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The Martello Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place, we where in Bray for a stag weekend the food was excellent the staff was brilliant but a special mention has to go to Laura couldnt have made us more welcome and done enough for us, Many thanks to all at the Maretello, we will be back. Paul Liggett

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

Dear Paul, Thanks for leaving us this great review. We are so glad that you and the rest of your group enjoyed your stag weekend with us. I've passed your lovely compliments on to Laura and the rest of the staff. We hope to welcome you all back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is placed in really nice area near the sea and that's a big plus. Room was very clean and I liked how it was decorated. However I got a room with view into kitchen chimney and windows were covered in foil so I found it very disturbing. Lack of day light was big issue for me because I had... More 

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

Dear PaniHerbatka, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. We're glad to hear your lovely comments about our staff and breakfast but are very sorry that you we're disappointed with your room. We hope that you will stay with us again and we can arrange one of our sea view rooms. Many thanks, Robyn More 

Middlebury, Vermont, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Martello all three nites that we were in Bray. Staff was extremely helpful with activities suggestions and directions and very responsive when asked for help regarding a lost (and ultimately found) item. Food was good, especially the seafood chowder! Very reasonable prices. Highly recommended! Al and Wendy Middlebury, Vt. USA

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

Dear Wendy and Al, Thank you for this wonderful review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and found the staff to be so helpful. We hope that you will stay with us again next time you are in the area. Many thanks, Robyn More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good (salmon with chips and beef Sandwich with chips and salad) but wait staff was bored to bits and not very attentive. Minus one point. Shame really. After Main course they turned on football match, very high volume.

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

Dear F4LikS, Thanks for leaving us your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and your comments about the staff and TV volume have been passed on to management to be addressed. We hope that you will return for another visit soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Carlow
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This hotel serves up a mixed bag of experiences that are polar opposites to each other and leave the customer feeling very confused. Our first impressions were tainted by our experience at check- in, there were two receptionists on duty and one was busy dealing with another guest when we arrived, we stood paciently in line all the while being... More 

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

Dear dublinman65, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your visit with us did not get off to a great start. Offering high quality customer service is one of our top priorities and we have made a note of your comments to be addressed. We would also like to... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

After a very successful visit to the Martello in mid summer, we decided to return there again and treat the family to a nice Sunday lunch .As before we were politely greeted and shown to our table. The waitress was warm and friendly towards our party, and asked us if we were ready to look at the menu (which had... More 

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

Dear AnthonyRaythorn, Thank you for this kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first visit with us so much that you chose to return. Your lovely comments about the staff and food have been passed on. We hope that you will return again in the near future. Many thanks, Robyn More 

Hasselt, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel is good friendly peoply Rooms were spacious 4beds for 2 People so we're happy.. Bathroom a Lil small but okay cause you're only in the room @ nights and Mornings... it was clean fresh towels daily and I have to say the cleaning ladies where very friendly!! Big thank you for them!! A very good tip don't put your... More 

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

Dear K B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We've passed your thanks on to the housekeeping staff. We hope you will stay with us again if you return to Bray. Kind regards, Robyn More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stayed there for a weekend meeting a few old Friends from Liverpool. What Can I say bad about this place, not one thing. Everything was of high standard, the food, the bar, the rooms and most of all the staff where very welcoming and helpful. I have to give extra praise to Laura whom was very helpful when I came... More 

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

Dear Madds64, Thanks for leaving us this great review. It is always great to hear such wonderful feedback and Laura really appreciated your great comments. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Toledo, OH
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Best things about the Martello: food was amazing, staff was fantastic. The front desk was able to get me a room earlier than planned for a very reasonable rate. The apartments are not super well put together but they are adequate. Deductions: .25 for the bed that had a pretty serious dip in the middle. .25 for the "laundry facilities"... More 

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

Dear ArcherLady, Thank you for this lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments about the apartment facilities have been passed on to management. We really appreciate your feedback and hope that you will stay with us again. Kind regards, Robyn More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Staff were brilliant and made our night away one to remember! They were extremely helpful and friendly. Stayed here for a hen party and they couldn't do enough for us. Food was delicious, great bar and rooms were spotless. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Dear DrogsDoll, Thank you for this lovely review. It is great to hear such wonderful feedback about our hotel and we especially appreciate the glowing compliments about our staff. We hope that you will stay with us again next time you are in Wicklow. Kind regards, Robyn More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family 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
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: RM332 - RM682 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Martello Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Ask for room without "chimney" view.”
 of 5 bubbles PaniHerbatka, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are with children they have excellent apartments... pull out beds which is so much fun for you children!!”
 of 5 bubbles tcacjc, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No where near the band/beer garden”
 of 5 bubbles JillianH277, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They even have room 101.”
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“Try for sea front.”
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