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“Dingy, noisy and terrible service”
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Banner Lodge
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
New York
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Dingy, noisy and terrible service”
Reviewed 24 July 2010

When we arrived at 1:30 in the afternoon, there was no one in the hotel, and no one answered the telephone the sign told us to use to get help. We went back an hour later and still the same story. We finally went to the tourist office and they found someone. At 3:15 a guy showed up and told us breezily that he had been out taking along break, which we should undertand was sensible, because he would be stuck there on the job for the rest of the day. It took about three icy stares from us and a couple of times saying that it was pretty inconvenient for us before it dawned on him that he should say he was sorry. The room was dingy, the bed sagged toward the middle and the pillows felt like they were stuffed with damp newspapers. In the middle of the night (around 4 or 5 am) there was a lot of noise from a group of people on the street--presumably at the pub--shouting and laughing. We did not take breakfast. Later we saw a number of decent-looking B&B's for the same price with breakfast. Ennis is a cute, pelasant town--a good choice to stay if you're flyng out of Shannon. Banner Lodge is not cute or pleasant.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

If you are looking for sumptious surroundings and luxury move on, I you want value for money this is for you. We stayed at Banner Lodge in June 2010 for a weekend of food, drink and laughter, and we werent disappointed. We were greeted with a friendly smile and the host couldnt be more helpful. Bedrooms were clean and ideal for us. Banner Lodge is a perfect location in a small friendly market town. 72 pubs/restaurants make it ideal for a boys weekend away. Also a perfect base to visit Lahinch, Cliffs of Moher etc, etc. The only downside is that breakfast wasn't included but there are ample cafes nearby. Great Value Hotel and would definately return.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

My dad and I arrived from England tired and stressed about bussiness that had to be sorted out regarding sale of my late aunts property, we were welcomed by the owner and made to feel at home straight away. The room was perfect, very spacious and very clean. The beds were so comfortable I didnt want to get up!! I cant thank the husband and wife who own the place enough for their hospitality and care, they couldnt do enough for us, nothing was too much trouble! the location was perfect right in the centre of Ennis, everything right on the doorstep. Our tiredness soon disappeared as we had the time of our lives and are planning already to go back hopefully in July, We will certainly stay at the Banner Lodge again, just hope they have space, I would recomend it to anyone who wants to visit Ennis and be well looked after without paying rediculous high prices for the pleasure!! many thanks to the Banner Lodge and the wonderful staff hope to see you soon!
Michael Cooney and Philomena Liston. Swindon England

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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bostonma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2010

My Husband and I travelled from Boston to visit some relatives in Clare. We stayed four nights in this budget accomadation. We were truley surprised, It was spotless, and the staff were extremely accomadating, throughout our stay. The resturant inhouse, serves extremely good pizza, and deightful table service.
We would highly recommend this location to anyone on a budget, great value for money.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2010

stayed at this guest house in ennis with my wife on a weekend for her birthday and I cannot fault it, it has a great location near the pubs leave the caar at home have dinner and walk back to the guest house.The rooms are very clean and quiet spacious .It dosent have the frills of the hotels but if that is what you want you should book a hotel Banner Lodge offers great value at just 25euro per person without breakfast you cannot get better in town centre withe clean rooms nice family owners.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2010

I read some previous reviews and it did worry me but I have to say if you are on a budget
the B&B is fine. Both our rooms were well aired, clean and warm. Proprietor Helen was lovely. Security was fine, quite at night. Just a note for Helen John was 6ft 1ins but came back as a hunch back and now only 5ft 10 (ha ha), you know what I mean. Lovely to meet you Helen and would have no trouble staying with you again. Theresa, John and Anne (England) xxxx

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2010

Stayed in Banner Lodge For the weekend and found it very suitable.We found this hotel great value for money in a great location central to shops and restarants,We had a family room that was clean and spacious,found staff very nice and friendly and they even provided hot choclate for the kids tea and coffee was also available.The restarant downstairs also provided us with beautiful food and again value for money.We will definitly be using this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank chicken10
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Property: Banner Lodge
Address: The Market Square, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
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Number of rooms: 8
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