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Old Ground Hotel
Old Ground Hotel
Old Ground Hotel
Old Ground Hotel
Old Ground Hotel
Old Ground Hotel
Old Ground Hotel

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9.1

Exceptional

1,006 reviews

1,006 reviews

Food & Dining3
Housekeeping2
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Ennis Cathedral

30 m

Weathered Woman Sculpture

50 m

County Boutique

60 m

Chapel Lane Market

150 m

Sceal Eile Books

150 m

Closest landmarks
Internet, Linkserve

150 m

Daniel O'Connell Monument

260 m

The Square

260 m

Ennis Bookshop

290 m

McQ's

320 m

Old Ground Hotel

O Connell street, Ennis, Ennis, Ireland - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Ennis part of Ennis, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

630 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Car power charging station

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Ennis in the last 24 hoursCompared to 23 Ennis properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.5

Rooms available at Old Ground Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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King Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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King Bed
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Room(2 Twin Beds)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Classic Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Old Ground Hotel?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Old Ground Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Old Ground Hotel?

Old Ground Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 40 EUR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Old Ground Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ennis with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Old Ground Hotel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 12 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Old Ground Hotel?

Old Ground Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Old Ground Hotel?

Old Ground Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Old Ground Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Ennis Train Station, 630 m away from Old Ground Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby Old Ground Hotel?

Old Ground Hotel’s neighborhood is Ennis which includes popular restaurants such as Poet's Corner Bar, Brandons Bar and Silver House.

What popular shopping places are close to Old Ground Hotel?

Old Ground Hotel is located in Ennis area which features shopping places such as County Boutique, Chapel Lane Market and Sceal Eile Books.

What are popular attractions near Old Ground Hotel?

Old Ground Hotel is located in Ennis area, which is famous for attractions such as Ennis Cathedral, Weathered Woman Sculpture and The Clare Museum.

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What people love about Old Ground Hotel

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "We loved the Staff and restaurant."

    Michael

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    May 15, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "Nice big room, comfy bed, quiet, good heater."

    Matthew

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    December 19, 2021

  • 8

    Very good

    "Really comfortable hotel."

    John

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    September 26, 2021

Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
1,006 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.7
Location
9.5
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More about Old Ground Hotel

More about Old Ground Hotel

Old Ground Hotel

Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Old Ground Hotel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Ennis can be assisted with the car hire services available here.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Old Ground Hotel. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Old Ground Hotel are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker and bottled water are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and bathrobes provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Old Ground Hotel has a range of activities that will meet your needs. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 95% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 95% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This hotel's facilities score higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car

Available in all rooms

  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Irish
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
O Connell street, Ennis, Ennis, Ireland
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee40 EUR
  • Distance from city center1 km

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 EUR

The property

  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 105

Reviews of Old Ground Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.0
/
10
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.7
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.4
Value for money8.3
High score for Ennis
Rating
9+ Exceptional (19)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (9)
Jun - Aug (11)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (8)
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10.0
Exceptional
Patricia from United States
Couple
King Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

Wonderful room with a comfortable bed and pillows. Delightful staff

Reviewed April 29, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Eugene from Ireland
Couple
King Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2021

Great Stay”

My wife and I stayed at the old ground recently and had a great stay. Staff are friendly and helpful. Room was excellent and the hotel is spotless. We had dinner which was very good . I would highly recommend the old ground and we look forward to returning as soon as possible .

Reviewed September 05, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Paul from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Friendly staff, fantastic atmosphere, great value for money. Would definitely stay again. Top class.”

Free upgrade to King deluxe room was a nice surprise, staff couldn't do enough, was by far the best experience we had in any of the hotels we stayed in over the weekend.

Reviewed July 27, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Michael from United States
Couple
King Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Clean”

We loved the Staff and restaurant. The food was spectacular and the room was small, clean, and a bit dated. Overall we are happy we picked this hotel for our stay.

Reviewed May 16, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Joe from Ireland
Couple
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

Old ground Hotel,,excellent ”

Absolutely 💯% the best place to stay

Reviewed July 16, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Matthew from Thailand
Solo traveler
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Excellent”

Nice big room, comfy bed, quiet, good heater.

Reviewed December 19, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
John from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

Overnight stay”

Really comfortable hotel.

Reviewed September 26, 2021

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7.2
Very good
Gearoid from Ireland
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

payment”

I payed at the hotel and Agoda also charged my card and i am finding it very hard to speak to anyone in Agoda about this

Reviewed January 03, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Lance from Australia
Business traveler
King Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2013

A superb & luxurious place to stay in Ennis”

The management and staff were very efficient and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble to ensure our stay was comfortable and relaxing. Room 224 was e excellent.Great bar too.

From the moment I stepped foot into this old manor house 'The Old Ground Hotel'I was very impressed with the immediate attention and warm welcome I received from the friendly staff. They attended to our needs with professional efficiency. I was allotted to room 224.A King Deluxe Room I had reserved along with another mid 2012. Well, I could not have asked for, or expected anything more. The furnishings and layout was perfect. The bathroom, spacious and elegant. All ones requirements were on hand. The King size bed was comfortable. I slept like a log in it! Two televisions:- One on the desk in the lounge, the other facing the bed. Room 228, a King Deluxe room too I had also booked last year for my two friends traveling with me, were just as impressed as myself. Both rooms, 224 & 228 were spotlessly clean and tidy. The room service was excellent. What can one say about the bar? The furnishings and portraits portrayed an atmosphere of times well in the past. Here, we received Irish hospitality at it's best. The service behind the bar was second to none, even though at times it was very crowded, especially when we were entertained by a local band playing traditional Irish music. Having breakfast in the downstairs restaurant was very convenient to start the day. A wide variety of food was available to ensure all tastes were catered for. I recommend a full Irish breakfast. I tasted black pudding for the very first time, absolutely scrumptious! As for having a meal in the evening:- A fair variant of inviting dishes were on the menu. To cut a long story short:- I found this luxury hotel an ideal place to stay in Ennis. Our hired vehicle from Shannon Airport, was quite easy, most of the time, to find a spot in the car park. I am looking forward to paying another visit to Ennis in May 2014 Without question, I will be requesting Room 224 & 228 once again. A very satisfied and contented guest indeed. Kind Regards Digger (Lance Bignall) QLD Australia

Reviewed May 16, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
David from United States
Family with teens
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Very pleased!”

Requested a standard room with two beds -picture showed full and twin but we actually got two queens. Had to lug suitcases up a bit of stairs - not bad - about 5 steps and then down into the older part of the hotel. Room was clean and very large - lots of space. Large wardrobe that lit up inside - had space to put a suitcase in and hang clothes . There was a cute little alcove near window with a built in seating area and small table. Coffee, biscuits etc. were available. Beds were comfortable. Bathroom was large but older, had a bit old and peeling caulking around tub area. Orla Kiely soaps/shampoos avail. Everything was good except the tv - small tv up in a corner of the room and could only get a few fuzzy channels. Picture and sound was not good at all. View out the window was of delivery area and bins. We were too tired to watch tv /gaze out of windows so that wasn't a huge deal. Overall, nice hotel - great, friendly service, beautiful grounds out front.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Hilda from Ireland
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

Holiday break”

Service, hospitality and cleanliness

It was a very pleasurable experience . The hospitality was tremendous, customer care seemed to be second nature to each and every member of staff we encountered. The food was excellent as was the choice, there was something for all taste. Our room was beautiful, very comfortable with a huge very clean bathroom. This hotel has very high standards and the whole team works hard to maintain and probably exceed them. Only one downside, having stayed in The Old Ground, I have. Been spoilt and know I will find it difficult to stay any where else on our return visit.

Reviewed February 23, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
carlo from Ireland
Business traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Lovely old style country hotel”

Loved my stay at this hotel. Hated my experience with agoda as they promised to match a cheaper price. Yet they send you a complicated form to fill out a 2mb size for images which the iPhone was 2.5mb images and so in the end the agoda price was €108 while if I had booked directly with the hotel it was €80. For me AGODA is a terrible rip off website. Anything is better than this website. They do everything to avoid paying the difference even though they state that if you can find a cheaper price they will match it but they put you through the ringer for it. It was so complicated, that I ended not bothering just blocking agoda as web entity for booking hotels in the future.

Reviewed April 12, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Maura from Ireland
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Excellent”

Really enjoyed our stay at the Old Ground Hotel. Very relaxing place to stay. Food was good and staff were very friendly.

Reviewed August 21, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
David from United States
Couple
King Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Yes, but...”

Probably our most romantic & charming 2 night stop of 2 weeks along the Wild Atlantic Way; but, people, plueeasse, please, upgrade the internet, essentially unusable, and dont even think of letting them stick you in one of their 'superior' rooms on ground floor, garden level really, looking direct into the car park. We ask for better room, and were lucky to get us up on 4th floor oversized room. Best bathroom too of our 2 weeks. Tip - take your tea or Guiness out to the garden. It's lovely.

Reviewed April 25, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
nancy from United States
Couple
King Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

good place to rest after landing at shannon airpor”

quiet room - comfortable bed - attentive staff

delightful small old hotel - staff happily honored our request for a QUIET room comfortable bed (beds in ireland tend to be very firm but my husband and i prefer that) very cozy and charming - old stonework and architecture

Reviewed October 10, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Jadyn from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

Gorgeous hotel, friendly staff and great food!”

Great location right in Ennis town centre, loads of variety for breakfast and plenty to do nearby

would highly recommend this hotel. the room was lovely, bed linen changed every day and room cleaned, heated floor in the bathroom. breakfast was very good and the staff helpful and friendly. quirky layout, from posh reception and residents area, to a welcoming irish pub atmosphere in poets corner. will definitely return.

Reviewed February 13, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Helen from Australia
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Good stay”

Parking in grounds an issue, big hotel not enough spaces Plus side everything else excellent

Reviewed November 04, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Niall from United States
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Very reasonable rates, very convenient to all and viziers hotel I've ever stayed in”

This was the most hassle free accommodation I've ever been to, , it was like staying at an old friends house, very warm and welcoming

Reviewed November 21, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Shannon from Ireland
Family with teens
King Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Not for the young”

While we can’t fault the hotel itself - it was spacious, interesting, and comfortable - we definitely couldn’t say our stay was *great*. Booked two rooms for our group of three young adults, both of which offered truly grim views of a murky rooftop out back. Decor pretty dated, grandma-ish; in fact, there didn’t seem to be anyone within striking distance of age 30 around. Mainly booked for the Poet’s Corner bar as we wanted a chilled out place to ring in the new year but walked in at 20 to midnight to find a full-on cheesy disco raging (complete with flashy lighting, an overly loud emcee and bad music) and - again - no one in our age group to be seen. We ended up toasting to the new year quite awkwardly in the lobby instead. In all, it’s nice. If you’re 50+.

Reviewed January 02, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Toni from United States
Group
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Excellent ”

Hotel very clean. Staff helpful and friendly. Food and service in restaurant great. Would stay again.

Reviewed June 05, 2017

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