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Grand Canal Hotel Dublin - Dublin

3 star Hotel Dublin

Grand Canal Street Ballsbridge - Dublin

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Price starting from 89 .00
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Boasting an excellent location in the affluent Ballsbridge area of Georgian Dublin, The Grand Canal Hotel is a perfect base to discover the vibrant and friendly Irish capital.

The hotel is only a 15 minute stroll from the city centre with Grafton Street, Trinity College, and the O2 (Shuttle Bus), etc. Right across the road from the Grand Canal Dock you will find the DART Station, which is ideal for daytrips to Dublin's seaside.

Inaugurated in 2004, the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin offers great value accommodation in a secure environment, where key-cards are required to access all rooms and floors.

Hotel features include free secure covered parking with height restrictions, on-site fitness facilities, 5 meeting rooms, complimentary wired and wireless Internet access in public areas, and the popular Gasworks Bar, offering flat screen TV, live entertainment and tasty food. In addition, the hotel features the Epic Restaurant, which can accommodate up to 150 people and is the ideal spot for private events. There is also the Canal Express coffee shop to get your morning started right. Babysitting services are offered at an additional cost.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 38 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The hotel was very welcoming, staff friendly and breakfast excellent. It was about...

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Breakfast at Grand Canal Hotel Dublin

A full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Grand Canal Hotel Dublin

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Gym
  • Conference room
  • Meeting Room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 9.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official Ireland Rating provided by Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority)
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Grand Canal Hotel Dublin is also known as

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8.8

Clean

7.0

Location

7.4

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

7.9

Service

Grand Canal Hotel Dublin reviews

7.4 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Location hotel om walking distance from city center. Nice hotel, good rooms. Only point for improvement is organization; it took staff 3 days to arrange procedure for allowing breakfast, We weer never om THE list and every day explaining why that was not correct..pffff.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

A well placed hotel just a short bus ride from the city centre or 25 minute walk. Room was on the executive floor and good value. Did not bother with full Irish breakfast, plenty of cafes nearby.

7.9 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

The hotel was up there with the other good hotels that we have stayed at in Dublin. Because it was a warm weekend, the room could have done with air-condtioning and a mini fridge for drinks. But my wife and I enjoyed our stay all the same. The free car parking also helped us decide to stay at this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Excellent value for money. In a great location - easy DART ride into city centre. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A great place to stay. Pleasant staff and enjoyable facilities.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

wonderful helpful, friendly staff - great buzz about the place, without being loud/overbearing - breakfast most disappointing - - location brill for town, theatre, RDS, all within walking distance - rooms soundproof which was a real bonus - no sounds of late night revellers making their way to rooms or traffic - good value

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

Myself and a friend stayed in a twin room.We had a work night out so we decided to stay city centre.Perfect hotel to stay in if your going to concert/match at the Aviva stadium(landsdowne)Also perfect if your going to something at the Grand Canal theatre.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

only 15 minutes from the city centre, quiet surroundings. good relationship between price and quality. looked like a four-star hotel (more than three).

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

This hotel was extremely good value for money, especially for Dublin, which is an expensive city. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the downtown area (if you are in reasonably good shape and don't mind walking), which is nice when you want to enjoy the downtown but avoid the noise at night. There is also a tram line nearby, although the closest stop to the Temple Bar area is still about a 5 minute walk away. The rooms were spacious, the hotel staff helpfully allowed us to check in early, and we were very pleased with our stay. This was our second time in Dublin, and for our next trip, we will likely stay at this hotel again.

7.0 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Good value

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The hotel was a little expensive for the location but was of good quality and service was good. Close enough to walk to city centre but was quite a long walk.

5.2 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Overall the hotel was fine except for the appalling service that we received when making a complaint. At 6.45am the bathroom fan came on in the bathroom and would not shut up. Two complaints were made, the first one was ignored and when we returned in the evening we complained again. The attitude of the receptionist was it will switch off at 11pm. our comments about it switching itself on again at 6.45 am were completely ignored and so it did!. the fan was so loud you could hear it down the corridor and it woke our companion up who was in the next room but at least 15 meters from the location of the fan. considering we were paying 145€ for our room and it was on the 'executive floor ' I would have expected an executive service. Would we stay there again? NO. The least we could expect was courtesy and having our complaint taken seriously

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Location is not central to Dublin city but the hotel has a bus stop nearby which takes you straight into the city. Breakfast was included and was very good.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Austria

Das Hotel erreicht man vom Stadtzentrum am besten indem man mit "Dart"(Schnellbahn) einige Stationen bis "Grand Canal Docks"fährt. Danach sind es etwa 5 min zu Fuß. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, das Zimmer, obwohl straßenseitig gelegen, ruhig, sehr geräumig und darüber hinaus auch sauber. Alles in allem stimmt das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis und wir würden uns bei unserem nächsten Dublintrip wieder für dieses Hotel entscheiden.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

welcoming very rude by one man at the reception arguing about the "venere" reservation and pretending in a very rude way the payment with a credit card. I try and explain something about the venere system to pay,.. but he was very suspicious and rude.

7.3 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

The hotel was overall just as expected by booking through venere. The hotel is not that close to the city, but within walking distance to bus link to the airport and open top "hop on- hop off sightseeing tour bus". Staff very friendly to children. The breakfast was good, a bit expensive we thought. The room was clean, bathromm o.k. and the bar food also. We preferred the location as it was very quiet at night. We would definitely choose this hotel again at another stay in dublin.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

This is the perfect hotel for those who are able to walk into town but don't want the noise and bustle of Dublin town centre. There is a pub attached to the hotel with live music on which was brilliant!

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Very nice hotel. Good location for the city. Good quality and reasonable rate.

7.0 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

We thought the brekfast was very ekspensive or bad value for the money

6.8 Fair
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

6.6 Fair
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

6.9 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.6 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

7.4 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Iceland

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

6.8 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

6.8 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.1 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

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Room Details

Grand Canal Hotel Dublin offers 142 guest rooms for your family-friendly holiday. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 24-inch TVs with cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Ballsbridge - Sandymount visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Cable TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Grand Canal Hotel Dublin

By DART - Rapid train service
The closest DART station to the hotel is the Grand Canal Dock Station. When you are leaving the station, turn right and you will see the Grand Canal Hotel in front of you after about 50 metres (54 yards). DART services operate between 6.30 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. on weekdays, times may vary on weekends.

By bus
The Grand Canal Hotel is served by many of Dublin Buses' routes. You can take one of the many bus lines available, for example bus number 18, 27X, 45, 5, 7, 7A, 7N, or 8.

By airplane
By Car:
Departing the Dublin Airport you should drive to the Airport Roundabout and take the second exit onto the M1 (signposted Dublin). Merge onto the M1 motorway and continue forward onto Swords Road-N1 (signposted M1 City Centre). Follow the traffic signals and continue forward onto Drumcondra Road Lower-N1 (signposted City Centre). At Junction 70, turn left onto Belvedere Road (signposted N3, N4, N7, N11). Then, at Junction 71 turn left onto North Circular Road - R101 (signposted N11), and finally, at Junction 73 turn right onto Amiens Street - R105 (signposted City Centre). Follow the traffic signals again and continue forward onto Memorial Road - R105 (one way). Continue forward onto Moss Street and turn right onto Lombard Street East. When you are in Lombard Street East continue forward onto Westland Row and bear right onto Merrion Street Lower. Turn left onto Merrion Square North. Go on until the end of this street and then turn left onto Clanwilliam Place. Turn finally right onto Grand Canal Street Lower and you will see the Grand Canal Hotel on your right.
By Bus:
Take the Aircoach Bus to the city centre/Ballsbridge area and get off at the School House Hotel. When you get off the bus, turn right down the footpath. The School House Hotel will be on your right and the canal will be on your left. Follow this road for about 100 metres (109 yards), and then turn right. The Grand Canal Hotel will be on your right hand side.
By Taxi:
There is a taxi rank outside the arrivals area at Dublin Airport. A one-way trip to the city centre takes around 45 minutes and costs approximately €30,00.

Distances from Grand Canal Hotel Dublin

National Print Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bord Gais Energy Theatre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The Grand Canal Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Aviva Stadium - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Merrion Square - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The Convention Centre Dublin - 1 km / 0.6 mi
National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Ballsbridge - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Ringsend Park - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
The O2 - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
National Museum of Natural History - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Leinster House - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
National Library of Ireland - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The preferred airport for Grand Canal Hotel Dublin is Dublin (DUB) - 9.9 km / 6.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Grand Canal Hotel Dublin

  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking