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“Charming Hotel in the middle of the town”
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The Old Ground
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
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“Charming Hotel in the middle of the town”
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
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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
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Savannah, Georgia
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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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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
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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
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Lucan, Ireland
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

A little tight on parking, front desk staff polite, room clean, we only had continental breakfast and that was good. Charming wait staff while we relaxed in comfy chairs and sofa in lobby, enjoying tea and cocktails. Quiet, although in the heart of town. We went in Sept, if you go in summer, ask about AC, we didn't even think about it, as it was cool. Great location to walk to all shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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County Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

There is nothing that could sway me to say anything but positive things about The Old Ground. I have stayed here on numerous occasions and it's always my choice when I stay in the Mid West. The staff are so accommodating and friendly and nothing is a bother to them. The rooms I've stayed in are clean and comfortable with a little touch of luxury about them.

Food has always been of a very high standard and I particularly like the food and atmosphere of their bistro/restaurant, the Town Hall. The owner Mr Flynn from time to time has stopped at customers' tables asking if they're enjoying their meals and is genuinely interested in having a chat. I've even had the pleasure of chatting with him myself and he is an absolute gentleman and very sincere.

The Poet's Corner lends itself as a pub with a very buzzy atmosphere. There have been some great Irish Traditional music sessions here and they are very enjoyable. It always busy from morning coffee and a read of the paper, to lunch and on into evening pub meals. Locals are as much a part of the clientele as visitors to the town.

I have attended a number of weddings here too and the food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and again the owner Mr Flynn - who I've seen serving tables - and making sure that everyone has enjoyed their meals. A very lovely personal touch.

I think what lends the magic of the Old Ground besides being in a very central location and offering beautiful and comfortable surroundings is the staff and the owner. You can see that they work very hard to make sure all their guests enjoy their visit. It'll be a while before I have the chance to be in Clare again but I'll be staying here again. I couldn't recommend a better hotel in the area for such great value and I'm always recommending this to my friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Ground

Property: The Old Ground
Address: Old Ground Hotel 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 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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