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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice hotel with very friendly and helpful reception’s staff. They have own bus transfer from/to the airport which is great, just look around for a green bus with yellow-orange inscription on: Paddywagon. The hotel is with wonderful location, quite area, maybe a little bit noisy if your room is in front and window is open, but is ok, comfortable beds... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for an evening with special rate of €80 room only for twin room. Room was lovely a spacious and the desk was great to work from. Beds were comfy and hotel was very clean & quiet. Maybe I was just lucky that I was at a quiet side. Staff friendly.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this hotel as we were going to a concert in the RDS. Walked from the hotel to the RDS on a lovely July evening. The hotel is within walking distance to the Aviva stadium as well. Had a very nice stay and we ate in the adjacent bar and the food was great. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Hello Thank you for your feedback and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will get a chance to return soon, there are some great concerts in the O2 later in the year to tempt. Kind regards More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sylvia's coffee, tea and breakfast-lunch goodies in the lobby for takeout or enjoying there was exceptional and she is, too --remembered what we liked to order. Restaurant menu good, too. Our room was dead quiet, ample and attractive. All staff are helpful and friendly. Had there been acoustic traditional Irish music, we would have spent more time in the restaurant.

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Hello Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am delighted you were well looked after and hope you do get a chance to return soon. Sylvia may still remember the order - she is great like that. Kind regards More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has no ideas of grandeur, it's a good, correctly rated 3 star and my 3 nights stay was pleasant. Cons : Dated Lobby, but you can live wuth that/ Bathroom while adequate, most definitely needs upgrading / Towels are threadbare Pros : The beds are fab and of 5 star quality/ Room size really spacious and well decorated/... More

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Hello Thank you for your feedback, which we will use positively to continue to improve all areas of the hotel. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again to the hotel. Kind regards More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a city break. Area - it isn't in the centre of town which was something we actually like but at the same time we were able to walk to the temple area in about 25minutes (We are both mid/late 20s). Room - was nice modern and a reasonable size, it was clean and each day we... More

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

Hello Thank you for the comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. The restaurant breakfast does offer a full range of hot and cold breakfast items for the fix cost but do try our Canal Express Coffee shop in the lobby, for selections of freshly baked pastries and speciality coffees, if you prefer something lighter during the week. Hope we... More

chicago, il
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was lovely. We stayed at the beginning and the ending of a Driftwood Tour. The first night we were on the second floor and the second time was on the fourth floor. The fourth floor had fluffy robes, bottles of water, and chocolates on the pillow. The front desk gives great service. Any time I had a question... More

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

Hello Thank you for your comments and delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Our breakfast does start at 8am on the weekends and public holidays but also finishes an hour later at 11am for those who have the chance to lie in ! We are always happy to accommodate early breakfasts for those who can't, so do let us... More

Northern Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 1st time staying in this hotel. we loved it, staff friendly, hotel very clean, rooms spotless, breakfast very good, great selection. we would recommend this hotel to stay in, we will definitely come back and stay here again. well worth a visit. Great Value.

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Hello Thank you for your feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your first stay and hope to see you again soon. Many thanks More

ireland
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24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hello Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the show - it got fabulous reviews. Thanks for taking the time to post your comments and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Hello Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay and glad you enjoyed it and the free Wifi. Hope you get a chance to return 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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