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“A Bitter Disappointment”

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The Porterhouse Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Bray
West Yorkshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Bitter Disappointment”
Reviewed 31 August 2007

Arrived no; car park , reception upstairs, have to check in at the bar where you card number is demanded immediately.
The bedroom was good with a balcony with seaview, cost 135 euro. Average food and quite bland staff, not particularly welcoming. It got worse. Retired to bed after a few good beers to find music thudding through the adjacent wall from the nightclub next door until 230am, didnt get to sleep until 3am. Not good when you have to get up for an early ferry. When complained the next day the staff claimed they never had any complaints about the music! ha ha read other review. No prior warning of the loud music, staff don't give a monkeys about the customers. Breakfast was poor, we didnt even get a cup of tea, the table was sticky and the bowls were dirty. This place is definately lacking attention to detail. Go for a beer but don't stay there.

  • Liked — good beer
  • Disliked — noise, breakfast dirt and staff
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2007

what i will say is that form the outside you would not think this is a hotel trying to find reception is a bit of a challanage but i taught the rooms where so cool very modren the veiws are great food is good too there are a couple of bars to choose form on the sea front but we just stayed in the bar as we where far to drunk to go anywhere else all round i's say this is a good hotel staff are sometimes hard to find when you need them but other than that our one night stay was good

  • Liked — The Rooms
  • Disliked — It never really felt like we where staying in a hotel
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2007

agree with lat reveiw stayed thier same thing to much to drink
aside from the constent staring by staff throughout are short stay
at the bar then refused admission on late bar "one to many" could not beleive this.. went next door the koo no hassel (will return to this place next time i stay) on arriving home around 9pm non are second day was told at the entrance i had one to many which admittedly i did thats why i was going to lye down
in the bed i paid for. Final night and staff must of had a training course in manners as i was let into late bar even tough i would
say i had to many and the carry on in the tiolets was shocking will never return to this place not even for a drink. Bray great place but if looking for a place to stay check out heather house same few and location but staff down to earth not glorified barstaff/ security think their coppers (obviously dont check out the tiolets)

  • Liked — long strech of beech
  • Disliked — staff
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2007

stayed in this place for 2 nights beer garden outside with a late bar as you can imagine was kept awake uintil early hours.. waited over 40mins to be served without as much as a smile..on the second night we decided to get in on the action had 2 drinks in bar then went into the late bar (through seprate door) paid in got one drink then refused service as we were told we had enough to drink took conversation with6 staff members before money was returned what away to celabrate the birth of are baby daughter..on a plus rooms were very nice but over all manor of staff wud not recommend this place

  • Liked — room was very nice and location
  • Disliked — staff attitude not all staff were bad floor staff and security seemed very helpful
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Porterhouse Inn

Property: The Porterhouse Inn
Address: The Porterhouse Inn Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Bray
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the seafront Bray with stunning views of Bray Head and the Irish Sea, each room is dedicated to an international beer. Ideally situated just 5 minutes walk from the DART station and a half hour's drive from Dublin's city centre, The Porterhouse Inn has 2 bars and a casual dining restaurant. ... more   less 
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