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Reviewed 17 August 2014

After having a bad experience in the royal hotel in bray and checking out of it early because of filthy conditions we checked into this charming hotel, the staff were so friendly and obliging and the rooms were really nice, clean and comfortable. The hotel has such a fantastic location but that is secondary to the welcome inside, no one...

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Derry
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Location is great, right on the seafront so when we booked the hotel we read the reviews and yes that weren't great. So rather than be negative I'll say that the hotel offer a great location and for what we paid for 2 nights not complaining. I would say that this hotel could be a 4 star if it was...

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dublin
Reviewed 14 August 2014

great location on the sea front .although our room looked out onto the dart line :(.. very over priced . room was spacious and clean but could do with updating . bar area very small and staff unfriendly . reception staff were very nice on arrival and we were given a warm welcome . car park is not great at...

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1Thank aimee25
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 August 2014

This hotel is old, very old. Smells a bit funny and is not spotlessly clean. However the staff is friendly, location and breakfast are good. Baby cot was not placed in room like booked and took a while to get delivered. There is no direct link from airport. There is a bus from airport to Bray but no where near...

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I stayed here on Sunday 10th August 2014 for one night. It was a last minute thing. I booked through an on line booking agency and expected wifi and parking. Arrived and parking was fine but met in reception with a sign saying no wifi. It had been down for some time but this was not mentioned when booked. They...

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2Thank William K
Northern ireland
Reviewed 9 August 2014

After reading a lot of negative reviews, I was a little worried, but staff were very friendly, breakfast tasty, room was spacious, beds comfortable, shower good pressure and plenty of hot water. The food in the bar was lovely and we'll priced, it was better than other places we ate such as the Martello. Its great location with the promenade...

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1Thank fifiNorthernireland
Monaghan, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2014

From start to finish this hotel was terrible, 1. I booked a mini stay package for 179 b&b and sea life entrance then they they told me it wasn't available even though they were still able to give me the same rooms that were in the package but at a price of 178 room only.. 2. The staff were unfriendly...

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2Thank L272014
Copenhagen
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The hotel building is fantastic and we got a very large and fine room. Unfortunately the staff both in reception, bar and restaurant seemed not to care about providing service. Worst was the breakfast, plates not clean, rude waitress and food not being refilled on the buffet. Don't take your meals there. In stead go to the Martello down the...

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Tipperary
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I stayed here for a week for work, and never again. On check in I was told they wouldnt take a swipe of my credit card, so i could put food and drink on the room, as they apparently "dont do that here". I was told I would have to pay for things individually as I went! The roo was...

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3Thank Tom O
Cavan, Ireland
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed last night. Check in staff were friendly. The room was in need of a make over, however we had Ocean Veiw. Bathroom is also in need of modernising. The bed was hard and not comfortable. The cleaning staff banged on our door at 10am even though check out isn't till 12. This I find very annoying. The breakfast buffet...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: €68 - €160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bray
Bray Best Western
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“ask for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineCo_Meath, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Doubt there is a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles carolmcveigh1954, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request before you arrive whether your room(s) are on the old building or new one.”
 of 5 bubbles Holidayrapport, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Hellafar, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here only if you want to slum it......”
 of 5 bubbles 342ciaram, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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