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Grand Canal Street Upper Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 X5X7 Ireland
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Located in Dublin 4, just a stone’s throw from Dublin City Centre, the 4 star Grand Canal Hotel is the perfect choice when staying in Dublin. The hotel is located across from Grand Canal Dock DART Station which gives you direct access to all areas in Dublin, north and south including Dublin's gorgeous coastal towns. The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Aviva Stadium are just 5 - 10 minutes from the hotel and the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Grafton Street shopping district and Trinity College are just a 15 minute walk while The Dublin Convention Centre and the 3 Arena are within a 20 minute walk. After a relaxing nights sleep you can look forward to a sumptuous breakfast in the Epic restaurant. Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at Canal Express. The Gasworks Bar is managed by Galway Bay Brewery, it serves delicious food and a choice of 26 craft beers in a lively atmosphere. We have a secure car park on site. Enjoy a relaxing break or explore Dublin city.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Americk wrote a review Jun 22
County Wexford, Ireland21 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely hotel at a good price. We went to a concert in the 3arena and found the walk to the gig very comfortable. The staff are very friendly. The room service operates all night which isn’t a guaranteed nowadays. The room was clean and had bottled water, rituals toiletries and coffee machine. The huge bonus for us was the on-site car parking so close to the city center. We will definitely stay positive in this hotel again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lorraine L wrote a review Jun 5
Ireland16 contributions3 helpful votes
This was my second stay. Stayed mid week with a friend in a twin room to attend concert in O2. The staff were exceptional. Reception printed a card and a free drink voucher for my friend as we were celebrating her birthday. The barstaff wished her a hapoy birthday when we explained our readon for visiting and tgey remembered us the next day. The residents bar staff and coffee dock were so sweet too. The room was small...but immaculate. The beds were comfy with plenty of pillows. Spotless bathroom with shampoo conditioner and shower gel in seperate bottles. The midweek price I got was really excellent value for money. Good central location for getting to most parts of Dublin. I shall return.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: There is parking available at this hotel. Just remember to get it valudated to get special...
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Sal51275 wrote a review Jun 3
Milan, Italy63 contributions52 helpful votes
Room was big enough although two beds made it small. Toilette needed some fixing. People at reception do not speak proper English. Breakfast with basic stuff (not too much variety). Wi-Fi properly working. Position is good, close to canals, although you may need to walk like 20 mins for the centre
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Getting to the airport was a nightmare. Lack of taxis, lot of traffic
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Visitor731_ wrote a review May 2022
Province of Leinster, Ireland42 contributions18 helpful votes
Our first time staying in this hotel. It’s well located with modern rooms. We booked well in advance so a got good room only rate. Downside would be reception/check in. I rang a few days earlier to confirm the booking and it was really difficult as the staff member didn’t seem to be that fluent. At check in we arrived at 1.15 pm (3pm check in). I’d emailed ahead asking for the early check in. I was told this would cost an extra €50! This was resolved but if the room is available, I think people should be facilitated.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Parking provided, €10 overnight.
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Travelozzy wrote a review May 2022
Bicester, United Kingdom654 contributions335 helpful votes
Good standard of hotel for the cost, with helpful staff and a decent breakfast Rooms were clean , quiet and comfortable with all the amenities you need including plugs near mirrors for those straighteners! Good location too within walking distance of Molly Malone and Grafton street area
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Bob O wrote a review Apr 2022
Burnsville, Minnesota8 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel is the meeting point for the Vagabond Tours of Ireland. We stayed here for three nights prior to the start of the tour. The hotel is very nice with spacious clean rooms, friendly helpful staff and a great Irish breakfast each morning. The location is convenient to the center of the city. It’s a short taxi ride or about a 15 minute walk to Trinity College, Temple Bar and O’Connell street. It’s about a 40 minute taxi ride from the airport depending on the traffic. Dublin is a city that offers a lot and is worth exploring. Grand Canal Hotel is a great place to come back to after a full day of sightseeing. I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Joan O wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
We were in Dublin for the night to see Chicago. I looked for a medium priced hotel close to Bord Gais theatre. The Grand Canal Hotel was perfect in ever way. The reception staff were attentive and extremely helpful, the lobby restaurant for tea was great. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The gastropub for dinner was excellent. We had a great nights sleep and had the best breakfast buffet in a long time. Thank you, Joan O'Mahoney
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
456jimbo wrote a review Apr 2022
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here a few times, great rooms, top breakfast and friendly staff 10 minute walk from the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, we went to see the Osmond Musical, enjoyed it. Easy to park on site and free if you book direct. Jim Carrickfergus.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Aija M wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
Nice, clean, well equiped room. We had sparkling water, coffee and tea in the room. It was possible to plug in USB to charge phones (we did not have the EU-UK adapters). Excellent breakfast buffet with full Irish breakfast. Irish pub just next to the hotel. We had a pleasant stay and would likely return.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Fiona K wrote a review Feb 2022
Tullamore, Ireland13 contributions11 helpful votes
Lovely spacious rooms. Helpful, friendly staff. Close to An Bórd Gáis Theatre, easily walked in 10 minutes. Lovely food. Highly recommend cauliflower wings. Breakfast lovely also. The hotel is a bit of an oasis where you can relax while the world races by.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Canal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Canal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Boats (0.3 miles), Windmill Lane Recording Studios (0.3 miles), and National Print Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Canal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Canal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Canal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Juniors, The Chop House Gastro Pub, and The Old Spot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Is Grand Canal Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Dublin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Grand Canal Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Canal Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Polish.