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Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #86 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Close to castle and downtown, room is clean, bathroom is clean and all worked fine, towels were clean and fresh smelling, reception was very kind and accommodating. The servers and chef at the breakfast room were amazing, just 2 servers and all happened without a glitch, well cooked, clean plates, very tasty and prompt, very corteous ....GREAT VALUE! We would stay there anytime and most definitely next time we visit Edinburgh. If you a want quiet with room window open ask for the courtyard facing rooms. Great staff, ...must have a great manager..! Congratulations.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms facing courtyard.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

A warm welcome, a spacious room and a comfortable lounge with an honesty bar stocked with malt whiskies. Breakfast is great value for money with cooked to order food and home produce on the buffet. The main attractions of Edinburgh are within walking distance for the reasonably fit and so the hotel is a quality choice, at a good price, if you want relaxed comfortable surroundings, but not the conformity of the large faceless hotel chains.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Stayed here with my husband for 2 nights. Rooms were clean and beds very comfortable. Bathroom was spotlessly clean and nice fluffy towels! Only complaint would be the noise from outside mainly on a Friday and Saturday night as rooms only had single glazing. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was excellent and cooked to order. There was also a specials board with porridge, French toast and eggs benedict as well as cereals, toast, fruit and homemade cakes on. It is a 20 minute walk to the centre but there are cafes/restaurants close by. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Seventeen of us, all ladies, stayed at Brooks for three nights last weekend and all I can say is that we have no complaints at all. All the staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble; the bedrooms are kept clean and well stocked with lovely towels! Breakfast was fabulous with everything cooked to order - there is even a specials board which includes smoked salmon with scrambled egg and eggs Benedict, just like any five star. The chef cooked a Saturday night meal for us, which was delicious and for a group of 17, when dinner is not usually provided, this was excellent service. The hotel is conveniently located, about a 15 minute walk to the Castle and local bus stops to take you to the far end of the Royal Mile and also out the the Royal Yacht Britannia (well worth a visit also). As I said, nothing is too much trouble, we were even allowed to print our boarding passes for our flight home on Sunday. I would definitely stay at Brooks again and have no problem recommending it to you.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

My husband and I made a four night stop here during our honeymoon and were not disappointed! While it's a little bit off the beaten path, it's worth the walk to get there. Only about 15-20 minutes walk to everything that you want... Restaurants (5 minutes) stores, castle, etc. The beds were extremely comfortable and the morning breakfast was unlike any "breakfast" you get at a hotel in Canada. Full breakfast made to order and pretty much anything you want. I had the French toast all four mornings and it was delicious!! The kitchen staff are very friendly and efficient. The two gentleman we met (alternating) at the front desk were incredibly cheery and a pleasure to see each time you passed. They never got tired of saying "hello"! My one and only complaint was that the manager... Or whom I presume was the manager as I was informed that "she" set off the fire alarms the first night burning her dinner... Was not quite as friendly. Don't expect a "hello" or "good morning" from her while she stops in for her breakfast or if you pass her in the lobby... All-in-all a lovely hotel and a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I was so glad we booked this hotel and included breakfast. Had a wonderful week stay here and awesome breakfast each morning. We were sad when we missed the last morning's breakfast because we left at 5am to catch out flight. Try the full scottish breakfast, it is wonderful, especially the haggis. The remaining spread is a buffet style and the chef is excellent! We were on the top floor so it was quiet. The rooms were clean with a very nice bathroom (good vent system). One window did not open and we asked for a fan, the front desk person cleaned the only fan they had and gave it to us. Also, the lounge is wonderful especially at night for relaxing by the fireplace.

15-20 minute walk to the Edinburgh Castle. Tesco is about a 3 minute walk outside of the hotel. Bed is comfortable and there's an electric town warmer!

Excellent staff, can't say enough good things about this hotel. Next time I'm in town, I'll be sure to stay here again!

Room Tip: Upper room - hotel located on quiet street
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I have passed all of your comments onto our staff, especially our chef who was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts with us. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future.
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff, especially when we needed an early breakfast. Good location. Breakfast was of good quality and good choices. Very comfortable lounge area and garden for guests. Clean and pleasant decoration. Towels in bathroom were a good size and shower was lovely. Could have done with a bedside table on both sides of bed . Price very reasonable and would stay again on visit to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and have passed on all of your kind comments to the staff. We always strive to provide friendly and welcoming service to all of our guests and I am happy to hear that you found them all very helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Edinburgh.

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Additional Information about Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

Address: 70 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AP, Scotland (Formerly Herald House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #86 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: £47 - £145 (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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