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Grand Canal Hotel

#47 of 172 Hotels in Dublin
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Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose this hotel due to its location. Not far from the Aviva Stadium. We were advised we have been upgraded to a junior suite upon arrival however it looked like a bog standard double room. There was nothing extra or special about it. The hotel itself was clean and tidy with easy access to the town centre, the trams... More 

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co. leitrim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this hotel. room was spotless. Bed was really comfortable. Food was fabulous. Great location. Staff very friendly. this is my second time to stay in this hotel and definitely will be back. Can't fault this hotel.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for one night to attend the Ed Sheerin concert in Croke Park. The hotel itself was grand, clean and perfectly sufficient. The staff were very friendly and the location is hard to beat - 3 minute walk from the nearest dart station and a 10 minute walk from Grand Canal Square with its restaurants,... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really disappointed with this hotel, we stayed for one night to see a concert. Because of the concert being on the hotel jacked the price considerably compared with any other normal weekend. We paid a lot of money and expected that to reflect the quality of the rooms, I am afraid it did not! The staff were not that helpful,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Canal Hotel. I am sorry to hear that your experience at the Grand Canal hotel was not as it should have been. Having reviewed your reservation I see that human error caused your allocation to be in a twin room initially-unfortunately these things happen but I am sorry... More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose the hotel because of the location. Walking distance to city centre but reasonably quiet area and nice walk along canal nearby. Check in was efficient but rather cold, however we were soon in our room on second floor. Room is fine clean and quite spacious. Bathroom is good with good quality toiletries and towels. Wifi is available and free.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Canal Hotel. I am delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry to hear that noise from our staff caused an issue for you, it is something that we will rectify so that it is hopefully not an issue in the future. I hope... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Checked in on Wednesday was charged what we where told was a final amount. Until checkout & we where told we owed an extra €70!! Was also overcharged in the gasworks restaurant. They reluctantly give us a €10 discount off the €70. After they made the Error!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those mid-range hotels that has been decorated but just doesn't have a ton of character. Which is par for the course, of course. My room was comfortable - I got a good night's sleep - and the staff are as courteous and polite as Irish staff will be (ie, very!). The Gasworks Pub (I think that's... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Canal Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff to be friendly. Its good to hear that you enjoyed yourself in our Gasworks Bar. We have music at the weekend which is always good fun and our new bar menu is... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with work. Arrived and check in was quick, room was beautiful and bed comfortable. I ordered food at the bar and food was quick. Only 10 minute walk from grafton street. Really enjoyed this clean comfortable hotel and was definitely better than a lot of 4 star hotels.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. How nice that you found us favorable in comparison to some four star hotels. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your meal in the Gasworks bar. I hope that when you are in Dublin next that you will choose to visit with us again. Kind... More 

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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights, as was attending a show at the bord gais theatre. Location is excellent. And the hotel was a pleasant surprise. Rooms are well equipped (we were on the 4th floor), they were quiet and the smart tv with inclusive netflix was a treat after a day exploring when we didn't feel like a... More 

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

Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Canal Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found Gasworks Bar to be to your liking. We are in the perfect location for all that is happening in the city at the moment, in particular the Bord Gais Theatre. I hope that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with three other couples to attend a concert. Rooms are fresh and clean! Bed was comfy hard to get out of it lol great view from the balcony. Gasworks bar was great nice crowed and nice buzz! The food was amazing no faults at all! Plenty of parking which was great for Dublin!

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you and your friends chose to stay with us for your trip to Dublin. There are a lot of concerts taking place at the moment, luckily we are close to the ones that are at the Aviva or the O2. I hope that you will be returning to Dublin again soon and that you... More 

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  • Gasworks bar(5)
  • City center(5)
  • Dart station(4)
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  • Car park(3)
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