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Grand Canal Hotel

#43 of 174 Hotels in Dublin
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3.0 of 5
Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good welcome, comfortable rooms and fresh and well cooked breakfast. The hotel was easy to find from the Port and it was good to find a car park. It is also an easy walk into the centre of the city and the Dart rail station is across the road. Reasonably priced for the quality of hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here with my daughter to attend Olly Muirs Concert in the nearby 3Arena. The hotel is lovely, the room was great, were able to get checked into our room even though we arrived early at 10:30am on Saturday morning...very impressed. The reception staff were so friendly and kind and great with my daughter. The hotel is within a 20... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hotel about 20 mins walk from the city centre or DART station 3 mins walk, 2 stops on train at a cost of 2.20 euro. Breakfast good, cooked, cereal, fruit etc. Rooms very clean and a decent size. Staff really helpful. I booked via the hotel website and got a really good deal. The only small thing to let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found things here to be hit and miss. Room and bed were very comfortable, but the heat in the room was very over over powering and didn't seem to be affected by the controls on the radiator. Bathroom in the room was dated but well stocked and fantastic pressure in the shower. The breakfast offering was similarly binary, one of... More 

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Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly staff comfortable beds a proper bar with a great selection of drinks at reasonable prices.They have a great Theater special with pre show meal bed and breakfast.Great meal before show limited selection but very good quality food show and a few pints afterwards and a big breakfast in the morning what more could you ask for.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location for my meetings close to city centre. Reception was not great, I think this was the individual rather than the hotel but the rest was sound as a business stopover.Room service was quick and good quality. There is a small coffee shop in reception which is useful, got a danish here for breakfast instead of full irish breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet rooms, comfortable beds, free parking, 3 min walk to the dart station only two - three stops from city center, depending on where you want to go, the only reservation I had was the breakfast which I found to consist of a very limited menu and messy two tier pricing structure, the take away counter in the lobby was... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious breakfast, friendly staff, rooms clean and tidy. Would recommend to anyone visiting Dublin. 25-30 mins walking distance to the City Centre. Easy access to Dublin's famous attractions. If you're renting a car, the hotel has it's own parking. When visiting, you must try The Gasworks (attached to the hotel) and the Chop House (5 mins walk) food as well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smart and well presented hotel, ideal for a business visit, not so much if you are a tourist, as it is about 25 mins walk from the main central district. However it was ideal for me. The room was very smart and clean, good bathroom, bed and refreshments provided. The TV had very few channels, which seemed... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on Sunday 29/03/15 with friend as we were going to the Ireland V Poland match at Aviva. It is very handy as it is only about 15 min walk to the stadium. Its a nice hotel n many ways and very well run. As it was match day and the people started to arrive from 2.30 onwards I... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you had such a good time while here for the match and that you will stay with us again and use the hotel & bar as your base for future games. We pride ourselves on great serves so we were very happy to read your feedback on the... More 

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