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The Martello Hotel

0.5 miles from Bray center
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lying here at 4am writing this review as i can't sleep for the second night running due to the noise coming through the single glazed window of our "apartment". Whether its the kitchens extraction we were told goes off at 9.30pm (debatable) or the fact that the DART (public transport train) terminates literally outside our window or quite possibly the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfy bed, minimal decor in the room but I didn't expect anything too fancy though a pop of colour wouldn't do any harm because the whole room was white. Bathroom was a nice size. Food was lovely and wait staff was very attentive, I think his name was Sean. Loved that we had breakfast until 12pm so we didn't have...

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shaunaa97, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. It's great to hear such wonderful feedback about our food and staff. I have passed your compliments on to Sean. Your feedback regarding the noise level and carpet have been passed on to management to be discussed. We hope that you'll return again soon for a party...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food and had great service when i came in last week. arrived with my mom and dad, even though there very picky eaters had some very friendly staff with some great recommendations on food choice.. i ordered a table in the restaurant part of the hotel and the servers where great.. advised me on what was good and a...

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katy, Thank you for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you and your parents enjoyed your meal with us so much. I will pass your lovely feedback on to Ben. We look forward to welcoming your parents back for their 50th anniversary dinner and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn

Cavan, Cavan, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite place to go for a night away....amazing food.....amazing cocktails..rooms are very clean and the beds are extremely comfortable .....Can't wait to get back for some yummy cocktails and delicious food

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Niamh, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy staying at The Martello so much and really appreciate your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back for another night away soon. Kind regards, Robyn,

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked in advance 3 rooms for a night with my family to celebrate my son's 30th birthday. I explained this to the receptionist and she assured me she would cater for this and she did it in style booking him and his partner into a HUGE room overlooking the seafront. I can only say this set the tone for...

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Margam64, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we helped make your son's 30th birthday a memorable one. We really appreciate your lovely comments about the staff and food and hope that you will return again for another visit....

Bray, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a large family event 25 of us on a busy Sunday afternoon . place was packed ,which is always a good sign. First thing the staff from the girl who met us and the waiting staff have to be honest has to be a 10 out 10 could not find a fault with them even with massive crowd...

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, Thanks for leaving us this great review. We really appreciate your wonderful feedback about the staff. Your comments about the roast potatoes have been passed on to the head chef to be addressed. We hope that you will return for another visit soon. Kind regards, Robyn

Arroyo de la Miel, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When coming to Bray we look no further than booking into The Martello. The staff know our likes and dislikes and although it us a very busy establishment always make time to check everything is ok, whether we are just having a drink, meal or with our accommodation. I look forward to sitting in the conservatory and looking out to...

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ccrystal, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. It's always great to hear from regular customers and we really appreciate your wonderful comments about our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards. Robyn

Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed only one night here and would of stayed longer but it needs to be updated and a little cleaner! friendly staff and good food for the value. A great location on the sea shore and everything was easy to walk to in town.

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're glad to hear you liked the staff and food but are very sorry that you were not completely satisfied with the hotel. Your comments have been passed on to the owner so that they can be addressed. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards,...

Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I booked and stayed in one of the apartments which are at the rear of the building. The rear of the building overlooks the the local railway station - now when I say overlooks, it's not in the distance - it's right there when you look out of the window - so close you can read the drivers name badge!!!...

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us but very sorry to hear that the rest of your visit was not as enjoyable. Unfortunately, due to our location, noise from the trains is unavoidable and we are sorry that this disrupted your morning. Your feedback regarding...

County Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Martello is myself and my family's favourite place to eat for any occasion.I have spent €8,000 in total on stayingetting overnight here. The rooms are always immaculate, the beds are some of the comfiest I've ever slept in aswell. The steak sandwhich and chicken caesar salad are mouth wateringly good.The only things that arent great is the nightclub as...

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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katie, Thank you for leaving us this great review. We really appreciate you lovely comments about our hotel and food. We are very sorry to hear that you felt the service was slow. We try to provide quick and efficient service and are sorry you did not receive this. Your feedback has been passed on to management to be...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Martello Hotel is located on the beautiful seafront in Bray, Co Wicklow and is situated only 5 minutes walk from the local train station. (Dublin city centre/ 02 Arena, Aviva Stadium/ Bord Gais Energy theatre only 40 mins away) The hotel is set in a beautiful Victorian house, which has been tastefully refurbished to create a modern interior with a vibrant atmosphere. Every room has an en-suite bathroom, television, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WIFI.The Martello features the Tower Bistro, Koo nightclub, Martello Bar and an all weather heated beer garden. The Tower Bistro serves European style cuisine while the bar offers a more relaxed dining style. Evenings at The Martello Bar offer music most nights with live musicians. Koo nightclub is open every weekend and is one of Bray’s hotspots attracting a lively and party style atmosphere. The Martello is set in Wicklow, the garden of Ireland and has many local excursions on it’s doorstep including golf courses, kayaking, hill walking plus much more.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Martello Hotel

Address: Heather House Hotel 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: $71 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Martello Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“if you dont want too much noise ask for a room at the back of the venue as the club is very loud at night and weekends”
 of 5 bubbles 333katyd, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“if a special occasion ask for the front room”
 of 5 bubbles Margam64, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“My recommendation is that ask for a room far away from the bar because the music can be noise.”
 of 5 bubbles ushuaiabohemia, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
“It is a busy pub and very popular but from our room on 2nd floor you couldn't hear noise.”
 of 5 bubbles juliemG7849BK, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room without "chimney" view.”
 of 5 bubbles PaniHerbatka, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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