The Royal Hotel & Leisure Centre (Bray, Ireland)


The Royal Hotel & Leisure Centre (Bray, Ireland)

About The Royal Hotel & Leisure Centre

Just off the M11 and south of Dublin Bay, the Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club is centrally located in the village of Bray and five minutes’ walk to the train station. The facility is also located between Wicklow Mountains National Park and the beach. Every room has a flat-screen TV, coffee and tea facilities, and an ironing board. All rooms also have an en-suite bathroom, free toiletries and a hair dryer. Extra cots are available upon request. The facility features an indoor pool, children’s pool, and a health club with spa, steam room and fitness classes. The hotel also has a 24-hour business centre and one meeting room. The Royal Hotel & Leisure Centre Hotel also offers supervised childcare activities. The hotel has a full service restaurant, bar and snack deli. Room service is available during limited hours. Golf, sailing and Shanaganagh Park are less than 15 minutes’ drive.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Main Street, Bray, Ireland

Rating overview

  • Location
    Good  7.8 / 10
  • Rooms
    Okay  5.4 / 10
  • Service
    Fair  7.1 / 10

Positive Reviews


Will get a good nights’ rest.

Most guests thought their beds were comfortable and more than a few complimented the warm and cosy temperature of the rooms, even on freezing cold nights.


Good central location.

Guests raved about the centrality of the hotel to both the town and the beach. Business travellers rated it as convenient, if a bit basic and rundown.


The fitness centre is worth a visit.

Guests thought the fitness centre was absolutely fantastic although apparently the machines are a bit dated. The pool and sauna seem to be the highlight of many guests’ experiences.

Negative Reviews


Could be cleaner.

Many guests complained that the hotel was not cleaned properly, from dirty carpets to a smell of mildew and actual mould in the bathrooms. Others complained that the curtains were off-track and that their beds had not been made properly. Room housekeeping


Under renovation.

While some guests were quick to point out that the hotel has just changed management and is undergoing apparently much needed upgrades, they still complained about the state of the rooms they stayed in. That said, staff is quick to move guests to other ro


No parking.

Many guests complained about the lack of parking, especially because most needed a car to visit both local attractions as well as restaurants and shops. Some guests also felt a little intimidated by the neighbourhood, which is apparently a bit run down.

All amenities

Wellness / Spa
  1. Beauty salon
  2. Sauna
  3. Body treatments
  4. Hammam
Property amenities
  1. Business centre
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Hairdresser
  4. Parking
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible hotel
Room amenities
  1. Ironing board
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
Sports facilities
  1. Billiards
  2. Golf course
Suitable for
  1. LGBT friendly

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 12:00


Main Street , Bray , Ireland
Telephone: +353(1)2862935 | Fax: +353(1)2867373 | 

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