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Grand Canal Hotel

#48 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived for a three night stay at the Grand Canal Hotel last week. We got the bus from Dublin airport which cost around €14 for two of us and dropped us around the corner from the hotel. Hotel had a beautiful reception area, rooms also lovely! Bed comfortable, small flat screen tv and wifi was free. Rooms cleaned every day... More 

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stayed last night on a theatre package deal. Very impressed with the hotel. Lovely comfy beds, friendly staff, had 2 course pre-theatre meal which was really tasty. Huge buffet breakfast great selection and everything fresh and served until 11am. Highly recommend this hotel.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For the price this hotel was perfect. I got the early bird special on the breakfast buffet when I reserved my room. There were lots of choices and everything was nice and hot. I had emailed before coming regarding whether there were safes in the room or not. The staff went out of their way to make sure I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on tour and we were booked into this hotel. The room did not have any air conditioning and the bathroom no air movement. No big deal it was still a beautiful hotel.the staff was excellent and went out of their way to help you. The staff especially David were assisted Me in getting my boarding pass for my... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments about David and the rest of the staff at the hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you enjoyed your tour of Ireland. I will be sure that David sees your comments, I am delighted that he was able to assist you. We do indeed have... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came to Dublin for my OH 50th birthday and booked this hotel due to tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. We had an early flight so arrived at approx 09.15 at the hotel I didn't expect to be able to check in but asked could we leave our bags so we could go for a wander, luckily our room was... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your very kind comment. It is lovely to see that you decided to spend your other half's special occasion with us and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure that the staff at the hotel see your review. We have recently upgraded our breakfast offering so I am pleased that you... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 chose to stay at the Grand Canal Hotel, as you say we are beside the Aviva Stadium and close enough to the City Centre for it to be easily accessed. I am sorry to read your comment about the hotel being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Grand Canal Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will return to stay with us in the future. I have passed your kind comments on to the staff at the hotel and I look forward to seeing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Grand Canal Hotel. I am delighted to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be very friendly. Our location in Dublin is excellent and we are very close to everything that is happening at the moment in Dublin whether... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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