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“A very good hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Grand Canal Hotel

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Grand Canal Hotel
Ranked #38 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“A very good hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2008

This is a very good hotel in an excellent location. Five of us (using 3-rooms), experienced none of the problems mentions by some other travellers, and in our opinion, the hotel is far better than many other 3-star hotels at which we have stayed.

Our bedrooms were immaculately clean as were the bathrooms. The staff were most helpful, and the food in the adjoining bar was excellent. The hot buffet style breakfast was also very good and value for money.

One major advantage to us was the secure car park at the rear of the hotel.

We found the hotel excellent value for money, and would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Liked — spacious clean and well appointed rooms, helpful staff, good food.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2008

I stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin for one night. It is easy to reach with the shuttle busses.
The room was perfect: spacious, clean and quiet.
The service from the staff was excellent, too.
I can highly reccomend this place.

  • Liked — The spacious room
  • Disliked — The limited function of the nternet via TV
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2008

I stayed in the hotel on the 28th of June with my boyfriend while we attended a concert in the RDS. Lovely hotel and our room was very nice and large. Having read other reviews I wasn't expecting a lot to be honest but it was a grand hotel as the name would suggest. All the staff that we encountered were lovely, the only problem we had was on the sunday morning. At 10 in the morning we were woken up because someone had come into our room, possibly a housekeeper. I was a little annoyed by this but the breakfast that we had later on made up for it. Good hotel, lovely staff and close to RDS so it suited us fine.

  • Liked — Rooms and Location
  • Disliked — Been woken up by someone coming into the room
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank CARRIE23
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Lincolnshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel for three nights before moving on to Galway. This was our first visit to Ireland and we were impressed by the service we received at this establishment.

Our room was positioned at the front of the hotel but it was not noisy and we were able to enjoy a good night's sleep in a very comfortable bed. The car park at the rear was secure so we did not have to worry about our vehicle.

We were able to walk from the hotel to the pick-up point for the open-top tourist bus. The food in the restaurant was good and I would definitely recommend The Grand Canal. We hope to return there sometime.

  • Liked — Quiet, friendly service, well located
  • Disliked — We had some difficulty in finding the hotel in rush-hour
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2008

I just came back from staying here over the weekend with my boyfriend. Location was really convenient. We took the AirCoach fron the hotel (12 euro return) and got off at the Schoolhouse stop (~ 20 minutes). The hotel was a few minutes walk from there. Leave for about 45 minutes on your way back to the airport though because it's a round stop bus. From the hotel, it's about 15 minutes walk to Grattan Street (main shopping strip) and St Stephen's Green.

I was pleasantly surprised by how welcoming and helpful the staff were - they were very accommodating and happily did all they could to make our stay easier for us. We were on the top floor and it had a great view over Dublin with the mountain landscape in the distance.

The room itself was sizable and very clean and the bed was really comfortable. The bathroom was quite new and spacious with a great shower (which can be hard to find in even 4 star hotels in Europe).

We were both really pleased with the hotel and would definitely stay there again. From my experience, definitely above average for a three-star hotel.

  • Liked — Friendly staff
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Fremantle, Oz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2008

Quite a good location although only if your prepared to walk 10-15 mins to Trinity College / Stephens Green. Free onsite parking is useful and the Grand Canal Dock area has some coffee shops.
The hotel breakfast is a waste of time with too many guests in too small a dining facility - avoid the need for cattle prods and get yourself a coffee and croissants at the dock.
Bedroom and bathroom were a good size with a spare single in the room but internet access was expensive.

  • Liked — Room and Location
  • Disliked — Crowded breakfast facilities
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Cumbernauld
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2008

Just back from a great weekend in Dublin with my wife.I would recommend this hotel to anyone,spotlessly clean and tidy.The reception staff were very friendly and helpful.We ate breakfast which was hot ,hearty and fresh.The adjoining pub, The Gasworks was priced reasonably,with better prices than local pubs.I never thought id say a hotel was cheaper than a local.
A good location for the RDS, and a fifteen minute stroll to the city centre.

  • Liked — The location
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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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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