at 8. Heating didn't come...

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to send your feedback and I am sorry that your stay was disrupted in this manner. The heating is normally very reliable for the bedrooms so I have asked our maintenance team to check on this room specifically. My apologises again for this fault. Thank you again for your comments. Kind regards

Kerry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014

While a solid 3 star hotel this was a pleasant stay which was good value for money. Its a bit of a walk into the city centre (around 20 minutes) which is nice if you like a walk but something to keep in mind. The breakfast was nice enough although the food was lukewarm on both mornings as i arrived...

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

Hello Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and have past on your comments regarding breakfast to the chef. It is something we will monitor. Thanks again for taking the time to post. Kind regards

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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: $153 - $331 (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
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#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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“We were at the end of the hallway on the 2nd floor and it was perfectly quiet but a lousy view out of the window.”
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“The 3rd floor was quite, warm, windows open for fresh air, has an elevator and private bat; able to charge our iPads and cell phones.”
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“Rooms that look at the road were not loud at all and they have a pretty view”
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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.”
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