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“Lovely hotel but just one gripe.”
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Grand Canal Hotel
Ranked #39 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel but just one gripe.”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Having stayed here twice in the last few weeks i thought it would be appropriate to make some comments. The hotel is situated close to town and is in a nice area. Rooms were great and beds were so comfortable. Restaurant on Sunday night was a little dirty and the service a bit patchy but overall would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Hello
Thank you for your feedback, which I have past on the Food and Beverage team who will address it. I hope you do have the opportunity to stay again with us.
Many thanks again for taking the time to post.
Kind regards
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel for 1 night with 2 friends as part of their Theatre Package. Really very good value. Very comfortable room for the 3 of us. We had dinner in the restaurant which was lovely. Only fault which really isn't a fault was the heat in the hotel. Great location away from the busy city centre but close enough to enjoy Dublin. Would highly recommend the hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Hello
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will be back soon as we have great packages for more shows coming up in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Wicked is in full flight at the moment, followed by some classics in the new year - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Evita over Valentines weekend and Fiddler on the Roof.
Many thanks again.
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have recently stayed here with my boyfriend. It was our first time to Dublin and after narrowing down the hotels, we decided on the Grand Canal Hotel, and it was a great decision. We had a great time in Dublin and our hotel was brilliant. It has an excellent bar with a nice chilled out feel to it. Our room was an executive room and it was amazing, couldn't fault anything. The location is not on top of the main city, but actually that was quite nice because its a nice walk into the town along the river. The reception staff are really welcoming as well. Will be staying here again definitely, we are actually already planning out next trip!

  • Stayed November 2013
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
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Thank you for the posting. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and your trip to Dublin. Hope you do get the chance to visit again soon.
Many thanks again.
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Larne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We booked the Grand Canal for one night in November 2013 as we were down in Dublin for the rugby. We wanted somewhere close to the Aviva Stadium, at a good rate, with car parking available. We found a great deal at the Grand Canal and it definitely lived up to expectations. The staff were all very friendly and efficient, the room was spotless and extremely comfortable. We had dinner from the bar adjoining the hotel, and apart from being a little expensive, it was quite enjoyable. A full Irish breakfast was included in our deal and it did not disappoint either. So much choice on offer and we definitely went away feeling full for the rest of the day! Brilliant stay!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you after Christmas for the next international. Keep an eye on our own website for the best rates.
Many thanks again.
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stayed here recently as was attending a conference in the Aviva. hotel is ideally placed on DART line and 5 mins from the stadium. Its got free parking and free WiFi and nice rooms. They were clean and warm. Staff always friendly.
Food was average - room service food was cold. Go to breakfast early as it tended not to be topped up with fresher stuff. Other than that it was a very pleasant stay. Would stay again as its handy to several places.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Hello
Thank you for your posting. Glad you found our location convenient, we are located centrally between the Aviva Stadium, RDS, the city centre and the Grand Canal Dock area, so in the middle of everything !
Hope you will get an opportunity to stay again and thanks again for the taking the time to post.
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Rochford, Essex, UK
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

If you are going to Lansdowne Road this is a perfect hotel - I stayed here in September for a concert and it is literally 5 mins from the stadium. If you are going to the City Centre it is a little way - about 15 mins walk but the Dart Station is across the road and can get you there in about 5 mins. Room was very comfortable and clean. Good quality HD TV - albeit limited channels in Ireland - but at least could get UK Terrestrial channels. Free internet in hotels means 256k connection with limitations on what you can access. Not here - the free internet is fast and the connected TV lets you access your Netflix account. Breakfast very good selection to keep you going for the day.
IF you are staying for a few days and want to do something different - instead of taking the Dart to the City go the other way to Bray - a lovely seaside town - and the trip itself has spectacular views.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Hello
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the concert. The stadium is very close and a great venue.
The Dart is a super way of getting out of the city for an hour or two - the other direction to Bray is Howth, which is also a beautiful place to visit with lovely restaurants and walks.
Hope we will get the opportunity of weeing you again soon.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting family in Dublin. We arrived early for check in and asked if we could leave our bags, but were informed our room was ready, and were checked in there and then. The weekend we went happened to be a home match for the Irish Rugby team, and the bar was very much trended towards the game - our request for coffees took a while to be delivered, and we were not asked what sort of coffee we wanted. The room was adequate, although the bath had no plug, but this was delivered quickly when reception were informed. The breakfast was of a buffet style, full English or continental, and we were seated quickly.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Hello
Thank you for your posting. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the reception team were able to offer you an early check in. We are very close to the stadium which creates a great atmosphere on match days in the bar. I hope you might have the opportunity to visit us again.
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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
#8 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#30 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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