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Pijnacker, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 August 2014

What a terible Place is this, ready a waste of money, verry noisy, verry ordanary food and a staf that is not hospital at al and not verry flexible. No control about their gasts. Dit not sleep for 3 nights. The Royal Hotel ready spoiled mij holliday. Its a shame that places as this stil exist. Improve or stop this...

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2Thank Victor L
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Wouldn't stay here again the staff were rude the lift was a death trap (I nearly got stuck in the doors) the rooms were old and needed updating the pool was freezing.. Need I say more?!?! We had a child with us and struggled with luggage and no help was offered to get us to the room which was quite...

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4Thank Peg1980
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed here recently with my wife. We attended a wedding and therefore thought where better then the Royal for an overnight at a reasonable price. We checked in relatively early. Unfortunately there seem to be some carry on in the bar which resulted in a distraction for everyone. We could have been left standing around like fools but thankfully...

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3Thank Honestopinion1965
wicklow,ireland
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I went to the lounge of the Royal Hotel tonight with a friend. We were meeting for a relaxing chat. We ordered Bulmers cider only to be told they had no pints available ....in bottles or on draught . Brewed in Clonmel and they couldn't have it in stock !!! We have been in many pubs in Spain, England,Turkey and...

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1Thank luckymark2
Wicklow,
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a family party, stayed in a twin room on the first floor. We went to the leisure centre which is lovely and clean, the staff here in the royal hotel were brilliant and couldn't do enough for us last night, we didn't get any food here so can't comment on that, one"fault" if there was any is...

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

just back from a one night stay at the royal this hotel looks great online but my daughter and I were very disappointed, hotel needs a facelift, the pool not good or the leisure facilities. The reception staff at the hotel excellent. The lady who was serving and cooking the breakfast was brilliant, had no help, but had to also...

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1Thank karen c
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We ended up staying in this hotel as on the way home from Wexford one of us was sick and couldn't drive the rest of the way home. We were overcharged for this basic outdated hotel at €140 for one night without breakfast. Considering there was a wedding on in the hotel we were put in a room on the...

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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We went down to the royal hotel thinking it was lovely unstill they give us our keys I and my husband couldnt believe our eyes black walls flys all over the windows. When i went down to tell them they at 1st told me there was no other rooms. We had our 6 mouth old daughter with us and couldnt...

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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Just back from a very enjoyable stay at the Royal Hotel. We stayed here as a family for 3 nights. On arrival the reception area was clean and welcoming. However when we were allocated our room we were very disappointed. My husband went back down to reception and spoke to the duty manager called Ashraf. He was courteous and very...

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1Thank kellie5432
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The hotel must have been Royal once in the 30's,decor not changed since, bedding unclean and dust all around.As this booking was short notice we paid over the odds which we should have paid nothing as this has been the most terrible hotel we have ever stayed, staff in restaurant threw the food at you, this was the only thing...

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
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  • 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: ₹ 4,843 - ₹ 9,397 (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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