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Grand Canal Street Upper Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 X5X7 Ireland
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#45 of 176 in Dublin
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Located in Dublin 4, just a stone’s throw from Dublin City Centre, the 4 star Grand Canal Hotel is the perfect choice when staying in Dublin. The hotel is located across from Grand Canal Dock DART Station which gives you direct access to all areas in Dublin, north and south including Dublin's gorgeous coastal towns. The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Aviva Stadium are just 5 - 10 minutes from the hotel and the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Grafton Street shopping district and Trinity College are just a 15 minute walk while The Dublin Convention Centre and the 3 Arena are within a 20 minute walk. After a relaxing nights sleep you can look forward to a sumptuous breakfast in the Epic restaurant. Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at Canal Express. The Gasworks Bar is managed by Galway Bay Brewery, it serves delicious food and a choice of 26 craft beers in a lively atmosphere. We have a secure car park on site. Enjoy a relaxing break or explore Dublin city.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Visitor731_ wrote a review 14 May
Province of Leinster, Ireland41 contributions18 helpful votes
Our first time staying in this hotel. It’s well located with modern rooms. We booked well in advance so a got good room only rate. Downside would be reception/check in. I rang a few days earlier to confirm the booking and it was really difficult as the staff member didn’t seem to be that fluent. At check in we arrived at 1.15 pm (3pm check in). I’d emailed ahead asking for the early check in. I was told this would cost an extra €50! This was resolved but if the room is available, I think people should be facilitated.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking provided, €10 overnight.
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Travelozzy wrote a review 6 May
Bicester, United Kingdom654 contributions333 helpful votes
Good standard of hotel for the cost, with helpful staff and a decent breakfast Rooms were clean , quiet and comfortable with all the amenities you need including plugs near mirrors for those straighteners! Good location too within walking distance of Molly Malone and Grafton street area
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Bob O wrote a review Apr 2022
Burnsville, Minnesota8 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is the meeting point for the Vagabond Tours of Ireland. We stayed here for three nights prior to the start of the tour. The hotel is very nice with spacious clean rooms, friendly helpful staff and a great Irish breakfast each morning. The location is convenient to the center of the city. It’s a short taxi ride or about a 15 minute walk to Trinity College, Temple Bar and O’Connell street. It’s about a 40 minute taxi ride from the airport depending on the traffic. Dublin is a city that offers a lot and is worth exploring. Grand Canal Hotel is a great place to come back to after a full day of sightseeing. I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Joan O wrote a review Apr 2022
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We were in Dublin for the night to see Chicago. I looked for a medium priced hotel close to Bord Gais theatre. The Grand Canal Hotel was perfect in ever way. The reception staff were attentive and extremely helpful, the lobby restaurant for tea was great. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The gastropub for dinner was excellent. We had a great nights sleep and had the best breakfast buffet in a long time. Thank you, Joan O'Mahoney
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
456jimbo wrote a review Apr 2022
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here a few times, great rooms, top breakfast and friendly staff 10 minute walk from the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, we went to see the Osmond Musical, enjoyed it. Easy to park on site and free if you book direct. Jim Carrickfergus.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Aija M wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
Nice, clean, well equiped room. We had sparkling water, coffee and tea in the room. It was possible to plug in USB to charge phones (we did not have the EU-UK adapters). Excellent breakfast buffet with full Irish breakfast. Irish pub just next to the hotel. We had a pleasant stay and would likely return.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Fiona K wrote a review Feb 2022
Tullamore, Ireland13 contributions11 helpful votes
Lovely spacious rooms. Helpful, friendly staff. Close to An Bórd Gáis Theatre, easily walked in 10 minutes. Lovely food. Highly recommend cauliflower wings. Breakfast lovely also. The hotel is a bit of an oasis where you can relax while the world races by.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Marie wrote a review Feb 2022
Castleisland, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed for 2nights leisure trip Very good location,, walking distance from every thing,, Food was grand Had booked at suite,, absolutely look nothing like what is on the website,, was quite dull & drab so was disappointed with that, however clean comfortable,, Staff helpful & friendly
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Comfortable shoes
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Susan wrote a review Feb 2022
Waterford, Ireland5 contributions
We recently stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel for a night as we were going to a show in the Bord Gais Theatre. Clean rooms, great location, a short walking distance to the theatre, and the food in the bar and breakfast was fine. However, I have to commend the staff for their helpfulness and for going above and beyond. I left a valuable item behind in my room and returned home. They were so quick to locate it and return it to me as soon as I got in touch. Special thanks to Danuta on the front desk for keeping me updated and being so kind. I would definitely recommend Grand Canal Hotel to others. Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2022
IanJ_Mold_Wales wrote a review Feb 2022
Mold, United Kingdom1259 contributions133 helpful votes
Stayed here with my daughter on 5th Feb for the Ireland v Wales game. We had a nice twin room which was very comfortable and well equipped. The Grand Canal Hotel is very convenient for the Aviva and is also well situated within walking distance of Grafton Street, St Stephen's Green and the city centre attractions. We walked off the Guinness from the night before by going to the Teelings Whiskey Distillery which would probably be a taxi ride for most people but it was a nice walk for us. The bar was comfortable and the service good even on a rugby day and staff were all very pleasant. Breakfast was nice. I will happily return and stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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US$200 - US$272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Canal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Canal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Boats (0.4 km), Windmill Lane Recording Studios (0.5 km), and National Print Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Canal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Canal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Canal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Juniors, The Chop House Gastro Pub, and The Old Spot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grand Canal Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Grand Canal Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Canal Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Polish.