The Grand Canal Hotel is located on the leafy banks of the Grand Canal, in the affluent Ballsbridge area of Georgian Dublin. The City Centre is located in only a 15 minute walk away and the DART (city train) station is just across the road. The 3 Star Deluxe hotel boasts a contemporary style, and whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the focus is definitely on service excellence. Hotel facilities include Epic Restaurant, Gasworks Bar (with pull your own pint tables), gym, Coffee Dock & complimentary Wi-Fi. A traditional Irish welcome awaits guests, and the friendly staff are always on hand to assist, or offer advice about visiting Dublin’s many attractions. Parking for guests is complimentary in a secure on-site underground car park.
The 142 guestrooms have been tastefully and stylishly designed with your comfort and well-being in mind.
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Epic is a beautiful, multifunctional banqueting suite fitted with wooden floors, modern decor and doused in natural daylight. Impressive solid oak dividers can be moved to accommodate groups of all sizes, the largest being up to 150 people. The jewel in the crown of Epic Restaurant is Head Chef, Martin and his Cookery team, who operate one of the most impressive kitchens in Dublin City. Offering contemporary, changing and diverse menus to suit all palates, the food will most certainly not disappoint.
Gasworks Bar & Restaurant:
This is not your traditional hotel bar, and has a very distinct personality. Bright wooden interior, 9 plasma TVs, large screen, great food, €6 Cocktails and the friendliest staff in the city makes the Gasworks Bar the perfect spot to sample the best that Dublin hospitality has to offer. While the quality of the Guinness and Beer poured at the bar is renowned throughout the city, the regular live music, including Traditional Irish, Beer Promotions, Salsa Dancing, Karaoke and extensive Cocktail Menu ensure that heGasworks is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations south of the River Liffey.
On the Map: Dublin, Ireland’s Capital City is located on the east coast of the country, and is well served by infrastructure linking it to all parts of the Emerald Isle.
Dublin is a lively cosmopolitan city brimming with culture. You could spend your time strolling the streets soaking up the atmosphere, relaxing in its cafes and bars or you could check out its myriad historical, literary and cultural delights. The 8th century illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, must be viewed. It is on display at the impressive Trinity College, Ireland’s first university (founded 1592) in the heart of Dublin. For the rest of your time, it is up to you how much you want to pack in. Phoenix Park, twice the size of New York City’s Central Park, Georgian Dublin around Stephen’s Green, the National Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Kilmainham Jail and the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery are all highly recommended stops on your tour. Then there’s the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery. A visit to Dublin’s Temple Bar to experience the lively Dublin pub culture is a must, though many of Dublin’s best bars can be found outside this area in the streets and laneways around Grafton Street, the shopper’s street of choice. Purchasing a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ Dublin Bus Tour ticket is a great way to get around and see all the major sites at a very reasonable cost.