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Esplanade Hotel

Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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Esplanade Hotel
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Bray
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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Kildare
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked this hotel for a night back in February and must admit I was very disappointed with it. The only good thing about it was that I was only staying the one night. I got a false positive impression as I arrived as the reception area is nice and bright. I was given directions up the stairs to my room.... More 

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Seabeck, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really wanted to love this place. It looks so charming from the street, but the interior is very worn. It needs a good scrub, fresh paint & wallpapers, and new carpets in the room - basically a surface-level makeover. Room cleanliness was lacking too, with coffee cup rings staining the vanity and a blob of what I hope was... More 

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co. down
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel recently on a Sat night. It has a great location, being right on the promenade and close to the beginning of the Bray - Graystones walk. There is a certain faded charm about this hotel and the frontage looks quite impressive. If you prefer faceless, corporate hotels then you will be disappointed. Reception staff were friendly... More 

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London,UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel 16th May 2015 on a last minute booking. We booked 1 twin room. On arrival at the reception a very nice member of staff booked us in. Our room was on the first floor in the newer part of the hotel. The room was big with 2 double beds, clean and plenty of tea, coffee etc... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wish we had never booked this hotel it was a last minute thing would have been better to have gone home. as soon as we walked in we knew it wasn't going to be good. it smelled of stale smoke ugh. The room was very outdated with brown curtains and carpet that need to be replaced. the bathroom was even... More 

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

Dear Crawford456, Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel. I am extremely disappointed to hear that your stay was not a pleasant one. The Esplanade Hotel is strictly non-smoking and we impose a fine for anyone found in breach of this policy. There certainly should not be a smell of... More 

Edwardsburg, Michigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
43 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading trip advisor reviews I had very low expectations, but this quirky, historical hotel was better than I expected. I was upgraded to a wonderful room with a bay window overlooking the ocean. The view was spectacular--sea, cliffs, historical sites including a home of Oscar Wilde (and his parents). I am extremely sensitive to noise and while this is... More 

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

Dear Trisha M, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel. I am delighted to learn that your stay exceed expectations and that you enjoyed the wonderful views our sea front rooms have to offer. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our delicious breakfast buffet and that it... More 

Cincinnati
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We requested a sea view room, so that automatically put us in the historical part of the hotel (built in 1824) rather than in the add on modern rooms in the back. The winding halls and the small bed room took us on a trip back through time, before the modern hotels appeared with their space and uniformity. Our door... More 

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

Dear Aliyah21, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the great history that the Victorian wing of the hotel has to offer. I am happy to hear that you found the bed comfortable and appreciated the fantastic sea views. I apologise that the telephone in... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous night my parents had in this hotel located on Bray Sea front.Beautifully appointed room overlooking the sea.They felt at home completely with the warm surrounds and the careful attention of the staff to their needs.A cosy drink in the bar and off for a walk along the promenade made their stay all the better and increased their... More 

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

Dear Kzach1, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful comments about the Esplanade Hotel. I am delighted to hear that your parents had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the wonderful views from our seafront rooms have to offer. We hope to see them back soon! Regards, Orla Coogan General Manager More 

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in this hotel last night. Very poor hotel. Could definitely do with a makeover. Rooms were average. Beds not very comfortable. And the night porter well let's just say he could do with some classes in good customer service. Very rude. No space to park in car park (if u could call it that) so ended up having to... More 

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

Dear Peter O, Thank you for taking the time the leave a review on your recent stay at the Esplanade Hotel. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience during your stay. The car park is of very limited availability and spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There is ample on street parking that... More 

Bray, Wicklow, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the very kind staff of the hotel who looked after us during my daughters confirmation family meal get together yesterday everyone enjoyed the food and hospitality your hotel provided definitely would recommend it for future get togethers

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

Dear Susan M, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on your daughters confirmation that took place in the Esplanade Hotel on Friday. I am pleased to hear that your family had a lovely day celebrating and that you all enjoyed the meal and service from the staff! We hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards... More 

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