$97 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 13, 2015 Check-out: Sep 14, 2015

Grand Canal Hotel

3 stars
View map of Grand Canal Street, Dublin, 4

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
50 reviews
Great St.Pattys Trip

Overall for the price it was a great stay and the staff was amazing ! Wi-fi was a little... See full review

  • John M.
  • Jul 2, 2015
Great retro decor and spacious room

Room was spacious and loved the retro decor. Received a room upgrade as we arrived in the morning... See full review

  • LandG
  • May 9, 2015
From the Grand Canal Hotel, Aviva Stadium--the new national showplace of rugby and soccer--looms overhead and the National Convention Centre is a quick stroll over the River Liffey. The Grand Canal's rooms are decorated in warm red tones with modern touches and traditional comforts. The lively Gasworks Bar is perfect for informal meetings or a night of entertainment featuring pull-your-own-pint tables.

 

Rooms

The hotel's 142 rooms mix modern furnishings with traditional touches like damask wallpaper. All rooms have free wireless Internet access as well as Internet access through the TV. Rooms also feature clothes care amenities, work desk and tea and coffee station. Executive rooms have Egyptian cotton duvets, flat-screen TV, laptop safe and bathrobes. Some rooms have balconies with views of Dublin. Two large suites can be used as bedrooms or meeting rooms and the lansdowne suite offers striking views of Aviva Stadium.

Property features
The Gasworks bar has a full menu, innovative drink specials, live music, karaoke and several tables equipped with taps to pull your own pint of Guinness the Irish way. A new gym is well-equipped with modern equipment. The hotel offers many packages for guests interested in going to the theater, attending sporting events and concerts or watching greyhound racing at nearby Shelbourne Park. Numerous nightlife opportunities can be found in the hotel and nearby Dublin city center, a short walk away.  The tree-lined Grand Canal towpath is perfect for a peaceful stroll.
Highlights
  • Situated next to the Grand Canal Theater with excellent views of Aviva Stadium
  • Lively bar with live music and pull-your-own-pint tables
  • Newly refurbished gym complimentary for guests
Nearby attractions
  • National Print Museum (.3 mi/.5 km)
  • Grand Canal Theater (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • Aviva Stadium (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Trinity College (.6 mi/1 km)
  • National Gallery of Ireland (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • St. Stephen's Green (.9 mi/1.5 km)
Business
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Dedicated conference floor
  • Latest audiovisual equipment
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Complimentary parking
  • Catering available
  • Close to Google's Irish headquarters (.2 mi/.3 km)
Transportation
  • DART Grand Canal Dock station (.03 mi/.05km)
  • Dublin bus service nearby (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • Taxi service available

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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
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center 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
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Accessible parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings
Knock light (hearing impaired)

Nearby points of interest

  • Grand Canal: 0.1 mi
  • National Print Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Shelbourne Park: 0.3 mi
  • Dublin Docklands: 0.4 mi
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.4 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.4 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.5 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.6 mi
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 0.6 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.6 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.6 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Grand Canal: 0.1 mi
  • National Print Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Shelbourne Park: 0.3 mi
  • Dublin Docklands: 0.4 mi
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.4 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.4 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.5 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.6 mi
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 0.6 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.6 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.6 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.6 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.6 mi
  • Irishtown: 0.6 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Convention Centre Dublin: 0.7 mi
  • Spencer Dock: 0.7 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.7 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.7 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.7 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.7 mi
  • River Liffey: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.7 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.7 mi
  • Jeanie Johnston: 0.7 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.7 mi
  • 3Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Herbert Park: 0.8 mi
  • Dublin Port: 0.8 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0.8 mi
  • University of Dublin: 0.8 mi
  • Kildare Street: 0.8 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.9 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.9 mi
  • Talbot Memorial Bridge: 0.9 mi
  • St Michan's Church: 0.9 mi
  • IMMA @ NCH: 0.9 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.9 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
- Dedicated conference floor- Own registration area- 6 conference suits- Catering for up to 140 people- State of the art equipment.

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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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.

Ratings and reviews for Grand Canal Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 50
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LandG
Couples
Witless Bay
May 9, 2015

Great retro decor and spacious room

Room was spacious and loved the retro decor. Received a room upgrade as we arrived in the morning after an overnight flight and the hotel had a cancellation for the upgraded room. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there. Walked to downtown in 20 minutes. 7 minute walk to HopOn HopOff Bus. Value is great. It is still a saving to stay here and take a taxi into Temple Bar if you don't want to walk.

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
marie h.
Couples
N/A
Apr 18, 2015

Perfect April getaway

Good hotel , not as close to downtown as we had hoped. Staff very helpful and friendly , good size room ,quite room location ,would definitely come back

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JOHN G.
Couples
SLIGO
Mar 2, 2015

Special night in Dublin

My wife and I were attending a function at the Trinity College Dining Hall with guest of honour President MIchael D Higgins. We stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel and could not fault it. Great location, lovely hotel and friendly staff.

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JojoC
Couples
Dublin
Dec 7, 2014

Great location

Stayed for one night while at a function in town, great location, clean rooms and great value!

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lyster
Couples
athlone
Dec 2, 2014

expensive for the accommodation we were allocated

friendly staff, central in location, feel it was very expensive for the room accommodation without breakfast included would recommend the hotel but feel we did not get good value for the room we received

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
eyelash
Couples
ireland
Aug 6, 2014

nice friendly hotel

Fab room. Friendly helpfully staff. Good location I would stay here again.

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
traveller from us
Couples
Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 23, 2014

good value stay

Overall, the room was nice and clean. The staff were helpful. One improvement that should be made is to tidy up the backyard that guests see through their windows if their rooms happen to face the back.

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Valiant Steed
Couples
East longmeadow, ma
Mar 23, 2014

Good hotel, great staff

My girlfriend and I went for the St. Patrick's Day celebration, it is a bit of a walk to the city center but nice hotel overall. The price was good and even taking a cab fare into consideration it was still a good value in the end.

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

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Get the Dublin pass and the hop on hop off bus pass and use the two together to get all of the sites.

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DianeT
Couples
Cumbria, UK
Mar 11, 2014

Excellent short break

We really enjoyed our stay during our 1st visit to Dublin. Staff were very helpful, dinner was delicious and room was very comfortable.

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

Couples

Review of Grand Canal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lyall
Couples
Galway
Jun 23, 2013

Great location for events

Right beside Grand Canal theatre (BGE theatre) and Aviva stadium. Room + staff were great. Solid breakfast for a tenner extra. Limited parking if you get there late. Only problem was the adjacent bar where we had dinner... tables weren't kept clean, though food was grand. No complaints about the main hotel though.

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

Couples

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