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Grand Canal Hotel

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have stayed here numerous times over the past several years. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to Grafton St. and Trinity College but it’s worth it. We find the hotel very quiet and prefer it over the noisy city centre. Rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is close to city bus stops and is a 5 minute... More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel, very nice and clean, beds are comfirtable. Staff are helpful and friendly. Location is not central, but within walking distance. It takes less than 20mins to Nassu St or Trinity College. But there are bars and restaurant just downstairs. Taxi from airport is about 26 euro.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read your review of the Grand Canal Hotel and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff at the hotel as it makes it worthwhile to read such positive feedback. I hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Kind Regards Donna... More 

Paris, France
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hôtel is clean, nice staff, good breakfast all normal and fine. but at 200€ a night for an average room in a hotel a few km from the main town, situated next to nothing, it is just too expensive for what it is.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Grand Canal Hotel. I am sorry to hear that you found the hotel to be next to nothing, we are located very close to the Grand Canal, as well as the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Aviva Stadium is within view of the hotel and Grafton Street is a 15... More 

Galway, Ireland
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38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stay here regularly and am very comfortable with it, the staff are friendly and the rooms good for the price point. The location is conveniently close to the D4 business district, the Grand Canal Dock theatre, bar and restaurant area and it is well served by bus and the Dart railway line.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for continuing to choose the Grand Canal Hotel for your visits to Dublin. I am delighted that you enjoy staying with us and hope that you continue to do so for a very long time. I will pass your kind comments on to our staff, it is always nice for them to hear that their hard... More 

Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good hotel for the value. Not to far from city centre-about 30 minutes from Trinity Colage and 35 minutes from the Spire. Anything closer to those doubles the price st best. Clean. Good size rooms. Friendly staff. Coffee shop on premises. Pub on premisis.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your trip to Dublin. I am very happy to read that you found the hotel to be good value and clean which is very important when staying away from home. I very much hope that you will return to stay with us again soon. Kind Regards Donna Curry More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife last week on our weekend break in Dublin. Hotel staff were very friendly. Breakfast was included in our hotel rate and this was excellent. This hotel is about a five minute walk from the Aviva Stadium and fifteen minutes walk to Grafton Street. The Dart station (Grand Canal Dock) is just across the road which... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your weekend break in Dublin, I am delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your stay. We are indeed quite handy for the Grafton Street area as well as the Aviva so that a weekend break can take in as much as possible. We do not have air conditioning... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with many hotels in Ireland, this hotel has no ceiling fan nor Aircon at all. We had to ask for table fans. House keeping gladly obliged though👍 Windows can be slightly opened only. There was a bus drivers strike on-going during the weekend that we were staying at the hotel. Had informed and check with reception on the bus... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Grand Canal Hotel. I am sorry for the confusion over the buses, there was a strike on during your stay for the buses and the Reception Staff kindly put notices in the lift and public areas to inform guests. Some of the Hop on Hop off buses were running that... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic stay whilst we were working at Shelbourne park for the Irish Derby final! Bars everywhere and the service has been good for years. True doggie people think this is the place to stay and they are not wrong as they don't buy any rounds of beer or anything - EVER!!!! Cheers to the team and here's to next... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Grand Canal Hotel whilst you were working in the nearby Shelbourne Park Stadium. I am happy to read that you found the hotel to your liking, hopefully you will indeed be back to work with us again next year. Kind Regards Donna Curry More 

San Jose, California
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 2 beds here during my solo business trip. Room was very comfortable and staff were really nice. I forgot an adaptor for my plugs, and the staff at the front kindly allowed me to borrow their last adaptor!

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Thank Janet V
GCHDublin, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again to stay with us in the near future. Kind Regards Donna Curry More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great room. It looked like it had been newly renovated! We had 3 single beds which were very comfortable. Good full Irish breakfast. Very pleasant service. The front desk even asked upon checkout where we were off to and if they could assist with anything. I would stay here again

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and will possibly stay again. We are constantly upgrading and renovating the hotel room so it is very nice to read that you liked the room. I hope that you the rest of your trip to Dublin was enjoyable but that you will be back to stay with... More 

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 3Arena. 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 50mg 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 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 

Additional Information about Grand Canal Hotel

Address: Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $118 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Canal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 142
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Also Known As:
Grand Canal Dublin
Hotel Grand Canal
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Dublin
#33 Business Hotel in Dublin
#40 Family Hotel in Dublin
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
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