We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Friendly place!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #87 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly place!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Lovely place with super-friendly staff willing to go out of the way to help. On a Friday evening the guy at the front desk went the extra mile to phone around so my friend and I would be able to have a good dinner. The breakfasts were AMAZING - I had freshly made Eggs Benedict with fresh spinach both mornings. Definitely will stay there next time I'm in Edinburgh!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sheila S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and found our staff to be so helpful.
I hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards
Emma Loane
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,091 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    456
    416
    157
    44
    18
See reviews for
141
593
43
78
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (186)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hexham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Just back from a weekend with 2 friends to celebrate my birthday. Room was lovely with very comfy beds and good quality sheets and duvets. Staff were all really warm and helpful - big shout out to Assistant Manager David - and the breakfasts! I ate a rather obscene amount both mornings because it was all delicious. There's a bus into town from virtually opposite if you don't want to walk, an honesty bar in a beautiful lounge and a really cute little sporran on the room key ring! We had a really good time and will be back. Book!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kathryn R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carla B, Owner at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments it makes our day when we have lovely happy guests Hope to see you again either in Brooks Edinburgh Bath or Bristol
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night at Brooks hotel Edinburgh. Check in/out was quick & efficient. Location was fab, 15 minutes walk into the centre, so nice & quiet outside but close enough to enjoy Edinburgh. Hotel as a whole was lovely. Room was a little small but for the 1 night we were there it was fine. The room was very clean & the decor was lovely which definitely made up for the size. Tea & coffee facilities are in your room which is great. Would recommend without a doubt

  • Stayed March 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Natalieh103
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to be in such a great location, being located just 15 minutes from Princes Street we find it is perfect for those wanting to be a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and this allows us to provide such competitive rates to our customers.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome yourself and your friends back in the future.
Kind regards

Emma Loane
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Middlesex
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Brooks Hotel , Grove St is about 10 min walk from Grassmarket, and is an absolute gem of a find.
The staff, are sincere in welcoming you. The food for breakfast must be cooked with the passion of
a Michelin Star Chef, I just wished I was hungry again if only to dive in to the abundance of choice
on the menu. The staff must have been hand picked for their friendliness and competence.
It's understated exterior conceals a premises stuffed with comforts, fine furnishings, great decor,
and an atmosphere of coziness. It is easy to see an awful lot of money has been spent on making this hotel as plush as it is. Spend your Edinburgh weekend here, nothing else required.

Room Tip: Just turn up. The hotel is on a small street, with little traffic. Quiet
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank irisheyespjp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Hello
Thank you for your very kind words, it is very true we do focus hugely on the service we provide and our team are recruited based upon their skills in customer service. I believe that genuinely friendly service is very important and am delighted to hear that this was portrayed so well to you.
I do hope that we will see you again soon and you will enjoy many more stays at Brooks Edinburgh.

Kind regards

Emma Loane
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't start well as there was a mix up with rooms and staff communication, which then messed up payment at the end. The man in question was dismissed and so this will probably not affect your stay as it did ours!

Now the bad is out of the way, let's get to the good! The decor is cool, bedrooms are nice, the lounge is great for socialising. AMAZING breakfast - give the kitchen boys a pay rise! The best we've had away from home!

All in all would recommend for short stays and getaways - it's fairly central but if you're not prepared to walk 15 minutes or so into the centre then this probably isn't for you. Everyone else - don't miss a bargain, you won't get better for your money.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank tipsfromthefringe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We do strive to exceed our customers expectations and provide an efficient and friendly service at all times, it is a shame that you experienced a few issues with your reservation initially, I do apologise for this. However I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts with us so much, the team were delighted with your comments.
I do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future.
Kind regards
Emma Loane
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
scotland
Level Contributor
116 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

i made a last minute booking direct to the hotel for myself and my partner, calling the day before i required a room. as it was a last minute booking we were upgraded to a king room instead of the double requested. we were also given a discounted breakfast - without asking.

reception were extremley friendly and quick to deal with our reservation on arrival and within minutes we were within our room - which was clean and suited our needs.

breakfast was excellent great variety of produce and fried foods, again served by friendly staff.

all in all a pleasant stay in a well run establishment

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank midimanmac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Kind regards

Emma Loane
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Armagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

The warmth and hospitality of our welcome and stay over the weekend, totally made up for the cold weather conditions.The hotel was spotless and homely in its Boutique fashion. A renovated building, finished to an extremely high standard.(there may have been a tiny creak in a board in our room).
The staff were the best I have met on my travels and simply couldn't do enough for us. The breakfast and high tea were cooked with care and to perfection.
Usually when I return from my travels, i intend to write a review, but life gets in the way. However this exceptional hotel couldn't go uncharted.Thanks everyone from myself and daughter.

Room Tip: would think all good
See more room tips
Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank yvonneg456
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carla B, General Manager at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you very much for your review. I have passed your kind comments onto all of our staff. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Kind regards

Emma Loane
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
West End
Haymarket Hub Hotel
Haymarket Hub Hotel
#141 of 148 in Edinburgh
27 reviews
West End
Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
Edinburgh Thistle Hotel
#95 of 148 in Edinburgh
643 reviews
Southside & Holyrood
Edinburgh City Hotel
Edinburgh City Hotel
#21 of 148 in Edinburgh
1,241 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Leith
Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
#76 of 148 in Edinburgh
1,145 reviews
Murrayfield
Murrayfield Hotel and House
Murrayfield Hotel and House
#38 of 148 in Edinburgh
1,912 reviews
West End
Cityroomz Edinburgh
Cityroomz Edinburgh
#83 of 148 in Edinburgh
794 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Brooks Hotel Edinburgh? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

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:
Ranked #87 of 148 Hotels 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, TravelUp, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Hotel.de, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Brooks Hotel Edinburgh reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Herald Hotel Edinburgh
Brooks Hotel Edinburgh Scotland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing