Grand Canal Hotel

Country: Ireland
City: Dublin
Hotel Star Rating: 4 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 am

Hotel Description

The Grand Canal Hotel Dublin is a modern comfortable hotel within easy walking distance to city shops, museums, and galleries, while being convenient to local transport. Facilities include restaurant, Gasworks Bar (with pull your own pint tables), GYM, Coffee Dock, Complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary car-parking. The hotel is just a short walk from The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and The O2 is within easy reach.

Area Description

Walking distance to city shops, museums, and galleries. The hotel is just a short walk from The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and The O2 is within easy reach.

Travel Description

Canal Street Upper Dublin 4

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Vegetarian options
  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
Things To Do In The Area
  • River fishing
  • Local restaurants
  • Sea fishing
  • Night clubs
  • Comedy clubs
  • Theatre
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Shopping
  • Visit castle
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Historical trails
  • Concert venues
  • Boat trips
  • Live music venues
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
  • Theatre for shows & plays close by
  • Music venue for concerts close by
Hotel Guest Services
  • Laundry facility
  • 24 hour room service
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning on request
  • Babysitting service
  • Free car parking
  • Limited free parking
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Stationery
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Available at nearby sister hotel
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Black out facilities
  • LCD projector
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Leisure Club
  • TV equipment
  • Gymnasium
  • Fully equipped gym
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Baby sitting service on request


Munsterfan scored 4 / 5 on 01/04/2014

We booked the Grand Canal Hotel due to it's proximity to the Aviva Stadium. The reception staff were very nice and gave us a lovely quiet room at the back of the hotel which we had requested when booking. We had intended eating barfood in the hotel before going to the match but the selection wasn't as good as the menu we had seen on the hotel website, so we ended up going elsewhere. After the match there was a great buzz in the hotel bar which we enjoyed. The breakfast was also very nice. All in all very good value for money.

Margaret scored 4 / 5 on 10/03/2014

we fully enjoyed our overnight stay in this hotel staff very friendly rooms spotlessly clean and spacious chocs on pillow and bathrobes are a lovely touch will definitely stay there again excellent location for Bord Gais theatre Margaret in Tipperary

Loulou scored 3 / 5 on 10/03/2014

Very nice pleasant stay last Friday - great location for our trip to the bord gais theatre. Thought it a bit strange that our room was made up while we were at breakfast, as it was only 10.30 and check out was 12, glad we didnt want to get into bed for an hour before leaving! Breakfast buffet was nice if luke warm. Good friendly staff would stay again.

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 04/03/2014

Ths is a friendly , clean , comfortable hotel. Within walking distance of city centre. Bar a bit noisy at night but did stay on a Saturday night so probably to be expected

Baz scored 4 / 5 on 24/02/2014

Great location for heading to bord gais theatre, staff really nice, breakfast was good ,room had everything we needed thanks.Will stay again.

Titch scored 4 / 5 on 04/02/2014

Myself and my husband stayed overnight in this lovely hotel and we were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the location of the hotel is wonderful. We had asked for a quiet room and this is what we got. It's great to have the ice machine in the lobby too. We will definitely stay in this hotel again and would recommend it. Well done Lidl for the great value you offer on your breaks.

Jenluc scored 5 / 5 on 04/02/2014

Very enjoyable - surpassed expectations. Good central location, free and secure parking, nice bar with very good athmosphere. Would highly recommend it.

Mick scored 4 / 5 on 21/11/2013

An all round wonderful little find

Colleen scored 4 / 5 on 20/10/2013

Our recent stay at the Grand Canal Hotel was most enjoyable. We were a short walk away from the Dart and so easy access into the City, the Board Gais Energy Theatre was within 10 mins walk, also restaurants, bars, etc. The room was well appointed and the double bed was very comfortable. Only item missing was a hairdryer. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We will definitely be staying there again and I'll bring my own travel hairdryer!

Ernie scored 4 / 5 on 17/10/2013

We stayed on A Sunday and Monday Oct 13/14 From start early parking and check in no problem the reception Staff were great. The rooms were very clean and had everything you needed inc Safe/Iron/Kettle/Hairdrier/and all the washing sundries. we had an evening meal on the Sunday night in the Gasworks the food and both the bar/restruant staff were very good/ the breakfast on both mornings was very good. the whole stay was VG will book again

Tot scored 2 / 5 on 09/10/2013

Room was clean and nice. Food in the bar was a disaster , we were waiting 45 minutes and it wasn't even busy. No apology and the quality of it was not great. Chips over cooked and my husband felt very sick after the burger.. During the night the fire alarm went off which was an awful experience could not sleep after it.. Breakfast was ok but nothing major.

Mozzy scored 4 / 5 on 01/10/2013

I would highly recommend this hotel. It was very clean, staff were very friendly,breakfast was super and it was so convenient to the Bord Gais Energy Centre. I will be back and have other friends who stayed here who gave the same review.

Ladykiter scored 4 / 5 on 19/09/2013

We booked the hotel via Today FM Breaks and the price was really good for what we got. We only stayed one night. The hotel is well located, only 15 min. walk from Temple Bar where we wanted to spend the evening. The area is reasonably quiet, the room was big enough although furnished with 3 beds (we had only booked a double) and some of the equipment, e.g. the bathroom door could with some refurbishment. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine though the air-con was far too cold. But these are complaints at a very high level taken into account the price we had paid. I would recommend this hotel for a city break, stop-over or similiar.

Lt scored 4 / 5 on 16/09/2013

Everything perfect, Great price with breakfast included. Room nice and quite, thank you

Mike scored 5 / 5 on 31/07/2013

Friendly & helpful staff, easy access to public transport, room was spacious & very clean, overall excellent hotel

Martina scored 4 / 5 on 15/06/2013

Stayed in April with my husband, had a lovely stay, one of the best hotels I have stayed in, great value also, have recommended to my friends, will def. stay again

Reviewer55983237 scored 4 / 5 on 16/05/2013

Location superb. Rooms were spacious enough and very comfortable. Staff were very helpful and obliging. Breakfast had a good variety of food on offer. Complimentary car parking was a very welcome bonus and allowed for hassle free sightseeing with the Dart just a few metres away. Would not recommend attached bar The Gasworks for quality of food though.

Morrit19 scored 4 / 5 on 22/04/2013

Location superb. Rooms were spacious enough and very comfortable. Staff were very helpful and obliging. Breakfast had a good variety of food on offer. Complimentary car parking was a very welcome bonus and allowed for hassle free sightseeing with the Dart just a few metres away. Would not recommend attached bar The Gasworks for quality of food though.

Theresa scored 4 / 5 on 28/03/2013

We were very pleased with our week-end at the Grand Canal Hotel. From the moment we arrived at reception, we found the staff extremely helpful and pleasant. We were on the executive floor,and our room was very well equiped with tea/coffee, smart tv, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. The room was warm and very clean, as was the whole hotel.We had dinner in the Gasworks bar which was very nice. The breakfast was exceptionally good, with so much choice ,and was hot and well presented. We would thoroughly recomend this hotel for very good facilities, food and staff.

Dolly scored 5 / 5 on 29/01/2013

Really enjoyed our stay. Staff and service were outstanding, will deffinately stay again.

Verona scored 4 / 5 on 24/01/2013

we stayed in grand canal for 3 nights last weekend and despite on going refurbishment of reception, we really enjoyed our stay, facilities were good, staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good , location central , would use this hotel again.

Margaret scored 3 / 5 on 26/11/2012

We we delighted with our stay in the Grand Central Hotel.Reception staff were friendly and helpful both on check in and when checking out. Our room was very clean and comfortable and breakfast was very good. It was great to have the convenience to park the car and walk to Bord Gais theatre. I would stay there again and recommend this hotel to friends. I booked the hotel through Lidl hotel breaks

Niallsomebody scored 4 / 5 on 21/11/2012

Check-in and check-out; fast friendly and efficient. Room was on the Executive Floor with in-room smart TV and internet, iPhone docking audio system and free internet/Wi-Fi. Robes were provided, as were complimentary toiletries (replaced daily). Safe and iron also provided in the room. Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits (refreshed daily), and chocolates were on the pillows on arrival. Room cleaned daily, and was clean on arrival though the throw on the bed was stained on the underside. Room overlooked a service yard; however noise was not an issue. Breakfast included daily, and could not be faulted. The option to have a continental breakfast delivered to the room was also available. Bar was not particularly memorable, and was fine for a bite to eat before heading out to town for the evening. Walking distance to town, and the Bridge restaurant (recommended) is within minutes. Definitely a superior three star hotel – though some of the finishes (carpets, chairs tables etc are showing some wear and tear in the bar and breakfast room). Excellent value from Lidl Breaks – less than Eur 150 for two nights bed and breakfast in Dublin!

Amy scored 4 / 5 on 12/11/2012

My only issues were that the rooms were way too warm, service was quite slow in the bar for food and drink and the bin men woke us up Saturday morning with the racket they made, our room overlooked the back yard so we heard and felt everything. Other than that it was exactly what we needed and breakfast was lovely!

Gerry scored 4 / 5 on 05/06/2012

Hi there, We stayed in the Grand Canal on 30/05/12. The room was just lovely, bed very comfortable, a good selection for breakfast. Over all a very pleasent stay

Paddy scored 5 / 5 on 02/06/2012

Excellent, really enjoyed our stay.

Kizza scored 5 / 5 on 01/05/2012

Great hotel - beautiful rooms and friendly staff. fantastic breakfast. Great value for money

Siobhan scored 5 / 5 on 26/04/2012

great location, very friendly staff room excellent breakfast was lovely will go back again , i would rate it 5 stars

Reviewer29515448 scored 5 / 5 on 17/04/2012

Staff are very friendly and efficient. Hotel is clean and overall it was a pleasure to stay there.

Fordy scored 5 / 5 on 17/04/2012

Very friendly staff... great location & comfortable room.

Francis scored 3 / 5 on 16/04/2012

very clean and friendly service lovely rooms

Bb scored 5 / 5 on 16/04/2012

My husband and I just enjoyed a 2 night stay in The Grand Canal Hotel. It is very clean and modern with friendly welcoming staff. Facilities excellent and easy walking distance from sights and shops. Ideal location well worth a visit. Deserves its 5 stars

Clare scored 5 / 5 on 10/04/2012

Stayed here on a Saturday night during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Was great to get such a lovely Hotel in Dublin City for this price. The food was very tasty and they serve breakfast up to 11am on a Sunday morning, so great to get a sleep in after a night out!!!! Full view of the new Aviva Stadium from our room and it was all lite up that night with a rugby game taking place. Will Def come back here again!!!!

Reviewer47288614 scored 5 / 5 on 10/04/2012

Grand Canal Hotel !!!!!!!!!!! Myself and my Husband stayed on the 7-4-2012. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the availability of bar snacks was fantastic, also free chips, !!!!!, nice one. The band, on the night, in the lounge, were great, LIVE, no backing tracks, great sound. Plenty of bar staff, so you did not have to wait for a round of drinks, We would stay in a lot of hotle's, and this hotel is one of the best yet.............. Elizabeth Allen

Helen scored 5 / 5 on 09/04/2012

Lovely Hotel, wonderful helpful staff, Breakfast excellent, lovely idea of ice machine on each floor,also great parking

Fiona scored 4 / 5 on 27/03/2012

Friendly staff. Lovely bright room. Lovely fresh breakfast. I would stay again.

Kf81 scored 2 / 5 on 10/01/2012

The hotel was lovely and clean with friendly staff. The breakfast was really nice too. The downfall was that we could not get any sleep. It was a Saturday night and we got in late and went to bed but whoever was in the room next to us sounded like they were moving furniture! This was still going on at 6am Sunday morning and they were going up and down the corridor as they insisted on slamming the double doors as they went through them! There was no point in trying to sleep at this point as we had to get up for breakfast soon

Marion scored 3 / 5 on 20/12/2011

Great location for attending anything at the theatre or the aviva stadium. Receptionist staff were very friendly, Breakfast was great would stay there again.

Tom scored 5 / 5 on 11/12/2011

We have stayed in this hotel on a couple of occasions when going to a show in the Grand Canal Theatre, as it is ideally located at only 9 or 10 minutes walk away. We have always been very happy with it, The rooms are clean, spacious and have all the usual extras (hairdryer, iron, tea/coffee, etc). There is a good bar, which has had entertainment on whenever we have stayed. There is a good choice of food which is good value, also there is a good choice for breakfast. The staff have been well trained and are helpful and friendly.

Kathrynhewitt scored 5 / 5 on 03/12/2011

we enjoyed our stay would recommend this hotel to family and freinds. great location .

Unsatisfied scored 1 / 5 on 29/11/2011

Very disappointed with the experience I had with my stay. I had book two double rooms for two couples, when we arrived at the hotel I was informed that there was no double rooms left and we would have to put up with a twin room. The hotel did offer us a free drink and free breakfast to compensate but at the end of the day we did not get what we paid for. So I do not think I will using Lidl Breaks or staying in the Grand Canal Hotel again.

Trish scored 2 / 5 on 15/11/2011

Grand Canal Hotel advertise that they run a free shuttle bus to the O2. This was the main reason we booked this hotel. On arrival we enquired into this to be told that it is not operating and does not operate unless they have a sufficient number of people to travel on it. We had booked into a family room as our 10year old daughter was staying with us. That night there was a group of tourists staying on the same floor as us, they seemed to have been a school tour or alike. All night they were running up and down the corridors, shouting, singing and arguing. Not a good idea to put a family room beside a school tour! Otherwise the hotel itself, location and food is nice.

Roc scored 4 / 5 on 06/11/2011

we stayed here for the george michael on the 3rd of nov and we really enjoyed our stay and were very impressed with the hotel facilities. our room was very spacious and we even found little chocolates on our pillows!! nice touch, then to make a good evening even better my boyfriend proposed to me!! so any chance of a free weekend there????

S scored 5 / 5 on 04/10/2011

Excellent location, great service, clean room and great value- perfect!

Mairead scored 5 / 5 on 22/05/2011

i was very satisfied with all aspects of my stay in this hotel. I was in a very quiet room on the 5th floor, facilities in the room were all fine, CD player, tea/coffe making facilities. breakfast was nice, plenty of choice. i used the gym during my stay, it was small but enough equipment to have a workout. hotel staff efficient and pleasant. great value for money and i would stay here again.

N/a scored 4 / 5 on 17/05/2011

I was very happy with this hotel, we stayed here on Saturday night as we were heading to the dogs in Shelbourne and then out for a few drinks. It was very close to the dogs and we were able to walk to Shelbourne park. The room was clean and spacious, we got free carparking which was great. The breakfast was good. Overall great value for %u20AC78. Would definitely use again if I was going to the AVIVA stadium or shelbourne park.

Philip scored 5 / 5 on 28/04/2011

The hotel was great very close to the grand canal theatre .When i checked in they could not find my reservation but then when it was found we were sent to a room but it was not a family room as i had booked ,when i went back to reception the gentleman behind the desk was very helpful and fixed us up with a family room , staff were very pleasant, i just wondered because i booked with did this cause the cnfusion as outlined above. thanks P.Q.

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