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“Great stay at the Grand Canal, will be back”
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Grand Canal Hotel
Ranked #37 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Stayed at the Grand Canal with my sisters and Mum for the Robbie Williams Concert on June 14, we had a great time. Arrived at the hotel at 3pm to find the Gasworks bar buzzing with lots of ladies for the concert. Our room was on the 4th floor and was absolutely smashing, Flat panel TV, complimentary water and chocolates on the bed! Plus Fluffy dressing gowns to wrap ourselves in. We headed down to the bar for something to eat, I had the Thai Green Curry which was delicious washed down by a glass or two of wine. Bar staff very nice and chatty, enjoyed the atmosphere too I think. Or maybe all the good looking ladies in the bar! Off we went to the concert which is only 5 mins walk from the hotel, it was lashing rain though on the walk but it didn't damper our spirits. We returned to the hotel at about 11.30 and went to the bar which was very very busy and very uncomfortable, but this was to be expected as it was the nearest hotel after the concert. We took our drinks to the lobby and sat there in comfort. Had a great sleep in the beds. The breakfast was fab, I don't get how you couldn't have enjoyed it as the food was freshly cooked, there was everything on the menu no matter what your taste was. We have nothing but praise for the hotel, everything was A1. A big bonus also was the fact that the car park was free to overnight residents which for me after driving from Limerick, was great for Dublin City where the cost can be very expensive. We hope to come again for a Republic of Ireland Soccer match in October so must get on again to book soon........THank you to all at the hotel for a wonderful stay.

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2013

Hello
Delighted you all enjoyed your stay for the Robbie Williams concert. He certainly seemed to have put on a great show. Hopefully we will get a chance to see you again soon - there are plenty of events on in Dublin this summer to tempt between the Theatre and the O2.
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Much appreciated.
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

My Wife and I booked into the `Grand Canal Hotel` for the ROBBIE WILLIAMS concert in the Aviva Stadium.This hotel is ideal for anybody planning to attend a musical or sporting event in the Aviva. The rooms were clean and very comfortable.The self service breakfast was fabulous. Car parking in the hotel car park is limited, you would have to arrive early.
The connecting `Gasworks Bar` is a great spot for some bar food or a beer before heading off to your event.
The staff were courteous and very welcoming.
We would definitely stay here again....

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

Hello
Thank you for your posting. We have been spoilt for choice this month with all the events happening in the Aviva, the RDS and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. From Robbie to Rihanna to Rod, not to mention the soccer international. We are looking forward now to an event packed summer. The car parking is complementary for all our guests and we do almost always find a space for everyone.
Delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will get a chance to visit again soon.
Many thanks again
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We picked it as an affordable place about 15 min. walk to Trinity College. Professional, very clean, secure underground parking, gym, and good WiFi included. Quiet, good pub there. Overall, a perfect place for our stay. A great value.

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

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Thank you for your posting. Delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will get a chance to visit again soon.
Many thanks again
Kind regards

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stay here while going to see the lion king in Dublin. When we arrived we could not have asked for better staff to check us in on reception. We got put in an executive room which was lovely as we didn't expect it. This hotel is not that close to the centre off town so if you like walking its ok we didn,t mind that. We had dinner before the show the food was just ok. This hotel was LET DOWN big time by breakfast. when we arrive for breakfast no clean glass for juice No bread or we were not offer tea. Everything I wanted I had to asked for. Not what I like to have to do. I would stay here again if they got breakfast sort out. All and all would come back if going to show.

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

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Thank you for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and disappointed that the breakfast service was lacking. I have passed on your comments to the restaurant team. We will continue to work to improve and maintain the service standards.
I hope you will have an opportunity to visit again soon. Thanks again for the feedback.
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Loved our stay here in the Grand Canal hotel. We were going to watch "The Lion King" on it's last performance here in Dublin. The hotel provided a coach to get us to the theatre and back again for only 4 euro which was very reasonable. The staff at the hotel were lovely and very helpful. The food was fantastic. We had a slight decrepancy with the bill which was sorted withut a fuss and the staff remained polite and helpful.

Would recommend this hotel for other people travelling to Dublin for a

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

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Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the posting. The Lion King was a spectacular show and got amazing reviews from everyone who stayed here. We are looking forward to Giselle by the Birmingham Royal Ballet which starts next week.
Thanks again for the posting.
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Had a great stay in this hotel as a special Anniversay treat. Booked the theater package but bought our own show tickets. The pre show meal was very good and the hotel was 10 mins walk from the theater which was great. Breakfast was excellent the standard of food was very good. Free car parking till 1pm on the day you leave meant we were able to take a stroll along the canal before making our way home. The room was large and well decorated and beds comfortable. Staff obliged our request for a quiet room. Definitely reccommend this hotel and cant wait to come again

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SheilaBaird, Manager at Grand Canal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

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Thank you for the posting and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Do try and visit again soon. As always the theatre has some iconic shows on Cats, Hairspray, Westside Story and Wicked are all on their programme.
Many thanks again

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Additional Information about 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
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £75 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Canal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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