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Esplanade Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Bray
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a week here and found to be ok, food ok , drink fine , rooms were ok but bath had black mouldy silicone around bath. Wifi did not work for one of the days. But saying that I would go back :). Staff helpful and the cleaners were friendly.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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Northern ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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Monaghan, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bray
Bray Best Western

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