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“Nice big bed, but noisy.”

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Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #88 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Ede, The Netherlands
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“Nice big bed, but noisy.”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We ended our Scottish holiday in Edinburgh, for 2 days, and stayed here. This hotel is within walking distance from the old and new centre.
The interior feels pretty new, and clean. The bathroom/shower is good, but I missed an extra shelf or a some hooks, to put stuff.
The bed was quite huge and comfortable, which was nice and a big plus. The first night we slept like a dream. However, the second night we were rudely awoken by loud cabdrivers in the front of the hotel at 6.30AM, who came to pick up guests.
Also the hotel itself is quite noisy, due to lacking good isolation or thin walls, so you hear doors slamming very loud, also from personnel, which I think is pretty irritating.
Because I really like my morning sleep, I deduct 2 points.
Make sure, if you stay here, not to get a front-side room.
Downstairs they have a lounge room with couches, and a self-serving bar, where you can get your own drinks, be it cold, beer or beverages, or a choice of wine and several whiskeys, which I personally thought was nice.

Room Tip: Don't get a front-side room, you'll hear the street.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

This is a small boutique type of place, a cross between an hotel and a B&B. Clean, helpful staff and all very welcoming. The room was compact but had all we needed. The honesty bar in the lounge worked well and we welcomed a "night cap". On our return from the Tattoo.
Defiantly will stay here on future visits to Edinburgh. The previous comments regarding the breakfast are all true.
Only one thing that would be a nice addition would be the facility to have a Tea or Coffee in the lounge area rather than sitting in your room, this would have been great for us as a family group on 8 in 3 rooms.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We are just back from a 2 night trip to the Edinburgh Festival with friends. The rooms were spacious and spotless. The beds were enormous and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed a couple of drinks in the lounge from the honesty bar with our friends after our first day out. There is also an outside terrace with seating.

The breakfast is superb. We have stayed at a few hotels over the years and I have to say it is the best breakfast we have ever had! Cooked fresh to order, none of the "chain style" food ie mushrooms sitting in water, bacon broiling in juice, etc. Lovely yoghurt and fruit shots, fresh muffins (various flavours), etc. They will even cook eggs benedict or toast and soldiers!

The staff too were very friendly.

We enjoyed our stay so much that we have gone and booked again for next year!

Room Tip: We booked the largest rooms. There was a bit of noise from the doors banging but I suppose you can...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Great little hotel with a period style, furnished to a good standard. Quaint little reception area, pleasant room, honesty bar and nice breakfast room. Good quality breakfast set me up for the day. Great location with short walk into Grassmarket area and also short walk to Haymarket for the train and tram links. Impressed!

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Once again we stayed at the Brooks Hotel (former Herald House) for our visit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. After a friendly check-in we found nice and clean rooms. During this busy time of the year it's great to sleep in this quiet area. The excellent Scottish Breakfast (with Haggis) was great start of the day. It's easy to walk or drive by bus into the city centre.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This is probably the best family room in a hotel we have ever had. Staff are friendly and helpful. The double bed was massive and the kids had proper size singles and there was still space to move! Breakfast here is definitely an experience worthy of repeating, we've never had a better breakfast anywhere. I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Great location to Central city. Staff so helpful and a pleasure to stay. Breakfast was great, freshly cooked and nothing a trouble. Rooms very clean and very comfortable bed. Would recommend.
Honour system for refreshments. Nice lounge area for relaxing. Old world atmosphere but up to date facilities.

Room Tip: Back of hotel vey quiet
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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:
Ranked #88 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 
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