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Grand Canal Hotel
Ranked #39 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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Cork Ireland
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

This hotel is in a lovely location and with free parking up to 1pm on day of departure is ideal for any visitor to dublin, it is within walking distance of the avia, a Dart stop and many other restaraunts. On check-in we were greeted by Lorraine who was very welcoming and friendly a great asset to the hotel. The rooms are a good size with very comfortble beds and good in room facilitices. This hotel is well worth a visit if staying in dublin.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Hello
Thank you for your posting. It is wonderful to see you enjoyed your stay and especially your comments regarding the staff. I know the front desk team will be thrilled with the special mention.
Thank you again for the feedback.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

This hotel was chosen by us as it was a pick up destination for our tour. However, the staff were all good, rooms clean and comfortable and the Gas Bar had good food and entertainment. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Hello
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I am sure, also, your trip around Ireland. Lots of good memories - if you have a favorite photograph of Dublin you would like to share - we would love to see it.
Thanks again for your post.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed at the Grand Canal with my sisters and Mum for the Robbie Williams Concert on June 14, we had a great time. Arrived at the hotel at 3pm to find the Gasworks bar buzzing with lots of ladies for the concert. Our room was on the 4th floor and was absolutely smashing, Flat panel TV, complimentary water and chocolates on the bed! Plus Fluffy dressing gowns to wrap ourselves in. We headed down to the bar for something to eat, I had the Thai Green Curry which was delicious washed down by a glass or two of wine. Bar staff very nice and chatty, enjoyed the atmosphere too I think. Or maybe all the good looking ladies in the bar! Off we went to the concert which is only 5 mins walk from the hotel, it was lashing rain though on the walk but it didn't damper our spirits. We returned to the hotel at about 11.30 and went to the bar which was very very busy and very uncomfortable, but this was to be expected as it was the nearest hotel after the concert. We took our drinks to the lobby and sat there in comfort. Had a great sleep in the beds. The breakfast was fab, I don't get how you couldn't have enjoyed it as the food was freshly cooked, there was everything on the menu no matter what your taste was. We have nothing but praise for the hotel, everything was A1. A big bonus also was the fact that the car park was free to overnight residents which for me after driving from Limerick, was great for Dublin City where the cost can be very expensive. We hope to come again for a Republic of Ireland Soccer match in October so must get on again to book soon........THank you to all at the hotel for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Enjoyedit
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Hello
Delighted you all enjoyed your stay for the Robbie Williams concert. He certainly seemed to have put on a great show. Hopefully we will get a chance to see you again soon - there are plenty of events on in Dublin this summer to tempt between the Theatre and the O2.
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Much appreciated.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

My Wife and I booked into the `Grand Canal Hotel` for the ROBBIE WILLIAMS concert in the Aviva Stadium.This hotel is ideal for anybody planning to attend a musical or sporting event in the Aviva. The rooms were clean and very comfortable.The self service breakfast was fabulous. Car parking in the hotel car park is limited, you would have to arrive early.
The connecting `Gasworks Bar` is a great spot for some bar food or a beer before heading off to your event.
The staff were courteous and very welcoming.
We would definitely stay here again....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trevor D
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Hello
Thank you for your posting. We have been spoilt for choice this month with all the events happening in the Aviva, the RDS and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. From Robbie to Rihanna to Rod, not to mention the soccer international. We are looking forward now to an event packed summer. The car parking is complementary for all our guests and we do almost always find a space for everyone.
Delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will get a chance to visit again soon.
Many thanks again
Kind regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We picked it as an affordable place about 15 min. walk to Trinity College. Professional, very clean, secure underground parking, gym, and good WiFi included. Quiet, good pub there. Overall, a perfect place for our stay. A great value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jtwallace
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Hello
Thank you for your posting. Delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will get a chance to visit again soon.
Many thanks again
Kind regards
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stay here while going to see the lion king in Dublin. When we arrived we could not have asked for better staff to check us in on reception. We got put in an executive room which was lovely as we didn't expect it. This hotel is not that close to the centre off town so if you like walking its ok we didn,t mind that. We had dinner before the show the food was just ok. This hotel was LET DOWN big time by breakfast. when we arrive for breakfast no clean glass for juice No bread or we were not offer tea. Everything I wanted I had to asked for. Not what I like to have to do. I would stay here again if they got breakfast sort out. All and all would come back if going to show.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eimear w
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Hello
Thank you for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and disappointed that the breakfast service was lacking. I have passed on your comments to the restaurant team. We will continue to work to improve and maintain the service standards.
I hope you will have an opportunity to visit again soon. Thanks again for the feedback.
Kind regards
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Property: Grand Canal Hotel
Address: Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Dublin
#29 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#33 Business Hotel in Dublin
#40 Family Hotel in Dublin
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Canal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
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 
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