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“Don't miss the Town Hall Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Old Ground
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Don't miss the Town Hall Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

On a recent trip to Ennis we dined in the Town Hall Restaurant attached to the hotel. It was a wonderful experience. On a wet Saturday evening the ambience once the door opened was unbelievable. Bistro style with an amazing buzz.
Staff were extremely friendly and efficient. There were 2 menus to choose from. We were given a basket of homemade breads and rolls. The quality and flavour of all courses was undoubtedly one of the nicest I have had in Ireland in many years. My friend who does not have a very big appetite and picks at food ate every morsel.
I cannot wait to return to Ennis if only to have another meal in the Town Hall. Thanks to the lady in Carrigdoun for recommending same.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Ennis is a charming town and The Old Ground Hotel makes it even better. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious.The front desk is helpful in recommending sites and scenic drives. The lobbies and sitting rooms are filled with comfortable couches and chairs and tea or drinks can be served in front of the fire. There are three restaurants and the food in each is very good. The best part of all is the nightly traditional Irish music in the pub. It was a great part of our trip to Ireland.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Stayed there for a business trip. Lovely old building, decorated with lots of big couches and coal fires, Warm welcome at reception and an individual room with big, comfortable bed and plenty of room. Went to the pub connected to the hotel for dinner. Lovely wood lined, old pub with quality, locally sourced food and traditional music available from 9pm. It is an old building so there are a small number of glitches, shower not as good as perhaps it could be and my room seemed to have power points everywhere but over all a great stay and recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Stirling, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We had a morning departure from Shannon Airport, and decided to stay at The Old Ground for the previous night; it turned out to be an excellent choice. Our ground-floor room was spacious, quiet, comfortable, and well-equipped; we appreciated the tea/coffee making facilities and excellent bathroom. Dinner in The Town Hall Bistro was particularly enjoyable; the fixed-price menu was really good value, and the food was excellent, especially the seafood dishes.

Helpful signposting makes it straightforward for motorists to find the hotel on arrival in Shannon.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Had a Fantastic stay at this hotel recently. A very grand hotel inside and out. Our room was big and Very Clean,Shower was nice and powerful too. Food was excellent. We did not know at the time that this hotel had 2 places to eat. A bar with bar food and a nice quiet restaurant. We book the restaurant and they do a 3 course meal for 25 euro. The bar area was full so if you wish to eat here which do less fancy food like fish and chips , burgers etc you may need to book. Only problem was parking loads of it but by the time we got there at 6pm only 1 space left next to bins.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Large room, parking right outside in lot. Room decor dated but not chic & dated. I was expecting a bit more "look" to the rooms similar to the ambience of the lobby & restaurant/pub attached. Front des staff welcoming & cheerful. Awesome shower in room however, great water pressure. Would highly recommend The Poets Corner for dinner (attached to hotel). That made the visit memorable.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stayed in Ennis over the weekend in the Old Ground Hotel. Very well located hotel as it is within walking distances of everything good in Ennis. Staff very freindly with great food. Not cheap to stay in on a weekend break but always well looked after

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Old Ground
Address: Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
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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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