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Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

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70 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AP Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#99 of 163 hotels in Edinburgh
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Early 20th century Victorian townhouse in Edinburgh city centre; offers convenient budget accommodation for business travellers and tourists. Perfect for groups, 2 minute walk to Edinburgh International Conference Centre & 10 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle.
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Paid public parking on-site
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Merryn H wrote a review Jun 23
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Clean, welcoming,friendly staff. comfortable room and bed. Good value. Fantastic afternoon tea and cooked breakfast, excellent breakfast menu. Would recommend. Well positioned not far from city centre close to amenities and with good bus service.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Billi2i wrote a review Jun 21
Cleveland,England72 contributions25 helpful votes
My sons bought me a Wowcher stay at this hotel as a birthday gift as they know how much I love Edinburgh. I booked for a weekend stay and also a compact double room for my son and his girlfriend. On arrival we were checked in early and then went to have afternoon tea which was included in the wowcher deal with a bottle of prosecco. We enjoyed the tea in the lovely courtyard outside but weren't offered the wine or prosecco. The rooms we found to be comfortable but lacking the boutique feel and a bit worn in areas( net curtain hanging down, marks on bedding and no complimentary toiletries in our twin room)but beds were comfortable, shower was good and the room quiet so had a great night's sleep. Breakfast was in the dining area and included in the price. Selection was good and staff very attentive and friendly. Location wise Brooks Hotel wasn't as central as where i would normally stay but still within a reasonable walking distance , although a trek if you walk everywhere like we did! The disappointment for me with this hotel is the fact we were charged an extra £70 supplement bringing the wowcher deal to £219 this was purely because it was a wowcher and not because it was a weekend as there was no supplement on my sons room. For me this defeats the object of the deal as you're paying nearly half again! Also I asked about the prosecco we didn't receive and was told we would be given it when we collected our luggage, needless to say We were given nothing. Overall lovely staff, could be a lovely hotel if spruced up and cut the ridiculous supplements.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Claire S wrote a review Jun 18
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom80 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel was by far the best place I've stayed at in Edinburgh before. It's a small, personal, unique hotel where the staff have time for you, nothing is too much effort. Staff are polite, helpful and friendly. The room was without fault and the food we had was lovely. The communal areas are unique, comfortable and relaxing. It's a little bit further out of the main centre, but only a miles walk or short taxi ride if you're not that fit. It's definitely well worth a stay and I'll be recommending it to family and friends and would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carla Brooks, Owner at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago
thank you for such a lovely review that has made our day
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Gordon S wrote a review Jun 18
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Excellent value stay via Travelzoo deal in this somewhat bizarre hotel with an eclectic mix of furniture. Our room, accessed via the fire escape, was comfortable and of reasonable size but would have benefitted from better maintenance of windows and plumbing. Breakfasts were good despite current Covid limitations with a variety of cold and hot options. The included afternoon tea was pleasant but rather basic and unimaginative. All the staff were friendly and helpful, particularly those in the restaurant. Parking outside the hotel is extremely limited and if travelling by car, alternative parking should be arranged.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Carla Brooks, Owner at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago
thank you for the review and your feedback , we have parking places but only 4 so book early otherwise we recommend Semple street car park as we can offer a discount on those tickets . The Price for the deal was £99 so including B&B afternoon tea and wine is a great price for Edinburgh. Thank you for choosing Brooks Edinburgh
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Sandra668 wrote a review Jun 11
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom139 contributions120 helpful votes
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Very friendly staff. Enjoyed the afternoon tea and bottle of wine. The reception room was quaint and nice to sit in. Lovely little outdoor terrace. Did not use the honesty bar but great idea. Scottish breakfast was lovely. It was a bit noisy but it is Edinburgh. Would stay again
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$84 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
herald hotel edinburgh
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Herald House Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Which popular attractions are close to Brooks Hotel Edinburgh?
Nearby attractions include Escape Reality (0.1 miles), Escape Edinburgh (0.3 miles), and The Raging Bull (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brooks Hotel Edinburgh?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Khukuri Restaurant, Indaba, and Toro Latino Cafe & Grill.
Are there any historical sites close to Brooks Hotel Edinburgh?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.7 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.9 miles), and Gilmerton Cove (4.0 miles).
Is Brooks Hotel Edinburgh accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.