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“Good location, excellent food, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old Ground

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The Old Ground
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
County Meath, Ireland
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“Good location, excellent food, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Staff were so friendly and efficient. Bar prices reasonable, food was excellent, bedrooms spacious. Only "hitch" was when it rains the window sills outside are a metal commodity and the sound echoes through the rooms! Corridors outside rooms noist with footsteps early in the mornings!
Fire lit in the reception area gives a special welcome; needs a permanent wheelchair ramp at front door however.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

The location is perfect, staff helpful, rooms perfect. The pub and restaurant were great.

Room Tip: We had a king suite, overlooking the parking lot, recently redone and it was wonderful.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

Myself and 13 friends recently stayed in The Old Ground for my hen party. Prior to booking this hotel, himself & myself visited the hotel (we couldnt get a reservation as it was late notice & they were fully booked) to decide whether Ennis would be a welcoming town (and The Old Ground )for a hen party. After having a casual conversation with a young manager, Roisin, The Old Ground & Ennis were decided as the place to go and we were not disappointed. From Phil in reservations to Roisin in management we couldnt have been treated any better. The food in the Town Hall restaurant was beautiful, the oldy-new feel of the hotel, the rooms, the value for money...everything... was just lovely. The town of Ennis itself is a great spot for a Hen party. Everyone was so friendly & welcoming. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Phil, Roisin & all the staff for a lovely weekend & we all agreed we will be back to Ennis & will stay in The Old Ground in the not-to-distant-future.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

The Old Ground Hotel originally belonged to a wealthy man living in England. When he finally visited his old home, he was warmly greeted " Welcome to the old ground, sir" and they use that greeting still, every bit as warmly now as then. The hotel is an old ivy covered building, with several working fireplaces burning peat, comfortable beds, large rooms, modern bathrooms. It is very centrally located and there are many pubs and good restaurants close by. Free parking on the property is a plus.
The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves and Bunratty Folk Park are all within easy reach and Ennis is a much cozier town than Shannon, which is nearby. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

We had been staying in ennis all week (rented cottage) and decided on our last night it would be nice to be in the town. When we arrived early that morning , we decided to get a coffee and scones, which was brought out to us in a beautiful peaceful room in the reception with free wifi. It was from there that I booked our room, the receptionest was lovely very helpful and no problem to show us the room we had booked. The free upgrade was much appreciated. The hotel has a beautiful warm feel to it and the bar is just lovely , live music and lovely food. We didnt eat in the town house beside but from what we could see it was very popular. The hotel is undergoing some refurbishments and this is always a good sign especially in todays economic climate. Overall we had a lovely stay and a lovely room which was the perfect end to our fantastic stay in a beautiful part of Ireland. We will definately be back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

We didn't get to stay in Ennis long, but I would most definitely stay at the Old Ground hotel every time I come back.

Room Tip: Every room was beautiful!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

This is a very good hotel in a country town. The place to stay in Ennis. Right in the centre of the town. There are three areas in the hotel for meals, the main restaurant, the Town Hall restaurant and the bar. The bar is always buzzing but the service is very good and the food and drink is good and flowing all day and night. The main restaurant is very good and comfortable and has the white tablecloth. Where the Town Hall covers as a coffee shop and restaurant. The bedrooms are old but very comfortable. All the staff in the hotel are all very helpful. The car park can be a bit of a problem to find a place but seek and you will find. Location of hotel is right in the centre of town, close to shops on the main street. All in all the place to stay to tour around County Clare.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel would be quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
We are delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere and good food that the Old Ground is famous for both in Ireland and abroad. We are constantly seeking to ensure our product improves and continues to provide a high level of satisfaction for our customers.
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Additional Information about The Old Ground

Property: The Old Ground
Address: Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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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