County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Hotels

Temple Gate Hotel


  • More character than most modern hotels
  • Good town-center location


  • Can get very busy with local functions at weekends
  • Standard rooms a bit small
  • Worth upgrading to executive if you need space

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Hotel Information


The Square, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland



Hotel Details:

  • 70 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 08/11/2015

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