Decided to stay over in Ennis on hot recent weekend.
I liked the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, a period building redolent of another era, and full of local links to the history of the area, nice check-in and good help with directions and information, the rooms have been well and tastefully renovated, albeit down the expected winding corridors, and small stairways. The rooms are larger than usual, cool colours and comfortable beds. The bar was lively and had a really genuine Irish music session in progress, loads of onlookers (pity they wouldn't buy a brink). Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Didn't dine in the hotel, no reason, except to go out and see more of the town. The restaurant looked good and menu read well, quite a traditional dining room. The town had a great vibe,narrow streets, nice local shops, lots of variety, not so many of the ubiquitous high street samenesses. Didn't have the usual full breakfast in the restaurant, I was slow getting up in any case, slipped into the cafe (I think its called The Poets Corner). Simple coffee toast breakfast, pleasant young waitress, with a little extra chat, liked it. Parking is a bit tight though.
Toured down to Loop Head, and the light house, very interesting day, enjoyed it.
Will get back to Ennis and the Old Ground Hotel, and perhaps stay longer.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Old Ground Hotel Ennis
- Old Ground Ennis