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“Excellent hotel with old world feel”
5 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
Libertyville, Illinois
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161 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel with old world feel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

A fine hotel with all the amenities. The elevators didn't hold many people but, other than that we had a very pleasant experience. The pub was a great place to spend the evening. The rooms were well appointed as were the common rooms.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Ted R
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

A nice place to stay right in the heart of town Ennis. The staff helped us in with our bags and suggested a few places to visit. We also ate ate the bar at the hotel and we had a wonderful meal. I would stay here again and tell all my friends to do the same.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This was halfway through our Ireland Trip and was a very nice comfortable room. Great food in the bar and bistro and a fine breakfast buffet. We used this as an evening to relax after a busy day headed to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Mohr.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hudson Ma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Old Ground has a great location right in the center of town in Ennis. A short walk allows you access to hundreds of local shops and pubs. The room was spotless where you touched not so clean (dusty) where you don't touch. Not a huge deal but a lack of attention to detail. The staff was very attentive and catered to your every need. There are no fridges and you have to ask for ice.
The tubs were typical Europe narrow but surprisingly had no anti scald.... watch your kids ! Some rooms can be noisy from guests and hotel activities

The food was so so for the level one would expect.

All in all from the choices available the Old Ground is a great place to stay given its location. It is not however a four star hotel

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor facing the school are quietest.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Merrillville, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This place was fabulous. Without exception the staff were all wonderful. Food was excellent at all times and we ate in all three of their locations. We also enjoyed the reunion in a function room where 80 of us enjoyed a three course meal, again top class. Nothing seemed to be any trouble and the staff were friendly and very professional. Our rooms for three families were perfect, all air conditioned , which I believe not to be the case throughout.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone wanting to enjoy the very best of Ennis, Co Clare.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sidney, Canada
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

The hotel was unremarkable. One slow elevator which does not accommodate a bus tour group well. It was June..a hot evening; a fan was provided but barely made a difference. Small bathroom counters. Funny steps up into the bedroom. We asked some shop keepers..and this was suggested as the best in Ennis. Oh dear!
Best thing was the shops in the area. They were delightful, but this hotel was not.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Fair-by-nature
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MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Mr. Gleason

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback - we appreciate your visit and always aim to ensure that we exceed guests' expectations.

As the issue you mentioned in relation to our computer system has only happened once, it was easy to pick up on our cameras for staff coaching purposes. In fairness, this indicated that there was only a 4 minute delay - we are sorry this happened.

Best regards,
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I was surprised to learn that this hotel is ranked #1 in Ennis. If in fact it is the best then there is a huge opportunity for an entrepreneur! I was not impressed with the staff as it took me way to long to check out. The guy checking me out had to wait for ten minutes to get help from a lady who was processing another hotel guest. He told me he'd been locked out of my record. I hosted seven for dinner and while the guys who ordered steak liked their dinners my Black Sole was not nearly as good as the one I had a few nights earlier in Dingle (Doyles). Not as tasty and not as well presented. The room and the hallways need updating. The beds while ok are not great and the bathroom was not close to four star. Basically Old Ground is a very solid three star hotel.

Room Tip: Room 112 was not a room I'd like to stay in again.
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  • Stayed July 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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