Bracken Court Hotel

Country: Ireland
City: Dublin
Hotel Star Rating: 4 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm

Hotel Description

Located in the seaside village of Balbriggan, just off the M1 and only 10 minutes from Dublin Airport, the Bracken Court Hotel is a family run 4 star hotel. There is free WiFi access throughout the hotel.

Area Description

Balbriggan harbour and beach are only a few minutes walk away and if you fancy doing some sightseeing a little further afield Ardgillan Castle is just a 5 minute drive away and Skerries Mills and Newbridge House & Farm are only a 15 minute drive away. If you are looking for a more active day out for all the family both Funtasia Waterpark in Drogheda and Tayto Park in Ashbourne are great places to spend the day.

Travel Description

The hotel is located on Bridge Street in Balbriggan

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Shopping
  • Walking trails
  • Historical trails
  • Local sightseeing
  • Hill walking
  • River fishing
Hotel Guest Services
  • Internet access
  • Free car parking
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu


Denis & Hayley scored 3 / 5 on 05/06/2024

Stayed for one night very comfortable and nice hotel good food was pleasantly surprised how nice it was. Breakfast is a buffet only complaint we got mouldy toast but staff very nice would definitely go back again. It’s close to the salt caves highly recommend going to them

Mark scored 4 / 5 on 27/03/2024

Ver good

Ann scored 4 / 5 on 21/02/2024

Lovely staff, lovely hotel

Brian scored 5 / 5 on 08/01/2024

Lovely staff ,lovely rooms

Nicola scored 4 / 5 on 17/10/2023

We had a lovely time in the hotel, Staff were friendly and food was amazing. Room was clean and spacious.

Paul scored 3 / 5 on 15/10/2023

Front desk staff were friendly and helpful as well as efficient. Room was clean but except some spider nets were hanging at two corners up above the beds. Otherwise it should be very clean.

Donal scored 4 / 5 on 03/10/2022

Pleasantly surprised with our recent stay in this hotel. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly especially Joanna at reception and Inga serving in the restaurant, the food was excellent (Steaks) , and nice live music in the bar and restaurant.

Kenneth scored 4 / 5 on 03/10/2022

The staff were lovely and polite

Angela scored 5 / 5 on 06/08/2021

Great hotel, very clean and helpful staff. Food very good. Good base for tayto park and Dublin city.

Mervyn scored 5 / 5 on 29/07/2021

Friendly staff and great food very central location

Sheila scored 5 / 5 on 26/07/2021

I would highly recommend this hotel. It was a fantastic few days. The staff, from reception, bar/restaurant and house keeping, we're friendly and helpfull. The food was fabulous. Great location, near a beach, we were lucky to be there during the heat wave.

Gemma scored 3 / 5 on 23/07/2021

Very noisy at night with all the seagulls outside our room. I was exhausted after our gluten free breakfast choice with no toast available as no separate toaster.

Gemma scored 3 / 5 on 23/07/2021

Very noisy at night with all the seagulls outside our room. I was exhausted after out gluten free breakfast choice with no toast available as no separate toaster.

Lorraine scored 4 / 5 on 18/07/2021

Mid-Week Break I had a lovely two night stay in the Bracken Court Hotel this week. The room allocated to me was big and spacious and very clean. The bed was comfortable for a good nights sleep. You get a very filling breakfast in this hotel: fruit juices, fruits and the full Irish or a vegetarian option of it if you prefer. The staff were lovely and willing to go the extra mile for their guests. The hotel is within five minutes walk to a fabulous beach and harbour which was lovely to visit in our current heatwave. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends and I hope to visit again soon. Thank you Team Bracken.

Audrey scored 5 / 5 on 18/07/2021

Our family had a great time at this hotel caitlyn and Lauren both made breakfast extra special being so attentive with the kids Food was fab we tried full irish mini irish omelette and pancakes each was as delicious as the next Coffee could be stronger still nice Had dinner 2 nights in bar looked after by Thomas a gent who was great with the kids we tried chicken curry fish Jack Daniels burger not a bite left Can't thank the chefs enough for serving us as they were cleaning down and finished as we returned late from beach Food was reasonable and there was a great choice with kids menu Rooms are lovely and clean saw staff in action when passing checked out room and evening polishing and sanitising wardrobes Location ideal beach behind is lovely Skerries also a must and ardgillian park and castle a must only a few minutes drive Plenty shops close by Cinema for rainy day I hope to get back to this hotel again Soon Thanks to all the staff ????

John scored 5 / 5 on 06/07/2021

Excellent service. Lovely room. Great food. Friendly staff. Well done all. We will be back!

Stephen scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2021

Got married in this lovely hotel 8 years ago, Great memories ????,I booked 2 family rooms, they were very big in size, , lovely staff, receptionists Aza, Zoe, Georgian etc, bar man Dylan, waitresses Leah & the rest of the staff, They are all a credit to the hotel, looking to book again next month because we enjoyed it that much. My Da also came with us the weekend & had a great time, ideally situated right in the heart of Balbriggan Town centre. See you soon. Stephen Fleming

Niamh scored 4 / 5 on 09/08/2020

We had a great time at the Bracken Court during the week. We didn’t stay around the hotel during the day as we were out are Dublin and Tayto Pk. It’s not too far from the centre of Dublin or Tayto pk. So it’s a good base. We had dinner both nights in the was absolutely fantastic. Our room was huge only thing it was very very hot in the room and the windows could only open a smidgen. Breakfast was also fantastic and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The kids got pancakes that had to be made for them specially and they were divine. The only thing that was a bit annoying was our key card never worked. From check in then the next day had to go to reception twice as it wasn’t working again. And up and down 3 flights of stairs every time was a pain. But we would definitely stay there again.

Niamh scored 4 / 5 on 08/08/2020

We had a great time at the Bracken Court during the week. We didn’t stay around the hotel during the day as we were out are Dublin and Tayto Pk. It’s not too far from the centre of Dublin or Tayto pk. So it’s a good base. We had dinner both nights in the was absolutely fantastic. Our room was huge only thing it was very very hot in the room and the windows could only open a smidgen. Breakfast was also fantastic and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The kids got pancakes that had to be made for them specially and they were divine. The only thing that was a bit annoying was our key card never worked. From check in then the next day had to go to reception twice as it wasn’t working again. And up and down 3 flights of stairs every time was a pain. But we would definitely stay there again.

Melissa scored 3 / 5 on 02/08/2020

Very nice clean hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Ideal location 5min walk to shops beach and playground will definitely be visiting again.

Derv scored 2 / 5 on 14/09/2017

I given this hotel two stars and that is just for the staff, other than that my stay was terrible, the Bed which is the most Important part of your stay was just awful the first nigh the springs where coming up through the matress and in the morning I had asked for the it to be changed well I was sorry I did as the matress they put on the second night was just as bad if not worse it was so bad that we ended up sleeping on the floor and chair at 4.30am , I did however mention it to the reception in the morning and she said they where in the process of changing all of the beds but unfortuanlty they did not get around to this room which is not good enough as in my opinion is the most important in the hotel stay.

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 06/09/2017

stayed for 1 night, wish it could have been longer ,the staff are brilliant ,breakfast was lovely ,room very clean & spacious, noise from nearby nightclub was the only downside. We will be back for a longer stay.

Midlands scored 4 / 5 on 11/06/2017

Had a lovely stay at this Hotel . Staff very helpful and friendly . Breakfast was very good

Reviewer67970361 scored 3 / 5 on 10/06/2017

Nice hotel great location. Overnight stay which was very enjoyable. Upgraded to a family room which was very spacious. Great band and good atmosphere in the bar

Ggibbons scored 5 / 5 on 07/06/2017

Had another lovely stay in the Bracken Court Hotel at the weekend. Food was really excellent and piping hot. Room service breakfast was a real treat and very pleased with the quality of it. Rooms a good size and well equipped. Will definitely be returning again!

Lijin scored 5 / 5 on 26/05/2017

Nice big room. Excellent food. Friendly Staff. Plenty of parking

Holidaygirl scored 4 / 5 on 26/04/2017

Stayed here over Easter. Lovely staff , good bar, nice food and lovely big rooms. Only complaint was front of hotel has traffic noise all night and there was a nightclub on near by, one of our nights so we got little sleep

Tom scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2017

Great value through TodayFM. Hotel was fantastic, clean and friendly staff made the break.

Mremanuk scored 4 / 5 on 31/01/2017

lovely hotel,staff were fantastic,food was very good,and as for the room?buying through lidl at a budget price we half expected a pokey wee double room,we couldnt have been more wrong,our room was massive,more like a mini suite,very large ensuite bathroom,loads of space in the sleeping area and at the far end a sofa and chair to relax.couldnt fault our stay here.

F.smith scored 4 / 5 on 05/08/2016

Enjoyed a wonderful weekend break at the Bracken Court Hotel recently.Beautiful room,excellent food,excellent entertainment and most important-EXELLENT STAFF. F. Smith.

O' scored 3 / 5 on 02/02/2016

Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely comfortable and quiet room. Would recommend and would stay again.

Poe scored 5 / 5 on 12/01/2016

Very clean, friendly staff great food and lively entertainment at night,great place to stay

Lorraine scored 5 / 5 on 10/12/2015

I booked this hotel for my parents for there 30th wedding anniversary. They absolutely loved the hotel - food, staff everything was perfect. They got a room upgrade because of there anniversary and there was balloons in the room!! Can't recommend this hotel enough

Lizzie scored 4 / 5 on 07/12/2015

Great hotel, staff are brilliant, rooms are spotless and very comfortable. Love it, will be back!

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 08/11/2015

Brilliant hotel. Do not stay if you are on a diet as the food is fab!!! lots of choice and cooked to perfection, we had dinner on the night we arrived and it was so good we ate again the next night. the breakfast was just as good with great choice of things. the staff couldn't bend over enough to please us and the room was bigger than normal rooms with a sofa and big bathroom. the covered carpark is just next door and very safe. we will be back again. thanks for great stay. xx

Jeremy scored 4 / 5 on 14/07/2015

A pleasant stay in a comfortable and understated older style hotel. The staff were good and the food appetising. We intend to return for a few days to explore this part of the coast.

Leighmarston scored 1 / 5 on 28/05/2015

I would be intrigued to know how the star ratings are made up in the hotel industry as this particular establishment would not merit 1 !!!! appreciating how much the break cost but the cooked breakfast was almost inedible & it would be nice if there was a roaming random hotel inspector whilst we were there sampling the food we had as the set dinner served in the bar was lacking in choices & taste & if you wanted veg or a side 4 euro extra & 6 for the sirloin???whilst balbriggan may well be on the coast it is not in my opinion the most desirable off visiting towns for guests ?

Allison scored 4 / 5 on 02/09/2014

Had a wonderful stay in the Bracken Court Hotel. We had booked through Todayfm breaks and when we arrived at our hotel we were told we were being upgraded to a suite for no apparent reason. We were thrilled as we were up on the top floor with a balcony going right around the suite. We had views of the sea and also the town as it was a corner suite. Beds were unbelievably comfortable - the best I have been in and I have stayed in a lot of hotels, dressing gowns and slippers in the wardrobe and extra pillows. Bathroom was spacious with power shower and our lounge was like home from home with a big tv and comfortable seating. When we went to breakfast the following morning the range of food was fantastic. It's the first time I have seen freshly baked loaves of bread (brown and white) that you cut yourself, bowls of fresh fruit salad, jugs of smoothies, a bowl of seeds, croissants, cheeses, cold meats, cereals, dried figs and then you went up and got your cooked breakfast served with tea or coffee and a plate of toast. Amazing variety and we were set up for the rest of the day. Staff we lovely, welcoming and cheerful. Hotel itself is old but well kept and I really couldn't fault the place at all. Unfortunately we could only stay 1 night but I would definitely stay again and recommend it. Well done Bracken Court. Thumbs up.

Michael scored 3 / 5 on 01/09/2014

Decent hotel, only issue is that i have never before been in a bathroom where there is absolutely no shelf or surround to the sink to place any items on, just never seen that before. Everything else was fine.

Michael scored 3 / 5 on 01/09/2014

Decent hotel, only issue is that i have never before been in a bathroom where there is absolutely no shelf or surround to the sink to place any items on, just never seen that before. Everything else was fine.

Reviewer52173324 scored 1 / 5 on 23/07/2014

Stayed at the bracken court hotel recently and have to say i was very disappointed with it. The room we booked was fine, spacious and clean, however for a 4 star rated hotel i would expect a higher standard as regards decor and cleanliness. However my main problem was with the noise i had to endure during my stay, there was a wedding on the first night and between the noise of the disco and people smoking outside and to top it all a fire alarm going off after 3 in the morning kids didn't sleep till 4 and to be honest i didn't get any. I complained during the night, got nowhere, and again in the morning at which time i was informed that there was 2 more parties that night. I asked to be moved but i was told there was nothing available. An hour later i went once again to reception and told them i was checking out due mainly to the lack of sleep and the potential lack of sleep and it was only then was i told i may get a different room. Needless to say i didn't want to take my chances and left. While i understand these functions take place but i think it would have be nice to inform guests of them , especially those who are not involved in them!!! So i wont go back to the hotel in any hurry. I think 4 star rating is far too much for it. It clearly needs to pull up its socks and upgrade in every aspect to retain 4 star status

Net scored 4 / 5 on 13/06/2014

Really nice hotel. Very friendly staff. Rooms were a good size but the bed in my room was lumpy and uncomfortable. this was the only fault I had with the hotel. Dinner and breakfast were included in our Lidl breaks deal. Dinner was in the bar from The Bracken Grill menu and it was outstanding. I can't believe that we got a meal of this standard included in a deal with b&b at €49 p.p.

Linda scored 5 / 5 on 30/04/2014

We attended my nephews wedding on the 25 April, and stayed overnight, food was beautiful, and all of the staff are so friendly and helpful, we also had our wedding there last year, and can't say enough good things about it, the staff even remembered us from last year! Very relaxed atmosphere, looking forward to our complimentary anniversary stay in a few weeks

Gloria scored 2 / 5 on 28/04/2014

Five of us stayed last week at this hotel and overall it was just ok. The food was reasonable, rooms average but our one big problem was that the bedrooms really stank of cigarette smoke. We mentioned to reception and they said they were still a smoking hotel but were working on it.Inside the hotel was very clean but the outside entrance area was very dirty and again containers on the walls were overflowing with cigarette ends. I would rate this hotel a 2 star and I do not understand the other raving reviews, as this was the reason I booked this hotel and I was quite disappointed.

Cc scored 3 / 5 on 16/04/2014

The hotel was lovely and clean, the staff are friendly too however there are room for improvement for the restaurant staff.

Alex scored 1 / 5 on 08/04/2014

Very friendly and helpful staff, rooms warm and very comfortable. Bathroom with bath and walk in shower , and selection of toiletries, breakfast was a very good selection. Prices very reasonable in the bar considering it's a hotel, pleasantly surprised, and if your at a wedding here the food is very very good, and plenty of it. Would definitely return

Audrey scored 5 / 5 on 24/03/2014

Hotel was really nice staff were very friendly and helpful.

Conor scored 2 / 5 on 20/03/2014

Room was spacious, however dated. One of the bathrooms could not be used due to a broken shower door, however this was only advised to us a few hours after our arrival by housekeeping. There was also a foul smell throughout the room and we bought scented candles to mask the smell for the duration of our stay. Food was fine. Overall, disappointed.

Don scored 4 / 5 on 26/02/2014

Very good hotel, room was clean large & spacious, good dining and helpful staff plus free secure overnight parking

Dustys scored 5 / 5 on 25/02/2014

We had an absolute fantastic 2 nites at the Bracken Court. Food was second to none, staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Our family room was very spacious and very well heated considering the cold weather. We got excellent value for money through Lidl breaks. We will definitely be making a return visit.

Janet scored 2 / 5 on 04/02/2014

My husband our 9 year old daughter and myself stayed at the Bracken Court hotel for a weekend break to celebrate our daughters 9th birthday. Can't fault the staff they were very pleasant. We ate in the grill bar the first night and the food was superb. We were there on a 2 night b&b and 1 evening meal. The evening meal on the second night was average. Well presented but I personally prefer to eat of a plate and not a bread board, which is what my food came on. The breakfast was chucked on our plates by a grumpy chef..... Not nice. Our room was 307. The first night is was so hot in it we didn't have a good nights sleep at all. We reported this to the front desk who got the radiator fixed the next morning. The window in our room didn't open up to the fresh air outside, instead it opened up into a dome covered area which seemed to be an area where people went to have a smoke if they were at a function. The function that night being a 40th birthday party. So smoke drifted up into our room, we had to close the window. We won't be going back to the Bracken Court. We've stayed at much nicer hotels for the same cost.

Dj scored 4 / 5 on 30/01/2014

Hotel is lovely. Reception staff were very busy and hence it wasnt as welcoming as we hoped for. However the restaurante staff made up for it. They were so helpful and friendly. We had ordered a bottle of wine and on our last glass my husband knocked his glass and spilled the remainder so the staff replaced it with a full glass on the house... Food excellent. Rooms big and nicely decorated

Sophie scored 4 / 5 on 02/01/2014

lovely hotel, very comfortable and Modern, also there was great atmosphere in the bar on the Saturday night. The staff where very friendly and helpful right through from check in. would definitely recommend to anyone to stay!

Elec scored 4 / 5 on 09/12/2013

Excellent great value, no frills. We stayed one night in the Bracken Court Hotel. It was clean, comfortable and convenient to Dublin's northside. Great chief, provided lovely breakfast and evening meal for us. Friendly & helpful staff. Free parking Great selection of shops in pavilions shopping centre close by.

Mandy scored 4 / 5 on 12/11/2013

I was very impressed with this hotel the check was done in minets for eight of us. Our rooms were bigger than average.the staff were very friendly and helpful . Rooms were spotless beds very comfy the food is of a very high standard and again staff in the restaurant very friendly. I would have no problem recommending this hotel to everyone I don't think you would find fault.

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 20/06/2013

Hotel easy to find, ample parking (free). Check in was faultless, room was clean. Dinner was beautiful and breakfast was great. All staff were lovely and we had a great stay.

Fred scored 5 / 5 on 01/05/2013

lovely hotel,spotlessly clean,diner was great and all the staff we had dealings with were really nice, will use again

Rosaleen scored 3 / 5 on 30/04/2013

Really enjoyed our stay in the hotel. Rooms were a great size and the dinner was very good. Breakfast was just ok. The only grip I would have is that a twin & triple room were booked so we expected single beds & got 2 double beds. However it was a very enjoyable night & staff were very friendly & courteous. Would definitely stay there again....

Family scored 5 / 5 on 05/03/2013

All round very good value for money. Food and all staff were great.

Eilis scored 5 / 5 on 26/02/2013

WOW what can I say! we had a fantastic stay in the Bracken Court, there were 4 ladies ranging in age from 23 to 80 and all of us were so pleased with the level of service from the staff at reception to the bedrooms( 2 twin rooms) which were so roomy and spacious and spotless, to the food which was superb. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and it is so accessible to Dublin if you want shopping and it is also right beside the sea.

D scored 3 / 5 on 08/01/2013

In my opinion, this hotel doesn't qualify as a 4 stat hotel!! We were very disappointed with our stay here. Cleanness of our room was terrible. Our room was very very small. The tv in our room didn't work, none of the stations worked. We reported this to reception and nothing was done. However the food here was very nice. There was a nice selection for breakfast. The bar staff were very friendly.

Ray scored 4 / 5 on 11/06/2012


Michael scored 5 / 5 on 19/03/2012

Hello. Our stay was absolutely fantastic.. The food was amazing the chefs were so friendly and made sure we were 100% happy Noel what a fantastic Chef!! The Bar very efficient Thomas made sure we were all looked after. We will be Back again 100% satisfied Mick and Valerie Jenkins

John scored 5 / 5 on 17/11/2011

Great value hotel. Poped over for one night from the south sde with the wife to the Bracken Court for a bit of R&R. Staff first class, room great and spacious. Breakfast well served plenty to eat and piping hot. Very enjoyable stay. John Byrne

Paul scored 4 / 5 on 14/11/2011

Stayed here with 8 other couples from work. Food was good but could have being better, (you get what you pay for). Staff were very helpful and friendly. Rooms were very spacious and comfortable. Hotel is in great condition. Unfortunately there is no entertainment in the bar on friday nights, we had to go around to O'Shays. The hotel's own web site and city deals have much better deals than Lidl-Breaks. Worth trying these first.

Karen scored 4 / 5 on 03/11/2011

This was a very nice hotel. Room was spacious with a nice decor. Food was good too. Staff were friendly and effiecient. We will be back!

Suzanne scored 5 / 5 on 24/10/2011

My partner and I stayed in your hotel Friday night. We really enjoyed it. The staff were lovely and the food in the restaurant was excellent. I have told all my work colleagues about our experience and many will be booking very soon. I would definitely be returning in the future. Many thanks for an enjoyable stay and hope to see you soon. Suzanne x..

Melissa scored 5 / 5 on 11/10/2011

From the moment we walked into Reception and were greeted with a warm welcome, to the beautiful room we stayed in, the comfort of the bar/lounge area, the delicious dinner in the restaurant, we knew we had made the right choice staying here. The staff could not do enough for you or be friendlier. We got breakfast to the room and it arrived on time, piping hot and exactly what we ordered. The room was immaculate and very comfortable with a large bathroom. Our only regret was that we did not book two nights! Will definitely be back, 5 star treatment at a budget price. October 2011.

Sinead scored 4 / 5 on 13/09/2011

Stayed in hotel for one night as we were at a wedding there. Lovely hotel, staff very friendly, very clean, and delicious breakfast delivered to our room the next morning. Would recommend it and stay again in the future.

Gerry scored 5 / 5 on 28/08/2011

Had a lovely 3 nights, the hotel was lovely and the breakfast was great. The staff were very friendly. No parking fee for the car. There is a bit of road noise from the road, but that can't be helped as the hotel is on the main street. Is is a great base to explore Dublin, and the northern towns. I will stay there again.

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 28/03/2011

We had a lovely night, the hotel is mid class range, in gerneral all is grant for the money we paid, room was clean, staff were grant. thanks.

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