Old Ground Hotel - Ennis52.84178, -8.98243
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best 4 Star Hotels in Ireland
Situated in the center of Ennis, the 4-star Old Ground Hotel offers the seasonal restaurant serving Irish cuisine. Built in 1800 and remodeled in 2005, the traditional hotel combines medieval architecture and modern facilities.
The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. There are a stadium and restaurants in the area.
The hotel is set next to a museum and a castle.
Shannon airport lies within 25 minutes' drive away from Old Ground Hotel.
It offers fashionable rooms equipped with complimentary wireless internet, heating, LCD TV, an individual safe and a CD player and kitchens with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. The rooms look on to the garden. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet.
Eat & Drink
The elegant restaurant offers delicious meals. A shopping area features Ennis Gourmet Store and The Dining Room within 150 meters of the venue.
Bicycles and cars are available for rent at Old Ground Hotel.
Old Ground Hotel offers a library, a tennis court and a golf course to ensure guests' comfortable stay.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Number of floors: 5. Number of rooms: 105.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
On-site car park
Late check-in/ -out
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Spa & wellness centre
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Tennis court
- Airport shuttle
- 24-hour room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Self-service laundry
- Dry cleaning
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- In-room breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Catering service
- Packed lunches
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Secretarial service
- Paid babysitting/ Child services
Spa & Leisure
- Beach access
- Garden area
- Spa & wellness centre
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- In-room air conditioning
- Central heating
- Free in-room safe
- Sitting area
- Dressing area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Turndown service
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cable/ Satellite television
- International calls
- Direct dial telephone
- CD player
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
205 sq. feet
1 Double bed and 1 Single bed1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
1 King-size bed
In the Room
1 King-size bed
Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
Stayed one night due to attending a wedding nearby at Dromoland. We found the check in instantaneously helpful and polite and in three minutes gave us all the info we needed. It was a bit of a schlep to the room, either a long wait 4 lift or up two flights and along two corridors we managed fine.breakfast staff we super cordial as we came late (20 min) and assumed no entry but they let us in and this was a godsend, despite being very inconvenient for them. Thanks to all.
Hotels need to check tiling grouting is clean, need a small fine brush to clean the grout, otherwise the bathroom and bedroom were spotless, a tiny bit tired eg old large tv but everything in prefect working order.
Perfect location!!! Owner provided great info on restaurants in Dublin as well as Clifton. Loved the place, if only for a one night stay. Great breakfast. Only complaint, a couple bugs on ceiling, but hey, they got to live too!!! Would not hesitate to stay here again!!!!!!
Front desk staff very helpful and efficient. Restaurant food was excellent and atmosphere, decor warm. While in a larger room, it was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Shops were close, and any things you may need or forgot (from toiletries to clothes) can easily be purchased at a Dunnes right around the corner.
Maid service not until mid afternoon
We were upgraded and were very pleased with the service. We ate at Poet's Corner and the breakfast. Both meals were excellent. The service is beyond anything we expereinced on our vacation.
We stayed at the Old Ground Hotel last year as our last stop before flying home to Canada from Shannon and wanted to stay again. When we were given our room we were very disappointed with it . The room was very worn and stained carpets. When we told them our concerns at the desk they were more than accommodating and immediately moved us to another room which we were more than happy with,...they said they wanted to make sure our stay was memorable and it was. The staff is outstanding and the hotel is filled with character. The pub the Poets Corner serves great food at reasonable prices. It was our best stay in Ireland and would stay again when we return....would highly recommend
The Hotel was superb but what was particularly memorable was the friendliness of the people of the area, we found everone we met to be very courteous and helpfull, especially in the shops and the staff in the hotel also. We like to also mention a brilliant restaurant/pub where we had ameal on our second night that is our evening meal it was Called the Cloister in Abbey St and the value for money was excellent the food, Gourmet class, with genuine friendly staff who made us feel we were coming home again the welcome was so heart warming. All in all a most enjoyable week-end full of entertainment with all the places we went to from Bunratty Castle and park to the Allwee Caves and the Cliffs of Moher and also the charming little villages we visited on our travells and finished it all off with a drive along the Lough Derg lake on our way back to Cork. I must also mentionJ>P Clarkes Restaurant at Bunratty Casle as it was enlightening to get such fine food and such a pleasant welcome here also.
Dinner in the pub was really. We had a lovely view of cathedral from our room.
View of air handling units on roof. Three drunk ladies in lobby at 7am.
locality, staff and ambience
The Staff at the Old Ground were the best I have ever come across. I have never met staff that went so much out of there way to help
Anytime we fly into or out of Shannon Airport ... we stay at the Old Ground Hotel, a huge favorite. This time we hit the jackpot and they upgraded our room to a suite. It was lovely.
Not really a complaint but perhaps a suggestion. It would have been nice to use the fireplace, but even the gentleman they sent up to turn it on was unable to figure out how to make it work. Instructions would have helped.
I like the atmosphere, the old building and the way it is arranged so it is like staying in a country house. I like that some of the rooms have colour in them.
I would like to see a magnifying mirror in the bathroom with good lighting. Also when the main dining room is full, the other room used for breakfast needs to have the same level of staff and the same range of food. We and we noticed some other guests having to bring their bowls and plates through the selves to get food despite asking staff.
Old world charm and cosy comfort
central, reasonable price and priced per room.
Thought breakfast a bit expensive so went down the street
the hotel was a real surprise as the inside was much nicer than the outside, we had an excellent meal at the in house restaurant The Town Hall extremely good value at 25euro, the beds were most comfortable that i was sorry i wasnt staying another night! i will definately be back and i have already recommended the hotel to family
Loved the location- was right in the middle of town-- could walk everywhere. Ennis is a charming little town-- known for its traditional music in many of the pubs. The Old Ground has a very popular pub in the hotel and there are several others down the street. Would definitely recommend!