Clean room & free parking, what more could you ask for?
I spent 3 nights at this hotel in February and I was pleased with the value for money that I received. The hotel is very close to the Dart station -- about a 2 minute walk, and I used the train during the daytime but didn't use it at night (I went to the station at 9:30 on a Saturday night, bought a ticket from a vending machine, and then waited in a completely deserted station --no staff, either! -- for about 10 minutes before the train arrived. It felt a little uncomfortable so I took a taxi back to the hotel later. After having lived in Japan for a long time and having just come from New York, I wasn't used to train stations with nobody in them that early in the evening, and it just felt a little eerie to me.)
The location is not dead center of town, but close enough. Again, the free parking makes it great if you have a car, but if not, there are plenty of buses, trains, or taxis to take around town. And walking to the center of town only takes 15-20 minutes.
The room was clean and I appreciated the free wi-fi. I, like others, noticed the loud guests in the hallway late at night, too. I ended up sleeping with my iPod on a "white noise" setting just so it wouldn't bother me for the 2nd and 3rd nights. It's a shame how other guests can make a great hotel a little less good.
All in all, it was a good stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Canal Dublin
- Hotel Grand Canal