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The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

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Exterior
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Family Room | In-room safe, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Overview of The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

3.0 star property
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
Main Street, Bray, Wicklow

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDargle View Golf Course4 min walk
  • Popular LocationBray Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationWoodbrook Golf Club4 min drive
  • AirportDublin (DUB)38 min drive

Room options

About this area

Bray

The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre is located on the waterfront and in an area with good airport proximity. Dundrum Town Centre and Grafton Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Wicklow Mountains National Park and Bray Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Baggot Street, or check out an event or a game at Aviva Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing, sailing and golf lessons.

What's nearby

  • Dargle View Golf Course - 4 min walk
  • Bray Beach - 9 min walk
  • Bray Head - 4 min drive
  • Woodbrook Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Killruddery House and Gardens - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherrywood Station - 6 min drive
  • Dublin Bray Station - 9 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 38 min drive

About this property

The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

3-star family-friendly hotel by the sea
A hair salon, an arcade/games room and a fireplace in the lobby are just a few of the amenities provided at The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre. Be sure to enjoy a meal at McGettigans Pub, the on-site restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with car hire on site and a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a lift and wedding services
  • Laundry services, a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Smoke-free property, a front desk safe and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the bar, breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All 125 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks such as free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and free toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and electrical adapters/chargers

Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and older
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Off-site parking available (EUR 5 per night)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:00 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 6.5 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • McGettigans Pub

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space (86 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 3

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and older
As an alternative to proof of COVID-19 vaccination, guests may provide proof of COVID-19 recovery within 6 months before arrival during check-in.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 18 March 2022 to 31 December 2022 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 100 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 6.5 for children (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 5 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

Merrill Leisure
Merrill Leisure Club
Royal Hotel & Merrill Leisure Club
Royal Hotel & Merrill Leisure Club Bray
Royal Merrill Leisure Club
Royal Merrill Leisure Club Bray
Royal Hotel Merrill Leisure Club Bray
Royal Hotel Merrill Leisure Club
The Royal Leisure Centre Bray
The Royal Hotel Leisure Centre
Bray Hotel Royal Wicklow
Royal Hotel Wicklow
Royal Bray
The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre Bray
The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre Hotel
The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre Hotel Bray

Frequently asked questions

Does The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Is The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre located?

This family-friendly Bray hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bray Beach, Killruddery House and Gardens and Bray Head. Killiney Beach and Powerscourt Estate are also within 6 miles (10 km). Dublin Bray Station is 9 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

3.2
Rating 5 - Excellent. 129 out of 739 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 211 out of 739 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 189 out of 739 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 133 out of 739 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 18%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 77 out of 739 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 10%

3.5/5

Cleanliness

3.6/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.1/5

Eco-friendliness

1/5 Terrible

Elizabeth
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

noreen
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Positive and negative
Location is great. I’ve never been asked for photo ID at check-in before…I found it odd …Room and downstairs were lovely, comfortable. There were insects coming out from under the bath. The carpet in hallway needs an upgrade, there were drips coming from the ceiling. I paid the €5 overnight car park fee and went off on a hike with my kids. Half way round Bray Head I thought of renewing the car park ticket , but nothing I could do. When we got back to hotel at 5pm, car was clamped. €125 had to be paid for release fee😠 I feel this is unreasonable as we were staying the 2 nights.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

James
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff at the Royal Hotel are so helpful, understanding, kind. The breakfast staff couldn’t do enough for you very friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Declan
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

2/5 Poor

Chris
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Don’t bother
Very expensive for the quality of a very old & run-down building. Then to pay extra for parking is poor. Very tired hotel & staff generally grumpy
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Rosie
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

ALAN
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great weekend
We had a lovely weekend and really look forward to coming back.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Sharon
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel staff were excellent, couldn’t be more helpful. Hotel was spotless. The only complaint I have is the restaurant, not enough choices on menu, we were left over an hour before food was served and requested drinks while my daughter was having dersert and did not get them. Menu needs to be updated for evening meals.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Stephen
Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Joanne
Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021