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The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club

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wicklow
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

We booked a 1 night stay as part of their christmas party night. €35 pps. We booked a triple room. Parking in the hotel is €5 for night but is very small carpark & when i arrived at 6pm i got the last available space. I met with my 2 friends in reception & checked in. Girl on reception was...

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4Thank wickl0wgirl
Reviewed 7 December 2014

So dirty in toilet areas, bar and reception okay. Food okay but not great. Grim to say the least. Rooms very old and dirty. Wall paper coming off the walls. Worst place to stay ever. Had my two kids with me. Games room all locked up having to ask for key.

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Thank Maria C
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 6 December 2014

i stayed in the Royal recently...It was fine..clean-ish, rooms was warm..could do with a little updating.there was a terrible draft in the windows of the bedroom and there was lots of stains on the walls..the shower leaked out onto the floor...Staff were friendly...Food in the bar was nice..Breakfast was nice too..Its located centrally in Bray and only a short walk...

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2Thank podge30
Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2014

I stayed at the Royal for their murder mystery weekend which was excellent and I met some great people. The hotel is in a very central position of the town and Bray was lovely.I also witnessed the rude old lady mentioned in an earlier review. The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough to please. The bedrooms are a bit...

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2Thank Catherine1962
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This was one of the most filthy places I've ever stayed. One of our group had to move rooms three times and ended in a room with mould around the windows because it was cleaner than the others. Freezing cold with some rooms having tiny plug in heaters. The staff had such bad attitudes, the worst of whom was apparently...

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2Thank Nadijn
lisburn
Reviewed 25 November 2014

This hotel is definitely in need of refurbishment. The room we were in looked out onto a wall and both windows and wall were very dirty. Room itself was not dirty as such however both room and bathroom need re-decorated and new curtains and carpet/floor covering. Breakfast and evening meal were fine and staff were friendly. Leisure Centre pool is...

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1Thank patricia225
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Just back from the murder mystery weekend which was excellent .Stayed in room123 Which was ok views out on to the generator but heyho...Staff had to deal with a very rude older woman .who complained non stop about almost everything .The abuse the young waitress had to endure was nothing short of awful .The young Manager i feel dealt with...

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4Thank sadiej68
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Dirty, wallpaper hanging off walls, carpets stained, musty smell in rooms and corridors which are like a rabbits warren. Some corridors smell of smoke. One rackety old lift. To be fair staff friendly and showed 3 alternative rooms after complaining about first. Worryingly they didn't seem surprised at request to change room. More like a cheap hostel than a hostel...

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2Thank S F
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

The staff are very friendly. We used an escapes.ie voucher. The room was smelly and musty. Sheets and bed clothes old and curtains hanging off window. The windows were badly in need of repair. Breakfast good. Overall never again. Pay more and stay somewhere else.

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2Thank Maire R
Dungannon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This was my second stay this hotel and to be honest the difference was huge, the first time my stay was good which was about 6 years ago, but this time was really bad. the company i work for had their Christmas party night here last year (dec 2013). when i got to my room which was in the new...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $96 - $205 (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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“Rooms 337 had a shoddy window and was very dated compared to room 339!!”
 of 5 bubbles lisaq550, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not a room at the front of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles LillianA_12, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that doesnt face the main road”
 of 5 bubbles caraillidge, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“avoid the back shocking view and you can hear people talking outside”
 of 5 bubbles cmeenan, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All good brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles emilyemily86, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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