Temple Gate Hotel

The Square, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

Before its conversion, this was a Gothic-style convent, and remnants of its previous existence (including the chapel, which is now a banquet hall) give character to this bright, modern hotel in the town center. Coordinated drapes and bedspreads in warm, earthy colors decorate the compact, well-equipped rooms, which have unusual views of pretty corners of Ennis's historic center. Preachers Pub is popular with locals, while the guest lounge is a country-house-style library where an elegant afternoon tea is served. The entrance is via a cobblestone courtyard adorned with Victorian street lamps.

PROS

  • more character than most modern hotels
  • good town-center location

CONS

  • can get very busy with local functions at weekends
  • standard rooms a bit small
  • worth upgrading to executive if you need space

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 065-682–3300

HOTEL DETAILS

70 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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