If you are on a tight budget, and you need a no-frills, reasonably clean place to rest your head in the middle of Ennis town, this place may be suitable. With a single room priced at 35 euro for bed and breakfast, you can't really argue with the price - 10 or 15 euro cheaper than the standard. This somewhat bizarre guesthouse is situated above some kind of pub/restaurant that is undergoing renovations - I looked through the window downstairs and saw a lot of rubble. You book a room by picking up a phone in a little hall at the side of the building, and then you are instructed to come upstairs. When I was there there were two women of moderate friendliness working there. They don't exactly roll out the red carpet, but they have a certain subdued charm. The upstairs landing is surprisingly plush with a mock victorian feel. My room was small, quite cosy with a telly, desk,ensuite shower and wc. It is not the sort of place to swing a cat, or a hamster. They have tea-making facilities down the corridor.
The bed was as lumpy as boarding school porridge, and I could not really sleep all that well. The traffic noise didn't help.
Breakfast was rather good, although the milk for the cereal appeared to be a little sour. I brought this to the attention of the woman on duty; she wasn't exactly apologetic and insisted it was fresh from the carton; but she brought me some fresh milk, nevertheless. Curiously, she seemed a lit bit more friendly after my sour milk complaint.
One of the benefits of this quirky establishment is that is near the centre of Ennis, while plusher guest houses are on the outskirts, which are not very attractive. It is only a hop, skip and a jump away from the pubs and the Old Ground hotel, where I enjoyed a fine supper. Fortified with a few pints of Guinness, you might be inclined to ignore its foibles.
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