I haven't been at the old ground in nearly 15 years. It was under different ownership at the time (I found out later) and this was my first time back here since. The difference is increrdible. The exterior is similar but there has been new floors added and a landscaped garden. This place was known for been old world but alot of work has been done over the years.
We were met at the front door by a man who helped with our bags to the reception. I asked the receptionist who he was and was told he was the OWNER! What hotels do you go to and are met at the door by the owner who helps with luggage. I love it.
We were given a room on the ground floor and it must have been a new room because they were laid out lovely with a big comfortable bed. We had a quick snack in poets and shortly after irish music started and the atmosphere was great. We ate in the town hall the next night and thought the food was plentiful and the staff fairly pleasant.
Breakfast the next morning was good but crowded but thats no ones fault.
The hotel is in a great location as you literally step out onto the main street and away you go. The car parking is tight but we found a space. And another reviwer mentioned the church bells, well, they are loud but they sound great.
If I had any idea that this is the town ennis had "grown" into I would have come back alot sooner.
- 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