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The Martello Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Bray
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“excellent hotel”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is an amazing place, food fantastic, service excellent, location stunning, just a little gem which never dissapoints

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1 Thank Margaret C
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Margaret,

Thank you so much for your great review of the Martello. We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the food and staff so good. I will pass on your compliments.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards
Robyn
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just got back from an excellent short stay at this hotel. Staff were excellent and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. The hospitality, food and service along with the location were all 5 star. In house music every evening was great along with the relaxed atmosphere... Anything you need organizing before your visit is worth a phone call, as the front of house staff fulfilled all our needs. A massive thank you to Laura who was worth the world... Thanks again, will definitely be making a return visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Shirley B
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Shirley,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your review. We are thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed the live music. I’ll be sure to pass on your praise to Laura.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards,
Robyn
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Hen Party - The staff were absolutely amazing and all so friendly. Could not do enough for our group and made us feel very relaxed and welcome.
The food and service in the Restaurant was also spot on.
Could not get a better group of girls on reception, not only did they attend our every need they also gave us a good giggle.

This is not my first time staying in this hotel and definitely wont be the last.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Lisa F
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Lisa,

Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the food from our restaurant. I will make sure to pass on your lovely comments to the staff and the girls on reception.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Robyn
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Cork
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I had to stay here due to an early morning meeting and I wasn't expecting much to be honest. I was massively surprised and this hotel is a real little gem for a midweek stay. When I arrived I was taken back by the facade of the building and how beautiful it is and the decor inside is lovely.

The girl at reception was more than helpful and when I asked what time breakfast was being served she asked me what time I would like it. This was a great approach as I had an early morning meeting and needed it earlier than usual.

The rooms are very well decorated in a "hamptons" type style and the shower was perfect.

I judge a hotel by it breakfast offering and the Martello doesn't disappoint here either.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank Ferker
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Ferker,

Thank you for choosing the Martello and your lovely review. We’re thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed our breakfast offering. I’ll be sure to tell the girls on reception about your comments.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
Robyn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for a golfing weekend! The staff were really helpful and friendly & couldn't do enough for you. Also the food in the restaurant was excellent. The rooms are clean, fresh and beds are comfortable

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Graeme A
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Graeme,

Thanks you for choosing to stay with us and for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and found the staff so helpful.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Robyn
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Arroyo de la Miel, Spain
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202 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Once again we enjoyed our stay at The Martello.

The staff are always pleasant and welcoming, the rooms kept spotlessly clean.

The management are forever thinking of new ideas and work very hard and this rubs off on their staff too.

The food served has always been delicious and piping hot, and the views overlooking the Irish Sea add an extra point too.

Looking forward to returning shortly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank ccrystal
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Ccrystal,

Thank you for choosing the Martello again and your lovely review. We’re delighted that your enjoyed your stay. We are always trying to think of new ideas to improve our guests experience and are thrilled that you noticed.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
Robyn
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Anglesey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with ten friends and family celebrating my 40th birthday. All the staff were so accommodating and could not do enough for you. There was a live band in the bar that night and the atmosphere was great. I would definitely stay here again. It's clean, affordable and we got a really good deal to include our evening meal and breakfast. If you want a good night out outside Dublin then book into The Martello!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Helen R
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Helen,

Thank you for choosing the Martello to celebrate your recent birthday and your lovely review. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay and liked the live music and atmosphere.

We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Kind regards,
Robyn
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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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