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Grand Canal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
#46 of 175 Hotels in Dublin
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Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very happy with our stay here. We booked a show through the hotel also. When we arrived all the docs were prepared and ready for us. The staff were excellent and very helpful and friendly. There is fee parking. The bar food was very good - particularly the sandwich/ salad bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing special but nice enough, clean, room did smell of stale smoke and had an ashtray in it - you'd think in this day and age all rooms would be non-smoking. Beds a little soft. Good wifi. Staff friendly. About a 10-15 minute walk from main shopping area in Dublin, 15 minute walk from the convention centre along the canal... More

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Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

+ Walking Distance into centre of Dublin Quiet road Railway station to Dun Laoghaire Breakfast Buffet (could vary much more) Nice Pub Friendly Personnell Well equipped room Nice bathroom Modern radio with docking station WiFi Airport shuttle Some Spar not far away - I have no point in this section! Go for it when travelling to Dublin

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel on a Sunday night for a business meeting the next day. Reception (Grainne) was very helpful at check-in and other staff were helpful also. The hotel was clean a quiet so I got a good nights sleep. I availed of the room service for dinner and it was very pleasant and rapide service . Small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for the Irish Greyhound Derby Final. It was a perfect location for us, the rooms are all you need, and in general I got a good feeling about the hotel. The bar is lovely and there is a good food menu also. I will be back for sure.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at the Grand Canal was awesome! Within walking distance to everything I needed: St. Stephens Green, museums, food, pubs etc. Staff was very helpful. Gym is hardcore for those who want to work out. Two treadmills, elliptical, bike and lots of free weights. To get back to the airport it is only four euros per person!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was very perfect, the reception, the breakfast and all the informations than we want to know, we had a good response. the hotel is very calm and only 15 of the centre of the city. We recommend it was a Five stars

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a very pleasant part of Dublin a little away from the centre. The Grand Canal is just around the corner so you can easily stroll along its grassy tree-lined banks. At the junction of Mespil Road and Baggot Street Upper you will find a nice collection of restaurants and shops, including convenience stores. Starbucks is no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel was located in an upscale area of Dublin. It was easy to get to from the airport via the Paddy Wagon service. The room was a good size with modern conveniences. It was very quiet for a good night's rest. Very easy to walk to the center of Dublin - 20 minute stroll. Good breakfast selection and friendly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at this hotel whilst in Dublin. Check in was quick and easy. It was easy to find a park in the car park. The room was big, wth a queen bed and a single bed. It was a clean execpt for the bottom of the bath. The beds were too hard for our liking, we woke up... 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*
Number of rooms: 142
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