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“Bit Disappointed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club

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The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Bray
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bit Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Having stayed in the Royal on three previous occasions I was looking froward to the break with my wife. Unfortunately the first room we were allocated had a wet carpet from a leak in the radiator and a damp smell. I fail to see why this wasn't picked up by cleaning staff earlier. The staff kindly moved us to another room which was unfortunately smaller and again in need of a bit of a spruce up. We decided just to put up with it but doubt we will be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark S
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Haworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Another nice stay at the Royal, we always use this hotel when visiting family and are very happy to continue to do so. The hotel is in a great location with lots of handy cafes for breakfast (we always go room only) and minutes walk from the seafront and the wonderful Ocean Bar and Grill for evening meals. The room we had was spacious with great views of the town and surrounding country side. The lovely room also had a smashing modern bathroom and great power shower. You get more than what you pay for at The Royal - if you use the right sites - comfortable hotel, leisure facilities, lounge bar and entertainment and courteous, friendly staff, we won't stay anywhere else - Thank you to you all.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KarlGill
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very disappointing! Room was very old fashioned the bathroom was tiny! No wifi, €5 per night for parking! €2 for towel hire for pool for a towel that was no bigger than a hand towel and had seen much better days! Staff were friendly but would not go back to hotel!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TrueReviewz
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Late booking but had a lovely one night at the Royal. Has asked to stay in the refurbished section, and were able to comply. Clean room and great shower. Not a great view from the room, but was not an issue. Very comfortable bed and slept well. Breakfast was busy after trying the pool and sauna for starters. Good selection of food and drinks for breakfast. Staff at all times were helpful and efficient at check out. Good value and would return to Bray as this was our first visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeremy S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here friday 16th may with my boyfriend for a quiet night away got the deal on deal rush. Sockets didnt work, no hot water only took 20 mins for luke warm water. Was entitled a bottle wine with my meal but didnt drink it as we were a quiet break and charged me for my 1 glass 7up. Should of took the bottle of wine was free. The room was in the old part the hotel and outside the window was all the generators so constant noise got no sleep and didnt even use my late check out left by half 10 home for a nap. Wouldnt recommend again

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Niamh O
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Stayed here for the weekend, 17th 18th May hotel very nice . Parts of the hotel have been refurbished since our last visit 2 years ago. Our room had been done up and very nice , only thing was it was at the front of the hotel & you could hear the traffic late at night and early morning.The room had a shower no bath which we asked for but i never saw a shower so small or the space at the toilet so tight . The breakfast was good and the music in the bar both nights was very good . Staff very friendly we would stay again only not at the front & with a bath & shower .

Room Tip: not at the front to much noise.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank weebobbymcclean
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Wales
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Stayed at this hotel for one night in early May, room was basic but pretty clean. I was in room 118 which was a decent size but could really do with a refurb, the wallpaper on the corners was ripped in several places.

Location of the hotel is very good and just a five minute walk from the Dart station and seafront. Did not opt for breakfast as the cafe down the road looked a cheaper option.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J9CPR
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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Bray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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 
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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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