Temple Gate Hotel  3 stars

The Square, Ennis, Co Clare, Ennis, Ireland  show mapSave
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The 3-star Temple Gate Hotel is situated in the heart of Ennis. Built in 1996 and remodeled in 2007, the high quality hotel is a unique combination of medieval architecture and modern facilities.

The beautiful location gives quick access to Dromoland Castle, Brian Boru Heritage Centre and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. You can see The Clare Museum, Ennis Friary and de Valera Library and Museum only 100m from the property.

20 minutes by car from Shannon airport.


The hotel's luxury rooms are appointed with individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities and a minibar. Guestrooms offer modern interior and carpet floor.


The prestigious restaurant serves creative meals. Guests can relax in the Irish bar serving complimentary drinks.


Guests at Temple Gate Hotel can take advantage of free parking, a chapel and a lift and such services as a porter service, dry cleaning and 24-hour reception.


Leisure facilities include a library, a courtyard and a cocktail lounge. The on-site fitness center features bicycles and a gym.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   70.

City Center Ennis - 400 ft
Airports Shannon (SNN) - 9.9 mi, Kerry (KIR) - 51.1 mi
Restaurants Brogan's - 200 ft, Primavera Restaurant (cuisine: Italian, International, Irish) - 200 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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          Temple Gate Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas
          • City Center
            400 ft
          Places of interest
          Sport related
          • Lakeside Lodge Angling Centre
            400 ft
          • Cinema
            400 ft
          • Banner Amusements Ltd./Biggles Amusement
            400 ft
          • Ennistymon Sculpture Works
            400 ft
          • Heritage Art
            400 ft
          • Andrew Newland
            400 ft
          • Banner Rose Festival
            2.2 mi

          Local Attractions

          • Sean Lemass Public Library
            10.0 mi
            Tullyvarraga, Shannon
          • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
            12.3 mi
            Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty
          • Talbot Collection of Farm Machinery
            12.3 mi

          Near the hotel

          • The Clare Museum
            300 ft
            Arthur's Row, Ennis
          • Ennis Friary
            700 ft
            Abbey St., Ennis
          • de Valera Library and Museum
            1000 ft
            Harmony Row, off Abbey St., Ennis

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Brogan's

            70% likes this, based on 239 reviews

            200 ft
            24 O'Connell St

            Phone: 65 6829480

          • Primavera Restaurant

            79% likes this, based on 73 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, International, Irish
            Price Range: USD 6 - USD 31

            200 ft
            7 High Street

            Phone: 0656845323

          • Milano

            67% likes this, based on 73 reviews
            Cuisine: Pizza

            200 ft
            11 O'Connell Street
          • Town Hall Cafe

            83% likes this, based on 160 reviews

            300 ft
            O'Connell St

            Phone: +353 65 689 2333

          • Poet's Corner Bar

            86% likes this, based on 150 reviews

            300 ft
            O'Connell St

          Temple Gate Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Temple Gate Hotel

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          Based on 116 reviews

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          • Couple

            Excellent location; centre of town but lots of parking

            No leisure facilities, but we knew that when booking. residents' bar closed very early!

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          • Couple

            Hotel location is good but is very difficult to find and after having made 3 phone calls from within the city finally got directions to the hotel carpark. The latitude and longitude don't get you to the front of the hotel, only to the street which can only be accessed by foot, ut the catch there is no where to park.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The Library room and Preachers bar were good

            I felt that the quality was not as good as it was made out to be having to change rooms due to faulty plumbing and doors

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Location was excellent. What I was looking for - staying fir one night in Ennis -- good quality hotel, no fuss, efficient.

            Had a little bit of trouble with the cold taps.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Great location lovely reception and bar area.

            Rooms need refurbishing, odour in room feeling of drabness.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            I liked that we were in the center of things. We came for the music festival, and it was very nice to be able to walk to where we wanted to go. The staff was extremely helpful about showing us where to find pubs, etc.

            It is pricey, though. We have been staying in bed and breakfasts so to spend what we spent without breakfast was a lot of euros and not as much value. I don't know if it was because of the festival or not. However, there was a sign up on a wall near the hotel that was advertising a room for 69 euros so even considering that we had an executive room, that's about 90 euros more than we spent.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            We enjoyed the friendly but classy atmosphere of the hotel. The staff were faultless and were helpful at all times. The fact that we were upgraded was an added bonus which we did not expect. We enjoyed the fact that the Hotel was situated within walking distance of the small winding steets of Ennis. I would thoroughly recommend it to other guests and if the All Ireland Dancing Championships are back in Ennis in two years time we will be staying here again.

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          • Older travelers

            the staff were very nice and helpful . it was near the shopping area of ennis and ennis is a lovely town. it is a lovely hotel and i would recommend it to anyone.

            nothing about this hotel everything was perfect

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          • Single

            The room and the service were both excellent. The gracious ambience is just what Ireland can do so well at this level of hotel.

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          • Couple

            It was a quiet and relaxing hotel with great food and friendly staff

            The docor in the bedrooms were a bit old fashioned

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            having stayed here last year there was no other option in choosing a hotel to stay in during our day trip to cork. the staff were very pleasant, the food delcious, the cleanliness of the hotel was impeccable and the atmosphere was amazing

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            convenient.nice rooms plus service:overcharged now we have to hassle,no need for this;Irish atmosphere missing,nothing irish ,music ,staff: why go to ireland????

            overcharged now we have to hassle,no need for this;Irish atmosphere missing,nothing irish ,music ,staff: why go to ireland????

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          • Group of friends

            Firstly I loved the location. A few steps to the centre of Ennis & easy access by car. But the lovely decor, comfort & cleaniness throughout were a delight. The bedrooms were neat & clean. The staff were so friendly & helpful. The breakfast was great too, very fresh. I'd highly recommend the Temple Gate for short & long stays.

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          • Older travelers

            Could do with a make over in these ressionery times nothing should stop at keeping the place outside and inside clean

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          • Couple

            The location of the Hotel is excellent! You are pretty much right in the center of town but not on the main strip. When you walk out of the hotel the Tourist office is right there which was convenient.

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