Auburn Lodge Hotel & Leisure Centre
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Travel Blogs from Ennis
I didn't enjoy today very much, until the afternoon - then it got better :)
It just seems like the last few days we haven't been stopping at SUCH interesting places. It felt like were were just stopping to eat and walk through malls (maybe partly because it's been raining). We've been on the coach a lot.
To add some fun to the …
My alarm woke me up at 6:45 and I leisurely packed my stuff up after I taking a shower. The breakfast was becoming commonplace, and I was just hoping for some variety. I would have been content with a large amount of fresh fruit including bananas. For some reason, bananas are the one fruit, I have been craving, and the same time, have not had a …
Had breakfast and decided to do nothing for the day. No chores to do, just chilled.
Not much to see in the immediate area plus the weather is miserable.
The mechanic is doing everything he can to get the parts for the car as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Went to the bar in the evening as they had a man playing music …
A sunny morning - well good to see, but where had the sun been for the last couple of weeks. Never mind. Ooops there it has gone again.
Said our goodbyes, Lennox was very happy with the way we had looked after things and gave us a large box of yummy chocolates. Stacked our packs and things into her car and about 1pm we headed off to Ennis …
Wednesday 13th July A later start today. Around the Ring of Kerry. Beautiful scenery. Typically Irish, I guess. Then back for lunch at Killarney. Unfortunately this took a very long time to arrive, so we didn't get more spare time to look around the town. Then on to Ennis ( home of a tradesman who drives a truck which says "The Merchant of Ennis" …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Auburn Lodge Hotel & Leisure Centre Ennis
We were very disappointed in this hotel. Rated as a 3-star, (and for the price) we expected more. The first room we were given smelled of smoke. We were given a new room, but it still had problems. There was a big stain on the rug and on one of the two chairs in the room - neither of which were comfortable sitting chairs, just desk type chairs with a cushion. The room furnishings are definitely just average in the rooms we were in. Possibly there are better rooms than what we were offered (room numbers in the 300 series). We would not stay here again. If you are staying in Ennis, stay at the Old Ground!!
Nice hotel, clean, good service and decent food. Clare itself is beautiful and if youre a golfer then the links at lahinch and doonbeg are stunning. Cant wait to return!!
The hotel itself was fine, the staff very pleasant on the whole but for the one incompetent member of staff manning the Oyster restaurant who seemed to have been given no training whatsoever. The food was fine when it eventually turned up and mostly bore some resemblance to what was described on the menu although on occasions there were no biscuits served with the cheese, no chutney with the terrine and an empty spring roll. No use trying to find the waitress as apparently it was a "madhouse" in the restaurant that night - yep, its always that way when you have six people in for dinner!
Well worth a visit
After reading some of the reviews for this hotel I was a bit concerned about my visit. However it was great value for money. Comfortable room. Friendly and helpful staff. Really great food. What more can anyone want. It sits in a prime position for access to Limerick, Galway etc and is well worth the visit. I look forward to going back.
DO NOT go by the bad reports. Go and try it.
Anne & William KILMARNOCK
Fire Alarms & Showers
I set the smoke alarm off for the entire hotel, 3 nights in a row with a shower. The bathroom door was closed, towel stuffed under the door, bedroom window wide open, taking lukewarm quick shower. Other than that, it was an ok place ! Ask at the desk for a room that doesn't have that problem.
Friendly,value, quality and tasty food
a good grade A three star hotel that delivers in relation to all aspects.
Quite simply it is a terrible hotel. Much of the rooms are old, dirty and very basic. The food and kitchens are utterely appalling ( I sneaked a look into the kitchens when I shouldn't have). The location is terrible. It is advertised as a short walk from town but the reality is that it is a 30 minute walk along a very busy road that does not make for a pleasant stroll. My advice is that when in Ennis, stay at "The Old Ground" or Temple Gate hotel, much nicer places
Good Very Happy
Stayed for 4 days overa long weekend in May. Food was excellent and the staff were great, loved the new bar and the rooms are spacious bright and done well.
Best Irish breakfast we had during our trip, o and try the seafood chowder , its a proper chowder.
I was part of a group that stayed at this hotel in Nov 2001. I was in a triple with my two brothers and was also traveling with my 3 sisters and mother. There were 32 in all in our group. The rooms and much of the hotel smelled very musty and our room smelled like something died in it and we had our room switched. The accommodations were reasonably clean, but the bathroom was dated and could use an upgrade. The room was small for a triple and had three single beds. The prepared meals, breakfast and dinner, were good. Especially the dinner. The phone in one of my sisters room did not work and I found the front reception desk personnel to be somewhat disinterested in acknowledging my presence at the counter. Once I finally was able to get their attention they were quite helpful. The entertainment in the pub that evening was very good and the Guiness was excellent. This was the first stay on our tour and everyone on the tour group noted that they were glad that this was not indicative of all of the hotels we stayed at during the remainder of our trip. These accommodations were easily the worst of our six nights in Ireland.