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The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club

Main Street, Bray, Ireland (Formerly The Royal Hotel Bray)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

-A local that Stayed here for two nights. -Sink was blocked, plumber came in to fix it. Used our towels to wipe off dirt from the sink and floor. Then left it there, lying on the floor. The toilet bowl had stuff in it (god only knows what it is) Wish I took pictures! -No Wifi in the room, but... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

How on earth this dirty place is still opened? Booked for two nights (€220) Managed to stay overnight (was not much of choice as we checked in quite late) and left next morning. We got refund for second night. Manager was saying something about refurbishments and stuff but why should I know this? I want my free time to be... More 

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Longwood, Meath, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were all lovely without exception, rooms very basic just we didn't want to spend too much time in it but it was cheap so can't expect much, breakfast was very nice, it's grand if you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay but wouldn't return.

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scotland
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived home from here today and would like to say that I read the reviews on here and I can honestly say that it is no where as bad as it sounds. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. The hotel is needing an update but you get what you pay for and benny's the Chinese down the hill... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in bray and frequent the local hotels. I've obviously been here a few times and each time I visit I always say I won't go back. But today I gave it one last chance. Sadly my review is still the same. The food and service is a disaster. There was as mall option of a carvery but people... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second time to this hotel, I loved every bit of this hotel ! 5 min walk from the main area of bray, room spotless a bit old fashion, but not like it's going to harm you, the food is amazing ! Bar is quiet, but cheap for drinks, staff are so nice me and my boyfriend arrived 2 hours... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed here sat nite we were on 3rd floor my soon was afraid to go on lifts.stairs it was up and down on one floor to find our room.squeaky hall ways when up stairs and when got to our room squeak wasn't the word shocking squeaky floor boards. Wifi doesn't work up on 3rd floor which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years, I have had many pleasurable stays at this hotel including family parties booked in function room. However, my visit on the 7th of February passed was unfortunately a horrible experience. We had my brothers 40th birthday party in the function room (250 people) and dinner in your restaurant (40 people) before the part a planned a surprise... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stayed here for the weekend with a group of 95, yes 95, whilst on a walking holiday in the area. Let me say from the start that the hotel only claims to be 3 star and that should be remembered from the outset. Yes, the rooms could be doing with a spruce up and the windows with a lick of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Website pictures very deceiving! Hotel room dirty, old, everything half broken, mattress or bed broken, carpet super stained of things I don't want to know about, window broken and rusty, sink and bath full of black mould, tiles broken, shower curtain fit for the trash .. Menu at the bar and restaurant: poor choice and quality. Breakfast was a joke!... More 

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