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Freeport, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a 'Deluxe Room' with a King Bed here for 9 nights last year with my wife and (then) almost two year old daughter. Had to change the room dates and this was done with ease by simply emailing the Hotel my new dates. They were very prompt in responding to my emails as I was unable to call them...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Old Ground for our wedding this year as it was my favourite hotel growing up and is only a 2 minute walk from the Cathedral we were getting married in. From the very beginning, Phil and Abdul and their team were absolutely amazing. No question or concern was too much for them. They made everything so easy...

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

Dear Lorna, It was our pleasure to welcome you back with family and friends for a very special wedding. Our team really appreciate that you took the time to post a review and we are delighted that your guests enjoyed the Irish Wedding experience. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and Best Wishes for 2017. Best regards Mary

Galway, Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second time to stay around the Christmas period in the Old Ground hotel. We love the atmosphere that the hotel generates at this festive time however what makes the hotel are the staff. At all levels - reception, maintenance, catering, housekeeping- they were exceptional and provided top class customer service - genuinely deserves a mention and feeling...

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

Dear Guest, Our team are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and especially the staff interaction. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you soon again. Best regards Mary

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment I walked through the door, I was treated beautifully. Concierge service, Maria, Robert and others give excellent support and service. I arrived in Shannon at 6 am and Enid by 7. I was given a wonderful breakfast and early checkin. My lovely room on the second floor is most comfortable with an updated marble bathroom. It's amazingly...

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

Wow - how lovely that you would go to the extra effort to describe the experience and the atmosphere of our hotel during the special season of Christmas - I can't add much to your eloquent words. Thank you very much, Best regards, Mary

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a beautiful building inside and outside with lovely staff and excellent food. The hotel is situated in the heart of the amazing town of Ennis which also has great character. One thing to note is that the Tom Tom sat nav system does not bring you correctly to the hotel. The hotel bar is very different from...

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

Thank you very much - we are delighted that you appreciated the historic building and our "lovely staff". We are sorry that the one way street system does not facilitate the Sat Nav system perfectly. We advise customers to follow signs for the town centre and we are directly opposite the Cathedral with the high spire and the lovely sculpture...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Loved this hotel. Especially loved the drawing rooms that are situated just off the reception area. The furniture and curtains are so elegant. Breakfast was enjoyable . A special mention must be given to Stella who was our waitress at Breakfast time. A delightful lady.

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

Thank you so much - delighted that you enjoyed the hospitality and the atmosphere so much - there is a lovely Christmas theme in the hotel at the moment. The artistic decorations are well matched with some delicious Christmas menus. We will certainly share your comments with Stella who does a great job. Best wishes for 2017 Mary

Ennis, Ireland
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely old hotel in the centre of Ennis packed full of history - it was the jail in medieval times! The staff are professional experienced and ready to help. There are different nooks and crannies to hang out. The cost couches in the foyer beside the fire are a great meeting place. Coffee and scones served promptly are a...

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

Dear Mar, Many thanks - you have captured so much of the atmosphere very well!! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you soon again. Best regards, Mary

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 December 2016 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...

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

Dear Maria, Many thanks to you for posting this review - we are delighted that your parents had such a good time and we will certainly share your comments with our great team. The hotel is especially cosy at this time of the year with some gorgeous decorations. It is so convenient for anyone who wants to slip out to...

Reviewed 4 December 2016 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.

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

Dear Fergal, Thank you for sharing such positive comments - glad the plug sockets were convenient for you. We have also wired many rooms with the lower voltage for American appliances which is so useful for guests who have just come from Shannon Airport. Yes, the Orla Kiely range of toiletries are very special and enjoyed so much by our...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016 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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: €83 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ground 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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