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The Old Ground
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
Connecticut
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“This hotel has the very best personnel, bar none!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2010

We stayed at the Old Ground Hotel for two nights prior to leaving for home from Shannon. Our rooms were clean and comfortable, certainly roomy enough for us. The Poet's Corner Pub is attached and had great food at reasonable prices and music to boot. The breakfast in the Dining Room was grand but what this hotel has over any other is the staff. You can't stand still a minute without someone asking if you/ve been helped. Having coffee or tea in the sitting areas is a nice touch. There is parking on site and being right in town everything is a convenient walk.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

We had the corner room over the street and with no air conditioning we had to open the window and with the noise got no sleep. I have stayed at the Old Ground 4 times and will get to the back in the furure. The front desk had no partial refund available the next morning, not even breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cohoes, NY
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204 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2010

My sister in law, my neice and I stayed in a family suite with two king sized beds and a comfortable lounge for five days. The room was spotless. The beds were very comfortable. The grounds were lovely. The staff is EXCEPTIONAL! An ideal location for traveling the West Coast.

I arose earlier than my relatives, so I enjoyed a pot of coffee each morning in the main lounge. The Old Ground is a charming hotel: it has many antiques as well as all the modern convienences one wants on a vacation.

I highly recommend the pub and restaurant located in the hotel. The staff went above and beyond to accomodate my four year old neice:exceptional service!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Thank smartcookie1916
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2010

Just back from a two night stay in The Old Ground Hotel, having stayed in other hotels during my trip of the West this got our unanimous vote for best value by far. The hotel is ideally located, has a laid back old world charm. Staff at check in were friendly and courteous. Our room was spacious and in good order with wi-fi connection, our bathroom spotless and modern. The only drawback was although the room was designated non-smoking there was a distinct smell of cigarettes. We had a dinner in the restaurant one of the nights as part of our package. The dining room was heaving, bright and atmospheric. Menu gave lots of choice, the food was superb, well worth the set price of EU35 for non-residents. Couldn't fault the service, staff and turnaround times are second to none. They were full to capacity, you would struggle to be accommodated without a reservation, even on a Tuesday night! The bar next door is old-school, decent pint of Guinness at 4 euro a throw, no complaints there! Thrown in was some traditional Irish music, The Old Ground are making every effort to impress in a difficult times for hoteliers. Would highly recommend the hotel and would definitely stay again

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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County Meath
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77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2010

This hotel is amazing, The rooms were fantastic, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was excellent. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms were huge compared to where I've stayed before. Food in the Town Hall Restaurant was excellent, didn't eat in the Poets Corner but the food look fab.
Only downside was being given a smoking room when I requested a non smoking room but there was no smell of cigarettes whatsoever.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cjay05
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louth ireland
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

The hotel is as already described, on other sites, very clean, traditional Irish welcome from the staff. great diningroom waiting staff, bedroom was very clean. Lovely fresh smell off the pillow. Just like at home. Kingsize bed. The hotel specialises in trans-atlantic and mid European tourist traffic. The hotel cannot be faulted. BUT unless you have your own transport or are part of a touring group Ennis does not have great opportunities for sight-seeing afar. We were lucky to discover Barratt's had a passing tour to the famous Cliffsof Moher, and other famous Clare resorts. Otherwise check the bus and rail opportunities. I have no doubt the reception staff would help if asked. the meals were very well presented and more important very pleasant on the palate. Traditional Irish music in the hotel bar, very well played, is part of the delight. We are an elderly couple but still active. To sum up, OGH is excellent, but more suited for mature adults who like a relaxing day touring or golfing and a relaxing night with a drink, not necessarily alcoholic, listening to the sounds of the real Ireland,

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank verilyemcfie
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Lovely hotel in heart of Ennis. Clean, large, comfortable rooms. Poet's Corner Pub extremely gracious and accomodating with our large group during World Cup. Good food.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank JB168
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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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