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Old Rectory
Ranked #1 of 6 Bray B&B and Inns
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“lovely old house with lots of character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2009

We stayed at the Old Rectory for two nights in June. It was the best B and B we had stayed in during our travels around Ireland. It is a beautiful old interesting house with lots of antiques and tastefully decorated. The bedroom was really lovely as well as being very spacious. The bathroom was also bigger than most b and bs. The real advantage was that it was only 30 mins away from Dublin. We loved our stay at the Old Rectory and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The price is also very reasonable considering it is so close to Dublin which is an expensive city.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2009

We found this B&B at an online booking site when a last minute change in plans created a need for a B7B on short notice. Fortunately the Old Rectory in Bray had a room available and for a great price. it is located about 2 miles from the South Bray exit on the N11. The driveway is obscured by brush, but there is a "concealed entrance" warning sign on Herbert Road to alert you that you are almost upon it. There is plenty of gravel parking in front of the house. Our room was comfortable, with in room coffee and tea making supplies, and an en suite bathroom. It appears that the original room was made ensuite by walling off the rear 3 feet of the room and building the bathroom inside. It was done professionally and actually looks quite nice, like a false closet door.
Our lamps weren't working, but the hostess came up and fixed the problem quickly.

The house is quite cozy, with many antiques and paintings used to decorate. The neighborhood was quiet and appeared safe. Our drive time from the Old Rectory to the Dublin Airport was 35 minutes on a Saturday morning. If you wanted to, you could take the DART from Bray into Dublin.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Old Rectory
Address: The Old Rectory Cottage Herbert Road, Bray, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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