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"A slightly tired elegant old lady represented good value for money in a good location. Check in was easy and there was a lift. We were in the newer pa ... " More

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Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$115* Per night/room 1 Mar. - 2 Mar.

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Bray awaits you at Esplanade Hotel Bray. You'll be steps from Bray Beach and 1.7 km (1 mi) from Bray Head. Highlights at this beach hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi, TVs, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 94 rooms. Additionally, room service and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, Breakers, is open for breakfast and dinner. Oscars Lounge Bar is the hotel's own lobby lounge, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy access to a bowling alley and horse riding/rentals. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Bray hotel, attractions include Leopardstown Racecourse and Powerscourt Estate.

Esplanade Hotel Bray ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.0 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Esplanade Hotel Bray

Everyone (3)
1 out of 5

Very forgettable

Hotel is old and grubby Several attempts at room access with key cards not working No food service after 8.30 pm Parking at or close to hotel is difficult at busy times Had to have a room change and one bed in my room was used and not changed

Posted by , from australia on 25 Jun. 2018

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4 out of 5

Seaside location close to Dublin

Pros: Off street parking (a bit tight to access); on the edge of the main strip so quiet; large room 2 double beds & a very decent sized bathroom; character
Location: Walks along the Esplanade with some OK eating places. 40 mins train trip into Dublin along the coast.
A slightly tired elegant old lady represented good value for money in a good location. Check in was easy and there was a lift. We were in the newer part of the hotel so only side on sea views over the driveway. Wifi was good, even in the room. We did not eat there. Very good for 2 nights, a good base for going into Dublin or driving into the countryside. A nice seaside location.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 28 Sep. 2017

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1 out of 5

Terrible experience

This hotel is nothing like the photos online. From outside, the tiles are falling off the roof, weeds the size of shrubs are growing out of gutters. First experience inside was of dirty windows and peeling wallpaper. The rooms were tiny, couldn't walk past each other, no room for luggage, not even a chair to sit on, nothing like the photos! It stunk of sewerage to the point we were dry reaching using the bathroom, tiles were coming off the floor and nearly cut my foot. They should be ashamed of misleading the public with their false advertising.

Posted by , from australia on 9 Aug. 2016

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About the Esplanade Hotel Bray

Location Strand Road, Bray, Wicklow

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the family-friendly Esplanade Hotel Bray. Self parking is free. This 3-star Bray hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 94 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Bowling alley on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (47.7 km / 29.7 mi)
  • Train station: Dublin Bray Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Esplanade Hotel Bray offers 94 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.

  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Breakers - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Oscars Lounge Bar - This lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.