4.0 out of 5

"Happy enough but car parking not free if booked through site " More

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Hotel Description

Grand Canal Hotel Dublin places you in the center of Dublin, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Aviva Stadium. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference centre.

All 142 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, espresso makers, and free newspapers. 24-hour room service, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, Gasworks Bar, is open for lunch and dinner. 2196 square feet (204 square metres) of event facilities include conference rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Ballsbridge hotel include National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square and Merrion Square.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£108 per night

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Grand Canal Hotel Dublin ratings based on 49 verified reviews

Review Summary
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4 out of 5

Great location....

Happy enough but car parking not free if booked through site

Posted by , from Laois on 5 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Good position for exploring Dublin

Pros: Excellent Bar wide selection of Beers
Location: Theaters and restaurants within walking distance
Booking in made so easy and straightforward room was clean and tidy it was situated close to the lifts but did not disturb us

Posted by , from Solihull on 9 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5
A very good location for a weekend with friends in Dublin. Some excellent places to eat within walking distance. Front desk staff were friendly and efficient. We would definitely use The Grand Canal Hotel again.

Posted by on 18 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5
Brilliant hotel. Brilliant staff. Great pub and lovely breakfast. Would go back anytime.

Posted by , from Dublin on 3 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

Very nice hotel and courteous staff.

Been to Dublin quite a lot over the years and picked this hotel as I'd never stayed there before and wanted somewhere nice for my girlfriend and I. Taxi driver from the train station told us it was a good choice and he wasn't wrong. Room was a nice size, everything clean and tidy, reception area looked very good with the Xmas tree and decorations, good selection for breakfast and the bar attached is super for both food and drink. Only slight negatives were our phone in the bedroom wasn't working for the whole duration of our stay so I had to nip down to the small cafe in reception to order room service, the temperature in the room was controlled by a TRV on the radiator and not a room stat, breakfast is a little expensive if it's not included (I actually think it should be included as standard) and bit of noise from bins in the yard being filled with empty bottles. All in all I would definitely recommend the hotel and hope to return in the future.

Posted by , from Lisburn on 16 Dec 2016

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4 out of 5

Going to concert

Good place to stay, clean, warm, water in room and ice dispenser on floor, friendly, helpful staff, great breakfast buffet, good location, very limited parking

Posted by on 21 Nov 2016

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5 out of 5

Great nights stay

We were down in dublin for eater rising weekend so expected it to be busy. The staff were great though and we even had breakfast in bed which was delivered promptly on time. Also room service was very quick when we came back from our night out. No complaints with this hotel a all. Great food in a nice restaurant. This was our 3rd time staying here so that tells you that we think it's great. Plus the dart (train) is literally just around corner for anywhere u want to go. Great hotel

Posted by on 5 Apr 2016

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4 out of 5

family trip for show

Parking free,very accessible and convenient. Booking in very friendly and efficient. The food in the bar was very good value and very well cooked and presented with a varied a la carte menu. The room was very comfortable,very clean and good facilities. Overall a good experience as usual from a frequent visitor. Very convenient to Aviva and Dart station.Taxi's accessible and buses.

Posted by on 15 Mar 2016

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2 out of 5

Great weekend trip

Stayed in this hotel as it was close to my sons apartment. Great variety for breakfast. Very convenient location but rather expensive.

Posted by on 9 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Night out in the City

Hotel and staff were fab. Lovely bar and restaurant with nice range of food and drink options.

Posted by on 3 Mar 2016

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include A 24-hr business centre and meeting rooms. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this hotel measures 2196 square feet (204 square metres) and includes conference centres. A fitness centre, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Grand Canal Hotel Dublin. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Dublin hotel is smoke free.

  • 142 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 2196 sq ft of conference space
  • 204 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2004
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (14.8 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: Dublin Grand Canal Dock Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Grand Canal Hotel Dublin offers 142 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and espresso makers. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, designer toiletries and a hairdryer. Dublin's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily.

Epic Restaurant – On-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Gasworks Bar – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Canal Express – This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

When booking 5 nights or more, a deposit is payable and is due within 3 days of arrival. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR14.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR10.00 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Canal Hotel Dublin
  • Grand Canal Hotel
  • Grand Canal Dublin
  • Grand Canal
  • Hotel Grand Canal

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.