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Grand Canal Hotel

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good quality hotel with friendly efficient staff. It is close to Lansdowne Road for internationals but a little out of the city centre. The Dart is very close however so you can get around easily

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our hotel. I am delighted that you found the hotel to be of good quality and that the staff were friendly and efficient. The Dart across the street is terrific, it connects the hotel to some of Dublin's most scenic areas within the hour. I hope that...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 15 year old and I were attending a concert in the 3Arena and required a hotel that was within walking distance. The hotel is a stones throw from the Aviva stadium and twenty minute walk from the 3 Arena. Whoever left negative reviews really must expect 7* for their 4* budget. First impressions, the staff were extremely friendly and...

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

Dear Guest, It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us for the concert. I am particuarly delighted that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful as that to us is very important. Thankfully the lack of shopping did not bother you and the amenities in the room and the breakfast made up for...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comfortable hotel and a great location for events at the the 3Arena or the Aviva stadium. Grand Canal DART station is across the road and it's a short walk to the City centre. Also walkable to the Schoolhouse Aircoach bus stop. Staff are lovely - very helpful and friendly.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are indeed very convenient for the 3Arena or the Aviva Stadium and thankfully this year both of them have a lot of concerts and events pretty much to suit all tastes. I hope that you will be back to Dublin and of course to visit us...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited along to the evening BBQ and drinks reception. The hotel is located near to the Aviva stadium and within pleasant walking distance to Grafton Street and into the city or a short bus ride. On arrival we went to the bar area which is spacious and inviting. Its light and airy bar area with comfy seating. We...

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read your very kind comments and that you were able to join us for the recent BBQ at the hotel. I am delighted that you found the staff to be very friendly and that you thought the downstairs of our hotel to be pleasant. I hope that you will be back to visit us...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was amazing! I understand that there are some bad reviews but I really don't know where they have come from! When we got to the hotel the staff reception were really nice and took our bags off us as our room wasn't ready, baring in mind we were 4 hours before check in, they stored our bags and...

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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 have given us a top reveiw score. I am happy to hear that you were able to leave your bags when you arrived early and that gave you a chance to explore Dublin. It is great that you found the room to be clean and spacious. I...

Pennington, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights while spending a weekend in Dublin. This hotel is about a 20-25 minute walk to Grafton Street. When we walked into the lobby, it smelled of cigarette smoke, as people were smoking outside the front door. I mentioned it to the front desk attendent (did not get his name) and my...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments which we always find very useful to improve our service. We will indeed keep an eye on those smoking at the front door, there are two areas where guests can smoke without disruption to others so I am sorry that you didn't feel that your concerns were met with the correct response. I...

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing hotel, classy, super nice staff, great room, we got upgraded to executive room when we arrived, nice size, clean and big bathroom, coffee machine in the room and two bottles of water, wifi worked perfectly everywhere. Free parking garage below the hotel. Walking distance to the centre, 15-20 minutes to Trinity college and Grafton street. Would definitely stay again!

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read your very nice comments about our hotel. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the wifi, water and coffee machine added to your enjoyment. I very much hope that you do return to stay with us again. Thank you for taking your time to write your...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed here for one night for work but staff were so friendly, service was quick, I hadn't booked the suite but was allocated it on check in-beautiful room, very clean and all brand new. Ate in the bar as the gas works had so many tables reserved but service was quick, food was excellent. Couldn't fault it.

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

Dear Guest, It is great to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Grand Canal Hotel. I am delighted that we were able to upgrade you to one of our Suites on check in. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff at the hotel and Gasworks Bar. Thank you for taking your time...

dublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely coffee this morning served by Sylvia – I think she is Hungarian, She is very present , has a nice manner and services a great coffee. Well done to Fernando who is also very good with the customers. Well done to all

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely comments about Sylvia and Fernando. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Canal Express, I have passed your comments on to both of them. Hopefully you will be back to visit with us again soon. Again thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments and for the very...

Jamshedpur, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a typical city based hotel designed for efficiency, convenience and comfort without too many frills. There are a few eating places and a pub in the neighborhood but it's not an entertainment centre. The hotel has a bar and restaurant which are perfectly adequate for a quiet evening after a hectic day. Like all Irish hotels, the service...

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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 at the Grand Canal Hotel and found the service to be polite. I hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Kind Regards Donna Curry

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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 

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Address: Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: ₹ 7,690 - ₹ 14,411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Canal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
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Also Known As:
Grand Canal Dublin
Hotel Grand Canal
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Dublin
#14 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#29 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#33 Business Hotel in Dublin
#40 Family Hotel in Dublin
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
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“This hotel has a wonderful bar and BBQ area outside.”
GrainneNiMhaille, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“We were at the end of the hallway on the 2nd floor and it was perfectly quiet but a lousy view out of the window.”
U3857DUmaryc, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms worth the extra, ask for a balcony”
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“The 3rd floor was quite, warm, windows open for fresh air, has an elevator and private bat; able to charge our iPads and cell phones.”
18272016, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms that look at the road were not loud at all and they have a pretty view”
416janap, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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