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Grand Canal Hotel

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently while attending a concert in the O2 and must say that it was most enjoyable. It is a good stroll from the O2 But on a summer evening not a problem for us. A taxi from the hotel should be a short journey . The hotel is also very convenient for the Aviva...

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

Hello Thanks for the review and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will get a chance to return soon - as there fantastic concerts coming up this autumn in the O2. We do run a shuttle bus to the O2 on concert nights, subject to demand, so be sure to request it when making your reservation. Many thanks again...

carlow,ireland
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed overnight for a theatre visit. The staff were very friendly, especially the young lady in the Gasworks bar who took our food order. She couldn't do enough to make sure everything was ok. This is an ideal place to stay for any sporting, touring or theatre visit. Free parking, easy access, clean rooms. We will definitely stay again....

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

Hello Thank you for your posting and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The Gasworks Bar: I love this place. I find the staff very friendly and helpful, a good menu with tasty food, a good selection of drinks and all at a fair price. BUT Ive been in a few times lately with work and also with friends and I found the bar was completely understaffed . When I was at a...

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Nothing wrong with this hotel. Pub attached to hotel is nice. Food is good at both. Free parking is nice. Showers are hit or miss with water pressure. Lots of room. No channels on the tv really, but I'm just trying to find flaws at this point. Very nice stay.

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

Hello Thank you for the feedback. I am disappointed that the shower and TV were not satisfactory as we normally have great water pressure in the showers and have SMART TVs in the rooms with over 20 channels. I have asked accommodation to double check there are no issues with either in any rooms. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind...

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Six of us stayed here when we were attending the Eagles concert. Everything was top class. Lovely rooms, great food and friendly staff. There is free parking also and dead handy for the O2. All in all we d be back again.

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

Hello Delighted you enjoyed your stay. I hope we will see you again soon, there are plenty of great concerts on in the O2 to tempt. Many thanks again

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Enjoyed my stay at the hotel! The only thing that surprised me was the lack of air conditioning, which was not essential but have made the stay more comfortable. The rooms were very clean and well presented. The room was equipped with a smart TV that at times had picture problems but after fiddling with the white cable all was...

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

Hello Thank you for your posting. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

Ballyconnell, Ireland
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We booked in here for the Eagles concert as it was near enough to the O2 to walk there, about 20min and had free car parking. The staff were welcoming and first impressions were favourable. The room was a decent size, very clean and had all the essentials. We decided to eat at the hotel restaurant and once again no...

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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. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be able to return again soon. Kind regards

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I had a flying visit last week to Dublin and was booked into the Grand Canal Hotel and had a great time. To say this Hotel is only a 3 star it is very luxurious with chocolates on your pillows and fluffy dressing gowns in your rooms. It's ideally placed to explore Dublin (no time for me to do that...

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

Hello Thank you for your feedback and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you might get the chance to stay again soon. Many thanks again

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed here on bank holiday weekend and got an excellence price for the room. Upon arriving we were kindly met and given our keys to the room. The room was clean and had a excellent view of the aviva stadium, for a rugby fan anyway. Biggest disadvantage of this hotel is its location, about 20min walk from the Temple Bar...

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

Hello Thank you for your comments following your recent stay. We were sorry to hear that you were disappointed with breakfast. All our products are Irish in origin and generally we have found the quality to be very good. We will certainly review them to ensure the standard is maintained. Thank you again for your comments. Kind regards

Ottawa
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I stay at this hotel for the last night on our tour of Ireland. The hotel was not located in a convenient place in Dublin. There was a restaurant and bar in the hotel for food but for the most part they were basic. The rooms were very small, we barely had enough room for our two large bags etc..........

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Hello Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the bed in the room was uncomfortable for you and disappointed you did not notify us as we would have been happy to change the room for you. The continental breakfast is generally has cereals, breads, fruits, cheeses and yogurts on...

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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: $134 - $339 (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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“Close proximity to grand canal train station and an bord gais and local restaurants. . Good views of the Aviva stadium”
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“I had a room at the back, as it is on a busy road with a lot of commuter traffic.”
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