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Esplanade Hotel Bray

Esplanade Hotel Bray

Strand Road, Bray

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (264 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bray hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Sealife Centre and Bray Head. Bray Gol …

€109
The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel

Main Street, Bray

3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (420 reviews)

This family-friendly Bray hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bray Head and Bray Golf Club. James Joyc …

€116
The Martello Hotel

The Martello Hotel

47 Strand Road, Bray

2.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (134 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bray hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Bray Head and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Bray Golf Club. …

€119
Wilton Hotel Bray

Wilton Hotel Bray

Southern Cross Road, Bray NA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (72 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Killruddery House and Gardens and Bray Golf Club. Bray …

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Travelodge Dublin Airport North Swords

Travelodge Dublin Airport North Swords

Pinnock Hill Roundabout, Swords

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (914 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Pavilions Shopping Centre and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Malahide Castl …

€109
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane

16.8 km from Bray
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,406 reviews)

This modern hotel overlooks the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and is 50 meters from the River Liffey on the edge of Sir John …

€143
The Spencer

The Spencer

17.1 km from Bray
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (994 reviews)

The Spencer Hotel Dublin is located in the heart of Dublin City Centre in the IFSC, Dublin 1. We are easily accessible from …

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Temple Bar Hotel

Temple Bar Hotel

17.4 km from Bray
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,732 reviews)

Steps from the River Liffey and 3 minutes' walk from Ha'penny Bridge, Temple Bar Hotel is right in the middle of Dublin's …

€180
Citywest Hotel

Citywest Hotel

23 km from Bray
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,248 reviews)

Citywest Hotel is 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) from Citywest Business Campus, 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Grange Castle Business …

€119
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

23.1 km from Bray
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (6,047 reviews)

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport places guests a 7-minute drive or shuttle ride from the terminals. It's a 20 minute cab journe …

€107

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Pocket Guide: Bray

Hotels in Bray

Bray is a town situated just 12 miles south of Dublin in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. It has developed rapidly since the Victorian era, as wealthy Dubliners looked for somewhere to stay which combined traditional seaside appeal with proximity to Dublin itself.

Now, it is a combination of bustling urban centre, old fashioned seaside resort and thriving cultural hot spot. As such it is packed with hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, offering the full range of accommodation for everyone from families looking for a holiday on the beach to backpackers wanting a place to crash for the night. The rooms available here are also ideally placed for business people closing a deal in Dublin but looking for accommodation that closes their day in a more relaxed manner than the bustle of the city allows.

Hotels Close to Centre of Bray

As befits a seaside resort, the true centre of Bray, as far as food, drink, entertainment and accommodation are concerned, is adjacent to the beach.

In the case of Bray, this means Strand Road, which runs parallel to the promenade and the beach beyond it. Home to hotels, bed and breakfasts and inns, Strand Road places all the attractions within easy walking distance of a hotel or guesthouse, so you can explore the National Sea Life Centre, Bray harbour, the local sailing club and a selection of pubs and restaurants.

The nightlife on offer just a short walk away from the hotels and bed and breakfasts on Strand Road includes the legendary Harbour Bar. This quintessential Irish pub has been named by travel guides as the ‘best bar in the world’. Dating from the 1800s, it attracts a diverse clientele including tourists, hardened pub-goers and trendy young bohemians. After a night in the Harbour Bar it’s likely that you’ll be grateful your hotel room and bed are just a short walk away.

Explore further south along Strand Road and you’ll find a host of restaurants, bars and pubs, serving food and drink from around the world, including handmade Italian ice cream.

Hotels for Exploring Bray

Although the mile long promenade represents the most vibrant and tourist-friendly part of Bray, it would be a mistake to ignore the rest of the town, such as the less developed areas toward the south of the promenade. Stay in a hotel or guesthouse close to Vevay Road, which is set back from the coast, and you’ll have easy access to the cliffs and Bray Head, the hill which provides stunning views back down over Bray itself. From here it’s possible to walk up to the top of Bray Head, marked by the Bray Head Cross, and to attempt all or part of the spectacular Bray to Greystones cliff walk.

When to Book a Hotel in Bray

The setting of Bray itself, with its combination of beach and hills, offers an appealing place to book a hotel at any time of the year. Times of the year which might be especially busy and particularly worth experiencing, include the Bray Jazz Festival, which takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend every year and the Bray Summerfest, which stretches through six weeks in July and August and includes a host of free entertainment including carnivals, live music, street markets and sporting competitions.

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