Grand Canal  3 stars

Ballsbridge, Dublin, D4, Dublin, Ireland, 4  show mapSave
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Overview

Centrally located, the three-star Grand Canal Hotel offers a stay near the shops, museums, and galleries.

Dominated by modern touches, this hotel is complete with a fitness center and free Wi-Fi.

All 142 spacious rooms come with a working space and tea/coffee maker.

The Epic Restaurant serves international dishes and the Glassworks Bar offers plasma TVs.

Grand Canal Dart station is opposite the hotel.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   142.

Distance to:

  • City center Dublin - 1.1 mi
  • Airports Dublin (DUB) - 6.2 mi
  • Train stations: Grand Canal Dock Dart Station - 700 ft, Connolly Train Station - 1.1 mi
  • Bus stop - 1000 ft
  • Restaurants: The Gasworks Bar (Cuisine: Irish) - 700 ft, The Restaurant at The Schoolhouse - 800 ft
  • Beaches Sandymount Strand - 1.4 mi

Rooms

All rooms are modernly designed and feature a cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone with voice mail, tea and coffee making facilities, steam iron, hair dryer, work desk with lamp, bathroom toiletries.

Some rooms have stunning city views.

Dining options

Epic Restaurant offers international dishes and modern décor including wooden floors and natural daylight.

Glassworks Bar is a distinct night experience with a cocktail and nine plasma screens, live music and salsa dancing. The bar's prices start from EUR6.

The hotel Grand Canal serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Work

The conference rooms are available with AV equipment.

Free Wi-Fi is provided through the hotel.

Leisure

A fitness center is provided for your leisure.

Additional features

Babysitting is possible.

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 10 per day.

Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Video games
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Recliner
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  10.30 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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All rooms are modernly designed and feature a cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone with voice mail, tea and coffee making facilities, steam iron, hair dryer, work desk with lamp, bathroom toiletries.

Some rooms have stunning city views.

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Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds

Modern designed room provides two Single beds, cable TV, bathroom amenities and complimentary internet access.

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    Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds

    Spacious and modern room with one Double bed, en-suite bathroom facilities and complimentary internet access.

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      Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds

      Modern designed room provides one Single bed, cable TV, bathroom amenities and complimentary internet access.

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        Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds

        You will be given the better room at the moment of your arrival.

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          Triple Room
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          Spacious and modern room with one Double and one Single beds, en-suite bathroom facilities and complimentary internet access.

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          Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size Bed or One Single Bed
          Size: 280 sq. feet

          The room is looked tidy and cozy with one Double bed, bathroom facilities and there is a lap top safe in the room.

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            Grand Canal LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            RDS, Royal Dublin Society is 800m away

            Guiness Storehouse, a top visited tourist attraction is within 4.8km

            Trinity College with over 400 years of history is 1km away

            Convention Center Dublin is within 8km

            O2 Arena, a location for sporting events is within 200m

            Grand Canal Theater, one of the most popular European theaters is within 400m

            Grafton Street, a popular shopping venue is just 1.6km away

            Temple Bar, a popular thoroughfare is only 2km away

            Croke Park, a prime stadium is 6.4km away

            IFSC, a business area is 1km away

            Aviva Stadium, a new location for sports is 500m away

            Tourist attractions
            • Wild Wicklow Tour
              1000 ft
            • National Gallery
              3000 ft
            • Royal Hibernian Academy
              3700 ft
            Popular areas
            • Ballsbridge
              3300 ft
            • Dublin Marathon
              3300 ft
            Places of interest
            • 400 ft
            • Raglan Road, Dublin 4
              2000 ft
            • Merrion Square
              2300 ft
            • Oscar Wilde Memorial
              2300 ft
            • Apostalate Of Perpetual Echarist Adoration
              2300 ft
            • Apostolic Church
              2700 ft
            • Patrick Kavanagh statue
              2700 ft
            • Apostolic New Life Centre
              2700 ft
            • Merrion Square 'The Pregnant Woman' Statue
              3000 ft
            Train stations
            • Grand Canal Dock Dart Station
              400 ft
            Convention centers
            • RDS
              3700 ft
            Sport related
            • Aviva Stadium / Lansdowne Road Stadium
              2000 ft
            • Lansdowne Road Stadium
              2300 ft
            Amusement
            Monuments and Landmarks
            • D4 Hotel
              2300 ft
            Stadiums
            • Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium
              1700 ft
            Museums
            • National Print Museum
              1000 ft
            • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
              3000 ft
            • Science Gallery
              3300 ft
            • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
              3700 ft
            • Natural History Museum
              3700 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • National Maternity Hospital
              2000 ft
            • Leinster House (Houses of the Oireachtas)
              3300 ft
            • Department of Taoiseach
              3300 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Grafton Street
              5100 ft
              DublinIreland
            • River Liffey
              5100 ft
              Dublin Docklands Development Authority, Dublin
            • Bewley's Lunchtime Theatre
              5100 ft
              78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin
            • Custom House
              5100 ft
              Custom House Quay, Dublin
            • Molly Malone Statue
              5200 ft
              Grafton St., Dublin

            Near the hotel

            • National Print Museum
              1200 ft
              Garrison Chapel, Beggar's Bush, Dublin
            • Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium
              1700 ft
              DublinIreland
            • Bord Gais Energy Theatre
              2200 ft
              Grand Canal Square, Dublin
            • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum
              2300 ft
              Fitzwilliam Street Lower 29, Dublin
            • Irish Folk Tours
              2600 ft
              20 Bridge Street, Dublin
            • Plassey Wreck
              2800 ft
              Province of ConnachtIreland
            • Dun Duchathair
              2800 ft
              Province of ConnachtIreland

            Restaurants Nearby

            • The Gasworks Bar

              62% likes this, based on 61 reviews
              Cuisine: Irish

              700 ft
              Grand Canal Street
            • The Restaurant at The Schoolhouse

              67% likes this, based on 105 reviews

              800 ft
              2-8 Northumberland Road

              Phone: 01 6675014

            • The Chophouse Gastro Pub

              74% likes this, based on 197 reviews

              900 ft
              2 Shelbourne Road

              Phone: +353 1 660 2390

            • Milano

              73% likes this, based on 33 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              700 ft
              1-2 haddington Road
            • Juniors

              73% likes this, based on 148 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              900 ft
              2 Bath Avenue

              Phone: 01-6643648

            Getting there.

            Dublin Airport is about 12km away from the hotel.

            Regular aircoach offers transfers to and from the airport.

            Getting around.

            Grand Canal Dock DART station is adjacent to the hotel.

            Connolly station is within 2.5km.

            Heuston station is only 5km away.

            Busaras central bus stop is within 1.3km.

            Free parking is available.

            Grand Canal Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Canal

            Average guest rating

            8.0
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 615 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Service
            6.8
            Value
            7.7
            Dining
            8.2
            Location
            7.4
            Rooms
            7.6

            Individual guest reviews

            • Group of friends

              Not so close to the center (20minutes walking)

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Group of friends

              The hotel is very well located in a nice area, within walking distance of the city and Grand Canal Theatre. Free car parking is a great attraction.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              Good value for money friendly staff and the food was excellent. Provided shuttle bus to O2 which was very handy!

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Older travelers

              Freindly greeting by reception on arrival and advice given on best way to get to show we were attending. Lovely room provided clean and modern. Nice breakfast next morning with good choice for all tastes.very helpfull staff here.

              Yes having to move to reception area to have a late night drink.But having said that an excellent service was provided in this area.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Couple

              Good location, close enough to walk to the city centre, and not too expensive in a taxi. Very friendly staff.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Older travelers

              The convenient of the hotel and the attitude and helpfulness of the staff

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              Very friendly and easy-going, help always offered. Taxis easily available. Nearby shopping for necessities not available in hotel.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Older travelers

              hotel near city centre and easy to get to. Parking free.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Family with children

              excellent hotel, could not say enough about the staff, very clean hotel, near a lot of good attractions, would recommend this to family and friends

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              It was extremely convenient and a shuttle bus to the O2 venue was organised at reception when we were checking in. Parking was also available.

              When we arrived at the hotel, we got dinner in the Gasworks bar of the hotel and it was very poor. I would recommend not eating in this bar.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Couple

              The room was very comfortable, good value for money, free car park is nice added bonus

              Rang hotel twice looking for directions to the hotel from the Red Cow and from the city area - neither times was the person who answered the phone able to give me directions to the hotel

              • Average rating
                7.4
            • Older travelers

              It was a pleasant surprise. For its price, this hotel offers more than you would expect. The rooms are huge, the bed big and confortable and overall very clean and nice.

              A little far if you want to walk to the main spots in downtown, but not too much.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Older travelers

              Perfect location for a night at the theatre, and easy acces to shops on route from Dundrum via Stillorgan Road and city centre. Comfortable room.

              Only bar food availbale on night of stay and breakfast was only average.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Couple

              the helpful and kind bar staff that helped find your way around and other places to eat out along with things to go see

              some staff at font dest are bit rude and can hear the noisey from the bar down below in the room

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Older travelers

              Comfortable, clean room.

              Outlook from room not very attractive.

              • Average rating
                6.6
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