I almost gave this review a Very Good, and it very nearly is. Location is super convenient. I have stayed in Brooklyn many times over last 10yrs and I like the proximity to all the subways lines and always abundant taxis on Atlantic.
The hotel has upbeat air to it, trendy, but not toooooo precious. Breakfast was basic--help your self and at times a little crowded. We were lucky that weather was decent so we could sit on sidewalk area adjacent. Of course the view was of Brooklyn Jail Central Processing or something like that. Constant stream of cop cars, which probably means location is super safe :-)
Bed test: Comfy bed but slightly aging linens. We had clean crisp sheets but a torn blanket and a mis-shapen duvet cover. Nice pillow variety--4 for a queen bed.
The Air Conditioning in the room was very noisy, then again how often do you need AC in Brooklyn?
The corridors echo sounds from immediate area and they doors close very loudly if you don't watch out. But all in all the noise factor from city was minimal.
Service at desk was exceptional during 5 night stay, so I appreciate that consistency. Employees answered every question and provided Far Above Average Service.
I absolutely would go back and might mention that a little renovation $$ would be very well spent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NU Hotel offers a smart, clean, fresh design along with expert service. Acquaint yourself with this entirely new Brooklyn hotel, conceived to create an authentic travel experience integrated into the fabric of the local landscape.This perfectly positioned Brooklyn NY hotel sits squarely at the intersection of four intriguing neighborhoods:Downtown Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the court houses and the offices at Metrotech center.Boerum Hill, where streets are lined with elegant brownstones and French bistros.Cobble Hill, a blend of old world shops and bakeries and gardens.Carroll Gardens, an old-fashioned Italian neighborhood with wide streets, chic restaurants, and antique shops.A design approach intended to appear effortless, combined with a casual attitude, define the hotel, while the beauty and friendly nature of the neighborhoods ensure that guests feel safe and secure as they explore the gems that Brooklyn has to offer. The ambience suggests an artistic local neighborhood refuge providing a unique, insider's experience. The minimalist, loft-inspired rooms include custom furnishings crafted from recycled teak wood, cork floors, environmentally conscious woods, lead-free paints, and organic bedding. Step into this intriguing and exciting new departure from a typical Brooklyn hotel to discover an imaginative new approach to city living -- smart, clean, simple, and, best of all, casual. Simply put, NU is all about you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nu Hotel Brooklyn