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.

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
  • Conference room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Recliner
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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 a crib. 
  • 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
Size: 250 sq. feet

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

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    Grand Canal Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds
    Size: 250 sq. feet

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

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      Grand Canal Single Room
      Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds
      Size: 250 sq. feet

      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
        Size: 250 sq. feet

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

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          Grand Canal Triple Room
          Bed type: Triple

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

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            Grand Canal Executive Room
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            Grand Canal Executive Room
            Bed type: Queen Size 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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              • Museums
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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

              • River Liffey
                5100 ft
                Dublin Docklands Development Authority, Dublin
              • Custom House
                5100 ft
                Custom House Quay, Dublin
              • Dublin Experience
                5200 ft
                Trinity College, Dublin
              • Iveagh Gardens
                1.0 mi
                Clonmell St., Dublin
              • St. Teresa's Church
                1.0 mi
                Clarendon St., Dublin

              Near the hotel

              • National Print Museum
                1200 ft
                Garrison Chapel, Beggar's Bush, Dublin
              • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum
                2300 ft
                Fitzwilliam Street Lower 29, Dublin
              • Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
                2800 ft
                Province of ConnachtIreland
              • National Gallery of Ireland
                3400 ft
                Merrion Square West, Dublin
              • Dun Laoghaire Harbour
                3400 ft
                Queens Road, Dun Laoghaire
              • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
                3500 ft
                Merrion St., Dublin
              • Science Gallery
                3600 ft
                The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin

              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 618 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Dining
              8.2
              Location
              7.4
              Rooms
              7.6
              Service
              6.8
              Value
              7.7

              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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