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Esplanade Hotel

Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Bray
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chipping Norton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A seafront hotel, wonderful views, staff and food at hotel were excellent, the rooms could have done with a bit of a make over, but they were clean and and the linen was good quality, large towels. The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for two nights on the weekend with my toddler son, we had a lovely time. My son was welcomed with Easter eggs on arrival and was delighted with them! Reception staff were very nice and friendly! Breakfast was delicious and our room was spotless. Would recommend and stay again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with my two boys. Good enough value for money. Room clean but wallpaper ripped off on area of one wall and when you pulled curtains right back there where names and dates wrote on wallpaper from 2011. Needs modernised but wouldn't put me off staying again. Lady on reception very nice but other reception staff never spoke. Check in... More 

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Alyth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our St. Patrick's holiday break we were based in the charming 19th century hotel, which has been refurbished to 21st century amenities. The staff were welcoming and very friendly the room clean, spacious and comfortable. Wi-Fi was available. The meals were excellent, with generous portions.

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ManageratEsplanade, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John B, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful review of the Esplanade Hotel. I am delighted you stayed with us during the St. Patrick's Day celebrations and that you had a pleasant experience over the duration of your break. I am very glad our staff were welcoming and friendly, and that you enjoyed your meals... More 

Valletta, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure to stay for four nights in this hotel which is situated along the beautiful promenade of Bray. I found this hotel very up to my likings. It is clean, very quiet, and has a friendly and helpful staff. I recommend it to all those who plan to go to Bray.

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ManageratEsplanade, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mzam54, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your four night stay at the Esplanade Hotel and it was up to your likings. I am also glad that our staff were friendly and helpful, and that you enjoyed the beautiful location on the promenade in Bray. We would... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the beach, with the railway station situated to the rear of the hotel where the Dart takes you into Dublin, also located within some distance to be able go for a mountain walk./hike. Staff at the hotel friendly, rooms comfortable and decent meals served. Yes would come back here again. Good value for money.

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ManageratEsplanade, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jude, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed your time here and the convenient location of the hotel. I am pleased to hear our staff were friendly and most importantly that your room was comfortable. We hope to welcome you back in the... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Charming hotel, wonderful location and nice people-service. It deserve restoring to make the stay more pleasant. I have been twice, first time bathroom ok, second the sink was broken. Nice breakfast but with no fruit, a pity.

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ManageratEsplanade, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AndyTorre, Many thanks for taking the time for leaving your feedback on your most recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel. Thank you for informing us of the maintenance issues in your room as these have now been addressed. I am glad that you are a returning guest and enjoyed our wonderful location and people-service. We hope to welcome you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Straightforward no frills hotel, breakfast was a bit pricy for what you get (also they were unable to provide soya milk, so bring your own) - there are few other breakfast options close by, especially on a Sunday. Room was clean and warm, with tea and coffee provided. Staff were friendly and able to help with any questions we had.... More 

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ManageratEsplanade, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kronoc, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel. I am delighted that you found our staff friendly and helpful and that they were able to assist you with your questions. I am also very pleased there were issues with noise even with a function on in the hotel.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Me and my wife want to have a nice weekend getaway. She of course, decided on the hotel, and she chose Esplanade Hotel, as from the photos it looked great. We found a great deal on Booking.com, and decided to book a 2 night stay. As the online system takes only "Visa, American Express and Maestro" card, I decided to... More 

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ManageratEsplanade, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David S, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on your experience with booking a room at the Esplanade Hotel. I am sorry for any frustration your experience may have caused you. It is however, hotel policy not to take any bookings either online or over the phone without valid credit card details and therefore we... More 

Celbridge, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Not deserve the money that's for sure! Mediocre looking rooms with spots on the carpet and not very comfortable beds. The breakfast was kinna old, I know we went down around 9 but it was as a Sunday...

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ManageratEsplanade, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laura L Many thanks for your review of your recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel in Bray. We appreciate your comments and take your feedback on board in order to help us continue to improve in the future. If you wish to discuss the details of your stay in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.... More 

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