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Temple Gate Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
Bromborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis for a weekend recently. It is a fantastic hotel, with great food, and the most helpful staff. It's situation is excellent.we got a lovely clean room, and enjoyed every minute. We will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Ebnaking
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Geraldine M, Sales & Events Manger at Temple Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Mrs Neergaard,

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Temple Gate Hotel in the near future.

Kind regards,

Geraldine Minogue
Sales & Events Manger
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We had booked 4 rooms for 8 family members. Our own room was a suite which was excellent- very spacious, comfortable bed, large sitting room. The other rooms were small, lack-lustre, very basic, no extras but clean. We went to the bar in the evening for food but even though the bar wasn't busy and there were sufficient staff on duty, after 15 mins waiting for a waiter we hadn't been served. The staff seemed to be focussed on cleaning tables and stacking shelves even though we had been seen.
We reported this to the duty manager at reception and left to eat elsewhere.
The breakfast was very good but on check out no mention was made of the previous night's problem which we found disappointing, considering we had taken 4 rooms. We weren't even asked how our stay was as we paid the bill. We felt they didn't really want any feedback, positive or otherwise.
We stay in Ennis regularly and the hotel had been recommended to us, but we won't be in a hurry back.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Mary F
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Temple Gate hotel in March for a family event over St. Patricks Day weekend. We started off with drinks in Preachers before 20 of us headed into Legends restaurant for dinner. The quality of the food and attentiveness of the staff was excellent and everyone was delighted by the evening. The hotel rooms were lovely, and fully deserving of 4 stars. After such a good experience I returned again this weekend for dinner in Legends which had a new a la carte menu on offer. Very reasonably priced & once again the food & service were wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for accommodation or just somewhere serving great food in a warm relaxing atmosphere.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Grainne R
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Geraldine M, Manager at Temple Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Grainne,

Thank you so much for your excellent review of Legends restaurant and our new A La Carte menu. We are delighted that your first experience was so positive and having returned you were equally impressed on your second visit . Looking forward to welcoming you back to Temple Gate Hotel & Ennis soon again.

King regards,

Geraldine Minogue
Sales & Events Manager
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Galway, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed with friends for hen. Rooms are nice, clean and comfy. Staff are very friendly and very helpfull. Hotel is right in the centre of Ennis which is great. You have everything you need just behind the corner.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicolobezka
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

After 10 days in Ireland, this was our final stop. While this front desk was nice, the rest of the staff, particularly in the hotel bar and restaurant, was inattentive, cold, and impersonal. Twice in one meal we had to get up and request to be served. Additionally, we were unimpressed by the amenities in the rooms, including a lack of water glasses, coffee makers, fans, and ice. Other than the decor and reception, this hotel was extremely lackluster.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Samantha T
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Geraldine M, Manager at Temple Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Samantha T,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor we are very disappointed to read of your experience here during your stay. We welcome feedback and for the most part it is very positive clearly you did not experience our high standard of service and for this we apologise. We are happy to hear that your experience with our reception team was positive. Should you find yourself in the Ennis area again please give us an opportunity to restore your faith in Temple Gate Hotel.

Kind regards,

Geraldine Minogue
Sales & Events Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

I have returned with a group to the Temple Gate for the second year in a row. This hotel is a must for anyone staying in the West of Ireland. The restaurant is phenomenal! The food is fresh, inventive, and delicious. The staff is always gracious and welcoming, whether they are serving a large party or small. If you stay here, do plan on dining in the restaurant for both breakfast and dinner. The pub in the hotel is lovely, the rooms are comfortable, clean and quiet. The reception staff and reservations are excellent.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tourarchitect
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Kildare
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153 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

I meet with my husband after travelling by bus from Kildare. The bus stopped outside the door, so it was convenient to meet. We had a drink and sandwiches. Bar " Preachers Pub" is amazing. Staff friendly and the sandwiches were very good and not very expensive. Unfortunately we did not have time to stay longer, but would certainly consider staying here if we are visiting Ennis again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Cathy D
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Geraldine M, Manager at Temple Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Cathy D,

Thank you for your positive review, the new hourly service from Ennis to Dublin via Kildare is proving very successful. We are delighted to accommodate many of the passengers from the coach in Preachers Pub &Legends Restaurant. Hopefully on your next visit you may even get to stay the night with us and savour some of the wonderful sights and boutiques that Ennis has to offer.

Kind regards,

Geraldine Minogue
Sales & Events Manager
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Additional Information about Temple Gate Hotel

Property: Temple Gate Hotel
Address: The Square, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Temple Gate Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 Star Temple Gate Hotel welcomes you to a charming, family owned and managed Hotel in the heart of Ennis Town, Co. Clare. Offering the perfect location to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and the rugged West Coast of Ireland including The Cliffs of Moher. Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis offers a unique blend of warm hospitality and friendly service. Discreetly situated just off Ennis Town centre, a short walk through the warm glow of the Victorian lamps in the cobblestoned courtyard leads our guests to the heart of the historical and vibrant town of Ennis. ... more   less 
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