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“Great combination of location and (almost) quiet” 5 of 5 stars
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Brooks Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59-63 Drury Street, Dublin, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #16 of 174 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Diego
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Great combination of location and (almost) quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2006

The Brooks Hotel is a great combination of being easy walking distance of most everything you want to walk to, while being mostly quiet. I think the price is a very good value for Dublin. A very good breakfast was included in the price, although I think it may be optional if you don’t want it.

Favorite feature besides location: if you like good temperature and water pressure control in the shower, our room had the best shower I’ve ever encountered (not the flashiest, biggest, sexiest, but the most functional).

Rather than repeat the other reviews, for the features I know of (I never saw a foot spa), I agree with the other reviewers. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Shower set a new standard for functionality
  • Tips/Secrets — Booking (with prepayment) on Orbitz was cheaper than direct with hotel
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2006

My fiance and I had a fantastic stay at The Brooks. We found the location excellent. It was our first time in Dublin and we took the aircoach from the airport which was very easy.

We arrived early and went to take our bags in. The reception staff were very helpful - our room wasn't ready which was fine as we hadn't expected it to be. She told us it would be ready in an hour which it was! They had also given us a complimentary upgrade as it was my fiances Birthday. On the day of his Birthday we arrived back in the room to a note wishing him a "Happy Birthday" and some fruit - a very nice touch.

Our room was great, dreadful view (but what can you expect in the centre of a City), great facilities - CD player, TV, video, great bathroom, huge bed and generally very high standards.

The turndown service was great and I took advantage of the foot spa after wandering around the streets of Dublin - Bliss! - sat in my robe(brovided), eating the fruit!

We didn't eat in the restaurant except for breakfast which was fantastic - a huge selection and really superb!

All in all our stay at the Brooks was great!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Views from room
  • Tips/Secrets — Book directly with hotel.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2006

My wife and I stayed at Brooks from 09-13 October. What a great place. The staff were very friendly and always heplful. The location is fantastic. The rooms are well appointed and clean. The beed was very comfortable and the idea of the pillow menu is fantastic. The pillow that stays cool all night was a God send.

I recommend Brooks very highly and personally look forward to staying there again.

  • Liked — Location, Friendly staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Almost everything important is in walking distance.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2006

In late September / early October my wife and I, later joined by my parents, visited Ireland. The Brooks Hotel was the first place we stayed at and set the standard for the remainder of our vacation. The Brooks Hotel was truly comfortable. The hotel had the feel of an upmarket residence (current, clean, lived-in) and it was small enough that you were recognized and remembered by the staff. We stayed on the 5th floor in a newly renovated room #518 and it was a good size, massive bathroom, safe, plenty of closet space, desk, flatscreen, chairs, table, separate shower and even a balcony (but do not book this hotel for the view). My parents had a traditional room at it was very well appointed. We were about three streets up from Temple Bar, although the partying travels up to the area surrounding the Brooks (still quiet in the rooms) and we were walking distance from virtually everything! Grafton Street was three blocks away, Trinity College four or five, Temple Bar three, restaurants and shops everywhere, tour sites and buses close by... just an awesome location. One big plus was it had two major parking facilities close by i.e. Dublin is a hard place to find a parking spot in. I am sure many believe there are better and fancier hotels available and also at significantly higher prices, but why stay there when you can feel at home here. Ireland is about the people and the Brooks is a complete winner in that regard. Conor is the Concierge "jack of all trades." His memory is incredible... when we arrived he had known that we cancelled some months earlier because of an illness and his second sentence after welcoming us was "How was my father?" To me, someone whom takes their role that seriously and works to impress and exceed your expectations is a rarity and a true luxury today. It wasn't just us getting this VIP treatment! Look around and he was everyone's "best friend" working away on dinner reservations, golf, shopping, etc. He and the team at the Brooks aimed to please! Nothing stuffy about this place, just a little oasis in the middle of Dublin. We will definitely stay here on our next visit. We ate at Roly's in Ballsbridge and it was very, very good and even managed a reservation, thanks to the Brooks, at the Tearoom at Clarence Hotel owned by Bono and the Edge. The Edge was sitting just three tables away... we wanted so much to ask for a photo or an autograph, but realized that he, too, has to have a day off!

  • Liked — Comfort, Service and Cleanliness
  • Disliked — View
  • Stayed September 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2006

My wife and I just returned from a 3 night stay at the Brooks from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2006. It was excellent. We booked it through Travelocity and got much better rate in dollars, with breakfast included, than from the hotel's own website in euros. Only catch was we had to prepay.

The room was a regular double, and was spacious with radio, iron, fridge, pant press, iron, safe and small sitting area near the window. Only problem was that on saturday night there was considerable noise when the bars let out around 4am.

Otherwise, the service was amazing (including the 24-hour room service menu), breakfast excellent, and the location was GREAT for first-tme visiters of dublin. Near Temple Bar and Grafton Street without being in the middle of either.

Also, they had a fitness center, which we didnt use, but is rare in a euro hotel. Finally, loved the pillow menu! It was a great touch.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2006

The Brooks Hotel is a quiet oasis perfectly located in the midst of bustling downtown Dublin. Our room was clean and relatively new, the bathroom spotless. The staff was very friendly and helpful with everything from making dinner reservations to passing along phone messages to giving driving or walking directions.

As with many hotels in Ireland, the decor of the rooms is sort of early grandmother in taste but the lobby area and bar were modern and stylish while still seeming warm and inviting.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — decor of the rooms
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2006

Read about this hotel on Trip Advisor and can't say enough about it. In a pricey city this was a clean, comfortbale quiet hotel with excellent service and good-sized rooms (for Europe). Cost was very reasonable and location was excellent. Can walk to Temple bar, many pubs and attractions. Would advise staying out of the dining room for breakfast, very pricey. Better options a block or two away. Also, the food at the Hairy Lemon pub next door was certainly passable.

  • Liked — location, atmosphere, service
  • Disliked — dining room costs
  • Tips/Secrets — eat somewhere else and stay here
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 59-63 Drury Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#15 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#19 Family Hotel in Dublin
#22 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Brooks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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