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Grand Canal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
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Ranked #42 of 177 hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here regularly in the last 5yrs, most recently in May for a short break and to revisit some favourite places round the town. Ideal for the Bord Gas theatre. The 20 min walk into town takes you past some of Dublin's best Georgian terraces. The friendliness of the staff is outstanding and the rooms have been gradually improved and... More

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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel in May , easy enough to find with plenty of parking so able to leave the car parked up and enjoy a few days sight seeing and a few drinks .The room we had was large and spotless it over looked the main road but we had no problem with noise .Staff very nice and friendly... More

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co.derry, ireland
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed her with teenage daughter at beginning of month (going to concert in bord gais energy theatre). got a nice room on the 5th fl, with smart TV - great for teen! Had a lovely meal in the pub, good value - staff were all lovely. Theatre was a 5-7 min walk - not too bad. Didnt bother with breakfast... More

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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

positives first... stayed here for 2 nights and choose it as it was close to the o2 for a concert we were attending. there is very secure parking facilities, hotel was easy to find, even closer to the aviva, you can see the stadium from the front entrance of the hotel we stayed when a big match was on and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with three friends on wed eve, and I was pleasantly surprised! After reading not so great reviews I didn't really know what I was going to. We requested twin rooms and in our room we got a double and a single bed which were so comfortable, also I emailed ahead and requested a fridge which was there,... More

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the food - we love the pancakes too ! The room issues we will review. Thanks again for the posting. Kind regards More

Portland, Or.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK hotel,only booked it as our tour left from there the next day. Manager at desk was grumpy,didn't greet us or smile, going through the motions. Room was average,yet clean. Bed was a disaster, the springs were broken, had to shove pillows under it for support, didn't say anything as I didn't feel like changing rooms and it wasn't the... More

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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this hotel and the attached pub. Comfortable room. No AC but opening the windows worked fine and our room was very quiet. The location is not as convenient as perhaps one without a car might want, but we are walkers so it was OK for us for one night. The only thing that seemed odd was that the only... More

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

Hello Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed you stay. We have free WIFI through out the building and are happy to print boarding passes for our guests. Just forward it on to us at reception. Hope you will be able to stay again soon. Kind regards More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my son when we were over for the rugby. Could not have picked a better place to stay. Very welcoming staff. Lovely hotel, which was spotless and served up a first class breakfast. It was very close to the stadium and not too far from Dublin City centre. Easily walking distance. I certainly would stay here again... More

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Hello Thanks for your posting and delighted you had a good stay. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards More

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Address: Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Canal Hotel 3*
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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 O2. 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 15mg 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 complimentary 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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