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Grand Canal Hotel

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co.derry, ireland
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Stayed her with teenage daughter at beginning of month (going to concert in bord gais energy theatre). got a nice room on the 5th fl, with smart TV - great for teen! Had a lovely meal in the pub, good value - staff were all lovely. Theatre was a 5-7 min walk - not too bad. Didnt bother with breakfast...

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

Hello Delighted you and your daughter enjoyed your stay with us and do hope you will get the opportunity to stay again soon. There are many great shows and concerts coming up in the Autumn in both the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the 02 to tempt. Thanks for the posting. Kind regards

miniadventurer99
Reviewed 15 July 2014

positives first... stayed here for 2 nights and choose it as it was close to the o2 for a concert we were attending. there is very secure parking facilities, hotel was easy to find, even closer to the aviva, you can see the stadium from the front entrance of the hotel we stayed when a big match was on and...

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

Hello Thank you for feedback and I am sorry that you experienced difficulties with the food service. I have past your comments on to the managers and they will ensure that they are reviewed fully so we can offer a service more in keeping with our normal standards. My apologises again for the inconvenience caused to you and thank you...

belfast
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with three friends on wed eve, and I was pleasantly surprised! After reading not so great reviews I didn't really know what I was going to. We requested twin rooms and in our room we got a double and a single bed which were so comfortable, also I emailed ahead and requested a fridge which was there,...

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the food - we love the pancakes too ! The room issues we will review. Thanks again for the posting. Kind regards

Portland, Or.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

OK hotel,only booked it as our tour left from there the next day. Manager at desk was grumpy,didn't greet us or smile, going through the motions. Room was average,yet clean. Bed was a disaster, the springs were broken, had to shove pillows under it for support, didn't say anything as I didn't feel like changing rooms and it wasn't the...

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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Enjoyed this hotel and the attached pub. Comfortable room. No AC but opening the windows worked fine and our room was very quiet. The location is not as convenient as perhaps one without a car might want, but we are walkers so it was OK for us for one night. The only thing that seemed odd was that the only...

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

Hello Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed you stay. We have free WIFI through out the building and are happy to print boarding passes for our guests. Just forward it on to us at reception. Hope you will be able to stay again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 10 July 2014

Stayed here with my son when we were over for the rugby. Could not have picked a better place to stay. Very welcoming staff. Lovely hotel, which was spotless and served up a first class breakfast. It was very close to the stadium and not too far from Dublin City centre. Easily walking distance. I certainly would stay here again...

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

Hello Thanks for your posting and delighted you had a good stay. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I recently stayed here with my daughter and saw a show at the grand canal theatre. The staff were ever so friendly and helpful. The rooms were modern and comfortable and the food was lovely. It's about a half an hour walk from st.stephens green.

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

Hello Thanks for the posting and delighted you enjoyed your stay and the show. Dirty Dancing is getting rave reviews and there is more to follow with Joseph, Blood Brothers and Elf all coming soon. Many thanks again.

Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My partner and I have just returned from a mini-break to Dublin and 4 nights at the Grand Canal Hotel. Overall, we were delighted with our choice and found its position away from the city centre to our advantage and it's in a pleasant area near the canal for walking trips. The price was reasonable and continental or cooked breakfast...

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you have the opportunity to visit again soon. Kind regards

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The hotel itself if actually pretty nice. The only downside is that it is a bit outside the city center (a bit over a US mile). And with Dublin's winding streets it made walking to and from the hotel a bit of a chore. Cabs are usually out front and it's a quick ride to the city center. Nice people,...

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

Hello Thank you for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again.

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 July 2014

From the reasonable price to the amazing location, this hotel was the perfect find for my first trip to Dublin! Really fun bar with good food and great service. Customer service at the desk was excellent too! It was located within walking distance of everything we wanted to do - River Liffey, shoppes of Dublin and Temple Bar. If you...

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

Hello Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. Many thanks for the posting.

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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: RM486 - RM1,031 (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:
#8 Green 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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“Ask for a room high up and away from the main road. But generally speaking the road noise is not intrusive whichever room you have.”
 of 5 bubbles 626philipa, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No noise on third floor”
 of 5 bubbles 948sheilab, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors recommended”
 of 5 bubbles fionnualadolan, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 535alisonb, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Close proximity to grand canal train station and an bord gais and local restaurants. . Good views of the Aviva stadium”
 of 5 bubbles 884carmelm, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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