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Malpas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with Bensons travel for one night prior to returning to UK. nice hotel, clean and comfortable. Good evening meal and breakfast. Great location on sea front. friendly Staff. I would use this hotel again.

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Thank Pete E
Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When a hotel is supposed to be over three stars and charges top rates, you expect it to be clean. It wasn't. Obviously been a long time since it was last inspected by the Tourist Board and Health and Safety Inspectors (the cracked toilet bowl?!). We had booked for three nights but only stayed the first: if we could have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I paid €179 Room Only!! I think the pictures will say it all!! The entire hotel is in bad need of refurbishment!! I booked a family room, we were allocated a room directly above the function room, extremely noisy late into the night, I asked at reception if it was possible to move to a different room as my 7... More 

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Thank Fiona O
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought that the Esplanade Hotel itself was sound for a weeks family holiday. I am not sure if I ever realised whether I was staying in the new part or old part of the Hotel. Maybe this was part of the fascination or Legacy that the Esplanade Hotel holds in Bray... Things I thought were perfect(3)... 1 The ventilation... More 

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Thank Holidayrapport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect a gleaming modern establishment. The charm of this place is its relaxed, gentle comfort, like a favourite old pair of jeans. Staff are helpful and pleasant without fawning, and the rooms are comfortable without pretense. The long, uncrowded, pebble beach is right outside the front door and across the street. Breakfast is OK, which is better than the... More 

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Thank wcfields2016
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A relic of a former period, this hotel was once magnificent, however has fallen behind current trends and standards. OK for a quick stay, but wouldn't recommend for a long visit. Pricey for the area and standard of facilities and services provided.

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Thank John M
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has lots of charm and character it stands directly on the sea front and is in a great location for transport links to the city of Dublin and surrounding coast The DART is the local train service and is cheap to travel up and down the coast visiting places of interest and dining .The hotel is comfortable and... More 

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Thank Hellafar
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel could be lovely if some company came in and gave it a makeover. I felt like I was going back in a time warp. The rooms were dated, the bed sheets and pelmets were dirty and had holes in them and they were made shabby not having the protective sheet fitting properly. The walls and carpets were stained.... More 

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Thank Nikki H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from our third visit to the Esplanade in 2 years and once again we were not disappointed! We look forward to our trips to Bray and the excellent service we receive from the team at the hotel, its great to visit a hotel where you are remembered year after year. Our room was spotless and spacious with awesome... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So disappointed with this hotel. From arrival into the hotel, the attitude of the staff was horrendous. We arrived @ 12.30pm & asked if one of our rooms were ready to get dressed for a wedding & out of a 90 room hotel there was nothing available, so we had to dress in the bar toilets. My dad would not... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: $80 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bray
Bray Best Western
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