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The Martello Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Bray
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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10 reviews
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“Fantastic hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Stayed here for one night for a family/friends get together. This hotel is a real standout at its level, streets ahead of most 3 star hotels I've stayed in. The single room I stayed in was great, very comfortable, lots of facilities and spotlessly clean. Really liked the ability to easily manage the heating and air con levels. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Claire.oconnell
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Hi Claire,

Thank you for your review of your stay here at The Martello! I am delighted that you found everything to be so clean and all the staff to be so friendly and accommodating :-)

Hopefully we will see you back staying with us in the future!

Regards,
Rachel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Have stayed at the hotel on several occasions and have always enjoyed it as the rooms are always clean and tidy and the staff friendly. 16 of us decided to go over to Bray from the UK to watch the 6 Nations Rugby rugby in an Irish pub.... Laura from the Hotel had been in contact with me helping with sorting the rooms and dealing with a few last minute changes re drop outs... When we arrived the staff were very welcoming and apologised that the room keys had not been charged giving us emergency cards so we could put our bags in the room we were then shown to the bar and had a drink on the house for the trouble within 15 minutes we had all been given our room keys along with a beer..Very nice gesture.. Throughout the stay the staff couldn't do enough for us, great food, warm Irish welcome and very understanding when embarrassingly 3 of the party forgot to settle the bill thinking it had already been settled!!
Would highly recommend staying there and will be looking at taking the family for a more quieter, dryer break later in the year.

Room Tip: Try the food very nice they also cater for Coeliacs and persons suffering with other food allergies...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank LIAM S
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Hi Liam,

Thank you for your review of The Martello Hotel! I am delighted to hear that you guys all really enjoyed your stay with us as you came over to watch the rugby. I will make sure to pass on your thanks to Laura and let her know you will be coming back in the near future with the family.

Looking forward to the next time you're over here in Bray!

Regards,
Rachel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

I did my research, I booked the hotel, I heard where other family members travelling from London to Greystones/Bray were staying... Sadly they weren't at the Martello Hotel with me or they might have enjoyed their stay better! On checking in I was greeted with a king sized bed and instantly felt at home in my room. Staff were helpful and friendly, the room was very clean and spacious and all amenities as stated by the website were in perfect working order. Down the road there are numerous takeaways and restaurants, (fish and chips, Indians, Tesco for sandwiches) within 5-7mins walking distance The hotel itself has a lovely restaurant and 2 bar areas with a loft dining area also. Breakfast was one of the best traditional continental/fry ups I've had in a very long time.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Natasha W
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Hi Natasha,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at The Martello! It is great to hear that you really found everything to be as described on our website and that you found the whole experience to be so enjoyable :-)

Looking forward to seeing you back with us again in the future when you are over from London again!

Regards,
Rachel
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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here as a couple room was up three flights of stairs and way at back of hotel but the room itself was very clean and a nice size the only problem we experienced was the smoke alarm kept going off it was finally sorted out at 2.30 am. One lovely girl on reception next morning very kindly sorted breakfast for me and my husband she couldn't apologise enough I'm just sorry I didn't get her name she really is to be complemented for her professionalism

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank fificasey
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Hi fificasey,

Thank you for your review of our stay with us here at The Martello! It is lovely to hear that you really enjoyed your room and the hotel itself. Sorry again about the smoke alarm and I will pass on your thanks to the reception team.

Looking forward to seeing you back with us again in the future.

Regards,
Rachel
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Cefn Hengoed
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

This hotel was faultless 2 years ago and hasnt let us down this time. !4 of us [women] came over for the Ireland/Wales Rugby weekend yet again and had a WONDERFUL weekend. From the time we arrived - greeted by a welcome drink - we were made to feel most welcome and nothing was too much trouble for ALL the staff, from the receptionists, managers, bar staff, cleaners and waiters,

The rooms were spotless and even though we probably left some blue stained sheets [we dressed as smurfs for match day], we had no complaints. The breakfasts were stunning and varied and the entertainment [apart from us] was outstanding.

We would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to anyone, no doubt it is quieter when its not a 'special' weekend so would be suitable for families as the position of the hotel is ideal for the beach and good walks - not that we did any of that...

A secial mention must go to Laura and the lovely dark haired bar manager who has been there the last 3 times we have been over there [sorry, forgot his name - too many bevvies!!].

We will definitely be going back in 2 years time, maybe sooner if we can.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank MadmazCefnHengoed
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Hi MadmazCefnHen,

Thank you for your review. We were delighted to see you all back with us again following your last visit 2 years ago :-)

Great to hear that you found the hotel to be spotless and all of the staff to be friendly and accommodating.

I will pass on your compliments to all of our staff members so as they will see your appreciation and thanks.

Looking forward to seeing you back with us again in 2 years (if not before)

Regards,
Rachel
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Came here for 6 Nations. We were checked in promptly. Lovely room clean and comfortable beds, very friendly staff who couldn't do enough, good food and vouchers for cheap beer. Live entertainment every night. Would definitely recommend for a lively weekend but possibly wouldn't take my children. Koo nightclub was very good. Can't wait to go back in 2 years time, if not sooner :-)

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Andy0068
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Hi Andy0068,
Thank you for your review of the weekend you recently spent with us at The Martello Hotel. Great to hear that you really enjoyed the entertainment in the bar every night.

Looking forward to welcoming you and yours back in 2 years time - if not sooner :-)

Regards,
Rachel
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Llanelli south Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Just come back from a rugby weekend away, and what a great place to stay.
Location, hotel, food, staff, rooms we all amazing...
Staff couldn't do enough for you..I will be definitely going back again..
Big mention to Laura on reception always making sure we were all ok, and if we needed anything it wernt no bother..thanks guys.. Hope this review does help!!!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank Neilfish1
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Management_Bray, Marketing at The Martello Hotel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Hi Neilfish1,

Thank you for your review of your stay with us here at The Martello Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time in Bray during the Welsh 6 nations game. I will pass your thanks on to Laura and the rest of the team.

Looking forward to seeing you back with us again in 2 years time - if not sooner!

Regards,
Rachel
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Property: The Martello Hotel
Address: Heather House Hotel 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Region: 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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