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Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #86 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked this hotel on account of a friend's recommendation and the good reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. We were, surprisingly upgraded to a bigger room, which was a lovely bonus on arrival. The room was spacious and had a good shower. The decor of the hotel could do with updating but this isn't a reason to not come again. At breakfast we were spoilt for choice! A great selection on the buffet and fanstatsic specials. The location is ok. It is a good 15 minute walk to the Royal Mile, but this didn't stop us. Edinburgh is a great city to visit and I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

don't expect the nicest most spacious room, but for what we paid, it was quite comfortable and in a good location. It is a bit run down, but as I mentioned I felt that we got a good deal for what we paid. We did not attend the breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lara G
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

9 if us stayed here for either 1 or 2 nights for a friends 40th birthday. This was the only hotel who was able to accommodate some of the party staying 1 or 2 nights so was by far the most flexible. The hotel is. 5 min walk from Haymarket but 5 mins from Lothian Rd and is quite central. What makes this cool hotel so appealing is the stylish decor, the great breakfasts and the casual dining and living room feel. The staff were more than friendly too. We were able to join as a group in their main reception room and have some birthday celebrations before dinner. They have an honesty bar which makes it feel even more homely and private which is also a unique selling point.
This hotel is great value in comparison to some of the mainstream hotels on offer. Would not really consider staying anywhere else if we were in Edinburgh again.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank bundytours
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

The staff here was wonderful. The room was a bit cramped, but nice and clean. We did not have a package that included breakfast, so did not eat there. The location was OK. You did have to walk by some strip clubs to get to the Grassmarket area, but it seemed safe enough. Very close to a Tesco food store. The only complaint I have is that the radiators were locked so you could not adjust the temperature. That would have been Ok if they had put a top sheet on the bed in addition to the comforter/duvet. I was too hot at night and needed a lighter covering. Not including a top sheet seemed to be the trend everywhere in Scotland. Out of 5 places we stayed, only two had top sheets.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

As part of a tour of Scotland we stayed at the hotel for one night and returned for 3 more the next weekend. The hotel is located away from the city center but within an easy walk 15 - 20 minutes) so if you don't mind a short walk through interesting neighborhoods it's worth it. There are many interesting shops and restaurants in close proximity. Our first room (#207) was small and uncomfortable; but upon our return room 204 was great; large room with lots of storage space, large bathroom and better view overlooking the garden/patio of the hotel. Service was attentive, especially David the assistant manager.
But the gem is the breakfast; they offer many options and every one we had were very good. I especially liked the French toast with crème fresh; Delicious! The Scottish breakfast was very good. Would definitely stay at the Brooks again! Our overall rating is based on our longer stay and room #204.

Room Tip: We were told all "7" rooms (107, 207 and 307) are not desirable.
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1  Thank Denis D
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Me and my Friend stayed at the hotel for a night because we were down to see a show at Murrayfield stadium, on arrival and departure the Staff were very welcoming and Friendly, the room was brilliant and clean, beds were very comfortable and was very peaceful through the night, no noise, it is not that far from princess street and is reasonably priced its in a good destination There were no faults, when i contacted the hotel about my upcoming stay before we arrived they got back to me very quickly and were very helpful and approachable.
i would definitely recommend it and i would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Brooks Hotel the end of April for 3 days.

The staff were pleasant and the location of the hotel was ok, only about a 10-15 minute walk to the castle.

The only downside was the size of the bedroom which was very small. We have previously stayed in hotels in Paris and New York where the room sizes were 3 sizes bigger compared to the Brooks Hotel. There was just an adequate enough amount of room to get around the bed.

Apart from the room size I would have no hesitations in recommending the Brooks Hotel.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Erin S
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Address: 70 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AP, Scotland (Formerly Herald House Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #86 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: $87 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brooks Hotel Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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