Merrill Leisure Club


More than just a gym…..

The Merrill Leisure Club is located in the famous Royal Hotel right in the heart of Bray. The Merrill Leisure Club offers members and hotel guests the opportunity to work out in our fully equipped gym with over 40 pieces of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, swim in our 14 metre deck level swimming pool or relax and unwind in our sauna, steam room or jacuzzi.

Why join the Merrill Leisure Club..

Our team of experienced and enthusiastic fitness staff will help guide you on your journey to a fitter, healthier and happier you. Whether you are an experienced gym user or a total beginner we can help you achieve the results you have been looking for. At The Merrill Leisure Club we pride ourselves on being different to other health clubs and gyms. We are passionate about helping our members reach their fitness goals and our fitness team are always available to offer advice, guidance and on going support.

Exercising should not be a chore and just 1 hour of exercise equates to just 4% of your day. We believe that everyone has to make the time to change their lifestyles for the better and we designed our “Transform Programme” to help new members on the path to a healthier, fitter and happier life.

We have a wide range of 6 and 12 month upfront membership options available including,

  • Single
  • Couple
  • Over 55
  • Pool/Gym Only
  • Off Peak - (Mon - Fri 8am-4pm)
  • Student 
  • Child (full year)
  • Family (2 +2)
  • Family Pool Only (2+2)

We also offer a direct debit option for all 12 month contracts. Please call our leisure club on (01)2761206 for more information on all of our membership options.


The Merrill Leisure Club is located at the rear of the Royal Hotel on Bray Main Street and only a few minutes walk from Bray Sea Front.

The Merrill Leisure Club is available exclusively to our members and hotel guests and offers something for the whole family.

Leisure Centre Facilities Include:

  • 14 meter deck level swimming pool
  • Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi
  • Spin Studio
  • Group Fitness Studio with over 20 classes per week free for members
  • Fully equipped gym with over 40 pieces of cardio and resistance training equipment
  • Conditioning area
  • Technogym Kinesis Wall
  • Free Weights Area
  • Comfortable Changing Rooms with private changing cubicles, lockers and hairdryers.
  • Discounted Rates on Personal Training and Swimming Lessons
  • 10% discount on food in Mc Gettigan’s Bar (terms and conditions apply)

Merrill Leisure Club Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 6.30am to 9.30pm
  • Friday 6.30am to 8.30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 8.00am to 6.30pm

Children’s Swimming Pool Hours

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am to 7.00pm
  • 9.00am to 6.30pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Children’s swimming hours may be extended during school holidays.

Merrill Swimming Lessons

  • Brays only private pool offering exclusive swimming lessons for children and Adults.
  • Qualified and experienced teacher.
  • Small Group Classes and 1-1 instruction available.

Call our leisure club reception on (01)2761206 to check our availability!

Fitness Class Timetable

If you want to keep fit and be motivated by our expert fitness team then join in one of our high energy fitness classes. With over 20 classes per week free for members there is a class to suit all fitness levels. Our classes include Spinning, Boxercise, Aqua Aerobics, Kettlebells and more. Hotel guests are also welcome to book classes at reception.

Download Our Current Timetable and class descriptions

Call us to book your classes on (01) 2761206 or email us at 

Merrill Treatment Rooms

Schedule some time to relax and recharge your body and mind during your stay at Royal Hotel. Book some ‘me time’ at Merrill Treatment Rooms and select from our range of treatments which are all personalised to your individual needs. You will leave feeling recharged, refreshed and revitalised.

Treatments are available by appointment only and the Merrill Treatment Rooms are open between 10 am and 6 pm Thursday to Sunday. Appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are subject to availability and booking at least 24 hours in advance.

At the Merrill Treatment Rooms we use the Dermalogica products to ensure the highest standards for all our guests.

Click here to download our Treatment Room Brochure

Games Room

Our Purpose built games room welcomes children of all ages! The games room includes,

  • Foosball table
  • Arcade Games
  • Pool Table
  • Air Hockey
  • Junior Corner
  • Giant Games (4 in a Row, Jenga, Snakes & ladders)
  • Complimentary access for Patrons and Guests from 10 am to 10 pm

Merrill’s Kids Camp

Our Merrill Multi Activity Camps are open during school holidays – Activities include the following (Pool fun & games, Team games, soccer, sports zone, dancing, arts ‘n’ crafts, cake baking, dodgeball, face painting, DVD’s, video games and more)

Merrill’s kids club opens daily between 10 am and 2 pm with supervised kids activities in the evenings between 6pm and 9 pm. The day camp and evening activities are Complimentary for all hotel guests. (booking essential) Open to all children ages 4 to 12 years.

Please note a minimum of three children are required for the evening activities to go ahead.




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