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“Perfect Location - Excellent Hotel”
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Brooks Hotel
Ranked #10 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Location - Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2007

After a few days at the golf resort in Portmarnock, I stayed at the Brooks for my final night in Ireland, and ended up wishing that I had stayed there for the whole trip. My room was beautiful and incredibly quiet, the staff were excellent, and the hotel bar was lovely. Absolutely no complaints, and I'll be staying here the next time I am in town...

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2007

We just finished a one week vacation stay at the Brooks Hotel during our visit to Dublin. We selected the hotel based on reviews on this website.

Overall, we had a really pleasant stay. The hotel location is perfect for exploring Dublin's dowtown neighborhoods, which are all within a short walking distance. There are a number of excellent restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

The hotel exudes a casual elegance.

We had a superior room with breakfast included. The king size beds are very comfortable, and the rooms are cosy with good temperature control. We enjoyed the "power" shower in the bathroom, as this is an unusual feature in most hotels, particularly in Europe. The hotel is clean, and the staff are pleasant. We thought the reading room available to guests in the lower level of the hotel was very comfortable.

We were wakened by street noise on the front of the hotel when the neighbourhood pubs emptied out around 3 am on Friday and Saturday night. Dublin does a fair amount of streetcleaning, often in the wee hours, and this also woke us up. Overall, noiseproofing was a bit of a problem in our room, perhaps the rear of the hotel would be better.

We ate at "Francesca" restaurant in the hotel one night, and had a great meal. The bar is pleasant for a drink, with a fireplace and a sophisticated atmosphere.

The breakfast in the hotel was a bit disappointing, with limited variety, and bad coffee. I suppose if you're interested in a heavy traditional Irish breakfast, the cost might be worth it, otherwise, I would go elsewhere. We did not feel that this was particularly good value.

The front reception staff were hit and miss, with mainy trainee staff at the time of our visit, and some difficulty making our requests clear due to language differences. Concierge staff were very pleasant, but the service level fell short of a first class hotel.

We used the local bus service to get around town, when needed, and did the Wild Wicklow tour, which was fun. We also hit a week of clear skies and some sunshine in February, so we are feeling fortunate!

With some reservations, I would certainly recommend this hotel, and would consider staying here again.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — street noise
  • Stayed February 2007
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devon, england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2007

We stayed at Brooks Hotel for a surprise one night break on Valentines Day and it was a great choice (chosen by looking on this website).
It is in a great location just yards off Grafton Street and 2 minutes walk to Temple Bar.
It was a lovely room (we were upgraded to a superior or deluxe room) and very clean - lots of extras including flat screen TV in the bathroom.
We went to the Temple Bar Pub that night and listened to a band - absolutely fantastic.
Chocolates on the bed on our return - wonderful!
Breakfast was superb - served until 10am
Would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone.
Friendly staff who were very welcoming and helpful.

Stayed February 2007
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5 Thank mindovermatter
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2007

The Brooks is a great hotel with a fantastic location to the shops and restaurants in central, downtown Dublin. The staff was friendly, professional, and very helpful. The restaurant was nice quality and a fine value. The room was comfortably furnished with a very modern bath, comfortable bed, and modern amenities. We walked easily and safely everywhere in the evening. I would definitely stay here again when in Dublin.

CME, Washington DC, USA

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled on business
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Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2007

I booked this hotel as a surprise for my fiancee's 30th Birthday and we both loved the hotel. It is in a great location, our room was lovely and it was just a standard room, you even get a pillow menu so you chose what type of pillows you want! The staff are all very friendly and the service at Breakfast is great. The breakfast menu itself is extensive with the obvious full irish breakfast which was superb to the brooks style traditional porridge which is made with cream and a shot of whiskey. If you like whiskey the bar has over 75 different sorts! Another bonus is that breakfast is served til 11.30 at weekends so you can have a lie in and check out is 12pm. We would recommend Brooks as a great hotel in a great location with lovely staff and service.

  • Liked — Great location and the style.
  • Disliked — No dvd player in room
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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chicago, il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2007

My husband, sister and brother-in-law and myself all agree that this place was superb. We all stayed at five other properties throughout Ireland and agreed that this was amongst the best!
We arrived in Dublin at 8:00 a.m. and caught a cab almost immediately after claiming our luggage. The hotel is a short ten to fifteen minute ride and enjoyable if you have the cab driver we had.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by three staff members with a quick check-in process and a wonderful host by the name of Clarence who informed us of all of the must sees before being able to get into our rooms. His suggestions were wonderful for a short stay in Dublin.
We returned to our rooms to find our luggage had been placed in our beautiful and elegant room. We napped to try to help our jet lag when we heard a knock at the door. Suprisingly we had been sleeping for three hours and were wakened to turn-down service and chocolates. yum!
The following day we wlaked miles through Dublin and enjoyed the spectacular sights. We were glad that our hotel was in walking distance to almost everything, without the noise and traffic.
We would definitley stay at the Brooks Hotel again. It was elegant, cozy and home away from home.
p.s. Don't miss out on the food either.

Stayed November 2006
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5 Thank peejchicago
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2007

I bought my husband a weekend in Dublin as his Christmas present. We had a great time and Brooks Hotel was the perfect choice. When we arrived on Friday evening we had been upgraded to a suite - very comfortable with a very inviting bed and pillows - just what we needed after travelling after a day at work. The breakfast was excellent - home made bread, jam, fresh fruit and a large cooked breakfast if you wanted. The service was good, everybody was very friendly and helpful. The noise outside was what I would have expected for a city centre hotel - didn't keep me awake after all that walking around. I would highly recommmend this hotel and would definately stay there again!

Stayed January 2007
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Property: 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:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#12 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#14 Family Hotel in Dublin
#15 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Brooks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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