This hotel was previously run by the Ramada group.Thankfully the new owners have kept the very friendly,helpful and hardworking staff,who go out of their way to help.They really do work hard and sometimes the bar service can be a little slow but this is due to only one person being responsible for different jobs.Not a problem for me though.
We have 5 children.4 young children and a teen.We booked a family room and a single (for our teenager)for 3 nights.The family rooms are huge,very clean and airy and come with a DVD player,fridge and lots of space! Just what we need.Our teenager got a extremely large double room in the conference centre.We initally worried that she was a bit far away from us but she was happy to stay where she was! Wifi was no problem in either room.Both rooms were spotless and plenty of tea/coffee provided.The rooms were serviced each day and everything replenished.even with a double and 3 singles and a little "living area" there was still lots of room for a pram etc.The windows are large and reach the floor but have safety lock and can`t be opened right out.This makes the rooms bright.
Check in (we arrived quite late)was quick and easy.All the staff chatted to our children,some even remembered them from previous stays.We felt comfortable here with 5 kids,which makes a huge difference.
Breakfast was great.Lots of choice and hot.Even on busy mornings,the buffet was well stocked and there was always clear tables.We ordered room service one evening and the food was plentiful,hot and well-presented.It was very reasonably priced too.
The member of staff who works at night was friendly and chatty and had no problem in making me coffee from the bar at all hours! The hotel overall was clean and,even on a very busy day,had plenty of car parking spaces.
We enjoyed ourselves so much that we ended up staying an extra 2 nights....the room rate was reasonable too.
Only one complaint though- on the final morning we were at breakfast.The breakfast was almost finished and there were only ourselves and another family in the dining room.Only one staff member was clearing the tables and it had been a busy breakfast.This girl was very pleasant and was working extremely hard to clear the tables...when in walked a manager?? owner?? .....this lady proceeded to speak to the staff member quite harshly about how the tables needed cleared,well within earshot of both my family and the other family who were there.The staff member was very embarrassed and so were we.I really felt so sorry for the girl,who was trying her best.The manager???? then proceeded to breeze on through to the kitchen.On her return,she questioned my daughter about her having a room key(as opposed to a room card).The reason for this was because the card lock on our door was faulty,so it had been removed and a key given instead.No problems to us but the manager(?),when we explained the reason,said that it "wasn`t good enough" and "it should have been fixed"...we felt a bit like school children!
This Lady should really appreciate the hard work that the staff do here.They are a credit to this hotel.
Apart from that,we absolutely loved our stay here and can`t wait to return.You won`t get better value,more space or a nicer welcome, nearby.
This hotel is situated a little out of Bray (about 15 mins walk or 5 min drive).This suits us as central Bray is a bit noisy,even at night.10 mins drive in the opposite direction is a very pretty village and beach called Greystones,which is well worth a visit.There is a great childrens farm(glenroe) nearby and Kilruddery house and gardens are just across the road from the hotel.It is also a good base to explore the rest of County Wicklow as it is close to the main roads (N11?).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wilton Hotel Bray has comfortable spacious bedrooms, offers excellent dining and a warm welcome. Located just off the N11 and 2km from Bray seafront and Bray town centre. Dublin city centre is just 30 minute train ride away. Free car parking and free wi fi. Food served daily until 21.00hr. Large family bedrooms. Host of local activities and attractions including Cliff Walk, Kilruddery, Sealife, Walking Trails and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Woodland Court Hotel Bray
- Ramada Hotel Bray
- Ramada Hotel Woodland Court
- Ramada Bray
- Bray Ramada