Temple Gate Hotel

Address: The Square, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on The Square, Ennis, is near Ennis Friary, The Clare Museum, de Valera Library and Museum, and Woodstock Golf Club.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTemple Gate Hotel Ennis

    Reviewed by terry.graue.9

    Comfortable and charming yet modern

    Reviewed Jul 17, 2013
    by (9 reviews) Los Angeles , United States Flag of United States

    Felt modern yet old at the same time. Comfortable lobby that opens to the courtyard and easy walk to town. Dining room and bar has warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of wood, arched ceiling in the bar.

    Our Room in Temple Gate Hotel
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Temple Gate Hotel Ennis

    The location could not have been better!


    This hotel is right at the end of O'Connell Street near the Daniel O'Connell Monument. There is limited hotel parking. The rooms were what you would expect to find in a *** American hotel. The breakfast which came with the room was good and well presented. The main department store in town is right next door, and there is a traditional music pub just around the corner with super jam sessions. The staff was generally helpful. This is a pretty good choice if you want to be right in town for your stay.

    Superb Location- Very Clean


    This hotel is located just off the main street of Ennis, tucked away from noise but a few steps away from Ennis downtown. Very good food, some of the best I had during my week in Ireland. There was no gym (as with many hotels in Ireland). Excellent entertainment (Gypsy Jazz) during the weekends in their Pub. Extremely clean place. Brogan's pub -with excellent Irish "trad" music is less than a block away. The "Great Room" business center, banquet room is very impressive, I can see how it would be very cool for a wedding or other formal event.



    We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Temple Gate Hotel for a friends wedding. From the minute we arrived we were so looked after by the staff. Our bedroom was overlooking a courtyard area which is really pretty. The wedding was in the Great Hall and I must say that it is the most fabulous venue I have ever been in for a wedding. It is a Church style room. I would really recommend this hotel if you are getting married.- have your wedding reception there.

    Very Central with Outstanding Food


    We really enjoyed our stay, but we were not there long enough. Ennis is a great twon, and the hotel is perfectly located only less than 2 minutes walk to the centre. Yet it is really relaxing and you don't feel that you are in a town centre. We ate on one night in the restaurant and the food was lovely. We look forward to returning.

    Short Relaxing Break


    We had a great weekend, the hotel is ideal for a short relaxing break and the food is wonderful. I would highly recommend this hotel.

    Great Hotel in a per


    I recently stayed here and I must say it was fantastic. The location in the town centre of Ennis, close to shops, pubs and restaurants was perfect but yet it is hidden away so it was also peaceful. We dined in both the Pub and the restaurant and the food was lovely. I must mention the staff. Each and everyone of them were so friendly and could not do enough for us. I would definitely reommend it and I look forward to returning.

    Just average


    Ennis is a nice little city but this hotel is just average. It was clean and had a great location right in the city center, but there was nothing special about it. It was very difficult to find!

    Good Hotel, yellow water,same as the rest of western Ireland


    Great central location to explore the west, room were clean and staff was nice, Stayed September 19-24.Water was yellow tinged there and most other places on the west coast,locals said high iron content in the water(?),tasted fine to me and my wife.

    Horrible Place


    Hotel was absolutely horrible. The water was yellowish/brown and when my daughter accidentally drank it and got very ill, the hotel refused to provide clean drinking water. We were told we had to buy it ourselves. She was sick for over 24 hours and they never even called up to the room to see if she was alright, even after I explained that she was sick from their water! When I asked if there was a problem with the water, one staff member actually said I should boil it before I drink it!! Would never stay in this hotel again. Stay away from it!

    Would definitely recommend this!


    This hotel was great for us as it combined great value for money, excellent location near shops, pubs and restaurants and was a very well kept.

    Plenty of parking and ideal as a base for touring the west coast

    TripAdvisor Reviews Temple Gate Hotel Ennis

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Ennis

    Misty cliffs

    A travel blog entry by jessielewcock on Jan 07, 2015

    ... our surprise and appreciation when it was them who were playing at the pub for us!! They hadn't played together in a local pub like that for over six months due to a long visit to the US together and one of them having a go at a solo album, so we were exceptionally lucky to have them. If we thought they were good on CD, nothing compared to hearing them live. Their musical ability is exceptional and their a cappella singing ...

    West Coast of Ireland

    A travel blog entry by heidif on Jul 18, 2014

    1 comment, 66 photos

    ... there are loads of people swimming in the surf. Shortly after they get into the water, Daniel comes running out of the water saying he got stung by a jellyfish. Eve saw the jellyfish. One of the big ones with brown tentacle things. So off to the lifeguard station goes Daniel. Turns out Daniel stepped on a common weever fish which burrows into the sand and has spines on it's back that have a little "poison" in them. The lifeguard has Daniel soak ...

    Day 8

    A travel blog entry by djjmush on May 09, 2014

    36 photos

    ... for a minute. Everyone we met along the trip told us that we had to go to Galway. It was a must see. Unfortunately it was not as impactful to us. Starting our trip in Dublin we did see the older city and the three of us preferred the scenic greenery and quaint villages and towns of Ireland to them. After seeing Dublin City the city of Galway, although modern, wasn't as appealing to us. Galway also has breathtaking views ...

    Shamrocker - Ennis

    A travel blog entry by mitchpayne on Jul 28, 2013

    9 photos

    ... to prevent it from disappearing or losing it you much return for a swim within 20 years time. The boys didn't swim, as we didn’t bring any boardies, although it did look magic, but I didn’t fancy spending the rest of the day in wet clothes. Onwards to the next pit stop, which was the most westerly point of Ireland. There was a collection of rocks, apparently from the old Celtic kings. If you hugged the rocks and it roared you were ...

    Cliffs of Moher

    A travel blog entry by kyajade on Jun 12, 2013

    21 photos

    ... these huge flat rocks. Our next stop was an old abbey, called Burren Abbey, which had a super old graveyard out the front. Mark told us that all the locals wanted to be buried there but they weren't allowed.... Cos they weren't dead yet.... Ha ha ha... But it was a pretty cool place, all ruined castle and broken grave stones. One section of the roof had been re-tiled, because of the superstitions of the locals, that when the roof collapsed all the bad spirits came out and ...

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