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The Old Ground

#1 of 9 Hotels in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were really looking forward to a splurge at this hotel on our family trip to Ireland but are thinking about switching to another hotel after checking in. Checking in was almost impossible. No where to park to drop bags, no one around to assist, no parking in the hotel lot - a nightmare. Then a snarky receptionist when we...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Flew into Shannon and wanted to visit the Cliffs of Moher so we decided to spend our first night in Ennis. The Old Ground was a perfect pick. Wonderful hotel and our room was very nice. Everything we could have wanted for our first nights stay in Ireland. Employees were all very friendly and went out of their way to...

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Tobaccoville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was really good. The food in the attached bar was excellent and prices were reasonable. The bartenders were very accommodating when I asked for a mint julep on Kentucky Derby day--even though she had no idea what it was she made a great one with my description. The live Irish music starts later in...

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

Many thanks, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and took the time to share your experience. We will be adding the mint julep to our list of cocktails! Ennis is a great place for live Irish music and it was wonderful that you got to enjoy this in our bar which is a favourite for local musicians. Regards,...

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just back from a wonderful time in Co.Clare. Stayed in the Old Ground hotel in Ennis. Fabulous. Great room very comfortable breakfast beautiful and dinner excellent. I would certainly recommend this and Look forward to returning one day.

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

Dear Dympna from Newry, We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to County Clare - there is so much to see and do here and the views along the Wild Atlantic Way are spectacular. Our hotel is famous for great food and we totally appreciate your recommendation. Regards and Many Thanks, Mary

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at The Old Ground on our last night in Ireland before flying out of Shannan Airport. We enjoyed having a couple of pints at Poet's Corner Bar and met some very nice folks. Our room was absolutely lovely with the best bathroom and shower in all of Ireland. Highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Ennis!

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

Thank you Dori from Florida, We have been a favourite place to stay for guests arriving from Shannon Airport since the fifties. We totally understand that those who have been travelling overnight will be tired and we work hard to ensure the earliest possible check in at no extra charge - this helps to set you up to enjoy the...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a lovely stay at the Old Ground last week. My flight landed in Shannon about 6 am, and I was at the hotel by about 8 am. They had a room ready for me, which was fantastic. The room was fairly large, and had been renovated recently I would say. The hot breakfast (I always have the full...

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Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Third time round staying at this great hotel. Superb staff; cheerful, friendly and always helpful. Nice range of eating places in the hotel and all of Ennis on the doorstep. Great music every night we were there. Highly recommended.

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Rock Hall, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was very nice, but you can tell it's old. It could use some sprucing up. We did have a very nice room, which was clean and comfortable. It was a nice stop over. Not sure if I'd stay here again, but it served us well while we were there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were kind and helpful. Best breakfast we had that was included. Old lady talking to herself in the corner was treated very well, even after sending her first breakfast back. Rooms were clean and quiet. Would stay again for sure. Note: just take the stairs.

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Winter Garden, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice sized room. View was great. The restaurant is questionable and the one next door - which is recommended by the staff - is also not great. Other than that - parking was easy, staff was friendly, and at least the restaurant has a great bar.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Town Hall Cafe
Town Hall Cafe
Cuisines: Irish, European
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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: Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Price Range: $129 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ground 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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