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The Old Ground
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ennis
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“Good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Arrived here the evening of the Irish Hurling Championship game. We had no problem checking in and finding our room through some maze-like hallways. Our room was large and had a single bed and a queen bed. The bathroom was small, but adequate. Our biggest problem was the hot room with no fan, and ivy covered windows which let in several types of flying and crawling creatures. There were heavy draperies which kept out the light at night, but did not allow any air in the room. The location of this hotel was ideal for exploring the town of Ennis. There were three places to eat on premises--a pub, a formal dining room, and a more casual restaurant (we enjoyed this one). Breakfast is not included in the room rate, but could be reserved in advance. We chose to eat breakfast in the dining room for twelve Euros and had a very good meal. I would stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Old Ground Hotel is located in the heart of the town of Ennis. It has the advantage of on premise parking which is a plus as parking is at a premium. The room was spacious with a queen bed, desk and chairs. The room also had a flat screen TV.
Our room was at the front of the hotel so there was a slight problem with street noise. There is no air conditioning so the only means of keeping the room temperature comfortable was to keep the windows open.
There are three restaurants in the hotel which offer varying degrees of selection and formality. There is also a pub with a full bar on the premises.
Breakfast of hot and cold selections can be had for the sum of 14 Euros.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We've stayed here many times and it's always a delight at the end of a busy day to come back to the hotel. Whether you're with a tour group or my yourself, it's charming, the food is great, and we love the pub. It's a great place to stay and enjoy the town of Ennis.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Where to start with this hotel,, My partner and i had the privilage of staying here for one night, pity it wasnt more is all i can say,, from the welcome we got on check in to the service in the restaurant and the food was just simply amazing. we arrived late on the friday evening and we had to rush to the restaurant ( our own fault i must add ) but the greeting we got going in there was as if we were the first all evening. the starters were just melt in the mouth and had a taste of more off them, i didnt think they could be topped, but out came the duck, very well presented, looked too good to eat, it was just yum, a little tough but that was ok coz i got a good pair of teeth so i didnt mind as the taste of everything with it was just out of this world, my partner had the salmon and is still talking about it,,

After dinner we went to the bar and all the bar staff were friendly and quick, the music and atmosphere in there was excellent and even for a young couple we enjoyed the trad session as the atmosphere was just brilliant.

Then we moved to the lobby, where we met the night porter, and had some laugh with him, he was travelling to the all ireland the following day so we had a bit of a slaaging match our selves, and i can honesty say his quick wit and banter polished off what was the best hotel experience in a long time. As a person who works in hotel i dont complain too often, and when i do get away its nice to be well looked after. Old ground hotel definately exceeded my expectations. we will be back very soon.

Only one slight complaint, the bathroom in our room was a small let down, cant remember the room number, but as we had a lovely bed to sleep in and a fab room, we didnt let it bother us as we wouldnt be spending much time in there.

Thanks for a wonderful night.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

The Old Ground is a classic Irish Hotel that always delivers great service and very comfortable accommodations. There have been recent upgrades in bathrooms and windows. We celebrated a special birthday there recently and our meal and service were really great. The staff is very friendly and rooms are very clean. We will be back!!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Located in the center of Ennis this is a pleasant, well kept up, old hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean and pleasant. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom has obviously been completely remodeled. The food is excellent in the adjacent restaurant which is owned by the hotel (The Old Town) and the hotel serves the standard Irish breakfast in the hotel in the morning.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Old Ground is an absolutely beautiful hotel in the heart of Ennis. The rooms were beautiful with very comfortable beds and luxury linens. The staff were all friendland helpful. There are several lovely areas both inside and out to just sit & relax or enjoy tea & scones or a pint if you so desire. The hotel is literally in the heart of town; located in amongst shops, restaurants & pubs. Even though it is located right in the heart of town, we didn't have a problem with noise. My only regret is that we only had one night at this wonderful hotel. If I am ever back in Ireland I will plan to return to Ennis and The Old Ground Horel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Old Ground

Address: O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ennis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ground 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4* Old Ground Hotel is located in the centre of Ennis town, just 20 minutes from Shannon International Airport. With 83 newly refurbished deluxe rooms, a restaurant with superb cuisine, it is within easy reach of The Wild Atlantic Way, The Cliffs of Moher and magnificent and challenging links golf courses. The Old Ground Hotel is an elegant and stylish retreat. ... more   less 
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