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The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We booked into this hotel for two nights but had to leave after one night. The room was disgusting with the wallpaper peeling off the wall, the shower curtain was badly moulded and the spring was actually sticking out of the mattress. When we complained the reception staff were sympathetic but needed the managers permission to refund us, the manager...

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3Thank Derek R
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

The hotel definitely needs to be refurbished. The rooms where clean but very old fashioned. The hotel staff where great. Anything we asked them for they provided. We also had a meal here which was tasty but there was not much choice on the menu (this could be because we booked as part of a package)

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Thank Antoinette R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

this hotel was far from Royal!!! The staff were uninterested, we had to walk miles to the room up a series of steps.The lift looked and sounded like it should have been condemned. We were in a family room which was over noisy compressors (great for keeping kids awake all night) and smelt of over cooked food. The carpet was...

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5Thank Jillian R
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The whole Hotel inside and outside was dirty dated and held together with paint, the carpets in the bedrooms were filthy and the toilet was disgusting and ran all night. No soap or shower gel were provided in bathroom, walls and curtains were filthy, family rooms are at the bottom of a very long corridor with four or five sets...

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3Thank patrica m
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2014

the room is small and with broken phone and shower, chose not to stay, then the line manager saying there is no refund as they have no money!!!!!!!! then he became very aggressive with us in front all his customers in the lobby!!! this is an crazy place and unbelievable service.

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3Thank Chad H
Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights for the Bank Holiday Weekend August 2014. The Hotel is very tired looking from the outside and needs a fresh coat of Paint. Our Bedroom carpet was dirty and badly needs to be changed or at least an industrial cleaning job to be done on it. There was no shower gel or shampoo supplied...

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Thank Carmel534
Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 5 August 2014

From one or two Trip-Advisor rieviews, I thouht we were facing into the horrors of hell! All in all, this is a pleasant if somewhat dated hotel. The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. Having stayed in three hotels in this town in recent years, I would be inclined to put this one at the top. It...

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Thank Jim Liddane
Airdrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The two young women at reception when we arrived were friendly enough, although for the next two days (we stayed three nights), absolutely no-one from reception, including the two on duty when we arrived, even looked up to speak, smile or even nod when we passed by. I found that odd, not to mention rude. The room would have been...

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2Thank Ken58_12
Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We were invited by friends to attend a function in the hotel. It was Saturday evening and we turned into what we thought was the hotel car park. We were charged €5. We explained to the attendant that we are eating and drinking but he said he doesn't care, the car park has nothing got to do with the hotel...

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2Thank Bianka M
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We booked a room last minute on expedia and got a re rally good deal on a double room. The hotel reception is large and the bar is good with live entertainment. The room is got was fine and everything we needed. There is quite a walk to some of the rooms, through several small corridors and areas of steps....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very warm welcome to The Royal Hotel & Merrill Leisure Club, one of the largest hotels in Co. Wicklow with a proven reputation in hospitality excellence for many years.We pride our selves as being children and famliy friendly . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club

Address: Main Street, Bray, Ireland (Formerly The Royal Hotel Bray)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Bray
Price Range: €68 - €130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Bray
The Royal Hotel Leisure Centre
Bray Hotel Royal Wicklow
Royal Hotel Wicklow
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