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Reviewed 22 September 2016 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

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
Reviewed 20 September 2016 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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Reviewed 13 September 2016

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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Reviewed 12 September 2016 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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Reviewed 11 September 2016

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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1 Thank Richie T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

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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3 Thank Ciara M
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Esplanade Hotel, Bray is an old fashioned hotel that is in need of some love and attention. It is satisfactory if you want a no frills, basic hotel. The food was again basic but well cooked. We were part of a coach party and were rather squeezed into the dinning room but the staff coped. The decor is in... More 

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Thank dorsetmills
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding reception there and the staff was simply brilliant. Seamus was taking care of us all the time and made everything possible to make us happy and relaxed. Excellent value for money. The weeding suite is fab!!! They care about every single detail.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: $98 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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“ask for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineCo_Meath, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Doubt there is a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles carolmcveigh1954, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request before you arrive whether your room(s) are on the old building or new one.”
 of 5 bubbles Holidayrapport, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Hellafar, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here only if you want to slum it......”
 of 5 bubbles 342ciaram, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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