Old Ground Hotel
AddressO' Connell Street EnnisSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
A seasoned, charming and congenial space of polished floorboards, cornice-work, antiques and open fires, the lobby is always a scene: old friends sinking into sofas, deals cut at the tables, and ladies from the neighbouring church's altar society exchanging gossip over tea. Parts of this smart and rambling landmark date back to the 1800s. The 83 rooms vary greatly in size and decor – don't hesitate to inspect a few. On balmy days, retire to tables on the lawn.
Our independent authors have visited Old Ground Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Ennis.
Description provided by property
A former manor house dating back to the 18th century, this ivy-clad residence has been totally refurbished to provide the warmth of a country home with the style of a luxury hotel. Located in the centre of the attractive medieval town of Ennis, County Clare, the hotel provides an ideal starting point from which to explore the famous attractions of Ireland's west coast. The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves and Bunratty Folk Park are all within easy reach, whilst Connemara and the Aran Islands provide some spectacular options for day trips. In the evenings, whilst you admire the views of the pretty winding streets of Ennis and the rugged beauty of County Clare and the West of Ireland beyond, inside the Old Ground Hotel you can relax by the warmth of the blazing fire.
Services & facilities
- Breakfast in the room
- Concierge service
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Facilities for disabled guests
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Restaurant (à la carte)
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Free WiFi
The cathedral dates to 1842 and contains an impressively decorated ceiling.
Poet's Corner Bar
The old hotel pub sees trad sessions from Thursday to Sunday.
Poet's Corner Bar
Enjoying excellent service, this famous old bar has a deserved reputation for its traditional dishes, especially the fish and chips.