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Nuala Ryan explains the many great reasons why Grand Canal Hotel is the perfect base for a break-away in Dublin’s fair city

010 is the year for holidaying at home. Forget passport troubles and volcanic ash disruptions – this year, why not get away from it all and enjoy a break in Ireland’s capital, staying in comfort and style at Dublin’s Grand Canal Hotel? Conveniently situated opposite the Grand Canal DART station in Ballsbridge, the three-star Grand Canal Hotel is the perfect place to stay on a trip to Dublin. Not only does its great location mean that you are in walking distance of all the main shopping streets, historical and cultural sites, and other great amenities in the city centre, its close proximity to the DART station means that you can easily explore Dublin City and beyond.

ACCOMMODATION There are 142 deluxe rooms available at Grand Canal Hotel, which includes two executive floors and six rooms with personal balconies. All rooms are designed with comfort in mind and, as well as including all the best of modern amenities, each also provides complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access through the television. All rooms also feature direct dial telephone with voice mail, perfect for those who wish to stay contactable whether away on business or for pleasure. For those looking for a more indulgent stay, the 31 executive rooms located on the exclusive 5th Floor of the hotel offer visitors a special treat. Sleep in style on luxurious Egyptian cotton duvets,

lounge in your complimentary bathrobe and enjoy the many other decedent features of these superb rooms, all of which make your stay at Grand Canal Hotel a thoroughly enjoyable experience. And if you really want to spoil yourself or that somebody special in your life, why not splash out on one of the six balcony rooms? With an outdoor terrace providing panoramic views of the city, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind and enjoy some of the Dublin’s most striking scenery.

ACTIVITY Because of its great location, the Grand Canal Hotel is always a hive of activity. Situated less than a mile from the RDS and Aviva Stadium, only two miles from the O2 Arena and just four miles from GAA headquarters in Croke Park, it is the perfect base for anyone hoping to take in a day at the Horse Show, an exciting game of sport or a night of great entertainment at one of the many gigs and shows taking place in the capital this summer. Having just celebrated the opening of the previously mentioned O2 Arena and the new Grand Canal

Theatre, the hotel is now eagerly awaiting the opening of the revamped Aviva Stadium – an event that all sporting fans have been keenly anticipating. To mark this great occasion, Grand Canal Hotel has designed two Landsdown Suites, both of which offer excellent balcony views of the stadium.

BUSINESS For those on business, Grand Canal Hotel is an ideal location for hosting business conferences and meetings. The hotel has a designated conference floor with six meeting rooms and a dedicated staff on hand to cater for the needs of your group. In addition, the hotel offers free and secure car parking, which means that you can concentrate on

the business at hand instead of worrying about parking tickets and meters!

SPECIAL OFFERS The Grand Canal Hotel, in conjunction with the Gaiety Theatre and Grand Canal Theatre, are offering some great packages this summer as part of the Irish Independent Reader Offers. With prices starting from just €99pps, readers can enjoy a pre-show meal, ticket to the show, one night’s accommodation and full Irish breakfast. Shows running at the Gaiety this summer include the current resident Evita, with the Shawshank Redemption and the hugely popular Riverdance to follow in the coming months. The fantastic new Grand Canal

Theatre is worth visiting for any show and Grand Canal Hotel are currently offering packages for the acclaimed shows Whistle Down the Wind, When Harry Met Sally, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rat Pack and the smash hit musical Hairspray. Music lovers should also take note of the O2 package, which is available for €79pps and includes a pre-show meal, return transfer to the O2, one night's accommodation at the hotel and full Irish breakfast the next morning.' And if a ‘night at the dogs’ appeals to you, the Grand Canal Hotel has also teamed up with Shelbourne Park and put together a great package for their guests. For only €79pps, this package includes an evening meal, admission to Shelbourne Park, €5 bet, €5 drink voucher and one night’s accommodation at Grand Canal Hotel including full Irish breakfast. For more information on any of these great offers, call Grand Canal Hotel today on (01) 6461000 or visit their website, www.grandcanalhotel.ie.

Grand Canal Hotel Grand Canal Street Upper Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 T: (01) 6461000 E: reservations@grandcanalhotel.com W: www.grandcanalhotel.ie

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