US$71 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 22 Mar 2015 Check-out 23 Mar 2015

Grand Canal Hotel

3 stars
View map of Grand Canal Street, Dublin,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
27 reviews
Handy for the Aviva Stadium

Everything good but don't waste money on the breakfast...awful...!!! And worst of all none of the... See full review

  • Shauny Boy
  • 25 Nov 2014
Perfect

I've now stayed here on at least 4 occasions, and have never been disappointed. Location is... See full review

  • Irish T
  • 28 Oct 2013
The Grand Canal Hotel Dublin enjoys an enviable location in Dublin's old Georgian quarter, whilst the hotel itself resides in modern, well-appointed premises. The hotel is the perfect base for exploring vibrant Dublin city and it's just a ten minute stroll to shopping on trendy Grafton Street, and dining or enjoying the nightlife at Temple Bar. Trinity College and the O2 Arena are also within the close vicinity along with the National Museum and National Gallery.
General

The Grand Canal Hotel Dublin offers a 24 hour front desk, business facilities, room service, meeting rooms, concierge services and laundry facilities.



Location

Transport facilities are excellent at the Grand Canal Dublin Hotel with Connolly station situated under two kilometres from the property, as well as Busaras station - Dublin's main bus station within easy reach. Another DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) is literally steps away at Grand Canal Dock.



  • 3 km to the Train Station (Connolly)
  • 12 km to the Airport
Dining

The 'Epic' restaurant at the Grand Canal Hotel is also an attractive banqueting suite, and one of Dublin's most impressive dining rooms. Guests dining at the hotel enjoy modern seasonal cuisine. The 'Gasworks' bar offers light meals, cocktails and renowned entertainment.
Rooms

The hotel has 142 rooms over five floors, all benefiting from wireless Internet access, cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a writing desk, plus complimentary toiletries.

Grand Canal Hotel Rooms

SUPERIOR - HOTEL
Double room with one queen size bed. The room features:
- Hairdryer
- TV
- Direct dial telephone
- Internet access
- Complimentary toiletries
- Iron board & steam iron
- Tea & coffee making facilities
SUPERIOR - HOTEL
Twin room with two single beds. The room features:
- Hairdryer
- TV
- Direct dial telephone
- Internet access
- Complimentary toiletries
- Iron board & steam iron
- Tea & coffee making facilities
SUPERIOR - HOTEL
Family room with one queen size bed and one single bed. The room features:
- Hairdryer
- TV
- Direct dial telephone
- Internet access
- Complimentary toiletries
- Iron board & steam iron
- Tea & coffee making facilities

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings
Knock light (hearing impaired)

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Hotel Map

53.3382 -6.2377
Area served
Within short walking distance:
- Merrion Square
- National Gallery
- Leinster House
- St. Stephens Green
- Trinity College
- Temple Bar
- Grafton Street
- U2 Tower
- U2 Wall
- Oscar Wilde Memorial
- National Museum
Nearby airports
Dublin Airport lies 12 km in the North of the hotel.

- Easy access from the airport (Aircoach Bus stop at the Schoolhouse, which is a 1 min. walk)
Area description
- All main sights in walking distance
- Southern city centre
- Ballsbridge
- Georgian Dublin
- Grand Canal
- Embassy Belt
- DART station "Grand Canal Dock" across the road
- Complimentary car parking
- Easy access from the airport (Aircoach Bus stop at the Schoolhouse, which is a 1 min. walk)

Nearby points of interest

  • Grand Canal: 0.1 km
  • National Print Museum: 0.4 km
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.4 km
  • Shelbourne Park: 0.6 km
  • Dublin Docklands: 0.6 km
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.7 km
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.7 km
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.7 km
  • Merrion Square: 0.8 km
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.9 km
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 0.9 km
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 1 km
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 1 km
  • Natural History Museum: 1 km
  • Grand Canal: 0.1 km
  • National Print Museum: 0.4 km
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.4 km
  • Shelbourne Park: 0.6 km
  • Dublin Docklands: 0.6 km
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.7 km
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.7 km
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.7 km
  • Merrion Square: 0.8 km
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.9 km
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 0.9 km
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 1 km
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 1 km
  • Natural History Museum: 1 km
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 1 km
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 1 km
  • Irishtown: 1 km
  • The Science Gallery: 1.1 km
  • Science Gallery: 1.1 km
  • Convention Centre Dublin: 1.1 km
  • Spencer Dock: 1.1 km
  • Royal College of Science: 1.1 km
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 1.1 km
  • Leinster House: 1.1 km
  • Pearse Street: 1.1 km
  • River Liffey: 1.2 km
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 1.2 km
  • National Library of Ireland: 1.2 km
  • Jeanie Johnston: 1.2 km
  • State Heraldic Museum: 1.2 km
  • National Museum of Ireland: 1.2 km
  • 3Arena: 1.2 km
  • Herbert Park: 1.2 km
  • Dublin Port: 1.2 km
  • Taylor Galleries: 1.3 km
  • University of Dublin: 1.3 km
  • Kildare Street: 1.3 km
  • The Doorway Gallery: 1.3 km
  • Mansion House: 1.4 km
  • Dawson Street: 1.4 km
  • Talbot Memorial Bridge: 1.4 km
  • St Michan's Church: 1.4 km
  • IMMA @ NCH: 1.4 km
  • Famine Memorial: 1.4 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
- Dedicated conference floor
- Own registration area
- 6 conference suits
- Catering for up to 140 people
- State of the art equipment
- Complimentary car parking
- Meeting excellence service

Dining

The Gasworks Bar & Restaurant
Boasting 10 wide screen plasma TVs, the Gasworks is now one of the finest venues in Dublin City to watch any of up to five live matches. Take a seat at the bar and soak up the atmosphere while our skilled bar staff serve up a pint of the "black stuff" or for the more adventurous at heart one of our signature cocktails. Alternatively pull your own pint on our new "Pour Your Own Pint" tables. Our renowned Carvery is served Monday to Friday from 12pm to 2.15pm and an extensive a la carte menu is available from 3pm to 10pm daily. Recently launched GAS FRIDAY LIVE has firmly established the Gasworks Bar as one of South Dublin City’s premier after work venues on a Friday evening.
Canal Express
Canal Express coffee bar is located in the relaxing surroundings of the hotel lobby. Offering a wide range of specialty coffees, smoothies, pastries and gourmet sandwiches Canal Express the ideal location for an informal business meeting or lunch meeting. Breakfast Express is exclusive to Canal Express – for those of you "on the run" pre-order a coffee and pastry and pick it up as you pass by.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (27)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Canal Hotel

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
2.8
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shauny Boy
Business
Camberley, England
25 Nov 2014

Handy for the Aviva Stadium

Everything good but don't waste money on the breakfast...awful...!!! And worst of all none of the staff cared. A real shame because everything else about the hotel is good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tayto Man
Business
Brisbane
23 Aug 2014

Dublin overnighter

It was cold and wet when we arrived and the rooms had no heating as the central heating was broken,in any case it was only scheduled to come on for a few hours each day! The attached Gasworks pub was pretty average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Irish T
Business
Barnet, UK
28 Oct 2013

Perfect

I've now stayed here on at least 4 occasions, and have never been disappointed. Location is perfect, accessibility is easy, staff are pleasant, rooms are comfortable - I wouldn't want anything more!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hotel Trotter
Business
Donegal
28 May 2013

Modern, clean hotel in excellent location with complimentary parking for guests

Clean and comfortable. I like that a hotel provides parking for it's guests without an extra charge. The Grand Canal and Herbert Park very close for an evening stroll after a hard day's work!! The only negative. . having to get room card updated almost every evening because can't use lift or get into room. Would recommend this hotel especially if you want to do anything in town (city centre)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a walk along the Grand Canal and enjoy the locks from the bridges esp. the Grand Canal Bridge just up from the hotel. Herbert Park gorgeous this time of year also.

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hotel Trotter
Business
Donegal
7 May 2013

Great location, good value, free parking

Firstly, to clarify. . I like this hotel!! The location is great if you are doing anything in town including going out. The food is quite good and the bar staff are very friendly and efficient. The one thing that gets me when I stay here however is the front desk. . the staff always seem distracted here and all too often the position is left unmanned. ( they are, nonetheless, pleasant staff). On this stay I was given a twin room and when I got to the room, the door was open!! (problem with the lock if the door isn't pulled shut) There was one bedside light which was ok in itself but I didn't want it to be suggested that the missing one had something to do with me. . afterall the door was left open. . so I dialled the front desk on 3 occasions but there was no answer and when I came down to the lobby later there was no one there either. No one asked on checkout either how I found my stay. It's a small detail really and I had no hassle besides. And I would recommend this hotel for it's purppose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
South west ireland
17 Nov 2011

Theatre Stay

Room basic and needs attention to detail. Bar a disaster - no drinks i looked for - wine and vodka - ran out of vodka. Bar was grubby with young staff that didn't put customer first.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
21 Jun 2011

We enjoyed our stay here and would

We enjoyed our stay here and would use it again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peter
Business
Not Provided
13 Dec 2010

We enjoyed our stay at Grand Canal

We enjoyed our stay at Grand Canal Dublin. It was a good hotel in that it was ideally located for going to the football and yet was an easy walk to the main shopping area. The hotel downstairs was great, especially when the football was on. We would stay again and would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peter
Business
Not Provided
21 Oct 2010

The hotel was easy to access from

The hotel was easy to access from the ferry and the parking was convenient. The hotel was conveniently located and within easy walking distance of the city centre. The noise on Saturday night was a bit disturbing but all that bad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
paul
Business
Not Provided
2 Oct 2010

very nice hotel ,staff are very

very nice hotel ,staff are very helpfull

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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