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“The only place to stay in Ennis”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old Ground

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The Old Ground
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
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Andover, United Kingdom
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“The only place to stay in Ennis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I love this hotel. Ironically most small town centre hotels are not good, but this is an exception. I love it here especially the food in the Town Hall. Staff excellent, breakfasts cooked to order and not just your average 'full Irish' - the smoothie is not to be missed. Drinks in the bar are a bit pricey though, I think, but a good mix of clientele means you can find company if you want it. Oh and if you have time and are after a bit of luxury - log fires and big, soft comfy sofas in th lounge areas. No complaints here, it is, quite simply, perfect.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

I was very impressed by this Hotel, my child has a nut/pea allergy and its always a worry when eating out, unfortunately I didn't get the name of the waitress but she was brilliant, as was the rest of the staff. All dishes were explained to both myself and my son, how they were prepared by the chef, a level of detail I have never received before, so well done Chef and staff. As for the Hotel its just lovely and in a perfect location in town, will definitely be back, and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

was there for a hen weekend last weekend. The rooms were enormous as were the beds. Very clean also. We had dinner on the Saturday night and the food was very good also. The main highlight were the staff for me. They couldn't help us enough and even served us breakfast when we were a few minutes late for service. Overall brilliant weekend thanks to the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

On arrival the hotel looked very nice if a little tired. The room was a little small but with a huge bathroom and very comfortable bed. The hotel bar was buzzing all weekend with good value food.there was a group of us there and the staff couldn't have been any more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and even supplied boxes for out birthday cake. Great hospitality all round

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Stayed here last weekend and was professionally looked after. My room and enormous bed were so comfy. I would like to compliment the receptionist on duty as she helped me with my parking issues. On that note it would be to the guests advantage if the car park could be better organised. Dinner was tasty and service excellent. I had happy memories of this hotel and was not disappointed. Will be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

We recently stayed at The Old Ground on the recommendation of a friend and were delighted with the room, food and service. Whilst not very exciting from the outside the interior is charming, nice works of art, comfy lounges, antique furniture. The most helpful staff too - especial Marie on reception who when asked how the hotel got its name kindly printed out the history and had this sent up to our room. Our weekend deal included dinner on one night which we took in the Brendan O'Regan restaurant in the hotel and this was also of a very high standard - beautifully presented food that tasted as good as it looked! The second evening we ate in the Court House which is also part of the hotel, a buzzing atmosphere on a Saturday Night. The hotel bar, Poets Corner, was packed to the rafters and live music playing. The hotel is situated opposite the cathedral and a short step from the main street and the market area. Plenty to see and enjoy. A very good local museum, lots of nice independent shops, and of course lots of bars! We will stay again and would also consider trying the other hotels in the Flynn Group

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Dear Jane

thank you so much for such a positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. A small historical point of detail - our 2nd hotel restaurant/bistro is called the Town Hall - scene of many historic events in Ennis - but as far as we know was never called the Court House!! It was chosen last year by Paolo Tullio as the best value restaurant in Ireland.

It has a separate listing on Tripadvisor.

Thanks again,
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Just returned from a weekend in Clare having stayed in The Old Ground, the staff, the food,and the hotel could not have been better, the weather could have been, but it was a good excuse to sit by the lovely fire looking out at the rain, Second time there and we will be back,

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled 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
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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