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Grand Canal Hotel Dublin

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is clean, comfortable and located in a quiet, safe area. It is a bit of a walk to the main part of town, but after strolling the busy streets of downtown Dublin it was nice to return to a less hustle/bustle area of town. The restaurant connected to the hotel had good food and very friendly wait staff.

We were pleased with the hotel overall. A nice spacious room, clean and comfortable. Wifi worked well throughout. This hotel is across from two big tech firms so my guess is they need to keep up for the young business techies, a good thing. Breakfast was pretty good, I do a lot of travel and this was serviceable, nothing stood out good or bad. They do need to start earlier for the business crowd, 7am is too late. I was on business and picked this because it was close to the train station so I could get to my site while also close to downtown for my wife. Overall I think that worked but do note all the tourist things start with a 15 minute walk, go along the canal for a pleasant experience. Overall a solid experience and I would do again.

Real close to the city center. Train across street, bus 5 minute walk. Grand canal hotel is secure, with parking, The staff was exceptional helpful and courteous. The rooms are clean, and beds were comfortable. Hop on hop off bus (green bus) come to hotel, and the red bus is 10 minute walk.

Nice hotel in a good location - DART station right around the corner. 15 minute walk to Grafton Street, St Stephen's Green, Temple Bar. Nice restaurants and pubs right next to the hotel. Only complaint: room temperature can't be controlled, and it was very warm, even with windows open. We requested a table fan, which did help. Staff very courteous and helpful. We will return !

For the money, this was an ideal hotel. I walked everywhere - Temple Bar area, 3Arena, the works. Everything was roughly 15-20 minutes. The staff was great. The rooms were great. And The Gasworks Pub - a great spot to end my nights. I would definitely stay there again.

We had previously booked another hotel,but our son recommended otherwise. We were able to change to the well located Grand Canal Hotel. It is perhaps a mile to Grafton Street etc through very nice parts of the city(St. Stephen's Green,The Grand Canal). The interior of the hotel is great & it has great parking underneath the hotel which features wide enough spaces and passages so I felt relatively comfortable maneuvering our rental car in and out. It is also easy accesss from the highway(N7) & the airport.I give this hotel my hearty endorsement.

Very nice hotel. Rooms are well appointed, comfortable and quiet. Excellent location. The staff is extremely helpful. The room and bathroom were good size. We would stay here again. Great value for the price!!

Overall for the price it was a great stay and the staff was amazing ! Wi-fi was a little frustrating at times. It's not right in the center of things but not that far away from great bars. Location isn't the best but not expensive as the hotels right where all the action is

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.

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

Good hotel in nice location. Near the DART, Googleland, AVIVA, Trinity College. Stephens Green is a walkable distance, about 20 min.

The hotel is an easy 5 to 15 walk to pretty much anything you want to do in Dublin. Interestingly, it is also home to Rotary Club #1 for Europe, so go for that too! However, the facilities, especially the bathroom are quite substandard and ragged. The tub is very narrow, causing the shower curtian to basically be stuck to you the whole shower (don't want to think how often or if this curtian is ever cleaned -- gross). The tub had yellow stains at the bottom of it due to bad drainage. The water pressure was not constant and would change from hot to cold and back to scalding in a matter of seconds dozens of times in the course of a short shower. The mattress was clearly old given the roll to center feeling of it. Pillows were nice and firm, though. If you like to walk this is a good hotel, but spend as little time as possible in your room.

Hotel is functional and close to the Energy Theater. Nothing really fancy, in fact, it really needs to update its bathrooms and exercise area. Don't expect a "luxury" hotel.

The Grand Canal Hotel was comfortable, clean and friendly with good breakfasts. We chose it for price and ratings. We like to walk and enjoyed the 20+ minute walk to central Dublin. There is a bus for € 2 a block away. I would recommend this hotel to business colleagues or friends traveling' to or through Dublin.

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.

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.

The hotel, situated in the Georgian section of Dublin is close enough to the center of town and far enough away to be quiet at night. The pub attached, the Gasworks, is the perfect place to share a pint and some conversation. The Epic Restaurant gives a greater restaurant experience. Overall, the perfect place.

I was delayed several hours into Dublin seriously affecting my trip. if not for the front desk arranging to get my bag which arrived even later, scheduling cab rides, mapping out where to go and what to see, getting me a European phone charger and even a free drink at the bar my trip would have been ruined. I highly suggest the location its right outside city centre with close proximity to the metro rail. still able to walk there if u want. the rooms are nice, they have a shuttle to and from the airport and overall when I return to Dublin I would not stay anywhere else.

Price / value it`s ok.what i didn`t like is the fact that over the night the heat is off ... an Ireland has quite qa cold weather. Stuff very friendly ... free wifi definetly a plus.

I stayed at this hotel for three nights and was very happy with my stay. The hotel is in a great neighborhood and a fairly convenient walk to anywhere I needed to go- maybe 20 minutes or so to the city centre. I took the bus from the airport and only had to walk a few minutes to the nearest stop which was convenient. The rooms were alright but comfortable, but for the great deal I found on this hotel I felt it was a great value and would stay again.

Grand Canal Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to The Grand Canal Theatre and Aviva Stadium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Ballsbridge, Grand Canal Hotel Dublin is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as The Grand Canal Theatre and Aviva Stadium. This 142-room, 4-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a fitness center and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Dublin and also a short walk from National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square and Merrion Square.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a pub where you can enjoy a drink. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All 142 rooms feature espresso makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. 24-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Grand Canal Hotel Dublin enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Self parking is available for EUR 10.00 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Grand Canal Hotel Dublin

Everyone (4) Couples (12) Business (6) Family (5) Other (9) Friends (4)
4

nice accomodating hotel with helpful staff.

Everyone

The hotel is clean, comfortable and located in a quiet, safe area. It is a bit of a walk to the main part of town, but after strolling the busy streets of downtown Dublin it was nice to return to a less hustle/bustle area of town. The restaurant connected to the hotel had good food and very friendly wait staff.

By , from North Carolina on Jul 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed you stay and that you especially liked our pleasant location and our friendly staff. Regarding breakfast we do have Bed & Breakfast rates available as well as room only rates. We hope to welcome you back to Grand Canal Hotel again in the near future. Kind Regards, Maria

4

good choice - is not in the tourist area

Everyone

We were pleased with the hotel overall. A nice spacious room, clean and comfortable. Wifi worked well throughout. This hotel is across from two big tech firms so my guess is they need to keep up for the young business techies, a good thing. Breakfast was pretty good, I do a lot of travel and this was serviceable, nothing stood out good or bad. They do need to start earlier for the business crowd, 7am is too late. I was on business and picked this because it was close to the train station so I could get to my site while also close to downtown for my wife. Overall I think that worked but do note all the tourist things start with a 15 minute walk, go along the canal for a pleasant experience. Overall a solid experience and I would do again.

By , from Clifton, VA USA on Jul 2, 2017

5

great place near city center

Everyone

Real close to the city center. Train across street, bus 5 minute walk. Grand canal hotel is secure, with parking, The staff was exceptional helpful and courteous. The rooms are clean, and beds were comfortable. Hop on hop off bus (green bus) come to hotel, and the red bus is 10 minute walk.

By , from Columbus,MS on May 5, 2017

5

nice location

Everyone

Nice hotel in a good location - DART station right around the corner. 15 minute walk to Grafton Street, St Stephen's Green, Temple Bar. Nice restaurants and pubs right next to the hotel. Only complaint: room temperature can't be controlled, and it was very warm, even with windows open. We requested a table fan, which did help. Staff very courteous and helpful. We will return !

By , from Chicago on Sep 18, 2016

5

a hidden gem!

Singles

For the money, this was an ideal hotel. I walked everywhere - Temple Bar area, 3Arena, the works. Everything was roughly 15-20 minutes. The staff was great. The rooms were great. And The Gasworks Pub - a great spot to end my nights. I would definitely stay there again.

By on Dec 1, 2015

5

great location,a fine hotel

Families

We had previously booked another hotel,but our son recommended otherwise. We were able to change to the well located Grand Canal Hotel. It is perhaps a mile to Grafton Street etc through very nice parts of the city(St. Stephen's Green,The Grand Canal). The interior of the hotel is great & it has great parking underneath the hotel which features wide enough spaces and passages so I felt relatively comfortable maneuvering our rental car in and out. It is also easy accesss from the highway(N7) & the airport.I give this hotel my hearty endorsement.

By on Oct 23, 2015

5

great hotel

Couples

Very nice hotel. Rooms are well appointed, comfortable and quiet. Excellent location. The staff is extremely helpful. The room and bathroom were good size. We would stay here again. Great value for the price!!

By on Sep 15, 2015

5

great st.pattys trip

GetawayWithFriends

Overall for the price it was a great stay and the staff was amazing ! Wi-fi was a little frustrating at times. It's not right in the center of things but not that far away from great bars. Location isn't the best but not expensive as the hotels right where all the action is

By on Jul 2, 2015

5

great retro decor and spacious room

Couples

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.

By on May 9, 2015

4

perfect april getaway

Couples

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

By on Apr 18, 2015