The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel with fitness centre and 24-hour business centre

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The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

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Indoor pool
Triple Room
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Overview of The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
Main Street, Bray, Wicklow

Explore the area

  • AirportDublin (DUB)37 min drive

Room options

Double Room

  • 15 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Triple Room

  • 20 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Twin Room

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Family Room

  • 25 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Bray, The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre is in the city centre and on the waterfront. O'Connell Street and Dundrum Town Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore St. Stephen's Green and Wicklow Mountains National Park. 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 golf lessons, golfing and sailing.

Getting around

  • Cherrywood Station - 6 min drive
  • Dublin Bray Station - 9 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 40 min drive


  • Starbucks - 2 min walk
  • Subway - 1 min walk
  • The Boomerang Bar - 2 min walk
  • Copper & Straw - 5 min walk
  • Larder The - 3 min walk

About this property

The Royal Hotel and Leisure Centre

3-star family-friendly hotel by the sea
You can look forward to a hair salon, an arcade/games room and a fireplace in the lobby 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 24-hour front desk and laundry services
  • 3 meeting rooms, a lift and wedding services
  • Luggage storage, a banquet hall and free newspapers
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


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 (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


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

Room amenities


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


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


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


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

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


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
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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


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: from approximately EUR 10 for adults and from EUR 6.5 for children
  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
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
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.


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2/10 Terrible


Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

8/10 Good


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

10/10 Excellent


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

4/10 Poor


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

4/10 Poor


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