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“Fantastic value & so much better than local hotels” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #2 of 7 Bray B&B and Inns
Ennis, Ireland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic value & so much better than local hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Great value for money; beds are extremely comfortable; fantastic big room and great breakfast in a brilliant setting. Certainly recommend and will definitely stay again next time in Bray. As per previous reviewer could do with a new/larger "Old Rectory" sign at the road as the current one is not that visible particularly at night. Only a few minutes drive from town - you gotta stay here if visiting Bray

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a late flight to Ireland, the B&B owner agreed to our late arrival even we had only one night stay !
When we finally arrived :) after a very long day, it was nice to see such friendly and welcoming face !
The room was not very big, but was fine and very clean.
Breakfast was great, huge and very tasty.
About the location - we know it would be hard to find this place - we marked it on our GPS in advance, but couple days before our flight we noticed it is shown on Google maps.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Very hard to find with no Rectory sign day driveway only small B&B sign.
The room was very small with a smaller bathroom. There was clutter everywhere. The hostess was very nice and informated. Reviews said walk to town but very long and had to resort to taxi for transportation

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My daughter found a review for the Old Rectory online before I left for Ireland. I booked the only two nights that were available the week I was in Ireland and worked the rest of my trip in Dublin itself and in Galway around these dates and it was well worth it. Kay is a very charming and gracious host. The house is homey and maintains its period decoration with modern conveniences in the bedrooms. Breakfast was well cooked and I had the best perked coffee I had anywhere in Ireland! I would definitely return and with the easy access to Dublin would just stay in Bray and take local transportation into Dublin City.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We spotted this b&b on trip adviser and very glad we did.We were slighlty disappointed when we rang on the morning of our trip to be told the original room we were to stay in was not fit for purpose but that we were moved to another room at a discounted price.The b&b is lovely and Kay is a wonderful host talked to us for a long time about all the attractions we could go to was very helpful.we walked from the b&b to the beach and enjoyed a lovely meal while we were there.we headed out that night and a later breakfast was no bother and was delicious just what we ordered.will be back if visiting the area :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

The Old Rectory is so close to Bray and main routes yet so far as not to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the location. We had a wonderful breakfast and too much coffee. Look forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

My husband and I spent four nights at this old world B&B last week and could not fault it. The hostess, Kay was extremely helpful and had upgraded us to a very large and airy room as we were spending four nights with her and although there was no lift, we were assisted with getting our bags to our room. When Kay was unfortunately taken ill, her daughter Phillippa took over and went out of her way to help us, including printing off directions to various attractions. The breakfasts were very satisfying and there was no problem getting something different prepared as we did not want the full Irish breakfast. The only downside was the B&B took a little finding - even the GPS had difficulties as there are no street numbers and Herbert Street is very long and the B&B is not well signposted.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Old Rectory

Address: Herbert Road, Bray, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bray
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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Old Rectory Hotel Bray

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