Ratings based on 361 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.0 out of 5
55% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ontario, Canada

Room not ready at check in time

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
This was the worst overpriced hotel I have ever stayed at! We arrived 2 hours early to a front desk with two less than friendly women. We totally understood that the room wasn't ready because check-in time is 3 pm. It wasn't ready then either....not till 4pm. We waited in the restaurant and had a simple coffee and a soda water(he brought a half glass full)... for 4.95 euro.... after waiting 20 minutes to even get asked if we wanted anything. This place is a joke!!! More like a prison!! Run and do not turn back!! It is Royal alright.....a Royal pain in the ***
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from ireland

Ok hotel

Posted Aug 15, 2016
Lovely bar area and food was good . Rooms were disappointing I know that they are probably upgrading some of them but ours certainly wasn't didn't think it was worth the money we paid. Paint was peeling of bathroom ceiling, headboard was coming away from the wall, overall disappointed
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Stevenage UK

Posted Jul 14, 2016
My room was on the corner of the hotel overlooking the main street which was noisy when trying to get to sleep. Overall the hotel was ok, its just looks a bit tired in places but work is in progress to address this. I would stay here again, the seafront is in walking distance and there is a good choice of restaurants in the town
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Sarasota, Fl

Royal dump of a hotel

Posted Jul 12, 2016
We arrived at the hotel and it looked impressive from the outside. We looked for a place to park out front so that we could check in. There is no place to park upfront to check in, so we drove around to the back- where we were charged 5 euro to park. We had to walk through the fitness area, through a pub/ restaurant to get to the front desk. I gave them my name and they pulled me right up. They asked my for my voucher. I told them I booked through Expedia and was not sure what voucher they were referring to. They told me I would have to pay for the room if I could not show that I payed through Expedia. What?? I stayed at six other hotels in Ireland on this trip all booked through Expedia and did not have this issue. Normally I only save the email with my confirmation but I was able to produce a printout that payed for the room. The lobby area did look nice. Once we got to the room what a disappointment. The beds were old and small. You could feel and hear every worn spring. The floor creaked like crazy. We then decided to take a break before going out and go online and email/ Skype family back home. Nope, no wifi in the room, no wifi on the third floor.. We had to go to the lobby to get any signal. Throughout the ordeal any question asked of the front desk felt like we were a bother to them. For the money we spent on this hotel we were greatly disappointed. Stay anywhere else in Brey, this place is a complete dump.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Belle chambre, accueil moins bonne

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Nous avons séjourné à Bray dans le but de participer au Groove Festival. Le personnel de l'hôtel ne savait pas où il se déroulait et ne connaissait pas l'événement ce qui a été pour nous décevant. De plus, la dame à l'accueil semblait plus intéressé à finir son quart de travail que nous servir. Cela nous a donné une mauvaise première impression sur l'hôtel.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from galway


Posted Jun 26, 2016 on Hotels
had the hotel booked since April didn't pay until we arrived as we had the option so we arrived around 10 o'clock at night with cash for the 2 nights and they refused saying they only took debit or credit card so needless to say we had to leave with no place to stay
3 out of 5
by Philip from Rainham, Kent

Sadly Disappointed

Posted Jun 25, 2016 on Hotels
Sorry to say this hotel is really showing the signs of age. My room on the 4th floor (411) was not what I expected. The carpet was stained, the walls had various scuffs and marks on them, the bathroom really needs a complete overhaul although the power shower was good. The breakfast was excellent and there was plenty to eat from cereal, warm cakes, toast and the full irish. Not my most favourite hotel.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 17, 2016
Just got off plane from NY and receptionists more worried if I had paid or not than giving a key for a room she had our credit card details anyway
1 out of 5
by Patricia from Cambridge

Very shabby hotel room

Posted Jun 15, 2016 on Hotels
We were very disappointed, would never recommend or stay at this hotel again. First room shabby radiator leaking hence carpet very wet,bathroom smelly and no hair drier. Second room bed room carpet very dirty, no hot water, bedroom window peeling, upholstery and walls stained, net curtain torn, bathroom had peeling and mouldy ceiling, safe handle broken. Housekeeping very poor, bedding just pulled up, no dusting or hoovering during our 6 day stay! Reception Staff were ver pleasant and helpful food very good.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Dated hotel

Posted May 27, 2016
Pros: Staff
Cons: Maintenance, Wifi coverage and not for individual devices
Location: Good location
Several poor factors. Room safe not attached to anything so could lift out of wardrobe! Red worm in tap water. No wifi in my room as too far from reception, despite advert saying free wifi in all rooms. Needed a code for wifi for EACH device! Poor breakfast. No handles on wardrobe door, and wires hanging from behind TV. The staff were very nice and apologetic for the lack of wifi in room.