I traveled to Edinburgh this summer and made a reservation at the Brooks Hotel based on other reviews of the property; I was not disappointed. This is a small property with a more personal feeling as opposed to some of the larger chain hotels. If you enjoy this type of experience the Brooks is the place for you.
The front desk staff, especially Emma and Emmanuel, are particularly helpful and always willing to answer questions. My husband and I quickly discovered that the center of the old town is only a short distance away. On the first day we arrived we were early and had to wait for our room, so Emma at the front desk advised us to walk to the Grassmarket and grab a bite to eat. We had a nice lunch at the Fiddler's Arms and found our room ready when we returned. When I say the center of town is not far, I mean about a ten minute walk. If you are a walker this spot is perfect.
As an additional bonus, close to the hotel is a grocery store where you can buy water and small items like fruit or toiletries. It is very convenient. Also, look for the walk on the Union Canal if you enjoy an early morning walk as I do. The room we had was basic but perfect for our needs. We found it to be clean and well maintained. The only reason I gave the hotel four stars instead of five was due to the somewhat shabby condition of the hotel's guest sitting area. It was nice that it was provided, with an honor bar, but I heard others complain about the furniture which was falling apart. These things do not ruin an experience for me, but I think for others this is disturbing. As a plus, off the sitting area is a patio and if the weather is good you can sit outside, which I enjoyed.
Overall, the Brooks Hotel is a great value with a wonderful staff. I would return there and will probably try other Brooks properties in the UK.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Herald Hotel Edinburgh
- Brooks Hotel Edinburgh Scotland