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The Martello Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Bray
Certificate of Excellence
Preston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“2yrs ON”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went back too The Martello exactly 2yrs after the sleepless weekend. They still have a disco fri and sat nights, but since the rooms at the back of the hotel have been done up the noise level was 100% better, so if you do go ask for a room at the back. The bedrooms could do with curtains putting up instead of a thin blind which lets in too much light. Overall the experience 2nd time round was 95% better than 2011. The food at the hotel was a little pricey, but was very good .

Room Tip: Definately ask for a room at back of hotel, especially at weekends.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Hi Craig,

Thank you for your review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in The Martello Hotel. We do have a nightclub on site which is open Friday - Sunday weekly.

Hopefully we will see you again in the future.

Regards,
Rachel
The Martello
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Absolutely love this place stayed a few times and would go back again. The food is excellent both in the hotel and the bar, the staff are always very cheerful and polite they cant do enough for customers. Stayed in early october and was surprised to find the rooms have been upgraded in good taste , the beds are very comfortable and our bathroom was spotless. I have only one bad thing to say about the Martello and that is the Carpets in reception and up the stairway to the bedrooms are a bit smelly, i dont like putting it that way but it is a damp smell otherwise its a great little place and it has all the surroundings too. All in all a great place to stay when in Bray.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Hi rimisue_12,

Thank you for your review of The Martello Hotel. We did upgrade the hotel bedrooms and it's lovely to hear your feedback about them. We will look into the issues with the carpets and have it worked on.

Regards,
Rachel
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

the price was very reasonable, we had a self catering room-lovely view of DART (:-), but had everything we needed. Did need some minor repairs done when we checked in, but staff was very helpful and gracious. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Hi Kayeffcee,

Thank you for your review of your stay in The Martello Hotel. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you again in the future.

Regards,
Rachel
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I recently stayed at the Martello for a weekend. It was an unexpected trip for a family funeral. We had an apartment for the four of us. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the apartment was very clean and tidy with comfortably beds. The tiling around the bath was not brilliant and it could have done with a non-slip mat in the bath for using the shower. The food and service and value was excellent. The only thing that spoilt our stay was the noise coming from a take-away food outlet across the street from the hotel and our apartment window which was still serving customers at 3.30am.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Hi Eileen,

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in The Martello despite the unexpected nature of it.
Great that you found the service and value to be excellent despite the other issues.
Hopefully we will see you again in the future on a planned visit!

Regards,
Rachel
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We are a golf society and were looking for a base in Co Wicklow with the intentioenjoyed the playing two of the many courses in the county
One of our members suggested the Martello hotel Bray as he was a regular visitor to the hotel and said we would not be disappointed
So I phoned the hotel and was talking to Laura who was very friendly and booked 26 of us onto Druids Glen and Powerscourt
Now I have to say the Martello was brilliant in the way that they looked after us, rooms were clean the food was very good although we had to wait a while to be served but given that there were 26 of us it was worth waiting on
The catering manager Donal was very accommodating and professional and of course our lovely waitress Annette looked after us so well and kept us in craic
After we got home to Armagh I received emails and texts saying how much everbody enjoyed the weekend
Thanks again Laura and the Martello

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank tonyfagan57
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Hi Tony,

Thank you for your review! It's lovely to hear that you all came to stay with us on the back of a recommendation from one of our customers.
Sounds like you all really had a great time out on the golf courses that Laura booked for you all and dining back in The Martello in the evening time.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Regards,
Rachel
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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We arrived on the 6th September to a friendly welcome. Room was clean and pleasant. Hotel is ideally situated with great atmosphere and entertainment. Breakfast was fantastic and we had a lovely evening meal on the first night. Short walk to the bus and train station, with excellent services to other areas. All the staff was very helpful and friendly. Would defiantly return and recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Hi Brynmaen,

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are very well placed for access to the train station and lots of lovely walks around the local area.
Hopefully we will see you back again for another weekend break in the future.

Regards,
Rachel
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Just returned from a great night spent in this lovely hotel. We are a group of 8 middle aged
ladies who wanted a good value fun night away. The staff gave us a great welcome. Rooms
were spotless and beds comfortable. The 2 course meal was included in our package which was
served in the Bistro, had to wait a little while but it was worth it, everyone enjoyed it. Then there
was music in the hotel with a live band playing. We retired inside to the bar as it got a bit cold and had a great time. We have to mention a lovely Barman called Rob who was a great host and
made us very special as he served a surprise toast to one of our group who celebrate her birthday. Would have not hesitation in returning to this hotel as it is in the middle of everything overlooking the sea. Handy for the Train direct from City Centre. We will be back !!!

Room Tip: We had 4 rooms booked and they were all great but no lift if you have walking problems
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Terry K
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Terry,

It's great to hear that you all enjoyed your overnight stay with dinner in The Martello :-) Sounds like you all had a ball and were very well looked after by all the staff.

We have live music on every weekend which gives a great atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Sounds like Rob really made your stay with the birthday toast to your friend on her birthday!

Hopefully we will see you all back again with us in The Martello Hotel.

Regards,
Rachel
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Property: The Martello Hotel
Address: Heather House Hotel 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Bray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Martello Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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 
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