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“Great Value and Location”
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Grey Gables B & B
Ranked #3 of 33 Ennis B&B and Inns
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St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Value and Location”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

My wife and I just finished a two day stay at Grey Gables. Great value, great location and Mary is a wonderful proprietor. She helped plan our outIngs and made super recommendations for inning and Irish music. We have stayed in eleven accommodations in the U.K. And Ireland on this trip and this spot ranked right up there.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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california
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We stayed one night in Ennis and booked a room at Grey Gables. The biggest problem I had was with the smell inside the house. It has a musty old-house sort of smell which isn't great if you suffer from allergies as I do, because I suspect the smell is mildew. The shower was tiny and had a bifold door that folded into the shower to open (think old-time phone booth), so it's good we aren't large people because I could barely squeeze myself into a corner of the shower in order to open the door. The mattress was old and lumpy and my husband said he felt a spring poking him in the back all night, and the coverlet looked quite old also. Wifi would only work in the lounge.

The breakfast room was very nice, sunny with a high ceiling. There are no buffet choices for breakfast, except for a small bowl of whole fruits on the table. Cereal is offered and served in the small cardboard box in a bowl. Mary did offer some fresh sliced melon to us, which was nice. We opted to try the potato waffles for breakfast. I was expecting a regular sort of waffle that was made with some potato in the dough, but what we received was very similar to a large French fry with holes in it, and that's exactly how it tasted. Not good at all.

Mary gave us a pub recommendation for dinner and the meal there was good. One thing we noticed was the shops all had metal grates pulled over their window after closing, something we hadn't noticed elsewhere in Ireland.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Markham, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

We stayed @ the Grey Gables B&B which is only an easy 20 minute drive from Shannon airport. Mary, the owner is a nice, friendly woman who makes you feel very welcome. The rooms are clean, comfortable and Mary makes a great breakfast. There is a room to make yourself coffee or tea and a quaint sitting room.The B&B is a short walk into town, which is charming & friendly. My family has stayed here in the past & we were not disappointed with our 2 night stay there. It is easy to find and they have parking on the premises, which is a bonus in Ireland. JP Markham, Ont Canada

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

My daughter and I spent two nights recently with Mary at Grey Gable
s. The accommodation was comfortable, the location very central and convenient, and Mary's hospitality was warm and helpful. Highlights include the sunny breakfast room where conversation flows easily between fellow travellers, sometimes aided by introductions by our hostess. Would thoroughly recommend Grey Gables B& B.

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Grey Gables is within easy walking distance of the train station/bus depot. The rooms are generous in size, it is quiet and the breakfasts are superb. Mary is most helpful on how to get around in and near Ennis. We had no car (I would not dream of driving on what is for us the wrong side of the road) and Mary set us up with a qualified driver at a reasonable rate for a day trip to the Cliffs of Mohr and the Barren (sp?). Ennis is wonderful and we found there the traditional Irish music we were looking for. This music we could not find in Dublin. On our next trip to Ennis we will surely stay with Mary at Grey Gables.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shannon, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed here some time ago so am not sure how relevant this review is but here it goes anyway. I found the owner very curt and not very friendly but that was just my opinion. However the B&B itself really was beautiful and in a great location. The room was beautiful and very spacious. The towels however in the bathroom were tiny. I would not stay here again but I cant fault it for location and standard

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Although this review comes quite late, my friend and I visited Ireland last July and took the bus from Shannon Airport to Ennis and Grey Gables. We had previously taken a tour a couple of years ago and decided this time to do it on our own (and with the help of Rick Steves' great book we had a fantastic trip). We enjoyed Grey Gables so much! We arrived early morning, and as we knew that our room wouldn't be ready, had arranged to take the Ennis walking tour (very informative - www.enniswalkingtours.com) until our room would be ready. Mary invited us to come in and have tea before we left for town. We stayed there for two very enjoyable nights. Loved the room, the hostess and Ennis!

Room Tip: B & B is close to the bus and train station in Ennis and an easy walk.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Grey Gables B & B
Address: Grey Gables Station Road, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Ennis
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Number of rooms: 5
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