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Grand Canal Hotel
Ranked #37 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
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Reviewed 15 July 2009

Stayed at this Hotel last Sunday night will on a trip to Dublin to see "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen at the RDS. It' is a lovely hotel, very clean, staff very friendly and as for the breakfast it was a feast. Will definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 13 July 2009

Top class service, top class rooms & public areas.
Would love to stay in this hotel again.

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Reviewed 13 July 2009

Stayed here for Bruce Springsteen concert in the RDS. We were room only for €99. This is a fantastic price for the city. The hotel is centrally located and offers free parking which is a huge bonus.
The receptionists were busy yet very friendly, we were staying in a lovely twin on the second floor. The room was clean, modern and very comfortable. What more do ye want?

I would have no problems in recommending this hotel to anyone.

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Reviewed 13 July 2009

Just back from an overnight stay at the Grand Canal Hotel. We choose this hotel as it was close to the RDS where we were saw the fantastic Bruce Springsteen gig. And... because it was good value and offered free parking.

I was very impressed by the security in the hotel, you cannot access the bedroom floors without inserting your room key card into a slot in the lift. And the night receptionist also checked our room key when we returned to the hotel at night. It's reassuring to come across a hotel that takes guest's security seriously.

Our room was on the small side, but had all the necessaries. And a first that I've come across- free Wi-Fi!!! . The room was absolutely spotless - even under the bed - I dropped an earring and had to pull the bed out to retrieve it - and noticed that the floor under the bed was just as clean as the rest of the bedroom floor. Well done to the house keeping staff.

It's a pity there is no fridge in the room - it would have been nice to have somewhere to keep drinks cool, as it was even the UHT milk had gone off with the heat. But that's just a small complaint.

I would definitely recommend this hotel, good location, about 20 mins walk to city centre, parking if needed, friendly staff, spotlessly clean and good value! Ticks all the boxes....

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Reviewed 10 July 2009

My husband and i alongwith 2 friends attended The Eagles concert in R.D.S July 1st.We stayed overnight in The Grand Canal Hotel and were thrilled --super hotel,very friendly and efficient staff,amazing breakfast and the secure car parking facilities all added up to a great experience.The location of the hotel itself,within walking distance of the lovely Bsllsbridge area/Merrion Square is also a huge plus.We will definitely be staying at this hotel again.We also loved the fact that we got a lovely quiet room at the back of the hotel.

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Thank EnnaEire
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Reviewed 6 July 2009

Inexpensive at under €60 per night, clean - service a bit slow
convenient for the city

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 July 2009

This hotel was attractive, clean, elegant and full of helpful and friendly staff. We bought three nights for the price of two (available online) for a first-time trip to Dublin and can honestly say that for the price we paid we could not have asked for anything better. Superb value and at a pleasant 15 minute walk from the city centre it is set back from the noise and hustle in a more tranquill setting.

The hotel is about a 30minute aircoach journey (14 euro return) from the airport, which has regular 24-hour buses operating to and from nearby stops. We also ate in the Gasworks bar and restaurant that is part of the hotel. Good quality pub-food and drinks at an equally good price.

I would definatly stay at The Grand Canal again if I were to return to Dublin.

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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
#40 Family Hotel in Dublin
#43 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £68 - £233 (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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