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Old Rectory

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night. Room quite small but adequate for a single night. Double bed comfortable for a decent nights sleep.Full Irish breakfast served with the best Earl Grey in town. WiFi very good. Excellent value for money

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Indiana
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We visited Bray August 5th. We were greeted by Kay - very friendly and helpful with directions and ideas for our continuing visit to the Wicklow Mountains. The B&B is quite charming and the breakfast was delicious. The bed was so-so but the room and bathroom, towels and sheets were very clean and the room was spacious. Great little spot...

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Birmingham, England
Reviewed 24 July 2016

On the edge of Bray, a short car ride from the centre, but also conveniently from the N11, this charming property offers excellent b & b. Our en-suite room was very spacious even though it contained two double beds! Excellent breakfasts. Excellent hostess. We shall return.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This B&B was lovely, comfy, reasonably priced, and directly on the 145 bus route into Dublin (£3.30 one way, currently). The bus ran every 10 minutes from 6:10am until late afternoon, then every 20 minutes until 11:30pm, so it was very easy to get around without a car. Our hostess, Kay, was welcoming and helpful with local directions. We had...

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Pennant Hills, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for modern accommodation with plenty of room, this is not the place for you. It's a quaint old building, the rooms are fairly small but very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was superb and the hostess very knowledgeable of the local area and directed us to a nice place to have dinner down by the sea.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The owner is very welcoming and a good source of local information and advice. The rooms are comfortable, beds comfortable and linen crisp. There are even electric blankets for when the weather is less seasonal!! Although bathrooms have baths, only showers are available, which is slight disappointment if you need to give aching limbs a warm soak after a long...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Although finding the house at night was a bit tricky the outcome is very interesting. The house has a special charm which worth it. I was greeted by Kay who showed my large and classically decorated room. Location is really quite assuring a good rest. Mattress was so-so not the most comfy but no the worst either. Bathroom was large...

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UK
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had a lovely stay ,Kay made us very welcome .The room was good as it had charm ,and a lost in time feel about it . The breakfast was very good ,and was freshly cooked You could see the care that went in to it. Its quite and relaxing ,about 20 main walk to bray some good restaurants .If...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I stayed in Kay's house (that's what it feels like) for two nights one very cold March. I love places where time has stood still and that are peaceful and the food is good and hearty. The cooked Irish breakfast here is superb; it includes black pudding stuffed with white pudding (a sort of roulade). Perfectly cooked very fresh eggs....

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Lincs
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We had a 3 night stay in Room 2 at the front of the b&b. Very spacious, comfortable bedroom and bathroom. Full of character and in a quiet location yet near the bus stop to get into Bray town centre. Our flight got us in early as it was and not being familiar with the area we turned up at...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Rectory is breathtaking Gothic Victorian guesthouse offering B&B accommodation located in a pleasant spot close to the coastal town of Bray in County Wicklow. It's a majestic old residence that was originally a rectory as its name points out, and the truly authentic design of the listed building really does ooze the character and charm of a bygone era. There's also a pleasant little garden area where you can enjoy the air and take in the scenery. The premises is fully heated and all of the rooms are non smoking, en-suite and equipped with TVs and tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi and there's private parking available for guest use. Nearby Bray offers you plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself, you can play golf, go fishing in the River Dargle, swim at the beach or just relax with a drink and a bite to eat in one of the nearby restaurants or pubs - Bray is a great spot to spend the day as well as the evening, and you are only a short journey by train to Dublin and the wealth of options that Ireland's capital has to offer. The Old Rectory is a great location for visiting Powerscourt Gardens, Glendalough and the walkways of the Garden of Ireland. Directions: Old Rectory 0.5Km accessible from N11 at Herbert Road junction. Also 1.5Km from Bray main street out the Herbert Road beside Ardmore Film Studios. Rooms from €60 (€30.00 Per person) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Rectory

Address: The Old Rectory Cottage Herbert Road, Bray, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: €68 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Rosamunde, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 2 and it was lovely.”
367iank, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“ask locals if they know of it, then how to get there. Good location but a little tricky to find.”
Suzi17, 5 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Our room was on the front of the B&B, but the building itself is far enough off the street that you aren't bothered by traffic noise. It was a large room with bay window and nice bathroom. Sorry I forget the room number, but just ask for the one with the bay window if you want a large room. My sister's room was just as you came up the stairs - it was much smaller, but quite nice.”
TN-Traveler38017, 6 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Book in advance especially during tourist season.”
DianaH386, 1 Sep 2012 | Read review
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