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The Martello Hotel

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athlone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a perfect place for large groups to go. Rooms are clean and modern with super hot showers. The restaurant serves delicious food at a reasonable price. There was a great buzz about the place with a live band playing outside earlier in the night. Music in bar later and option of a nightclub too. The only thing I... More 

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

Dear Dawn, Thank you for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We really appreciate your lovely comments about our rooms, food and entertainment and hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to Bray. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing to point out is that when they say "no parking available" they mean it. We couldn't find a street parking spot within 100 yards. Our room was small but the extra large double bed was very comfortable. The bathroom contains a shower which works well. This place is OK for an overnighter but I wouldn't wish to... More 

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

Dear 99ray, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are very sorry to hear that you did not find your stay with us completely satisfactory. Unfortunately as we are a busy seafront hotel, parking is limited in the area and we are very sorry that you could not find a space closer to the hotel.... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this hotel for the weekend from Friday to Monday on a golfing trip with 24 in the group all the staff were tremendous and treated us superb, food was excellent and so were the bars and entertainment. Special thanks goes to the two Laura's they were superb hosts thank you Martello's we will be back I am sure.

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

Dear Rob365130, Thank you for this great review. We're so glad that you and your golfing group enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate your lovely comments about the staff, food and entertainment and your compliments have been passed on to both of the Lauras! We hope to welcome you all back for another golfing break. Kind regards, Robyn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Martello this weekend with friends over from Scotland. We had my friends party in the function room. The apartment was spacious and clean. Food was fab. Laura looked after our every need and was so helpful for everything. Great weekend was had by everyone.

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

Dear Sorcha, Thank you for leaving us such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you and your Scottish friends enjoyed your stay with us. I have passed your lovely compliments on to Laura and she was thrilled with the great feedback. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in the Martello many times, I book through bookings.com and when I can I write a review, but I stayed on Friday night and I cannot believe how amazing the staff were!! I travel a lot so i was exhausted when i arrived, my room wasn't ready but I was very early. There is a lot of... More 

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

Dear tcacjc, Thank you for leaving us this amazing review and recommendation. We really appreciate your lovely comments. Adina and Angela were delighted to hear such wonderful feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

trim co meath
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93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my Husband spent one night in The Martello We got the Dart and the hotel is only a short walk along the seafront. We got a good welcome from reception. Beware there is no lifts in this hotel. I have a mobility issue and they put us in Room 103 there was quite a few steps to the... More 

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

Dear aly56, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. We really appreciate your kind comments about our staff and breakfast. We are sorry that you felt the room was a little small and difficult to access. We will be happy to put you in a larger room if you visit again. Thanks again for your... More 

Hakuba-mura, Japan
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is great and the staff are excellent. I had dinner and breakfast and both were super tasty. All the staff were fun and personable and efficient. I felt the cocktails were a little light on alcohol though the selection was exciting I was a little disappointed. The room was basic but the shower was roomy with powerful... More 

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

Dear Jillian, Thank you for leaving us this great review. We really appreciate your lovely comments about our staff and food. Thank you for your feedback on our cocktails. It has passed it on to the bar manager to be addressed. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

cork ireland
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53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Bray by train, the station just a short walking distance from the hotel. Staff very friendly on arrival. We had booked an apartment - 222 - a mid week break Wed to Friday. A lot of stairs to get to the rooms and apartments not a problem with us.Staff offered to help with baggage if we needed... More 

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

Dear cumba68, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we really appreciate your lovely comments about our food and friendly staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed as part of a golfing trip. The room was very clean and well equipped, the breakfast was brilliant and the beer in the evening was spot on. The best bit, however, was the fantastic staff, especially Laura; they couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. If you're planning a golfing trip to Ireland, base yourself here ( and... More 

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

Dear David, Thanks for leaving us such a great review. It was a pleasure to have your group stay with us and we're delighted to hear you had such a good time. I've passed your compliments on to Laura and the rest of the staff. We hope to welcome you all back again next year. Kind regards, Robyn More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with 3 friends and kids ages from 1-5. We stayed in one of the apartments and had enough room to sleep comfortably. Food was lovely, service was very good. Only downside I would see is the noise for the street. On the Saturday night the apartment faced a takeaway and the noise from this keep us awake, kids... More 

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

Dear Lilmissxxx, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately being on a busy seafront some noise is unavoidable and we are sorry that this kept you up. Ciara is our front office manager and I have passed your lovely comments... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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: $88 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Martello Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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