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The Old Ground

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County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My elderly parents stayed in this hotel this weekend. They have arrived home now and I have never seen them so happy with accommodation and service anywhere they have been. They have talked non stop about every single member of staff and they were so impressed that they believe that each staff member must have undergone specialist training. Their room... More 

Thank MariaQuinn888
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26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

5 starts. Great hotel, food was really decent, rooms were spotless and there was plug sockets beside the bed! (Such a small yet important thing...) staff were really lovely, Orla Kiely toiletries was a lovely touch. Free parking. Very reasonable rates, I'll definitely be back.

Thank Fergal D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Ennis in November for Trad Music Festival as I have every year bar one since 2005. Most years I have stayed in the Old Ground Hotel, only missing out on a few occasions,due to leaving it too late to book this very popular hotel. In general it is everything you want in a hotel, centrally located in a very... More 

Thank Harry S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A comfortable base for exploring Ennis and the surrounding area. The hotel is extremely popular and has three choices of places to eat - the public bar hosts a traditional music seisiún at the weekend starting around 10pm. Food was good though on a personal note some dishes lacked seasoning. Rooms were well appointed.

Thank Coinneach51
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a 4-start hotel. It is average at best. They have a nice website with excellent photography. But as soon as you walk in the door (with no one to assist with bags), you realized that you may have been deceived. It isn't that it is a bad place, just not as good as you are led to... More 

Thank kellyNYNY
MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review

Dear Kelly from New York, we are naturally very disappointed to read your review and sincerely apologise if any aspect of our service did not meet your expectations. It is our standard policy to offer assistance with luggage and our team are very willing to take your keys and collect this from your car and bring it to the room.... More 

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57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed overnight at this hotel for a visit to my son and daughter in law. A very nice hotel, lovely rooms and a great location for walking anywhere around Ennis. Nice atmosphere and very efficient service. The breakfast was very good, although I thought a bit pricey on top of the room rate.

Thank AnonymousEssex
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123 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Ground is one of your traditional Irish hotels. Owned by the Flynn family it lives up to its rating as a four star hotel. The formal diningroom is just that, a quality formal dining experience. The Town Hall is a more informal but still quality dining. The Poet's Corner is bar with a nice selection of dishes. The... More 

Thank Carrigaholt
MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we welcome visitors from far and wide but it is especially nice to have a local from Carrigaholt come to visit - for those who don't know Carrigaholt is one of Ireland's most westerly points located along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way and can be easily visited from the Old Ground Hotel. Thank you for your lovely review... More 

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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you register at the desk and continuing with the stay it is like being welcomed into a family. The room was wonderful, the hotel cleaners efficient and friendly. The meals are very good and the staff very helpful as my husband cannot eat anything with onions in. The waiting staff were fantastic. When we left I booked... More 

Thank Thelma J
MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review

Dear Thelma Thank you visiting and sharing such a lovely review - we are delighted that you have already chosen to come back next year and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third year for us at the Old Ground. Come back to Ennis every year in November for the Trad Music Festival. The Old Ground has everything you would want in a hotel. It has tradition, an older but impeccable feel, great service, great rraditional Irish food, a terrific full breakfast. My wife and I absolutely love this... More 

1 Thank James A
MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review

Thank you James from Maryland, we are so delighted that you returned and enjoyed everything about our property - our team really appreciate that you took the time to write a review and look forward to welcoming you soon again, More 

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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just left this hotel after a fab 2 night break away&don't really have a bad word to say about it. We wanted a nice break away in advance of our first baby arriving&booked this on a friend's recommendation when I asked about hotels in Clare. to be honest, before we arrived I was a bit hesitant&apprehensive-mainly due to the... More 

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MaryGleeson, General Manager at The Old Ground, responded to this review

Thank you for such a splendid review which we will be delighted to share with the "lovely Maria" and our great team. It is lovely to read that you enjoyed all that is good about our property and its great location in the centre of Ennis town - it is very special to have the lovely narrow street with such... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Town Hall Cafe
Town Hall Cafe
Cuisines: Irish, European, Soups
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about The Old Ground

Address: O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Price Range: $128 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ground 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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“If flying from Shannon and this is your last night, consider booking in Limerick. Only slightly farther.”
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“If disabled ask for room which can be accessed by lift and ask for shower or wet room.”
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“Ask for a room on one of the lower floors. My room on the top floor was quite small”
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“Have dinner in the hotel”
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“Overlooking the garden. When the pub closes, you might hear some chatter/noise”
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