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Grand Canal Street Upper, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin
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Rated 8.8 by GoIreland customers (24 ratings)
The Grand Canal Hotel is modern comfortable hotel within easy walking distance of The O2, Grand Canal Theatre, Aviva Stadium, Convention Centre Dublin, RDS and Trinity College while being convenient to local transport. Facilities include Restaurant, Gasworks Bar (with pull your own pint tables), GYM, Coffee Dock, Complimentary Wi-Fi, O2 Shuttle Bus and Complimentary Car-Parking.
A traditional Irish welcome awaits guests and friendly staff are on hand to assist or advise on any of the city's many attractions. Consistently good reviews with the common theme that the Grand Canal Hotel is all in all excellent value for money with clean and nice spacious en-suite rooms.
The hotel operates a shuttle to airport at selected time each day, while the main DART train line stops at Grand Canal Station opposite the hotel.
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Grand Canal Hotel Dublin's excellent location in Georgian Dublin in the affluent Ballsbridge area makes the hotel the perfect place to discover Dublin. The City centre and Trinity College are accessible on foot in 15 minutes as well as Grafton Street, which offers the very best of international shopping. The DART station ‘Grand Canal Dock’ is across the road, which is ideal for daytrips to the sea side of Dublin (beach, cliff walks, etc.)
Directions from Dublin Airport:
Take the Aircoach Bus in the direction to the city centre/Ballsbridge and get off at the School House Hotel. When you leave the bus turn right down the footway next to the School House Hotel. The School House Hotel will be on your right and the canal will be on your left. Follow this way for about 100 m, and then turn right. After 50 m you will see the Grand Canal Hotel Dublin to your right.
Departing Dublin Airport you should drive to the Airport Roundabout and take the second exit onto the M1 (signposted Dublin). Join the M1 motorway and continue forward onto Swords Road-N1 (signposted M1 City Centre). On this way you will enter in Dublin. Follow the traffic signals and continue forward onto Drumcondra Road Lower-N1 (signposted City Centre). At Junction 70 turn left onto Belvidere 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 – R802 and turn right onto Lombard Street East – R814. When you are in Lombard Street East continue forward onto Westland Row – R118 and bear right onto Merrion Street Lower – R815. Turn left onto Merrion Square North – R118.
Go on until the end of this street and then turn left onto Clanwilliam Place. Now just turn right onto Grand Canal Street Lower – R815 and you will see Grand Canal Hotel on your right. Parking is complimentary for hotel residents.
The Grand Canal Hotel Dublin has a good range of facilities including a secure car park with a barrier is complimentary for guests. The Grand Canal DART train station is across the road, which is ideal for day trips to the sea side of Dublin or to other transport links.
The Epic Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. The dining room is a casual setting but with an intimate atmosphere. Canal Express snack and coffee bar is located in the lobby of the hotel and is open during the day. Guests can choose from a selection of snacks, pastries, beverages and desserts.
The Gasworks Bar is a well known bar and restaurant in Dublin. There is a wide range of drinks served as well as food. The bar is popular with locals on weekends and can be lively with music and entertainment.
Whether for business or pleasure, the Grand Canal Hotel Dublin offers a perfect base to discover Ireland's capital. Allow us to welcome you and keep you in comfort beside the historic Grand Canal.
The Grand Canal Hotel boasts 142 deluxe rooms over 5 floors. All rooms are en-suite and fitted with all the modern facilities expected from a top hotel including:
Our 6 conference rooms are located in their own area with designated registration area and restroom facilities. We focus on strict adherence to timetables and professional service throughout and can cater up to 140 delegates. All conference rooms feature natural daylight, air conditioning, motorized screens and wireless communication for high speed internet access. Parking for residents is complimentary.
Dublin city centre is famous for its museums, galleries, shops, historical sites and while it is anything from 15 - 20 minutes walk to most of these local transports is just a minutes stroll from the hotel and will take you right to where you need to go. The train (DART) is located opposite the hotel while the tram (LUAS) is just 10 minutes stroll.
Eamonn from Rostrevor
Stayed 08-2013Mature couple
Convenient to city, friendly staff and value for money. Free car parking a big bonus!
Anonymous from Cowaterford
Anonymous from Listowel
Epic Restaurant offers an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. A buffet breakfast is served from 7am until 10am mid week and from 8am until 10am at the weekends. The restaurant can host up to 120 guests and is perfect for private dining or small parties alike.
Gasworks Bar is a popular drinking destination for locals and is a far cry from the traditional hotel bar. Nine plasma screens, games, quizzes, pull your own pint tables, live entertainment and of course tasty food or carvery make this bar a great starting and finishing point...if you even leave.
Express Coffee Bar is located in the spacious lobby at the hotel. Canal Express offers a wide range of specialty coffees, delicious smoothies, pastries and gourmet sandwiches to take away or to enjoy in the relaxing ambience of our lobby.
In House Facilities
Free & secure underground car parking.
Partnership with Jacky Skelly’s Gym.
WIFI internet throughout the hotel.
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