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4.1 out of 5

"Couldn't get updated map of Ennis from front desk and tourist info at museum was closed. Location is perfect and staff is exceptional and friendly. ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 13 Apr 2022

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel with free WiFi

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 babysitting. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$148* Per night/room Aug 28 - Aug 29

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Temple Gate Hotel ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
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 (2)
5 out of 5
Couldn't get updated map of Ennis from front desk and tourist info at museum was closed. Location is perfect and staff is exceptional and friendly. We will stay here again if we can.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2022

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

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 13, 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 Apr 13, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 21, 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 Sep 11, 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 Aug 11, 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 Jul 11, 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 Oct 28, 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 Jul 29, 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/cafe 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 library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance 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
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 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
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Train station: Ennis Station (1 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. This Ennis hotel provides 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)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

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.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and Barclaycard. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 3
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • 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 cooked-to-order breakfast: EUR 13.95 for adults and EUR 7.00 for children (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

  • Temple Gate
  • Temple Gate Ennis
  • Temple Gate Hotel
  • Temple Gate Hotel Ennis
  • Hotel Temple Gate
  • Temple Gate Hotel Hotel
  • Temple Gate Hotel Ennis
  • Temple Gate Hotel Hotel Ennis

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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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.