We stayed in the hotel in August and were very impressed overall. The room was a great size (as is the TV), the beds were comfy and the decor superb. We were provided with fresh towels cleaned daily. The hotel is very close to Jay Street Station from which you can easily reach any of the tourist hotspots, although there is plenty on offer within the local area. Despite being located across the road from a prison (!), this part of Brooklyn is very safe and has a lot to offer.
The staff at the hotel were always friendly and happy to help out with anything we needed.
The hotel offers its guests complimentary breakfast every morning, consisting of an array of pastries, fruit and juice. Again very impressive. Gym facilities and internet usage is also available free of charge.
There are a few minor negatives, however. The bedside lights in our room could only be switched on at the same time as the main light which is very illogical. Also, the room was not designed with privacy in mind- the wash basin is on full view from the rest of the room. A final point is we found the breakfast area quite small and in some instances we had to stand up as all the chairs had been taken. Could do with being expanded and developed into a proper bar. Did not see any 'light tapas' as mentioned on their site.
Overall, an impressive hotel for the price and I am confident that its initial minor faults will soon be improved upon.
- 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