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Grand Canal Hotel

#49 of 172 Hotels in Dublin
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Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
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  • Location
    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel seems somewhat outdated or behind the times. I would have been ok paying 80 euro for a room but 130 is pushing it. Plus 10 euro to park. Rooms were clean and bed was OK, I guess. (Two twins screwed together) They put us in a handicapped room which had a double bed and a twin so it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we arrived at Dublin Airport we had to find out ourselves which bus to take. A friendly busdriver told us we had to take the 'Paddybus'. It's a 20 min drive but the surrounding of the hotel is very quiet. (Temple Bar Aera is a 30 minutes walk.) Breakfast is ok and the pub next door serves great food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at Dublin airport and could not figure out how to find the shuttle to this hotel. We took a public bus which left us off far from the hotel and we had to drag our luggage a long distance. The area this hotel was in was not tourist friendly. It seemed to be in a more business-like area.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here last week with my boyfriend, my sister and her boyfriend. We had a fantastic stay here and loved the hotel. Upon arrival we was lucky to have one room already available for us (we got there at 10am) and left all our bags there. We had upgraded to the executive rooms and wasn't disappointed the rooms were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stay there quiet a lot when in Dublin for business. The staff are great, the room was excellent and the food is really nice too. Also, the location is very central too. There is a good gym downstairs too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights with elderly parents and front desk staff were very good in accommodating their needs. Slight issues with the lifts requiring room keys to work. Were kept waiting for service by the bar manager who obviously preferred younger female customers but moved like lightning when we genuinely forgot to put our room number on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, spacious room, excellent WiFi, very friendly and helpful staff. Unfortunately we stayed only one night. Not too central but walking distance to a certain part of town. You need to take the bus or taxi to get to the centre of town (shopping district). The breakfast room is large and the hot and cold dishes on offer were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here on the opening weekend many years ago (still being painted and plastered at that point)and loved it. So when deciding to come back with our son and my 71 yr old father for my 40th and sons 14th birthday it was an easy option. I emailed a couple of days prior to arrival to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a musical in the Bord Gáis Energy theatre, which is within walking distance. The hotel itself was fine, very secure car park (€10 overnight) the room was perfectly fine, staff friendly (if not all efficient!) and we had a lovely meal in the bar/restaurant, very tasty, really nice staff and the meal was reasonably priced. Location wise... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel is a three star property and i stayed there for almost a week on a business trip. the rooms were clean and cosy and nice view of the city. the breakfast is very good with lot of options from fresh fruits , breads, eggs and different cereals. staff was very freindly and assisted us with the maps of... More 

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