TripAdvisor Reviews Strand Hotel Bray
Travel Blogs from Bray
... arrived in a beautiful town called Bray. Really had beach, with rocks, but until then had already adapted myself with the Croatia. But the wind and the cold was more for have some hot chocolate and cake. Even had some people taking a sun, clothing, but had. Gabi said we had to go up "on the cross", a mountaintop beachfront because it was worth and absolutely beautiful. I lokked Gabi and saw she was in boot heel (Anabella) and thought, should be a fast track and paved ...
... after nearly going bankrupt, is now owned by an American company (well THAT explains the American flag out the front) and that the Waterford factory only now basically produces "special pieces",i.e. awards, trophies, special occasion crystalware such as a piece that might commemorate, say, a gift from a President to a Prime Minister, etc.
Still, we had to go and we had our photo taken with the Ashes Trophy.
... we had to revert to kippers for a change!!
The next day we started our lepricorn's journey around the highways and bye-ways armed with handfuls of tourist information and recommendations from the lady and security guard in the Irish Travel office in Dublin. Our odyssey included visits to castles, river sites, coastal areas and towns as we meandered across the south of Ireland and then up the west coast to the north of Galway before, sadly we had to return to Dublin ...
... to make one barrel, but the cutting, refining, iron work, etc looked like it would take several days. One barrel could be used for 10 years if nothing spoiled in it. At the top floor you could turn in a chit for a Guinness, and stand in the Gravity Bar looking out over all of Dublin. It is a not quite 360 degree view, because you have to allow for the glass elevator with the steel doors facing into the room. The ...
... point I was starving and ready for a delicious "Irish" meal, so I went to a pub right around the corner from my hostel and sat down at the bar. I was brave and took the bartender's advice and ordered the Guinness Stew... if you know me well, you know I don't like vegetables, and I don't like stew. But much to my surprise, the stew was DELICIOUS! I absolutely loved it! And while I was enjoying my stew, two American couples came and sat down next to me at the bar. We spent the ...
Other places to stay in Bray
Main Street, Bray | 3 star hotelfrom $84
- A Pleasant Stay
- Customer Service Nil
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- Fantastic Hotel
- North of Ireland visitor.
- Listen to your customers.
Southern Cross Road, Bray | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Quinsboro Road, Bray | Hotelfrom $52