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4.0 out of 5

"Location of this hotel is wonderful to explore the music, food and cultural/historical places in Ennis. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 26 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel with restaurant

Heart of Ennis

You'll be steps from Clare Museum and a 5-minute walk from Ennis Friary. Also, Midwestern Regional Hospital is within half a mile (1 km) and Ennis Golf Club is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities, kid-friendly dining, and supervised childcare. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 70 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include cable TV, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$114* Per night/room 26 Feb. - 27 Feb.

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Temple Gate Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Temple Gate Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Location of this hotel is wonderful to explore the music, food and cultural/historical places in Ennis.

Posted by on 26 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Nov. 2019 by Amy Carroll

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our location to be historic as well as convenient. I hope if in the area again you would consider us. Kind Regards, Amy Carroll CONFERENCE AND EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR

5 out of 5
Local musicians in pub were a great treat. Pub food and breakfast were fine.

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 May 2018 by Louise

Good morning Thank you for your 5 star review. Hopefully we will see you again in the future

3 out of 5

King Size bed

King Size room does not mean it has a king Size bed. We were not aware of this.

Posted by , from V on 11 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5

Convenient Hotel

Pros: In town..Elevator!
Cons: Breakfast setup confusing if you are not on B-B plan
Location: Great music in most of pubs..
Convenient to everything. Easy parking nearby with token.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh,PA on 11 Aug. 2016

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4 out of 5

Central Locale, Easy Parking, Good Choice

Pros: The location was perfect for wandering central town.
Cons: Breakfast seemed dismal. The staff was nice, but the food itself was so ordinary, even choices off the menu seemed pre-made.
Location: Most of this was addressed in review.
Well located near town center and retail, hotel had back entry courtyard off city walkway. We were glad we chose this place. It was large enough for one or two tourist busses, which weren't bothersome except at breakfast, if one didn't get down before certain items ran out. Note to bus tour guests; their coffee was likely instant, while ours came in a pot, and tasted better (we received the former coffee first as we were mistaken for the bus guests, so we know from experience). Rooms were typical of a tourist hotel, even at executive level. Glad for safety in key entry hallway doors on each level. The housekeeping staff starts early, but they don't harangue you, or even knock on the door. They are friendly, and do a good job. The desk staff was nice, but quite slow on checkout for no known reason. The rooms had been prepaid, and we just had two breakfasts and a laundry charge. With the CC on file, it should have been a snap, but it was at least a ten minute process. I was pleased to received a token to manage the parking lot upon exit. A separate parking lot, easy in and out, and my rental was in original shape upon leaving. A nice museum and lots of good retail, from wine shops, lovely Irish crafts, and restaurants and ice creameries. All this was within mere steps of the hotel.

Posted by , from TX/TN on 11 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Elegant atmosphere in cute town

Staff wonderful, food tasty, quiet town with nice shops. Easy access to many locations near Shannon/Falway.

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2015

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3 out of 5

It didn't make the grade

I was disappointed in this hotel. It was a little worn and didn't have any amentities. It was in the center of town but we didn't feel that comfortable walking about it. The ladies at the front desk were friendly but not very helpful. I thought the price was quite high for what you got. We stayed in other places in Ireland for less and got much more. I definitely would not stay here again.

Posted by on 29 Jul. 2007

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About the Temple Gate Hotel

Location The Square, Ennis, Clare

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 15069 square feet (1400 square meters). A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Temple Gate Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Ennis hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 15069 sq ft of conference space
  • 1400 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1996
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Shannon (SNN) (24.2 km / 15 mi)
  • Train station: Ennis Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Temple Gate Hotel offers 70 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Legends - This bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Preachers Pub - This pub serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Temple Gate Ennis
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.