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Grand Canal Hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place to stay really well located and not too far to walk to central Dublin and all it has to offer. Staff are very accommodating nothing is too much trouble. Whether you are staying over night or a long weekend the hotel is situated within walking distance of everything Dublin has to offer and breakfast was amazing too. Will... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay here. So comfortable and close to dublin. Lovely location and walk to the theatre as well as the nice cafes and scenary at grand canal dock Always try to return here when coming to dublin

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoy staying at the Grand Canal hotel when you visit Dublin and I hope that you continue to do so. The area is very nice to stroll around, and Bord Gais Theatre which is not too far put on an excellent show. Thank you for your very kind review score and for taking... More 

Schenectady, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights at the end of our Ireland tour. It is a modern hotel, and the room was very nice. Of course, the lack of air conditioning was an issue since we stayed during a heat wave. It can be noisy with the windows open. The hotel restaurant/bar serves craft beers, and the food was very... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, I hope the trip to Ireland was enjoyable. We do not have air conditioning, we do supply fans for guests that require them during the hot weather, which sadly doesn't come too often. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food in our Gasworks... More 

san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Basic accommodations. Felt more like a university dormitory than a hotel. Pros -good location near canal and businesses -good coffee shop within hotel Cons -no air conditioning -room was hotter than outside, seemed to have poor air circulation even with open windows it was uncomfortably hot -the shower is poorly designed such water flows from the rear of the tub... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that you think the Grand Canal Hotel to be similar to a university dormitory. With our luxury toiletries, flat screen smart televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary water I believe that the Grand Canal Hotel offers a comfortable stay for our hotel guests. We do not offer air conditioning at the hotel, unfortunately... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good, room clean well furnished comfortable beds. Bathroom very good, clean plenty of towel rails and shelves and very good lighting. Very good wifi There were plenty of places to eat in the hotel. The staff very friendly and helpful. Easy parking, close by the hotel.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to receive your review and to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you will be returning to stay with us again quite soon. Kind Regards Donna Curry More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed for one night. The location is okay; it's not extremely close to downtown but it's easy to get there and if you want a quiet night sleep then this is a good spot. The staff was friendly. We grabbed drinks at the Gasworks Bar attached to the hotel; there was a good beer selection. The... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

. lovely hotel, situated close to grand canal. area clean, quite and safe. hotel excellent.staff very pleasant and helpful.buses /dart and luas mode of transport close by.city centre,sport arenas and theatre easily reached. next time will have breakfast in bed!!!!

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff that you met added to your stay. Hopefully it will not be long before you return to us for that breakfast in bed. Kind Regards Donna Curry More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is walking distance from the city but also close to public transport, either by train or bus. There is an adjacent pub, which has good meals, but can get rowdy if there is a game being shown on the screen. The rooms were clean and well appointed although not five star. Walks along the canal lead to the... More 

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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 it seems your trip to Dublin with it's canal walks. I do hope that you will return to stay with us in the near future, for busy nights in the bar we offer a dining menu in Canal Express located at the entrance of the hotel. Kind... More 

Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a good deal online for this hotel for a recent trip. Room was definitely on the cosy side but we didn't mind too much. It's definitely a place for busy trips when you just need somewhere to sleep. Location is great. Short walk from the city centre and proximity to the canal makes it picturesque. Loved the Orla Kiely... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted that apart from the cosy room you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you will return again to stay with us. Kind Regards Donna Curry More 

Co Clare Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel room very comfortable , good location , food quite good too , however it's impossible to get a decent beer, as every beer on tap is a craft beer . It's the only fault I have , otherwise a fine hotel. Staff friendly and professional , but please get in a few well known brands on tap.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to hear that overall you were pleased with the hotel and that the rooms, location and food was enjoyable. It is a shame to hear that you don't like the craft beers. We do sell Guinness, but the lobby area has some of the more well known brands so hopefully you will still return to... More 

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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: $127 - $260 (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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