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Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #86 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

You will not be disappointed with this lovely hotel. from the minute you enter it is warm and welcoming, the decor is lovely and so clean. The staff were very attentive nothing was to much i asked for another pillow and it was there within minutes. Our room was plush with a king size bed, plenty of tea coffee and hot chocolate which i love. The breakfast was wonderfull huge variety which sets you up for the day, again the staff were right there with your tea and coffee no waiting and always with a smile. We were given a complementary bottle of wine for our anniversary which i had said on the phone when booking, so it goes to show that the staff really do listen, the bottle of wine was a lovely touch. Thanks guys&girls for a wonderfull stay.x

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carla B, Owner at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
thank you for your nice comments and so pleased you had a great anniversary we hope to celebrate your next anniversary with you again at Brooks
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We had a great stay at Brooks hotel; superb value for money too! The service was excellent - friendly and attentive. The breakfast was delicious (homemade muffins, scones and granola) and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. The room was very comfortable and equipped with everything we could need (loved The White Company smellies). Brooks is within walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh, so we could enjoy all the sights and stroll "home" afterwards. We chose Brooks hotel because the picture of it's front door looked so enticing - we were not disappointed. Brooks reminded us of Babington House; elegant decor, easy atmosphere and that amazing breakfast!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

On the morning of our one night reservation and en route to Edinburgh, the hotel contacted us to cancel our reservation but offered to book a room at a similar hotel nearby. We felt we had to accept. The other hotel bore no similarity and although the staff were friendly it was like staying in a leisure centre with accomodation attached. I went to the Brooks hotel and made my complaint. It was acted on immediately and the complaint was accepted without reservation. I received a full refund. Management and staff were genuinely apologetic.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We chose this hotel because the price seemed reasonable for the quality. We were not disappointed. The rooms were compact but well designed, comfortable and very clean. An iron and ironing board were swiftly brought on request and I was able to do all my ironing, an integral part of any holiday for me, in one go. My friend was able to relax in the elegant lounge while enjoying a drink from the honesty bar, making use of the free wifi and waiting for me to finish said ironing. The full Scottish breakfast is very good value and sets you up for the day. It is an easy 10 minute walk from the historic centre and not far from some great pubs. What's not to like?

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Carla B, Owner at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
thank you for lovely comments we appreicate your feedback , delighted you liked the Full Scottish Breakfast & the decor .Hope to see you again in Edinburgh if not in one of our other hotels Brooks Bath or Brooks Bristol
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

I stayed 2 nights while attending future son in law's stag do, the rabble were in the serviced apartments opposite.
Excellent value and a really nice pleasant hotel. I would happily stay there again when next in Edinburgh.
Breakfast couldn't be faulted with a huge variety, and nice friendly staff.
The room was a little small but as it was a place to sleep and not lounge around in it didn't matter.
All clean and well maintained.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

This really was a fantastic place to stay and it will be our hotel of choice now in Edinburgh. Service was first class (one poor guy trawled 3 other hotels for an iron for me as other guests were using the ones they had). The bedrooms, dining and sitting rooms were all really tasteful and comfortable. Lovey extras in the room like feature pillows, good quality beds, White Company smellies, thick, sumptuous towels etc. The breakfast was arguably one of the best we have ever had in any hotel - everything was homemade (muffins, granola etc) plus the hot selection and quality of ingredients was five star. You are a fantastic place Brooks Edinburgh - keep on doing what you are doing.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

This is a great value and very close to the action of Edinburgh. All the staff were very friendly, especially Paul, the night deskman. This place is minimalist in many ways but exceptional in cool ways, such as in the "Honesty Bar" on the ground floor where you can pour yourself a drink and relax. The cook is a nice guy and appreciates compliments on his cooking. The breakfast serving staff are often too busy to do the job well so it can take some initiative on your own to get your food.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Address: 70 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AP, Scotland (Formerly Herald House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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Herald Hotel Edinburgh
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