Ideas for your Valentine

With Valentines Day less than two weeks away, it can be tough to come up with new and romantic ideas every year to woo your loved one. 

We've made a list of some of our favourite things to do on Valentines Day to help inspire you to make it a special day for that someone special!

Wine and Dine Your Valentine

February 14th & 15th


At the Grand Canal Hotel we have a fantastic Valentines Day Package to make your special day as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Take a look at what we have in store for you when you book with us..

On arrival you will be greeted with a chilled bottle of prosecco, before you sit down to a romantic Candlelit four course dinner for two, followed by tea and coffee, with Speical Valentines Cocktails available on the night. You will also enjoy overnight accomodation in a double or twin room, with complimentary late check out the following day, and free car parking- the perfect way to treat your valentine and let them know that you love them!

For more information on this package or to book now click here

Or you could try our Dinner Date package, with a glass of prosecco on arrival, four course candlelit dinner with tea and coffee, and cocktails available on the night, it's the perfect dinner date for you and your loved one, right in the heart of the city... call our reservations team on (01) 646 1000 to book your date now! 

We are located just across the road from the Grand Canal Dock Station making travelling around the city very easy. We are only a 3 minute Dart ride to the city centre. You can also take one of several buses available nearby. See bus timetables here. See DART timetables here


Marbling Art Workshop

At 23 marlborough Street

14th February, 7pm - 9pm

Just like every couple, every marble design is unique.. and what better way to spend your Valentines Day than creating something you can keep forever! An absolutely beautiful idea for you and your loved one to take part in together, to create a memorable piece of art to keep and treasure forever.

For more information, or to book your space, click here.

We are just a 15 minute taxi ride from the marbling Art Workshop, so you can end your evening in a perfect way with a room in the Grand Canal Hotel

Visit the Zoo

Woo at the Zoo

Valentines Weekend

For something a little different this Valentines Weekend, why not take your loved one to Dublin Zoo! With special events running inside the park, as well as educational talks on some of the animals courtship, breeding and romantic rituals, Dublin Zoo is a lovely place for a date! 

For more information on Woo in the Zoo, click here.


Grand Canal Hotel is located directly opposite the Grand Canal Dock Station, making it very easy to get around Dublin.

The Lighthouse Cinema

The Room

14th February, 23.20pm

If you want to try a more traditional Valentines Day Date why not check out the Lighthouse Cinema, a 614 seat cinema across four screens, and on Valentines night they are showing the disasterpiece 'The Room', starring Tommy Wiseau. A perfect film for a first date or a hundreth date! 

For more information on 'The Room', and to buy tickets, simply click here.

The Lighthouse Cinema is just a fifteen minute taxi drive from The Grand Canal Hotel, where you can start the night with our romantic dinner date before you head off to see your film! Simply call us on (01) 646 1000 to book your table, or click here for more information on our Valentines offers! 

Love is in the Air, Wine Tasting

13th February

For anyone who wants to start the romancing early, there is Wine Tasting in Arnotts on Abbey Street in Dublin. 

With bubbles, rosé, whites and reds all on the agenda for the evening there will be something for everyone to enjoy! 

If you want to find out more information or book tickets for this wonderful night out, simply click here


If you are looking for somewhere to stay afterwards we are the ideal place for you to relax and enjoy yourself; to see what rooms we have on offer click here

Or if you'd like to continue your Valentines treat into the weekend, why not check out our Wine and Dine your Valentine Package..