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Esplanade Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel stays just in front of the beach, just cross the road and you are there. So, the location is simply excellent. To the right and left from the hotel plenty of places to eat and/or take away. However, the hotel obviously needs some renovation. It is clean but everything is quite old. The major disappointment was unavailability of...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there for one night as part of a coach trip, the staff were surly and not helpful at all, food was tasteless, as we had to leave very early following morning to catch the ferry, we were informed that there was no food for the "Grab and go" breakfast, as another coach had it instead, the hotel is...

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Rutland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed 1 night across three rooms. I stayed at this hotel 9 years ago and although the general areas were dated the bedroom was refurbed. 9 years later, stayed in a different part of the hotel - what a shock - rooms so dated, paper thin curtains that let all the light in - cannot have had a penny spent...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just come back from a 2 night break to Bray. Quiet town but a good base for exploring Wicklow and Wexford. Also easy access into Dublin. We stayed in the Esplanade hotel . Beautiful site over looking the sea lovely prominade for a brisk walk. Unfortunately the hotel didn't meet my expectations. It could do with an update...

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Thank Maire M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very, very disappointed with all aspects of this hotel. The only positive thing about it was its location. The staff were unfriendly and miserable, desperately in need of training in customer service. The restaurant was not open on the night we stayed there, (a Saturday night), presumably because the hotel was accommodating an underage rugby function. We were offered bar...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this hotel yesterday as he had proposed to me there exactly 30 years ago! when we told the receptionist she gave us a drink "on the house". We were really blown away by this lovely gesture as we had not spent any money there, and could only stay a short while, that we are now...

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Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at a wedding there recently. Great location, decor etc and the wedding itself was fantastic (thank you to the bride and groom and their wonderful families) but the Esplanade staff were rude and unhelpful. I though that they were joking at first but then realised that they were just flat out rude, from the manager to the bar...

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Thank Radiumid
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Step back into the 80's and savour the slapstick. We were at a function so did not stay but loved the customer disservice. One barman only at the function (in Ireland!) who looked at you as if to say "why are you asking me for things?" Surly receptionist (some really funny stories from our fellow guests). Grumpy staff, NO cash...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two double beds in our "twin room" which made for comfortable nights. Our room was very clean as was the bathroom. Lovely shower over the bath. Housekeeping was excellent. Shame about the radio noise coming up from the kitchens below us. This started before 7am and was on every time we went to the room, going off between...

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on business for three nights. Having a sea view was a bonus and I also got a balcony. The food available is standard bar food which I had on the first night and it was fairly mediocre. The breakfast choice was ok although it didn't seem the cooked items were that hot. Staff were friendly and polite. The main...

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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
  • Room Service
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Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: RM348 - RM923 (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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“ask for a refurbished room”
SueG38, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 306 had radio noise from kitchens.”
Flicketyflickmcflick, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get a sea view in the front!”
morandy, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for sea view”
CatherineCo_Meath, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Doubt there is a good room.”
carolmcveigh1954, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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