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“Great rooms, close to a great pub, The Hairy Lemon!”
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Brooks Hotel
Ranked #10 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My friend and I (both dudes) stayed here in September 2013. We had a great time over the 4 nights/5 days. The one negative that we had was that the room got warm, even in September and having the window open, let in the noise from the street. The noise wasn't too bad given that we were out on the town until 2-3am, but the morning is quite noisy with trash trucks and people getting to work. The room was a decent size, not quite American big, but bigger than most other U.K. rooms in a convenient location. The hotel bar looked nice, but we never drank there, instead we went to the Hairy Lemon just meters away on the corner. Sounds like a weird place, but they serve great food, great bread pudding, and have plenty of Kilkenny and Guinness on tap. We watched a couple of football games there and Gaelic Football, which was awesome! The service is so friendly that we were here almost every day, and sometimes twice. The coffee is pretty good as well, be that straight or Irish coffee! Enjoy the hotel for the location and the comfort, but get out on the town and soak up the Dublin experience!

Room Tip: Ask for rooms away from the front of the building, it'll be quieter.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Brooks Hotel has a wonderful location! Truth be told, Dublin is a small city and everything is somewhat close, but Brooks was very close to most everything I wanted to see. Just a few minutes from Trinity College, river, shopping district, Temple Bar, fabulous restaurants!

Best thing? If I HAD to pick, I'd say it was the wonderful breakfast (included). Not only continental favorites: fresh baked breads, local cheeses, compotes, fresh fruits, fresh yogurts, all the cooked to order was included as well. Still not sure what a kipper is, and I've never had porridge with cream and Jameson's before but good God, everything was delicious.

Our king bed was comfy and warm. Nothing like European bedsheets! Expect a tinier bathroom if you're a Yank like myself, but good water pressure and plenty of hot water.

Service is terrific. they fall over themselves to make sure you are taken care of.

Love this place!

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Brooks Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay in Dublin if you want genuine old world charm and excellent service without sacrificing conveniences and comfort. The rooms (including bathrooms) are comfortable and modern, and the lobby, restaurant and bar retain the dark wood and appurtenances characteristic of a old hotel. The staff are very cordial and helpful. The hotel is very well located to get to major cultural attractions and shops. We recommend it highly and will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed as two couples at the Brooks for two nights at the end of our Ireland holiday. We checked in early, but the hotel stored our luggage for us till our rooms were ready so we were free to do other things. When we got our rooms we were disappointed that they weren't close to each other, but as it turned out the front desk staff had made a mistake and one couple got a higher-end room than we actually paid for, so we weren't complaining. We only found out when another couple opened our door while we were inside. After confused apologies on both sides, the other couple backed out, and moments later we got an apologetic call from the front desk; they simply asked to confirm our last name so that their records would be correct. It meant that our room had more space for the four of us to gather to relax for a bit before dinner, etc. At all times we found all staff (front desk, restaurant servers, bartender, concierge) very friendly but professional. The rooms were very clean, and the turndown service was a welcome touch. We had no problems with wifi or street noise, as some others have mentioned. The location was excellent, as it was on the southern end of the Temple Bar area and a short walk to Grafton Street, Trinity College, O'Connell Street and stops for the Hop On Hop Off bus. Breakfast was delicious and ample (with cold buffet and choice of hot cooked), and both the men tried and liked the oatmeal with a dash of Jameson's.

Room Tip: If you want some quiet time in comfortable surroundings, take your book down to the Residents Lounge...
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. The location is close to the downtown area and there are lots of restaurants and places to visit. Our room on the fifth floor was clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was good and the price at 10 E was fair. The only negative for me was the wifi which lacked bandwidth and was slow when you had to get to more advanced sites.

Room Tip: Less street noise the higher up you are.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We just stayed there 3 nights and it was very good. The service by front desk and housekeeping excellent. But the real gem is the concierge Conner who meets you as you check in and makes you sit down with him to go over your plans for your stay in Dublin. He gives wonderful advice and also suggestions on restaurants, and even goes ahead to make reservations for you. He is absolutely great and passionate about his job and making your stay special. The rooms are good size and bathrooms fine. Beds were great also. We stayed on 5th floor in rooms 510 and 512. They had breakfast in morning which was very good at E 10.00 per person. There is a restaurant there but we did not eat dinner there. There also is a very nice lounge in basement which we did use one late afternoon to drink our bottle of wine in and have some cheese that we bought at a nearby store. Very good location to restaurants such as Hairy Lemon and Darwins.
Hop On and Hop Off is close also and this is great way to see city. WiFi worked fine also.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Spent our first three days on a recent trip to Ireland at the Brooks Hotel. From our first greeting by Connor to the end of our stay it was wonderful. The rooms were clean and very well appointed. Breakfast each morning was excellent and served by a very attentive staff. The location is centrally located - great for seeing the sites, shopping and dining. Thanks to all the staff at the Brooks and especially Connor for a great start to our vacation!

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Additional Information about Brooks Hotel

Address: 59-63 Drury Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#12 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#14 Family Hotel in Dublin
#15 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £152 - £286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Brooks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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