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Firefly Bray

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The first automatic hotel accommodation of its kind in Ireland, Firefly is the no-delay place to stay to make the most of even the shortest getaway break. Without staff on site, this innovative secure self-check-in ensures efficiency, with no waiting in queues to collect or drop off keys.
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Free public parking nearby
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Kids stay free
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
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Rachel W wrote a review Aug 2023
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Do not stay here if you are a woman travelling solo!! I arrived to the hotel late and my key would not work, I had to walk over a KM a night to their sister hotel to get my key fixed!! The way I was treated was horrendous
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Michele R wrote a review Aug 2023
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Nice room. Booked a double but was twin beds. Very clean. TV not connected to Internet and there wasn't a WiFi password. There is a bus stop right outside the door. The 145 to heuston Station stops regularly and goes through town. Have to have exact fare in cash if not using a leap card. Parked on herbert Road, only 5 minute walk to hotel. €5 for 24 hours.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking herbert Road
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lorcaman wrote a review May 2023
County Dublin, Ireland110 contributions64 helpful votes
My wife and I had previously stayed in Firefly in March 2023 while we attended a family gathering in Bray. We had another family celebration in Bray this month so, without any hesitation we booked Firefly again. We had a very positive experience in March so expected the same again. This experience wasn't as good. First problem was poor communication. I emailed a query three days ago and I'm still waiting on a response (it didn't affect our check-in). When we arrived, a visitor from Belgium was trying to gain entry. I explained the system to him but he had not received the appropriate codes. I tried phoning the number I had but got no response (think it was for the Martello Hotel) while he later got a response from a different number. He received codes and was able to enter his room. Our room was spotless, bright and welcoming. The TV didn't work - I think that there was no power to the TV but it wasn't a problem for us as we only needed to sleep in the room. Unfortunately, sleep was elusive, especially for my wife. The room was front facing so we heard every car, bus, motorbike that stopped and started at the traffic lights below us. Our previous room had been very quiet but it was at the rear of the building. There was also a baby in a nearby room whose crying also disturbed our sleep. Other guests arrived back to their room around 2:00 am and wanted to watch their TV at high volume. I realize that these are problems faced by all travelers (explorers) so there is not much that can be done, especially in an 'automatic' hotel, where there in nobody onsite to deal with problems. Firefly is the Ryanair of hotels - no frills! I know that it can be comfortable but it can also be uncomfortable, as on this visit. I would certainly consider using it again but would request a room at the rear of the building (don't know if that is possible).
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Martello Bray, Marketing at Firefly Bray
Responded 6 Jun 2023
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we are so sorry to hear about your experience, if you could send more information over to info@fireflybray.ie so that we can contact you to discuss further. Many Thanks - FireflyBray
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haw906 wrote a review Apr 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
It is what it says - a room to stay in. No staff, no bar, no breakfast. It is however, very clean and comfortable. Excellent location and a very handy bus stop outside of the front door. Check in is straight forward. I stayed for 3 nights and my only complaint is about other guests on my last night. They arrived back at their room near me at 03.36 (I know because they woke me up) and were very loud. They didn't quiet down until 05.20 which meant I got no sleep at all during this period of time
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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bubba_ons wrote a review Jan 2023
Northampton, England23 contributions24 helpful votes
Visited over the Christmas week to see friends in Bray. Stopped in a delux double, which was very well proportioned, great walk-in shower, and very large bed. Tv does play normal tv, just press source and then the digital option. Easy access to hotel with the codes etc, great location for dart and bus. Would happily use it again and recommend rto others.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No lift, so if on the top floor with heavy cases help maybe needed.
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haw906 wrote a review Dec 2022
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Clean comfortable room and beds. Easy access with code access. Handy location with bus stop outside door and not too fat from Dart. I was on the ground floor which had a wet room which was equipped for disabled use so was very spacious. Good find.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Dockyard8 do a brilliant eggs benny
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Trek61369697112 wrote a review Dec 2022
The most amazing hotel experience. Rooms were comfortable, and well equipped. Very clean and well looked after. staff were kind and helpful. theres shops and food nearby , and a short walk away to the dart for easy access to Dublin. 10/10. would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Diana P wrote a review Dec 2022
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Never been to an un-staffed hotel before so was exceedingly apprehensive about codes and getting in etc. Couldn't have been easier, all worked efficiently. Hotel was in a good location. My room was big; spotlessly clean; very modern and good. Bed was huge and very comfy. Bathroom was fine, clean, large towels and plenty of hot water. Room was very warm. The Nespresso machine failed for me as I don't know how to operate them and there are no instructions. Did what seemed obvious but no coffee came out. So not so good there. All the streaming channels are on the TV, but I prefer 'live' TV and the choice of channels poor. But overall excellent and I'd go again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alexandra D wrote a review Oct 2022
Bournemouth, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
The room was lovely, however the bathroom was slightly claustrophobic. Also did not have the hair dryer as promised. Bray is a great location and the Harbour Bar was definitely worth the visit that the hotel recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Armstrk wrote a review Sept 2022
Cumbria, United Kingdom28 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed at Firefly recently to attend a concert in Dublin. The hotel prices in Dublin were ridiculous so looked a bit further out. Lets get the one problem with Firefly out of the way and it won't apply to all - NO LIFT. One of our party has mobility issues so struggled a bit with the stairs so if you have issues with stairs it would make sense to request a room on the ground floor. If you can manage stairs then it won't be a problem. Some reviewers commented on the noise from other guests, we were on second floor and I never heard any noise, so not sure where these comments are from. Other than that everything was excellent. Rooms and hotel are very comfortable, well decorated and the bed is probably one of the most comfortable I have slept in, and I sleep in lots of hotels. Great shower, plenty of hot water and usb charging and 240 sockets next to the bed. The hotel isn't staffed and you get a code for the door entry and for a key safe in the lobby which holds your key cards. Don't be put off by this, a text message arrived at around 13.10 as promised detailing the room number and codes for the door and safe to access you key card. There is a phone number and email if you get stuck. Check in is 15.00 so plenty of time. I had a couple of queries ahead of travelling so emailed reservations and got really quick and helpful responses back so really good customer service. Location wise it is a short 10 / 15 minute walk to Bray sea front and there is a car park just around the corner which you can park in all day for 5 euros and its a 2 minute walk to the hotel as the hotel doesn't have its own parking. Plenty of shops around and places to eat. Cash machine at AIB bank 2 mins walk away. We had breakfast at Liz Annies, literally 2 minutes away. Good food and nice people, Irish Breakfast was yummy. We also had lunch and a breakfast at the Firefly sister hotel which is on the seafront - the Martello. The staff were amazing and the food is very very good. It was very popular on the Sunday morning with locals which is a good sign. We would highly recommend. Its about a 20 minute walk from Firefly but if you need to drive there is lots of parking on the sea front (50cents for 1 hour). We also had an evening meal in the Pink Salt Indian restaurant which was exceptional. It has won loads of awards and you can see why. Booking is essential at weekends but I would suggest booking any time. Bray seafront on Sunday morning is free parking and does get busy but it also has a real family feel on a Sunday and the walk along the prom is lovely. For anyone heading for Dublin I recommend the Dart from Bray Daly station, at time of our visit a return ticket was 6 euros, and they run frequently all day. Takes you direct to centre of Dublin. Hope this info helps, I would highly recommend the Firefly and a stay in Bray.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty WicklowBray
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Firefly Bray
Which popular attractions are close to Firefly Bray?
Nearby attractions include Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre (0.4 km), The Holy Redeemer Church (0.2 km), and Bray Wanderers Football Club (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Firefly Bray?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, complimentary tea, and free public parking nearby.
Which room amenities are available at Firefly Bray?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Firefly Bray?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Firefly Bray?
Yes, free public parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Firefly Bray?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pink Salt Indian Restaurant, La Piazza Restaurant, and Chez Louis.
Is Firefly Bray located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Bray.
Are there any historical sites close to Firefly Bray?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Powerscourt House & Gardens (5.5 km), Killruddery House & Gardens (2.6 km), and Cabinteely House (6.3 km).
Does Firefly Bray have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Firefly Bray accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.