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“Excellent hotel for Aviva” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Canal Hotel
Ranked #39 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel for Aviva”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

The triple room was pleasantly spacious. The Aviva is a short five minute walk. The added bonus of a car park was appreciated. Our only issue was we were unable to get through to order room service when we arrived but having gone downstairs we understood due to the volume of people trying to eat! Staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms are quiet despite the bar being packed before and after the concert. Definitely would book again for a night out!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2013
Hello
Thank you for taking the time to post. There was certianly plenty of Robbie Williams fans here on the weekend and I am sorry that we missed the room service call. I hope we will see you soon for that night out - plenty of other shows and concerts in the O2 and Bord Gais Energy Theatre to tempt.
Many thanks for the feedback.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Couldn't fault it. It does what it says ....a few comment the food was a bit bland,also we were upgraded to an executive room compliments of the hotel,cos if that was the size of the executive room,a "regular" room must be the size of a shoe box. Having said all that we would stay there again, gasworks bar very enjoyable especially the mojiotos!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2013
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Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the Gasworks mojito's - always a good choice.
If you get the chance to stay with us again be assured that the executive rooms and the standard rooms are the same size, we just have a couple of extra touches in the executive rooms such as laptop safes, bathrobes, complementary water and chocolates.
Thanks again for the posting.
Kind regards
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Stayed last night and had a great time. We were going to concert at Aviva stadium and choose the grand canal for convenience more than anything. Rooms clean and spacious. The hotel was so close everyone seem to end up there. After the concert the bar was full to say the least. When we headed to bed we were pleasantly surprised to find we couldn't hear anything from the busy bar and we were only on the 2nd floor. Great breakfast the next day. Polite, helpful and friendly staff, what more do you need.

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2013
Hello
Thank you for your comments. Delgihted you enjoyed your stay and I am sure the concert also - Robbie put on a great show and we are all looking forward to Rihanna this weekend.
Hope you to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Great hotel close to the city and all the sights. Free parking was almost the cost of the hotel - I did get a special offer -rooms great clean quiet and all you could need. Staff could not be more helpful. Bar great will be back again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
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Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will get a chance to stay again.
Many thanks again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Staff were lovely & helpful & they all smiled & were willing to assist in anyway they could. Hotel was bright & airy & even had toiletries in the bathroom which is a rare thing these days. The hotel was clean. Even though my room was on the main road it wasn't noisy. It wasn't as close to the venue as I thought but still worth it. We only stayed the one night but it was a pleasure to stay. I would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank brabrac
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Hello
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you again.
Kind regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

arrived before check in time cause we were going to a matinee show. parked in the underground car park and made our way to reception where they upgraded our room as our designated room was, as expected, was not ready. staff could not have been more helpful. room was excellent on the forth floor, no noise from the street below and bed comfy. breakfast was good though toaster took ages and no wheaten bread on offer....I like my wheaten bread.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank dem190
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and we are glad to advise that wheaten bread is now on the buffet !
Many thanks again for the posting and hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Stayed on a saturday night. No problem checking in and getting carpark space. 15 Minute walk from our destination. Was a bit worried on return about music from bar, but proved unfounded. Once windows were closed, was very quiet. Nice clean rooms and bathroom. Decent breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MarySTipperary
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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
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Thank you for your posting and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards
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Additional Information about Grand Canal Hotel

Property: Grand Canal Hotel
Address: Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Dublin
#29 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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